Portable Bose sound systems for small audiences
There comes a time in every musician’s career when he graduates from the open mic and comes into his own. When this time comes, a portable guitar amp will no longer suffice. Bigger gigs await, so bigger equipment is necessary. Bose has always been a trusted name for sound systems, and they offer great options for single performers and small bands with their line of Bose L1 Portable Sound Systems.
The Bose L1 Compact, Model 1s, and Model II (often referred to as the Bose L2) are the perfect options for larger venues like restaurants, clubs, and parties. Each offering has its unique advantages.
- L1 Compact System – is the most portable and the affordable at $999.95. Its bass is integrated in its power stand.
- L1 Model 1S – has seven total inputs and a B1 expandable bass module. The many inputs make it easier to switch between instruments and include more musicians at once.
- L1 Model II – improves on the Model 1S with 180 degrees of sound dispersion and has richer sounds for high frequency sounds like cymbals. The Bose L2 is also designed for an audience of up to 500 people.
When deciding between these systems, it is important to consider how many people you intend to perform with regularly. If you are a solo performer, then the Compact system should be sufficient unless you’re intending on performing for over 300 people. In that case the Bose L2 is preferable. If you are in a band or often collaborate with local talent, then it would be wise to invest in a Model 1S system and maybe also purchase a Bose T1 ToneMatch. The sound quality between the Model 1S and the Model II is negligible with ToneMatch and it will cost you around $500 less.