Balancing power and portability, the L1 Pro16 portable line array is a streamlined system with high output and extended low frequency. It offers versatile coverage with a J-shaped line array featuring 16 articulated 2" neodymium drivers, while delivering tight vertical control on top and wide dispersion on the bottom. For DJs, singer-songwriters, and small groups, the L1 Pro16 gives you expanded bandwidth and supreme clarity.
180-degree horizontal coverage
Versatile coverage pattern
Built-in subwoofer and mixer
System EQ presets
Bluetooth® connectivity
Wireless mixer control with app
ToneMatch port
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L1 Pro16 Portable Line Array System

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Balancing power and portability, the L1 Pro16 portable line array is a streamlined system with high output and extended low frequency. It offers versatile coverage with a J-shaped line array featuring 16 articulated 2" neodymium drivers, while delivering tight vertical control on top and wide dispersion on the bottom. For DJs, singer-songwriters, and small groups, the L1 Pro16 gives you expanded bandwidth and supreme clarity.
180-degree horizontal coverage
Versatile coverage pattern
Built-in subwoofer and mixer
System EQ presets
Bluetooth® connectivity
Wireless mixer control with app
ToneMatch port
L1 Pro16 Portable Line Array System image
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L1 Pro16 Portable Line Array System
$2,469.00

Product details

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What’s in the Box
  • Power stand
  • Speaker array
  • Speaker array extension
  • Carry bag for speaker array and extension
  • Power cord
Audio cable included No
Entire Product System 201.19 cm H x 35.51 cm W x 45.59 cm D (23.59 kg)
Wireless Connectivity Bluetooth
Bose App Bose Music App

An L1 Pro System is a Bose portable PA for musicians, DJs, and bands. There are four L1 Pro Systems to choose from: the L1 Pro8, L1 Pro16, L1 Pro32 with Sub1, and L1 Pro32 with Sub2.

All L1 Pro Systems have modular designs that are easy to pack, carry, and set up. The L1 Pro8 Portable PA is the most portable L1 Pro System. It has an eight-driver articulated C-shape line array and is ideal for shows in small venues like coffee shops and cafes.

Both the L1 Pro8 and L1 Pro16 have built-in subwoofers with unique RaceTrack drivers. These slim drivers mean the power stand (base) of the L1 Pro8 and L1 Pro16 are easier to carry and take up less space in a vehicle and onstage.

All L1 Pro Systems have the same built-in mixer, which offers EQ, reverb, and phantom power, plus Bluetooth streaming and access to the full library of ToneMatch presets.

And all L1 Pro Systems are compatible with the Bose Music app, which allows for complete wireless control of the system’s mixer from a phone or tablet.

The L1 Pro16 has versatile coverage. It features a J-shaped line array with 16 articulated 5.08 cm (2") neodymium drivers. This array delivers 180-degree horizontal coverage with wide vertical dispersion, to cover audiences whether they are seated or standing, even off to the extreme sides in medium to large venues.

A RaceTrack driver is a stadium-shaped transducer with different width and height ratios that offer a different distribution of speaker cone surface area. Its performance rivals that of more cumbersome circular drivers, offering optimized performance, and more portability. This design allows for a slim cabinet with the full impact of a conventional subwoofer without the bulky size. The L1 Pro8 and L1 Pro16 have built-in subwoofers with RaceTrack drivers while the L1 Pro32 combines with either the Bose Sub1 or Sub2 Powered Bass Module, which also feature slim RaceTrack drivers.

The Bose Music app is a purpose-built app for the L1 Pro Portable Line Array family. With the Bose Music app, you can adjust mixer settings instantly from your phone or tablet. This means you can do things like walk the room, hear how the mix sounds, and fine-tune as you go. As you adjust parameters in the app, the LED encoder on your L1 Pro moves to sync, in real time, so the app and the mixer on your L1 Pro always match. The app also provides access to the entire ToneMatch library of custom EQ presets. It’s available for download for free on both the Google Play store and the Apple App Store.

The L1 Pro 16 is great for small-to-medium-sized clubs, bars, and other similar venues.

The L1 Pro16 offers versatile coverage. It has a J-shaped line array featuring 16 articulated 5.08 cm (2") neodymium drivers delivering 180-degree horizontal coverage: tight vertical control on top, wide dispersion on the bottom to cover audiences whether set up on the floor or an elevated stage, even off to the extreme sides in medium to large venues.

The L1 Pro16 offers versatile coverage. It has a J-shaped line array featuring 16 articulated 5.08 cm (2") neodymium drivers delivering 180-degree horizontal coverage: tight vertical control on top, wide dispersion on the bottom to cover audiences whether set up on the floor or an elevated stage, even off to the extreme sides in medium to large venues.

L1 Pro Systems are designed for placement behind the artist to function as both their monitor and front-of-house PA. At louder volumes, an L1 Pro System can be placed in front or to the side, depending on ability to control unwanted feedback.

Yes. The system can be used indoors or outside. In fact, the L1 Pro32’s 180-degree horizontal coverage pattern and tight vertical coverage with low drop-off over distance makes it an ideal system for outdoor events. However, L1 Pro Systems should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time or to precipitation, as these systems are not IPX-rated.

No. L1 Pro Systems are not water-resistant or waterproof. They can be used outside but should not be exposed to direct sunlight for extended periods of time or to precipitation as these systems are not IPX-rated.

Yes. Bose T4S and T8S Mixers can be used with L1 Pro Systems and are sold separately. All L1 Pro Systems feature a ToneMatch port, which allows for a single-cable connection that delivers both power and audio between the system and the mixer. The ToneMatch port on all L1 Pro Systems can provide power to a T4S or T8S ToneMatch Mixer.

When connected, the mixer’s ToneMatch settings are optimized for the L1 Pro System.

Based on your audio application, choose one of the System EQ settings to apply to the overall mix and optimize your audio performance.

OFF: System EQ disabled
LIVE: Use for live performances involving microphones and/or instruments
MUSIC: Use for recorded music playback and DJ applications
SPEECH: Use for public speaking events

Yes. The professional sound quality, enhanced portability, and easy setup of the L1 Pro Systems make them suitable for a variety of applications as a smaller PA system for DJs, community and athletic events, or wherever high-performance and easy-to-use sound amplification are needed.

You can use a ToneMatch Mixer and two L1 Pro Systems for a stereo setup. And the System EQ setting “Music” is optimized for DJ applications.

ToneMatch presets are optimized EQ settings — found in our T4S and T8S ToneMatch Mixers — for many popular microphones and instruments, and they take you from sounding good to sounding great instantly. Whether you’re using an acoustic guitar or a handheld dynamic microphone, ToneMatch allows you to match the sound of the source by maximizing the sonic properties through equalization. Use the ToneMatch button to select microphone (MIC), instrument (INST), or off (OFF).

L1 Pro Systems are preloaded with a ToneMatch settings for a handheld dynamic microphone (MIC) and piezo acoustic-electric guitar (INST) setting. Or you can use the Bose Music app to access the entire ToneMatch library and load any one of the existing ToneMatch presets.

L1 Pro Systems have three channels with a total of five inputs. You get two combo XLR-6 mm (1/4") phantom-powered inputs, 6 mm (1/4") and 3.5 mm (1/8") aux inputs, plus Bluetooth streaming capability. Illuminated rotary encoders give you instant access to volume, tone, and reverb settings per channel. When connecting multiple sources to Channel 3, adjust the input source volumes for mixing within that channel, and use Channel 3 volume control for overall volume level. Select between optimized system EQ presets for live music, recorded music, and more. And you can add in even more instruments and other audio sources via the dedicated ToneMatch port — one cable provides both power and digital audio between the system and a Bose T4S or T8S Mixer (optional).

Yes. L1 Pro Systems have an XLR balanced line output to send to another L1 Pro System, audio console, or recording interface.

L1 Pro Systems are monophonic PA systems. In order to achieve stereo output, a user must use two systems and a ToneMatch Mixer. A DJ Controller or other mixing console with dedicated left and right outputs can also be used to run two L1 Pro Systems in stereo.

Compared to legacy L1 Systems, L1 Pro Systems offer enhanced audio performance and even more portability. This is due to smaller mid-high array drivers and slim, powerful subwoofers featuring unique Racetrack drivers which deliver stronger and deeper bass performance. The new and optimized user interface allows a user to plug directly into the system with tone and reverb controls at the push of a button. Combo XLR-6 mm (1/4") inputs allow you to plug in both a microphone and guitar without the use of a ToneMatch Mixer. L1 Pro Systems also feature wireless Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to wirelessly stream high-quality audio from your mobile device and control your mixer using the Bose Music app.

L1 Pro Systems are compatible with ToneMatch Mixers, allowing you to extend inputs beyond the system’s built-in mixer. While L1 Pro Systems offer significant advancements and capabilities compared to the original L1, they carry on the original principals of portability, simplicity, and room-filling sound.

Yes. The Sub1 and Sub2 Bass Modules are powered and can be connected to the line output on any L1 Pro System.

When using two Sub1 or Sub2 Powered Bass Modules, Cardioid Mode allows you to localize your bass directly in front of your L1 System. Cardioid Mode is ideal for outdoor events and keeping the stage and microphones free of low-frequency feedback. Instead of bass invading your space on stage or upsetting the neighbors, Cardioid Mode negates rear-firing bass energy by -10 dB and focuses it out front where you want it.

Yes. L1 Pro Systems have a universal power supply that allows them to operate in regions ranging from 100V–240V. The proper IEC power cord for the specific region in which the system was purchased is included in the product box.

Yes. All Systems can share the same stage. However, your L1 Pro System is designed to act both as your monitor and front-of-house PA, eliminating the need for any other system.

To learn more about the L1 Pro systems, please refer to the owner’s guide for the L1 Pro Systems.

Yes. All L1 Pro Systems feature Bluetooth connectivity and can stream high-quality AAC codec from compatible devices, which provides your audience with a better listening experience.

Yes. L1 Pro Systems have 48V phantom power on Channels 1 and 2 for use with condenser microphones.

The USB-C service port is designed for firmware updates.

Each L1 Pro System has a two-year limited warranty in the US. Warranty terms may vary in other countries.

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Owner's guide
Quick start guide

High output and extended low frequency

A balance of power and portability

The L1 Pro16 portable line array is a streamlined system with high output and extended low frequency. It offers versatile coverage with a J-shaped line array featuring 16 articulated 5.1 cm (2”) neodymium drivers. This array delivers 180-degree horizontal coverage, tight vertical control on top, wide dispersion on the bottom, to cover audiences whether set up on the floor or an elevated stage, even off to the extreme sides in medium to large venues.

For DJs, singer-songwriters, and small groups, the L1 Pro16 gives you expanded bandwidth and supreme clarity — the power to sound your best and simply perform.

Racetrack woofer

Bass without the bulk

An integrated subwoofer with a unique RaceTrack driver design gives you powerful bass, has an optimized center of gravity, and saves a lot of space. This slim 25.4 cm x 45.8 cm (10” x 18”) neodymium driver gives you performance that rivals a conventional 38.1 cm (15”) woofer without the cumbersome size, freeing up room in your vehicle and on the stage, and making every carry in between — home to car, vehicle to venue — much easier.

Built-in mixers

Mixer onboard and on your phone

Each L1 Pro system features a built-in mixer, so you can connect various instruments, microphones, and other sources easily. You get two combo XLR-6 mm (1/4") phantom-powered inputs, 6 mm (1/4") and 3.5 mm (1/8") aux inputs, plus Bluetooth streaming capability. Illuminated rotary encoders give you instant access to volume, tone, and reverb settings per channel. Select between optimized system EQ presets for live music, recorded music, and more. And add in even more instruments and other audio sources via dedicated ToneMatch port — one cable provides both power and digital audio between the system and a Bose T4S or T8S mixer (optional).

And with the intuitive Bose Music app, you get complete wireless mixer control from your smartphone or tablet too.

Intuitive and instant wireless control

With the Bose Music app, you can adjust mixer settings instantly from your mobile device or even walk the room, hear how the mix sounds, and fine-tune as you go. Change volume and tone settings in the app and watch the LED encoder on your L1 Pro move to match — the mixer and app are always in sync, in real time. Plus, you have access to the entire ToneMatch library of custom EQ presets. With the Bose Music app, you get the connectivity that empowers your performance, giving you greater flexibility for on-the-fly tweaks via controls that are intuitive and instant.

ALL FOR THAT MOMENT

Premium sound on stage. Practical portability everywhere else. With an L1 Pro16 you can get from parking to performing in one trip and from setup to setlist in minutes. The L1 Pro16 gives singer-songwriters and DJs both setup simplicity and supreme clarity — the power to sound your best and simply perform.

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Features

  • Bump the bass without the bulk
    Bass that's powerful, has an optimized centre of gravity, and saves lots of space.
  • Fine-tune the final mix on the right device
    Mix onboard and from your phone, whichever feels just right.
  • Take control quickly and easily
    Intuitive and instant, this wireless control lets you adjust mixer settings, play back your latest mix, and fine-tune as you go.

Ratings and Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fills the room with awesome sound. This speaker is awesome. I was going to order 2 but one is enough. Amazing!
Date published: 2023-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best I bought this product and it’s totally awesome. Bose is Bose.
Date published: 2023-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great unit Excellent product! Also very fast shippong! Love the quality of sound
Date published: 2023-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable, blown away Incredible - used for Church Christmas party of over 200 people in large open indoor space. I sat in the back and controlled the music and volume. Via Bluetooth from phone. Base set at 3 bars, phone at or below 50percent volume and room was quite full of Christmas songs. I believe this is more than I’ll ever need.
Date published: 2023-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Still getting to know the capabilities, but the performance has been satisfactory. Similar products offer a six- channel mixer, and that would be nice... Bass unit sounds good. I knew what the array would do, but I am so far pleased with the "race track" oval woofer. I'm not too tech savvy, but I am eager to try the bluetooth control function. Typically, I will use it with an outboard mixer.
Date published: 2023-12-06
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Great speaker but no roller bag as promised Purchased this over a month ago and was promised the roller bag to go with it and I still have not received the bag. The speaker is great though. It would be even nicer if I had the bag to go with it to safely transport to events.
Date published: 2024-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Being honest Great sound! Love the convenience of the speaker. That wobble in the speaker is no joke. I feel like the top speaker is going to break off if someone bumps it. Also has a distinct buzzing sound when on, but no music coming out of it. Pretty expensive for those issues.
Date published: 2024-02-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Must be hand stitching my roller bag? STILL HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY ROLLER BAG! Unbelievable, considering I ordered this FEB. 27, 2024
Date published: 2024-03-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Missing Rolling Storage Bag!! I still have not received the rolling bag that was supposed to come with the system. Can someone tell me when we will receive that.
Date published: 2024-03-21
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