Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array PA Loudspeaker -Powered 1000W
Line array speakers are becoming more and more in demand, case in point is the popularity of the Bose F1 Model 812.
Instead of the usual 2-way or 3-way configurations, this speaker features 8 x 2.25" speaker cones that are vertically aligned, tasked to reproduce the middle and higher frequencies. At the back of this array is a 12" woofer that complements the sound of the array.
Another standout feature of the F1 Model 812 is its multi-pattern array structure, its lets you adjust the structure of the array to better match the position of your audience. The speaker's built-in DSP also helps make the necessary EQ adjustments to complement the changes.
All of this adds up to a improved flexibility when it comes to where you will put the speaker.
- LF Driver: 1 x 12" Cone
- MF/HF Drivers: 8 x 2.25” Cones
- Amplifier: Bi-amplified Class D
- Output Power Peak: 1000W
- Output Power Continuous: Not Specified
- Frequency Response: 52 Hz - 16 kHz (-3dB) | 43 Hz - 20 kHz (-10dB)
- Maximum Peak SPL: 132dB
- Crossover Frequency: 600Hz
- Enclosure: Composite Material with Adjustable Array
- Mounting: Pole, Fly
- Inputs: 1 x 1/4", 1 x XLR/TRS Combo, 1 x stereo RCA
- Outputs: 1 x XLR
- Controls: Power, Volume (Channel 1 & 2), EQ, Front LED
- Dimensions: 26.1" × 13.1" × 14.6"
- Weight: 44.5 lbs.
The overall view of the Bose F1 Model 812 is convincingly positive, with many owners reporting being blown away by its clarity, flexibility and easy implementation. It continues to receive five star ratings from acoustic guitarists, keyboardists and other musicians, as well vocalists, event hosts and DJs. Some have even reported getting great results in outdoor venues, praising the speaker for its clear and full sound.
There are no standout concerns about the speaker, just note that the downside to its array structure and multiple speaker design is that it has a number of moving parts - which means more chances of having problems in the long term. So like all electronic devices, proper handling and storage is imperative to avoid any issues.
Get the Bose F1 Model 812 if you're looking for a versatile premium quality powered PA speaker.
Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you will find in our guide to The Best Powered PA Speakers.