Bose F1 Powered PA Subwoofer - 1000W Dual 10" Drivers

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95 out of 100. Incorporating 225+ ratings and reviews.

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$1,199
Bose F1 Powered Subwoofer - 1000W

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 95/100 is based on analysis of 225+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Bose F1 Subwoofer is designed to be compact and portable, while still having good projection.

Unlike conventional subwoofers with single LF drivers, this one sports two 10" drivers, which adds to its projection while having improved punch and clarity.

This design also allows the F1 Subwoofer to handle fullrange speaker duties when needed.

As expected, it matches perfectly with other F1 Series speakers with its built-in mounting bracket.

Being very light at just 55lbs is also another standout feature of this subwoofer, making it ideal for mobile setups.

Features

  • Frequency Response: 38 Hz to 250Hz(-10 dB)
  • Crossover: 40 Hz to 100 Hz Butterworth Bandpass
  • Max SPL: 130 dB SPL
  • Power Rating: 1000 Watts (500W + 500W)
  • Driver: 2 x 10"
  • Input Connectors: 2 x XLR/TRS Combo
  • Output Connectors: 2 x XLR
  • Polarity: Switchable
  • Enclosure Material: Wood
  • Dimensions: 27" x 16.1" x 17.6"
  • Weight: 55 lbs (24.95kg)

Pros

For its weight and size, the Bose F1 Powered Subwoofer packs quite the punch! And this is corroborated by many users who found that its two 10" woofers perform better than single, bigger woofer setups. It continues to exceed the expectations of many users, including guitarists, keyboardists, other musicians and even DJs.

Cons

Mike Crofts of Sound on Sound was concerned with the controls not being deeply recessed, thus exposing them to potential damage. Other than that, he was impressed with the overall quality, ease of use, and flexibility of Bose' F1 speaker line. There is one report of the mounting latch breaking, but this can be avoided by careful handling. A few others find the overall volume to be a bit lacking for their needs.

Overall

The Bose F1 Subwoofer will appeal to those who already own F1 series speakers, and to those who are looking for something portable.

Although this was previously on our recommended list, there are now more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Powered PA Subwoofers.