PL+S: Bose gets into gear with F1 Model 81224 April 2015
Bose introduced the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array loudspeaker and F1 subwoofer at Prolight + Sound.
Designed to serve an broader set of applications than L1 systems, the F1 Model 812 is the first powered portable loudspeaker to enable users optimise sound by creating up to four different vertical coverage patterns.
With the F1, sound can be optimised for playing at floor level, on stage or facing tiered or raked seating. To control the vertical coverage pattern, users simply, push or pull the array into position to create ‘straight’ (tightest vertical control, for floor-level audience coverage), ‘J’ (adjust vertical splay down, when the rig is placed on stage), ‘C’ (adjust vertical splay up and down, to cover extreme raked seating), or ‘reverse J’ (adjust vertical splay up, eg for tiered seating coverage) dispersion patterns. Once set, the system automatically adjusts the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each coverage pattern.
American rock band Farrenheit, featuring Charlie Farren (pictured right), were engaged to demo the system during the show, while Bose’s Craig Jackson (main picture) and team adjusted the array as they were playing.