What is it?A compact, portable line array system incorporating Bose’s Spatial Dispersion speaker technology said to deliver sound evenly across the stage and throughout the audience.DetailsThe L1 Compact system combines conventional PA and monitor components into a single unit which can be positioned behind or to the side of a performer, delivering wide, even sound coverage throughout the stage area and audience – even at extreme sides. Weighing just 13.3kg, the L1 is small enough to fit easily in a car, with a modular design said to make set up easy and fast. Dual ToneMatch channels are included with fixed presets for microphone and acoustic guitar. Though smaller than the L1 Model 1S and II systems, the L1 Compact speaker array is said to produce comparable horizontal sound coverage but over shorter distances and at reduced volume. With its bass speaker integrated in the power stand, built-in amplification and mixing system, the all-in-one design requires no additional equipment or cables. Providing a total of four inputs and two outputs, the mixer includes a microphone channel with a customised ToneMatch preset for a handheld dynamic microphone. A second channel accepts up to three simultaneous signals from guitar, keyboard (or other instrument), DJ mixer, MP3 player, laptop, projector etc.And another thing… The compact design of the L1 system features two setup positions: ‘collapsed’ for smaller spaces and ‘extended’ for larger ones.