NAMM 2018: Bose to Debut S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System
Bose Professional is debuting the S1 Pro multi-position PA system at the show, describing it as ‘the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system, and the latest addition to the acclaimed Bose portable professional product line’. Designed for singer-songwriters, DJs, other musicians and general PA use, and drawing upon the technology developed for the Bose L1 and F1 portable loudspeaker systems, ‘…the S1 Pro allows users to sound great anywhere’.
At only 15 lbs (6.8 kg) and with dimensions of 13″ x 9.5″ x 11.2″ (330 x 241 x 286 mm) (easily fitting in the overhead locker on a plane), the S1 is ultra-portable.
The S1 Pro is engineered to be used in four different positions to accommodate a wide range of applications – tilt-back, elevated, mounted on a speaker stand, or placed on its side (as a floor monitor). Built-in sensors detect positional changes and trigger Auto EQ, which automatically recalibrates the system’s internal settings for each different placement/application, ensuring that users always sound their best with optimum sound in any position.
The S1 Pro comes with a three-channel mixer. Reverb and tone controls are featured on two channels with XLR / quarter-inch combo jacks, and a third channel is for either 3.5 mm (1/8”) line-in or wireless Bluetooth connectivity. Additionally, a line-out jack offers easy expansion to other systems.
Using the wireless channel, music can be played from a mobile device easily using Bluetooth streaming (great for pre-produced backing tracks or background music), while getting the required sound quickly with Bose’s integrated ToneMatch processing for microphones and instruments. Additionally, the S1 Pro comes with an optional lithium-ion battery.
The S1 Pro multi-position PA system has a UK RRP of £529 (optional rechargeable lithium-ion battery is also available at £130 UK RRP).
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