When deciding to purchase a loudspeaker, I was sure I wanted a reliable one. I had already heard a lot about Bose from every music enthusiast, but now it was my time to try it. Even though I had to pay a couple of extra bucks, this has been one of the most fantastic decisions I have taken.
Even if you play the loudspeaker without subwoofers, you will get the perfect sound quality. I was highly impressed by the amount of bass it could deliver without compromising the quality of the sound.
As far as my experience is concerned, I believe it to have an ideal sound quality irrespective of the sound’s volume. To further top it up a notch, I even paired it up with my F1 subwoofers. Without a doubt, I can say that it was a match made in heaven.
Bose F1 Model 812 Review – Quality and Reliability Guaranteed
- Powerful full-range loudspeaker
- Maximum Rated Power 1,000 W
- Built-in 1000-watt amplifier
- Lower crossover point
- Flexible Array technology
- Automatic EQ
- Maximum SPL: 132 dB SPL (peak)
- Frequency Response (-3 dB): 52 Hz – 16 kHz
Bose has been a trusted brand for professional players for some time now. Their reputation has its proof of their product quality. The brand is experienced and knows what they are doing in terms of speakers.
One of the most striking features of Bose F1 is that they offer a couple of distinctive features. These features have been their unique selling proposition because they have lacked several different speakers so far.
With all its applications and its high price point, this is one of the most premium speakers in the market. However, even the best products can have their flaws. We will discuss their pros and cons in this article after thoroughly describing its features.
The speaker is quite expensive compared with other options, but it’s a price you have to pay for its amazing features. Even though there are cheaper options, this speaker is totally worth every penny you will spend.
Bose F1 Features:
As mentioned above, some of the features of this speaker are unique to loudspeakers. This is what makes the product exciting.
Only a few really good speakers do well at their sound quality without a sub, and Bose F1 is one of them. be it the well-defined Highs or the perfectly played Mids. The speaker handles the instrumentation and vocals with utmost precision.
The bass performance is quite great for the Lows as well. If you want no compromises on any front, go ahead and pair it up with Bose F1 sub. This will complement your speakers and take the experience to the next level.
You can even use the loudspeakers for large venues, and they can easily cater to a crowd of up to 300 people. In addition to that, their portability makes them unique and special. The speaker automatically adjusts to the venues, but you can also alter the setting manually.
The plastic external is thick and sturdy. This makes the exterior of the speaker hard and durable. While we mention the build of the speaker, it is also required to state that a speaker is a lightweight option. The charcoal gray color adds to the elegance of the speaker.
I say this because the speaker only weighs somewhere around 20kgs. This is relatively light for its robust build and exterior. The lightweight keeps the portable option usable for many. However, there are even lighter speakers available, but they do not anywhere near this speaker.
There is also a textured finish which provides a decent and elegant look to the speakers. It also keeps any scratches and marks from being on the exterior. The design of the exterior is a combination of vertical and horizontal lines that gives it a distinct look from other speakers.
The accessibility and adjustability of the Bose f1 model 812 and powered subwoofer pair make them unique and exceptional in comparison to other similar speakers. The flexible array allows you to manipulate the speaker’s output as per your need.
This can be done by pushing the front grilles in and out. Just by doing that, you will be able to receive 4 different output patterns. The front-facing delivery is excellent in the STRAIGHT array.
This option is for a crowd that is at the same level as the speaker itself. However, this can be a problem when you place the speakers on a lifted stage.
For this, you have the J POSITION. This allows your audience to enjoy the sound from a level above their heads. Another setting is the REVERSE J POSITION, which allows the speaker to be below the level of the listener.
Lastly, C POSITION allows you to cover the maximum area. This will make sure that all the tiers are engaged, from the ceiling to the ground. Once adjusted to different settings, the internal EQ catches up and adjusts the outputs.
If somehow, you are not satisfied with the built-in EQ, you can also change and manipulate it to your personal preference.
Line 1 and Line 2 are the two input options available in this speaker. Line 1 is equipped to support TRS and XLR because of its combo jack. This can be used either for a mic or a line-level input.
Line 2 has an added RCA input available other than TRS. This can be quite relieving for beginners who may need an RCA input. This is also a distinctive feature that other speakers lack.
Line output to chain multiple speakers together is also present. Other than this, every input has a volume knob attached and can be monitored through the LED screen.
F1 subwoofers can be used for a much more defined experience. This is especially useful when the speaker has to be played in a large gathering. The compact F1 sub-system occupies two 10 inches of subwoofers. As mentioned above, they come with a stand to place the speaker as well.
The Class D bi-amp design of the speaker allows the highs and mids, and even lows to have their separate amplifier channels. The 8 front drivers are responsible to deliver highs and mids. This allows the flexible array specification of the speaker.
A 12-inch woofer is placed which is in charge of the delivery of the lows. 43Hz – 20kHz at -10 dB is the frequency response of the Bose F1 loudspeaker. This makes the speaker well equipped to handle a full frequency spectrum.
The 132 dB SPL is enough to make the loudspeaker very loud. This is how it can be used for venues with a decent amount of crowd. The optional sub comes with a stand which can be used to place the speaker on top. The only thing missing is that there is no option to adjust the height of this model.
The speakers have the ability to hide the cabling behind their back. This makes the system aesthetic and more charming as compared to other competitors. The dimensions of the speaker make them large in size. With a dimension of 26.1″ H x 13.1″ W x 14.6″ D, the speakers are quite large.
A carry handle is available both at the top and at the back of the speakers which makes their movement easier.
- Flexible array
- Premium sound quality
- Reliable brand
- Subwoofer with a stand
- Somewhat heavy
- It does not offer Bluetooth connectivity
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I be able to connect my BOSE F1 through Bluetooth?
Bose F1 cannot be connected via Bluetooth. However, unlike most loudspeakers, it can be connected through an RCA cable.
Is Bose F1 portable?
Yes. This loudspeaker is portable and not extremely heavy like some speakers. It also has a carry-in stand at the top and at the back of the speaker.
If one is looking for a portable loudspeaker that has an adjustable array, this is it. Bose has long had their reputation for speakers and they have really deserved it, especially with Bose F1. The speaker is not extremely heavy, has an elegant design, and gives away a charming look. Not just this, the sound quality is exceptional even at the loudest volume. The speaker is on the more expensive side but it is worth the money.
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