Upon its launch, the Bose L1 set a new trend for portable, stylish PA systems that still pack a punch. It’s often been imitated, but never really bettered, which is why it sits high in our list of the best PA speakers available right now. The good news is that Sweetwater has just unveiled some cracking pre-Black Friday music deals deals on the Bose L1, meaning that you can bag yourself one of the most popular PA systems on the market for less.
Now, if you’re unfamiliar with this system, there are multiple components that make up an L1 configuration, from the vertical speaker array, to single and dual-bass driver units, as well as the Bose T4S ToneMatch four-channel mixer.
Save $100 on the Bose L1 Compact
One of the most popular early Sweetwater Black Friday deals will likely be the Bose L1 Compact, which currently has $100 knocked off the price tag at Sweetwater, dropping the price from $999 down to $899. This all-in-one system is aimed at singer-songwriters, buskers and open-mic performers, and comprises an L1 vertical speaker enclosure, bass driver/Power Stand and integrated two-channel ToneMatch mixer.
The L1 Compact vertical enclosure features six individual speakers, all arranged at precise angles to give the L1 a near-180-degree throw. Meanwhile, the Power Stand features an 8-inch bass driver - making the system truly full-range - as well as housing the two-channel mixer.
The simple ToneMatch mixer gives you one XLR mic pre-amp, a switchable line/instrument-level jack input (for connecting a keyboard or acoustic guitar, for example) plus a 3.5mm mini-jack input allows you to connect a phone or other device for backing tracks or music in-between your sets.
Weighing-in at just 29lbs, this 200-watt setup is perfect if you need a lightweight, portable system for intimate performances. Like all Bose L1 systems, it even comes with gig bags to transport it safely!