The BoseÂ® F1 Model 812 Flexible Array loudspeaker is the first powered portable loudspeaker that lets you control its vertical coverage pattern. Simply choose among four different settings. Whether youâ€™re playing at floor level, on a stage, or facing raked seats or stands, you can now adapt your PA to match the room. And once set, the system automatically changes the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each coverage pattern. So, wherever youâ€™re playing, you can have the right coverage for the right room.
High performance and flexibility
- Exclusive flex array can be configured into four unique shapes (â€śStraight,â€ť â€śC,â€ť â€śJâ€ť or â€śReverse Jâ€ť), allowing the customer to choose the best possible coverage pattern for the application
- Eight-driver mid/high line array mounted on a custom 100-degree waveguide helps deliver wide, consistent coverage
- 30 cm high-performance low-frequency driver provides strong low-frequency output
- Bi-amplified design features two high-output, Class-D amplifiers to separately power the flex array and 30.48 cm LF driver
- Two input channels with independent volume controls and Line Level/Mic switch on Channel 1
- Can be paired with the F1 subwoofer for extended bass response
Engineered with a flexible array of eight high-output mid/high drivers, a high-powered 30.48 cm woofer, a lower crossover point and 1,000-watt amplifier, the loudspeaker delivers high SPL performance while maintaining vocal and midrange clarity thatâ€™s dramatically better than conventional loudspeakers.
How it works
The eight drivers on the F1 Model 812 Flexible Array loudspeaker are mounted on a specially designed flexible baffle. Simply push or pull the array into position to create four vertical coverage patterns: â€śStraight,â€ť â€ťJ,â€ť â€śReverse Jâ€ť or â€śC.â€ť Once set, the system automatically changes the EQ to maintain optimum tonal balance for each unique coverage pattern.
For extended bass
When you need more powerful bass, simply add the Bose F1 Subwoofer. It packs all the power of a larger bass box into a more compact design thatâ€™s easier to carry and fits in a car. A mounting stand for the loudspeaker is integrated right into the body of the subwoofer, so you always know where it is, making setup fast and easy. The stand even includes cable channels to neatly hide the wires.
The loudspeaker and subwoofer each have 1,000 watts of power, so you can fill nearly any venue with sound.
And now getting there is easier, too. The loudspeaker and subwoofer feature strategically placed handles for easy transport and highly durable, lightweight composite enclosures to ensure easy transport.
- Live music performances
- Bands of all styles
- Solo musicians
- Mobile DJs
- Houses of worship
- Schools and universities
- Resorts and hospitality venues
- Business presentations
- F1 Model 812 loudspeaker:664.66Â mmÂ H x 334.3Â mmÂ W x 372.5Â mmÂ D (20.18Â kg)
- F1 system stack:1,868 mmÂ H x 410.16 mmÂ W x 448.5 mmÂ D (46.0 kg)
In the box
- 1 F1 Model 812 loudspeaker
- 1 IEC line cable
- 1 Ownerâ€™s guide
- F1 Model 812: High impact composite materials
- Frequency response (-3 dB): 52 Hz - 16 kHz
- Frequency range (-10 dB): 43 Hz - 20 kHz
- Nominal dispersion: C: 100Â° H x 40Â° V
- Maximum SPL @ 1 m: 132 dB SPL (peak)
- Rated power: 1,000Â W
How is the F1Â® Model 812 different from a conventional PA?
Current popularÂ powered loudspeakers are standard two-way designs consisting of a singleÂ horn-loaded compression driver for high-frequency reproduction and a singleÂ woofer for mid- and low-mid-frequency output.
Since the BoseÂ® F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker has an array of eight high-outputÂ drivers, mid/high-frequency response is much cleaner and less harsh soundingÂ when compared to a traditional horn.
Characteristically, horns have a fixed output pattern that isn'tÂ adaptable to typical performance spaces. These fixed-pattern loudspeakers areÂ commonly positioned on pole mount stands where high-frequency content isÂ projected over listeners' heads, making vocal intelligibility difficult.
The BoseÂ® F1Â® Model 812 flexible array is quite useful for quickly andÂ easily adjusting the loudspeaker's coverage for a variety of performance andÂ listening spaces, ensuring quality reproduction without the need for complexÂ placement.
How does the flexible array work?
TheÂ eight drivers on the F1Â® Model 812 flexibleÂ array are mounted on a specially designed flexible baffle that is hinged in twoÂ locations. When the array position is changed, the loudspeaker's internal EQÂ automatically changes according to the array's position: "Straight", "C", "J"Â or "Reverse J". This allows the loudspeaker to maintain tonal balance no matterÂ which position is used.
Does the F1Â® Model 812 have a woofer?
Yes. The high-output 30.48 cm woofer is mounted behind theÂ flexible array.
Can I use the F1Â® Model 812 with a standard speaker stand?
Yes, there is a poleÂ cup on the bottom of the enclosure that accepts common tripod speaker stands.
What is the recommended subwoofer?
For best performance,Â we recommend using the BoseÂ® F1Â® Subwoofer. However, other powered subs can beÂ connected to the F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker.
What is the F1Â® Subwoofer?
The F1Â® Subwoofer is a compact bass moduleÂ designed for use with the F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker. Its powerfulÂ amplifier and dual drivers produce bass as much as subs nearly double its size.
The F1Â® Subwoofer features:
- 2 x 25.4 cm high-excursion drivers
- 1,000 watts
- 2 x input channel with XLR, 0.63 cm combo connector
- 2 x XLR balanced line out
- Polarity reverse switch
- HPF enable
How many F1Â® Subwoofers can you connect to an F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker?
We recommend one sub per F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker. However, you can connect as many as needed.
Can the F1Â® systems be used with BoseÂ® L1Â® systems?
Yes. BoseÂ® L1Â® systems can be used in conjunction with the F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker as a supplemental fill or stage monitor.
Can it be used with the T1 ToneMatchÂ® audio engine?
Yes. The F1Â® system is compatible with the ToneMatchÂ® audio engine. The T1 engine is a powerful multichannel audio device designed for musicians to use BoseÂ® portable pro loudspeaker systems. It includes our largest library of ToneMatchÂ® presets, proprietary EQ, a complete suite of studio-class effects and processing, and five channel inputs.
What sources can I plug into the mid/high?
The rear panel of the F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker is equipped with XLR/TS combo jacks, a 0.63 cm instrument jack and stereo RCA inputs. When an external mixer is not used, a wide variety of instruments or sources can be connected directly. Common sources include:
- A dynamic microphone
- An acoustic instrument with a pick-up system
- Electronic keyboard
- Electric bass guitar
- CD or MP3 player
Is the system delivered with carrying bags/covers?
Bags and covers are available as optional accessories.
Are hard shell cases available for the products?
BoseÂ® does not offer any hard shell cases.
What is included in the F1Â® Model 812 box?
- F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker
- AC power cable
- F1Â® Model 812 Owner's Guide
What accessories are available?
- Bags and covers (Full-range padded bag with zip;Â Subwoofer padded bag with zip;Â Subwoofer slipcover)
Can the F1Â® Model 812 system be used outdoors?
Yes. The system can be used inside or outside. However, it must never be exposed to precipitation or extended periods of direct sunlight. In cases of light rain, take precautions to cover the back panel of the loudspeaker. Water must not get into the air inlet slits inside the back I/O panel, handle recess or front grille.
The system has been tested to operate in temperatures from 0Â° â€“ 50Â° C (32Â° â€“ 122Â° F), and be stored in temperatures from -30Â° â€“ 70Â° C (-22Â° â€“ 158Â° F).
Where can the F1Â® Model 812 system be used?
Due to the versatility of the flexible array, the system can be used in a wide range of locations.
What kinds of musical performers (singers, bands, DJs, etc.) can use the new technology?
There are no restrictions in this regard. Any single voice, instrument and group size will benefit from the advantages of hearing themselves better, of being in complete control of their performance, of having audiences hear them better and of being able to set up and perform in just minutes.
Can DJs use this system?
Yes. The F1Â® Model 812 loudspeaker and F1Â® sub are ideal for DJs that want high power and sonic clarity in a portable system. The F1Â® Subwoofer's compact design and high capability eliminate the need for transporting subwoofers twice its size. Plus, the integrated stand eliminates ugly tripod bases that expose hanging wires and create tripping hazards.
Can acoustic instruments be amplified with the F1Â® Model 812 system?
Yes. When an external mixer is not in use, an acoustic instrument equipped with a pick-up system may connect directly into the F1Â® Model 812 system.
What is the warranty period on the F1Â® Model 812 system?
The F1Â® Model 812 and F1Â® sub both carry a two-year limited warranty on electronics and transducers. Both warranties are transferable with the product even if the ownership changes.
Where can I collaborate with BoseÂ® staff and existing owners to learn more about how the F1Â® Model 812 system can work for my specific application?
We host a public forum that allows our helpful user community to share their experiences and collaborate in real time on topics that are important to them. You will find extensive, application-specific documentation and helpful hints. The forum is fully searchable and can be accessed at http://Bose.infopop.cc.
You may also contact our product support team and speak to our knowledgeable staff of musicians. They may be reached on 877-335-2673.