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How to Tell the Difference Between L1 Models

This is how to tell which L1® unit you have.

 
2003 - 2007 Classic30.pngRounded front. The Output Panel has Amp1 Out, Amp2 Out, Amp3 Out
2007 - 2012 ModelI30.pngRounded front. The Output Panel has no outputs for Amp1, Amp2, Amp3.
The Output Panel and L1 Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker sections have orange L1® markers.
2012 - Present MII32.pngExtending legs, one Cylindrical Radiator® (Top Array), Bottom Extension
2007 - Present MII32.pngExtending legs, two Cylindrical Radiator®s, Bass Line Out,
2003 - Present B1 Bass ModuleUp to two per Power Stand (above). More if using the PackLite® power amplifier model A1. 2 x 5.25" drivers, 26.6 lb
2012 - Present B2 Bass ModuleUp to one per Power Stand (above). More if using the PackLite® power amplifier model A1. 2 x 10" drivers 45 lb. 3 position switch.
2005 - Present  Allows bass expansion for L1® Classic L1® Model I L1® Model II (not L1® Compact not L1® Model 1S)
2007 - Present T1® ToneMatch Audio EngineT1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine
2009 - Present L1® CompactIntegrated Power Stand and Bass Unit, two Extensions
2015 - Present F1 Model 812 and F1 SubwooferFlexible Array Loudspeaker


Most of the articles in Bose® L1® Wiki are applicable for the entire L1® family of products.

When information is applicable to specific products in the family, there will be marker like the ones shown to the right.



Warranty Information

Another significant distinction is the warranties on the electronic components. See: Warranty Information

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Common Terms

L1®

L1® is often used to refer to one system including the L1 Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker, Power Stand, and one or more B1 Bass Modules. "PAS" has never been used by Bose out of respect for another company's trademark.


Classic (L1® Classic)

Classic30.png 2003-2007: This was the original L1® and this has now been replaced by the L1® Model I. See L1® Classic


L1® Model I (L1® Model I)

ModelI30.png 2007 -     : The L1® Model I is the new version of the L1® Classic. It is RoHS compliant for release in Europe but functionally basically the same.

Distinguishing features include orange labels on the back of the power stand and on the line arrays. Also many of the accessory connectors have been removed on the back panel. See L1® Model I


L1® Model II (L1® Model II)

MII32.png 2007 -     : Lighter, smaller Power Stand with folding legs, uses an articulated array in the Cylindrical Radiator. This uses the T1 as its recommended user interface and connection point for all inputs. At least one B1 Bass Module is required for proper operation. See L1® Model II


T1® (T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine)

T130.png 2007 -     : This is a the user interface and input panel for the L1® Model II with inputs for microphones (up to three) and line level inputs (up to two more). It is compatible with the L1® Classic and L1® Model I as well. See T1 ToneMatch™ Audio Engine.


A1 (PackLite® power amplifier Model A1)

A144x25.gif 2006 -     :Power Amplifier used to support one or two B1 Bass Modules. All the L1® Power Stands (L1® Classic, L1® Model I, L1® Model II) can support up to two B1 Bass Modules. With PackLite® you can add more. See: PackLite® power amplifier Model A1


B1 (B1 Bass Module)

B1Bass25x25.gif 2003 -     : These supply the bass frequencies for the L1® . Up to two of these may be attached to the Power Stands of any model except the L1® Compact. These are often referred to as "subs".

For the L1® Classic and L1® Model I the B1 Bass Module is optional. With the L1® Model 1S and L1® Model II at least one bass module B1 Bass Module or B2 Bass Module is required for the proper operation of the System. See: B1 Bass Module

B2 (B2 Bass Module)

B2050.png 2012 -     : These supply the bass frequencies for the L1® . One of these may be attached to the Power Stands of any model except the L1® Compact. These are often referred to as "subs".

For the L1® Classic and L1® Model I the B2 Bass Module is optional. With the L1® Model 1S and L1® Model II at least one B1 Bass Module is required for the proper operation of the System. See: B2 Bass Module

L1 Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker

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This refers to the actual loudspeaker that plugs into the L1® Power Stand. This breaks down into two pieces for transport, but when assembled, functions as a single unit. See: L1 Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker





Orange L1 Markers

Model I This information is applicable to the L1® Model I
The L1® Model I has orange L1® Markings on the Power Stand and the L1 Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker sections. The other Models do not have these.

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Power Stand

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L1 Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker sections

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Compatibility with Other Members of the L1® Family of Products

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Cylindrical Radiator®s

Cylindrical Radiator®
Cylindrical Radiator®s are not interchangeable across models

Specifically (and without exception)

T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine

T1®  This information is applicable to the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine

PackLite® power amplifier Model A1

A1 PackLite AmpThis information is applicable to the PackLite® A1 Power Amplifier

B1 Bass Module

B1 Bass ModuleThis information is applicable to the B1 Bass Module

B2 Bass Module

B2 Bass ModuleThis information is applicable to the B2 Bass Module