Sound like a Pro with the S1 Pro
Be the hero of the party with the Bose S1 Pro system. This Bluetooth speaker delivers big sound from a rugged, portable all-in-one system. Stream wirelessly from a mobile device, or plug in a microphone or even your favorite musical instrument. It’s lightweight and has a convenient carry-handle so it’s easy to bring nearly anywhere. Plus, there’s an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery so it can go where you go. The S1 Pro is just what you need for parties, outdoor get-togethers and all those times you need your voice and music to be heard. So bring a pro, the S1 Pro.
Big Sound to Go
Bose went to the next level with the S1 Pro to deliver higher performance and portability, to make big sound more effortless. Whether it’s a party, group event, or outdoor get-together, it’s the all-in-one Bluetooth speaker to take anywhere.
Sound Like a Pro Easily
Be the DJ with Bluetooth streaming, make announcements clearly with the microphone jack or jam out with your favorite keyboard or guitar. Built-in ToneMatch processing and Auto EQ make it easy to get great sound anywhere.
Place and Play
Like having an audio engineer right there with you, the S1 Pro’s built-in sensors and multiple aiming positions make sure you have optimal sound in nearly any position – whether it’s on the ground, on its side, tilted back or elevated.
Grab and Go
The S1 Pro was designed to be out and about. The lightweight, rugged enclosure with the built-in handle makes it easy to carry and transport.
- Dimensions (H x W x D): 13" x 9.5" x 11.2"
- Weight: 15 lbs.
- 2 combo XLR - 1/4" inputs
- 3.5mm input
- Bluetooth input
- TRS line output
- Wireless range up to 30 feet
- Rechargeable battery
What's in the Box
What's in the Box:
- S1 Professional Multi-Position Bluetooth PA System with Battery
- Slip cover
- AC power cord
Customer Reviews for Bose S1 Professional Multi-Position Bluetooth PA System with Battery
The BOSE S1 Pro is a small, self-contained, powered speaker system suitable for use as a small public address system, an individual stage monitor or a solo performance/rehearsal/recording mixer/monitor. Just add AC or battery pack power.
"DJ" use of the S1 Pro would greatly benefit from daisy-chaining multiple S1-s for more distributed power and greater area coverage, to a limit. At some point, a subwoofer augmented L1 vertical array would make more sense, or a chain of F1 flex-arrays/subwoofers.
The S1 Pro's array of drivers are of a hybrid design: one 6" long excursion woofer (ala the larger, BOSE L1 portable, articulated line-array/mixer system) placed behind three 2", wide-dispersion-field drivers (the same as used in BOSE's F1-flex array system). It's an impressive pro-audio engineering lineage that the S1 Pro leverages.
The S1's driver crossover point is pre-set around ~600-700Hz to optimize mid-range/vocal presence, while still delivering rich bass for its size.
The S1 Pro makes for a great practice/rehearsal monitor or personal recording mixer/monitor. It can also provide satisfying general sound reinforcement for small indoor settings. Everyone seems to want to say meeting rooms and cafes.
It's not reasonable to simply juxtapose the S1 Pro as possibly competing against the L1 or F1 systems.
The S1 Pro is very complimentary to it's larger siblings, especially when the S1 is used as a live performance stage monitor in conjunction with them.
The PDF manual (not in the retail box) is very well written and has very straightforward examples of standalone, paired (stereo PA) and daisy-chained deployments.
The S1 holds its own for sidewalk/indoor solo performance. It's very quick to setup. Built-in ToneMatch is simplified, stripped down to flat (e-piano, pick-up), guitar (strings) & mic (voice, etc). But you can augment the S1 with (externally powered) T4S or T8S ToneMatch mixers, too.
The positonal DSP technology is very impressive and is part and parcel of how so much sound comes out of so small a "PA" form factor. The internal accelerometer detects the tilt of the S1 and a DSP pre-set for that tilt automatically kicks-in, changing the dispersion pattern for whatever settings (reverberation, bass, treble, S1 ToneMatch) you've chosen.
A switch inside the S1's pole mount slot triggers yet another DSP preset.
I've produced jazz recordings and live performance. I know what great reinforcement is supposed to sound like. Microphone choice, placement and attack all play their own crucial roles in achieving great sound. (No phantom power for a mic in the S1, though.)
The S1 can be leveraged to faithfully reinforce electronic keyboards, instrument pickups and/or whatever you care to mic, within the general frequency range of 70-16kHz. Acoustic instruments will be warmly and faithfully reproduced. Mic-ed kalimba overtones are reminiscent of EWF. Just don't expect any organ pedal notes from the S1.
I tested the S1 for vocal mic feedback. S1 radiating directly from behind a mic user, aimed line-of-sight, through the user, at the mic, splayed about 7'-10' apart. Normally, an idiotic setup.
Even with the mic's gain cranked above 50%, amazingly, NO mic feedback loop. (An L1 doesn't pass this test.)
Caring about audio fidelity, I used the Line In input to play a selection of lossy MP3-s to lossless FLAC recordings of solo acoustic instruments and mixes. I used the player's EQ controls to tweak the S1's output in a vertical, center-of-room (no coloring from wall reflections) placement. As long as I kept the S1 below clipping, the output was remarkably faithful within a 20'-30' radius. That's a decent sized room.
The S1 doesn't move enough air to pull this kind of HiFi off outdoors or with very large audiences; but that's why BOSE makes those other pro PA systems. The S1 is more than enough for general, fairweather PA duties in my backyard, again, with almost no setup time. (No, it's not waterproof.)
The optional six-hour runtime Lithium battery pack is just more icing on this cake. Trickle charge and fast charge, check. Can be safely stored, long term, with a full charge (attesting to thermal stability). Rough battery gauge estimates via power switch LED flashes/color and Bluetooth button double-tap. Although "permanently" installable for reliable S1 transport, the battery pack can still be user replaced when that time comes. "Pro" through and through.
All-in-all, the S1 Pro does everything BOSE claims it can do and does it well enough to impress and please me.
I recommend the BOSE S1 Pro to performing/recording musicians and I recommend it to anyone wanting a versatile, tweakably high-fidelity personal/portable PA system.
Really wish I had a bunch of these back in the day.
(specs not found in the Manual)
Frequency Response (+/-3 dB)
70 Hz – 16 kHz
100 H x 40 V
Maximum SPL @ 1 m
103 dB (109 dB Peak)
6.5 kg (14.3 lbs) – Without Battery
7.0 kg (15.5 lbs) – With Battery
Bose nailed a home run. I'm really impressed with reverb and the tone match options. I going to attempt shortly to see how these handle a flat response studio monitor. Plus I'm going to use them for all my student recitals. Also super kudos for bluetooth option. Was able to play a pad track to the speaker while practicing. I am convinced I want the T8s now to accompany it. I will say I do have one complaint and that is no phantom power? I can't use my blue encore 300 without a powered DI. I don't care for that part. My Telefunken M80 sounds awesome though it though.
My friend has a battery powered mixer if you want more people inputs. I don't
Hard Rock monitor - NO
Classical monitor - YES
Acoustic amp or monitor - YES
Gospel music monitor - YES (if you are a want to be group who has monitors louder than the house, then maybe no...lol)
Tail Gating speaker - YES
Office Meeting speaker - YES
Take it camping - YES
Take it Boating - YES (just don't get it wet in your kayak)
Put it in the back of your golf cart at parades, or events - YES
Solo singer for small party, church or wedding - YES
Watch the grand babies dance to music played through it - YES
Small retail store music and special sale announcements - YES
Anyway, I will be purchasing 3 more to use mainly as monitors against my Bose F1 set, but also even more individually or paired in many of the above situations.
This is not a Bose L1 system, or a Bose F1 system, or even the older Bose 802 II / 502 system. So don't expect it to sound the same or have the same coverage. It is a speaker that my 6 year old granddaughter or 4 year old grandson can carry.
I do wish the ToneMatch mixer from the L1 would plug in somewhere to give more control and flexibility.
Also, wish that 2 or more could use the same bluetooth signal so not to have to run a cable across the venue.
I just want to ask. upon watching the video and at the end of the video of this product says that it is supported of bose connect apps. But when i tried to bond it it is not yet compatible to pair. We tried to update it but still it still not yet compatible. Kindly send feedback regarding to this matter.
The S1 is a perfect size for this type of gig.
I also use backing tracks for my performances, so the Bluetooth streamlines that part of my gig too!
The battery pack is awesome too. I don’t have to worry about finding a plug, running an extension etc...
Great sound right out of the box.
Looking to by the backpack case, so I can put my mic and cables in it. All ready for my 3 minute set up!!