The Bose® F1 Model 812 Passive Flexible Array Loudspeaker is a small-format full range sound reinforcement loudspeaker with a flexible array that lets you control its vertical coverage pattern. Simply push or pull the flexible array into position to create “Straight,” “C”, “J”, or “Reverse-J” coverage patterns, letting you tailor the loudspeaker’s vertical coverage to a variety of environments and mounting locations. The F1 Model 812 Passive is intended for use in small to medium sized indoor installations and can also be used in portable applications.
Flex array – Bose® exclusive flexible baffle can be configured into four unique shapes, allowing you to choose the best possible coverage pattern for the application
8-driver mid/high line array – Eight vertically mounted drivers, each mounted on a custom waveguide, help deliver wide, consistent coverage
12-inch LF driver – High-performance woofer provides strong low-frequency output
125 dB peak SPL - For sound-reinforcement and foreground music
47 Hz - 20 kHz frequency range - Eliminates need for subwoofers for moderate full-range music levels
Rugged enclosure - With six M8 threaded insert points that can be combined with a full suite of optional mounting accessories
Integrated pole mount - For use with standard tripod speaker stands
Requires active equalization
- Foreground BMS applications
- Sports bars
- Small churches
- Live music venues
- Permanent installations
Frequency Response (-3 dB)
56 Hz - 16 kHz
Frequency Range (-10 dB)
47 Hz - 20 kHz
C: 100° H x 40° V (C-position)
Maximum SPL @ 1 m
119 dB SPL (125 dB SPL peak)
Sensitivity (SPL / 1 W @ 1 m)
95 dB SPL
Long-Term Power Handling
Bose extended-lifecycle test: 300 W (1200 W peak)
AES transducer test: 600 W (2400 W peak)
What are the main difference between active and passive?
The active is a self-powered product with a built-in amplifier. The F1 passive requires outside amplification. The F1 Active and F1 Passive have the same inserts, share the same accessories and brackets and can be used in both portable and installed applications.
Can the F1 Passive be bi-amped?
The F1 Passive cannot be Bi-amped. It has an internal crossover to distribute audio between its mid/high drivers and woofer.
Why does it require Active EQ?
The F1 Passive requires active equalization to achieve the full frequency response and tonal balance. There are four loudspeaker equalization presets available for each of the four array positions. These can be used in both Bose and 3rd Party processors.
Is it compatible with the F1 sub?
The F1 Passive speaker is not compatible with the F1 Sub speaker stand. For installed applications, we recommend using the MB4, MB12 and MB24 sub.
What accessories are available?
F1 Active and Passive share the same accessories, these include the U-Bracket, Yoke Bracket, Pan-and-Tilt brackets and carry bags.
Which subwoofers are compatible with the F1 Passive?
For installed applications, we recommend the MB4, MB12 and MB24.
Can I install this outdoors?
F1 Passive is intended for indoor installations.
Does the system ship with carrying bags/covers?
Bags and covers are available as optional accessories.
What are the weights and dimensions of the F1 Model 812 system?
47 lbs (21.32 kg) 26.1" H x 13.1" W x 14.6" D (664.66 x 334.3 x 372.5mm)
What ships in the box?
F1 Model 812 loudspeaker, Installation Guide