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S1 Pro Battery included and S1 Pro Backpack for early adopters. May 10 2018

ST
To our valued Bose S1 Pro system customers. Since the introduction of the S1 Pro multi-position PA system four months ago we heard from you, our customers, on how the S1 Pro was meant to be portable, and truly portable by today's standards is equivalent to "without AC power". For this reason we made a change to the S1 Pro product. Starting today (May 10, 2018), the S1 Pro now ships standard with the S1 Battery Pack included and pre-installed. We heard your feedback and are thrilled to make...Read More...
You're right Ted. I'm in Colorado, USA. I'll let everyone know if I get them tomorrow.Read More...
Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post
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NO sound from ToneMatch

1. Just purchased a BRAND NEW Power Stand for my L1 Model 11. plugged my guitar in through the Tone Match and it sounds like has a really bad TUBE!!! I know that it doesn't have tubes but I am an old tube amplifier user from way back ... I have a 10 second video-audio clip that I am sure helps explain what I am hearing http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cF1ZolFFni HELP (FROM ANYONE)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a longstanding VERY IMPORTANT annual gig this Thursday (06/28/19). ChuckERead More...
Hi ChuckE, Here's a diagnostic step you can do before you call Bose. Connect your guitar directly to the Model II Power Stand Analog Input. Turn up the trim so you see a solid green light. Does the guitar sound okay? This will help to narrow down the issue to the T1® or the Model II Power Stand. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Two S1 Pros vs. L1 Compact (or other system)

I am a professional magician. I, currently, have a Bose S1 Pro for smaller shows and a Carvin Stagemate (S400) with a matching extension speaker. I use a lot of music in my show and I’m picky about my sound. The S1 Pro does an amazing job for its size and is very convenient. After using the S1 Pro for one week, I did a corporate banquet with my Carvin system last week and decided I was no longer satisfied with the sound. The Carvin was a compromise but I settled on it because it runs on...Read More...
My best of both worlds is a JBL EON ONE and the 2 S1 Pros... And if necessary, add my L1 Mod 2 with 2 B1 subs... I love the Bose systems but gotta' admit that my voice never sounded better than through the EON, it sounds just like the big JBL studio monitors we used in the studio in the 60s and 70s -- except better.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Mackie ProFX 4 Mixer feed to S1 Pro

I am feeding a small Mackie mixer to my S1 Pro. I just feel I need a little more control over eq at my feet. I also add a short, slap back delay since I prefer this over reverb and often use this together with the Bose reverb. It only has 1/4” left and right out. Using guitar and vocal. I plan to only feed one line out since there is no pan available. Should I: 1. Use TS instrument cable with a di box and convert to xlr before going to S1 Pro? 2. Use a standard TS instrument cable direct in...Read More...
Your option 2 works for me.Read More...
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Last Reply By Speedy · First Unread Post

Parametric EQ use

I have a L1B2/T1 system. We run a 6-channel Soundcraft board into Channel 3(3 vocals) and 4(1 acoustic guitar & 1 acoustic bass guitar). Channel 1 is a vocal processed through a TC Helicon PlayAcoustic, and 2 is an acoustic guitar, also processed through the PlayAcoustic. We occasionally experience a "howl" associated with almost any "G" note on the bass or guitar...inside and outside gigs. With the above in mind, is there a video explaining how to use the parametric EQ to quell this issue?Read More...
If the howl is from the guitar, that is fixable. There is a notch filter on page 56 of the Play Acoustic manual. This works well for your need.Read More...
Last Reply By Marty Cansler · First Unread Post

Power switch

I have just purchased a new Bose S1 Pro and following a you tube video upboxed it set the power switch to the 2nd position plunged in the cable and then switched it on. I now the 3rd position is rapid charge and the 1st position is on. When do you use the middle position or position 2? Do you set this to this position everytime you plug the mains in before you switch it on? What position do you set it in when you finished using it? ThanksRead More...
I also use a piece of tape to hold the switch in position 1 (rapid charge position). This triple insures the switch doesn't turn on by accident. I've been doing it this way for a while and haven't had any further problems with accidental switching. I'm hoping the new backpacks will have enough space between the switch and the bag and enough padding to further minimize accidental switching.Read More...
Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post

Love the Sound, Size, Weight and Bluetooth but not the line out jack.

Just received my S1 and immediately did a gig using it as monitor added to my L1c and my F1 as main outs. The sound for its size is truly wonderful and the feature set is terrific but on my very first use I accidentally stepped on the cable coming from the output jack going to my L1c and it broke off the jack inside of the unit. Since the unit is called an S1 Pro, it really should be more rugged than that, as most musicians performing live at some point in time step on cables. I have been...Read More...
Thanks - I will.Read More...
Last Reply By NeuBop · First Unread Post

TC Helicon Harmony G-XT with L1 Feedback Problem

Forum: Vocals
ngray
I have recently experienced severe feedback using the pedal...so much that i cant use it anymore. I just bought the pedal last year. any suggestions?Read More...
I just sold my Harmony GX-T pedal. Never used it except to try it out a few times. I found that it put way too much gain out ... just didn't work for me.Read More...
Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

Dial concern

I have an email in to product support, but has anyone had any issues with dials coming off? One of my reverb dials is missing - it got transferred from one vehicle to another, and perhaps got mishandled on its inaugural voyage :(. I'm looking forward to my backpack - and hopefully a replacement dial.Read More...
Good grief! I had to wait for 1.5 minutes for that reply! What gives?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA! JK I will do that - thanks so much!!!Read More...
Last Reply By Linda S · First Unread Post

New Bose S1 Review

I am now the proud owner of the Bose S1 Pro On the 22nd June 2018. I collected my new Bose S1. I am very pleased with it so far. I connected the power supply and switched it on, paired my laptop with the Bose and played a track through Apple iTunes. Wow!! what fantastic sound quality. very clear sound with great bass. I took the Bose for a gig outside and mounted it on a standard speaker stand to shoulder height and was very impressed. A few observations for anyone about to purchase one- 1...Read More...
Hi Kevin, Congratulations on getting your S1 Pro. Thank you for taking the time to share your out-of-the-box experience and first impressions. Please tell us about your music. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Can a Bose S1 Pro Portable Battery PA be connected to an L1 Compact?

Does anyone know if this is possible, thereby forming an extension into another room , from where I am playing. If this is OK? ...Where do I plug into my Tonematch T1 Mixer, and where into the S1 Pro, and whats the most appropriate cable to use. Any help most welcome. Thanks all. Ron. HRead More...
Ronnie, please see: Alternative to dedicated XLR-TRS cablesRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Alternative to dedicated XLR-TRS cables

CityFolk
Apologies if this topic has been covered before, or that I am exhibiting a colossal grasp of the obvious, but I’ve seen many mentions in various forum topics about using an XLR to TRS cable to connect a mixer to something like the L1 Model II base or other similar connections. In many cases, the cable being mentioned had a permanent adapter at the TRS end. I just wanted to offer an alternative to a dedicated cable like that. I’ve been using a Neutrik NA3FP XLR Female to TRS plug adapter with...Read More...
My TRS adapter is inserted vertically into my L1 MII base end with the standard XLR at the mixer end and the mixer is adjacent to the base on an elevated platform with a very short XLR cable so there’s little stress to the cable. It dangles straight down into the L1. Therefore, I’ve never had an issue, but good to know about possible damage. I also would use the TRS adapter on my mixer’s AUX out end via a XLR cable using the standard XLR end at the S1. So that should be fine too. Would be...Read More...
Last Reply By CityFolk · First Unread Post

Problem using TC Helicon Harmony G-XT with L1

Forum: Vocals
Hi Been a while since Ive been on this forum! Basically, I can't hear my vocals through the Harmony G-XT, but I can hear my guitar! Bought the G-XT in Guitar Centre in Manhattan NY, but I live in Ireland! Using a 240v adaptar to power it over here. So I am going Guitar and Mic into the G-XT. Mic OUtput is Left (Mono) to Channel 1 on the L1. My mic is a Neumann KMS 105. I've checked both mic leads into Channel 1 and they both work fine. I have phantom power switched on! Anyone any...Read More...
We have started a new discussion for this question. Please see TC Helicon Harmony G-XT with L1 Feedback ProblemRead More...
Last Reply By ngray · First Unread Post

Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
- Martin 0000-28HW with K&K mini pickup - Martin Sean Colvin signature mode with Fishman UST - Kentucky Artist mandolin - Ned Steinberger electric upright bass WAV4 - Shure SM58 Beta (2)Read More...
Last Reply By CityFolk · First Unread Post
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Advice for using S1 Pro outdoors

CityFolk
We just finished an outdoor gig with a single S1 at a local farmers market where we were under a 10x10 canopy with open sides. To keep us and the S1 out of the blistering sun, we had it positioned on a speaker stand behind us just at head level under the tent. The volume was just a little over 50%. There was a little wind and the area has no buildings just an open parking lot with tents going about 75-100 yards ahead of us. While this was probably one of the worst case scenarios for the S1...Read More...
Using the Bose S1 Pro tilt back feature from the ground or a small table will carry the sound over the audience and will project the sound under the popup.Read More...
Last Reply By Ric · First Unread Post

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Parametric EQ use

I have a L1B2/T1 system. We run a 6-channel Soundcraft board into Channel 3(3 vocals) and 4(1 acoustic guitar & 1 acoustic bass guitar). Channel 1 is a vocal processed through a TC Helicon PlayAcoustic, and 2 is an acoustic guitar, also processed through the PlayAcoustic. We occasionally experience a "howl" associated with almost any "G" note on the bass or guitar...inside and outside gigs. With the above in mind, is there a video explaining how to use the parametric EQ to quell this issue?Read More...
If the howl is from the guitar, that is fixable. There is a notch filter on page 56 of the Play Acoustic manual. This works well for your need.Read More...
Last Reply By Marty Cansler · First Unread Post

Power switch

I have just purchased a new Bose S1 Pro and following a you tube video upboxed it set the power switch to the 2nd position plunged in the cable and then switched it on. I now the 3rd position is rapid charge and the 1st position is on. When do you use the middle position or position 2? Do you set this to this position everytime you plug the mains in before you switch it on? What position do you set it in when you finished using it? ThanksRead More...
I also use a piece of tape to hold the switch in position 1 (rapid charge position). This triple insures the switch doesn't turn on by accident. I've been doing it this way for a while and haven't had any further problems with accidental switching. I'm hoping the new backpacks will have enough space between the switch and the bag and enough padding to further minimize accidental switching.Read More...
Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post

Love the Sound, Size, Weight and Bluetooth but not the line out jack.

Just received my S1 and immediately did a gig using it as monitor added to my L1c and my F1 as main outs. The sound for its size is truly wonderful and the feature set is terrific but on my very first use I accidentally stepped on the cable coming from the output jack going to my L1c and it broke off the jack inside of the unit. Since the unit is called an S1 Pro, it really should be more rugged than that, as most musicians performing live at some point in time step on cables. I have been...Read More...
Thanks - I will.Read More...
Last Reply By NeuBop · First Unread Post

Dial concern

I have an email in to product support, but has anyone had any issues with dials coming off? One of my reverb dials is missing - it got transferred from one vehicle to another, and perhaps got mishandled on its inaugural voyage :(. I'm looking forward to my backpack - and hopefully a replacement dial.Read More...
Good grief! I had to wait for 1.5 minutes for that reply! What gives?!?!?! HAHAHAHAHA! JK I will do that - thanks so much!!!Read More...
Last Reply By Linda S · First Unread Post

NO sound from ToneMatch

1. Just purchased a BRAND NEW Power Stand for my L1 Model 11. plugged my guitar in through the Tone Match and it sounds like has a really bad TUBE!!! I know that it doesn't have tubes but I am an old tube amplifier user from way back ... I have a 10 second video-audio clip that I am sure helps explain what I am hearing http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cF1ZolFFni HELP (FROM ANYONE)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a longstanding VERY IMPORTANT annual gig this Thursday (06/28/19). ChuckERead More...
Hi ChuckE, Here's a diagnostic step you can do before you call Bose. Connect your guitar directly to the Model II Power Stand Analog Input. Turn up the trim so you see a solid green light. Does the guitar sound okay? This will help to narrow down the issue to the T1® or the Model II Power Stand. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

TC Helicon Harmony G-XT with L1 Feedback Problem

Forum: Vocals
ngray
I have recently experienced severe feedback using the pedal...so much that i cant use it anymore. I just bought the pedal last year. any suggestions?Read More...
I just sold my Harmony GX-T pedal. Never used it except to try it out a few times. I found that it put way too much gain out ... just didn't work for me.Read More...
Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

Two S1 Pros vs. L1 Compact (or other system)

I am a professional magician. I, currently, have a Bose S1 Pro for smaller shows and a Carvin Stagemate (S400) with a matching extension speaker. I use a lot of music in my show and I’m picky about my sound. The S1 Pro does an amazing job for its size and is very convenient. After using the S1 Pro for one week, I did a corporate banquet with my Carvin system last week and decided I was no longer satisfied with the sound. The Carvin was a compromise but I settled on it because it runs on...Read More...
My best of both worlds is a JBL EON ONE and the 2 S1 Pros... And if necessary, add my L1 Mod 2 with 2 B1 subs... I love the Bose systems but gotta' admit that my voice never sounded better than through the EON, it sounds just like the big JBL studio monitors we used in the studio in the 60s and 70s -- except better.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Mackie ProFX 4 Mixer feed to S1 Pro

I am feeding a small Mackie mixer to my S1 Pro. I just feel I need a little more control over eq at my feet. I also add a short, slap back delay since I prefer this over reverb and often use this together with the Bose reverb. It only has 1/4” left and right out. Using guitar and vocal. I plan to only feed one line out since there is no pan available. Should I: 1. Use TS instrument cable with a di box and convert to xlr before going to S1 Pro? 2. Use a standard TS instrument cable direct in...Read More...
Your option 2 works for me.Read More...
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Last Reply By Speedy · First Unread Post

T8S - USB Flash Drive Question

I must be missing something, but can MP3's on a flash drive be routed to a specific channel, (6) and if so, how?Read More...
Hi Ted, You're not missing anything. The audio from the USB A device is routed directly to the Master Output. The only processing available is the Level setting. You can't route the audio through a channel. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Can a Bose S1 Pro Portable Battery PA be connected to an L1 Compact?

Does anyone know if this is possible, thereby forming an extension into another room , from where I am playing. If this is OK? ...Where do I plug into my Tonematch T1 Mixer, and where into the S1 Pro, and whats the most appropriate cable to use. Any help most welcome. Thanks all. Ron. HRead More...
Ronnie, please see: Alternative to dedicated XLR-TRS cablesRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
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