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One or two?

Hey! I'm preparing to purchase either one or two L1 Model 2 B2 systems depending on what I hear in this discussion. The system I need will support 2 acoustics, 2 vocals, and tracks. We might also include bass and electric guitar or Piano/keyboard on occasion. From what I can understand, I will use in ear monitors for the tracks. Venues will be small sanctuaries or multi-purpose rooms. Music will be accoustic Chrisitian contemporary. Advice, please. Thanks.Read More...
I've never used the T8S but assume that it is a fine unit as most other Bose equipment. I only own the T1 but I also use other mixers with my L1 MIIs and F1 Combo systems. There are times where other mixers may be a better fit. I would recommend the Behringer X-Air XR18 (or the Midas MR18) for your needs as it offers more flexibility for your described needs. The XR18 is the more cost effective of those two mixers. I've setup several of those and they sound great.Read More...
Last Reply By SoundGeek · First Unread Post

Red light and clipping using S1 pro with T1 mixer.

Hi all... I did a gig tonight using the S1 pro thru the T1 mixer and the sound was really bad. The red light was almost constant and was clipping a lot. I have also noticed that when i use the T1 with other speakers (in this case an RCF Evox 8 V2) and daisy chain out to the S1 pro it sounds great. The S1 actually improves the sound coverage and quality, yet when I use T1 connected directly to the S1 pro, it clips really badly. I have tried reducing the source volume to compensate, but to no...Read More...
@AlzHammers @ST is da man for all things Bose ... he's very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. I didn't know that about the XLRs on the S1 even though I kinda figured that your cable had something to do with the problem. I use a TRS cable from my T1 to the S1 so have never experienced the problem that you had. Glad it was all sorted out! Cheers,Read More...
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Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

Using a T4S with the S1 Pro

Is anybody using a T4S mixer with their S1 Pro or pair of S1 Pros for acoustic guitar/vocal gigs? If so, would you mind sharing your experiences? Good, Bad, Indifferent? I no longer need the horsepower of my L1 M2 with B2, so I sold it. Additionally, I have some health issues that make it difficult for me to lift and carry heavier equipment. All that said, I want to come up with a "modular" PA that I can expand and contract as needed while keeping the number and size of pieces to a minimum.Read More...
Your downsizing plan sounds reasonable. If you like the T1, you might consider getting another rather than a T4. A lot of users prefer the reverb and delay settings on the T1, and because its the “old” model a lot of the retail outlets are discounting it considerably (I paid $249 for mine). I also like the clean per channel preamp outs on the T1, which I use with a vocal harmony pedal.Read More...
Last Reply By rycowan · First Unread Post

DJs and KJS - What are you driving?

ST
What are you driving to gigs these days? What are you putting in it? Has your choice of vehicle changed over time? We're talking about it over here: Musicians - What are you driving? and I thought your perspective as a DJ or KJ may be different. STRead More...
Subaru Outback Ford Ranger /w canopy Subaru is used for 95 percent of our showsRead More...
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Last Reply By Billp98201 · First Unread Post

Streaming in T4S via USB-A

Reading about the USB -A connector it seems to be a player of some sort for plugging in memory sticks with audio tracks on it that are not in folders. i have not tried it yet but I’m hoping the USB-A will allow me to stream from an iPad as this could be a digital feed from the thunderbolt to the usb using a standard iPad / iPhone charge / data cable. Anyone know if this is feasible or if it could be a future firmware update? Alternatively, could the other USB port be used? cheers DaveRead More...
Was thinking it’s a wish too far... thanks DaveRead More...
Last Reply By ScubaBadger · First Unread Post

Musicians - What are you driving?

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I remember the day I realized I could pack enough L1 Classics into a car to support my four piece band. That was the day I sold my band van. What are you driving to gigs these days? What are you putting in it? DJs and KJs we've got a discussion for you: DJs and KJS - What are you driving?Read More...
Yes, this is true... I am a musician, live sound engineer, studio engineer and DJ.Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

S1 Pro and low frequencies

I would love to see some sort of Digital Signal Processing added to at least Channel 3 with the Aux and Bluetooth. If the S1 cannot handle low-frequency content at higher volumes, I have absolutely no problem with my music being processed to avoid the port noise and aim towards pure loudness. As a bass lover, I even think the S1 can be too bassy even when I use channels 1 or 2 to turn the bass down! It's annoying when I'm teaching my fitness classes and I have to worry whether or not the...Read More...
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Last Reply By freddie41 · First Unread Post

BOSS WL-20L wireless simplicity but does it work?

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Greetings, I'm seriously considering adding this new guitar wireless connection to my T1. It looks simple and high quality. Has anyone given it a try on their L1/T1? I'm also wondering how many of these connections will fit on the back (spacing considerations) of the T1? Thanks, JamesRead More...
Hi rycowan, Thanks for swinging by to tell us about your Boss WL-20L. Good news (except for the Ovation). STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Sound Quality Comparison

With my phone using Bluetooth, I get good sound from the unit. When I wire from the phone to channel 3, not so good. My cable is Monster Balanced Out and Unbalanced In. I use an unbalanced 1/4 inch jack into the S1. The same cable gives good sound from Laptop to Channel 2. The phone with this cable is not good into Channel 2, just like into Channel 3. Please help with this.Read More...
My response is if it ain't broke why fix it. You say it sounds good coming though the Bluetooth. I say continue to use the Bluetooth connection. KooRead More...
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Last Reply By DannyGsKaraoke · First Unread Post

S1 Pro draining to red overnight

my s1 pro is draining to red overnight after being used for 1 hour and then switching the unit off when I was charging mine this morning I noticed the hissing noise while the unit was turned off but charging and I am wondering If this is why it is draining the battery. I will continue to test it over the weekendRead More...
Hi last responder, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your S1 Pro is draining to red overnight. This unit is not working correctly. If you purchased it recently, please return it to the retailer in exchange for a new unit. If you are outside the return period, please call Bose Support in Australia . Please tell us what you decide to do and how that works out for you. Thank you, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Dual L1 compact HISS sound

Hello, I have my two L1 compact connected to my Yamaha MG10xu mixer as left and right. using 1/4 cable. Chanel 1 of both L1 are turned off. Microphones are plugged directly to the mixer. I get the hiss sound that can't seem to get rid of. Please advice. The hiss sound is there whether or not the speaker is connected to the mixer. As soon as it's powered on, it has the hiss sound. picture attachedRead More...
The sound is beautiful, with the music I can't hear the hiss. Glad to know it is normal to have this hiss sound. thank you for your reply.Read More...
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Last Reply By hoangcao243 · First Unread Post

S1 Pro with Mixer and Behringer B1200D Pro Subwoofer

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We have a new article S1 Pro with Mixer and Behringer B1200D Pro Subwoofer Please see the article for more details. Questions? Please reply to this discussion. Thanks, STRead More...
Interesting discussion! I own a pair of S1 Pros and a pair of B1200D Pro Subs, My process is a follows... For live performance (vocal + acoustic guitar) 2 S1 Pros with no subs. My thoughts here are the acoustic guitar lowest frequency is about 80Hz, and the male voice about 100Hz, well within the S1Pros 62 Hz – 17 kHz +/- 3dB frequency response. My thought is a sub would pick up and amplify resonant low frequency sounds and add muddines to the mix. If I added an acoustic bass to the mix, say...Read More...
Last Reply By Harry · First Unread Post

Question about panning on the T8S

Ok, so I can't really test this out at the moment, but I had noticed in another thread talking about panning hard right on microphones for mono. I am just curious what the benefits of this are and if this is how a microphone should be done as opposed to having it centered. Still learning as I go and so far this forum has been very helpful in me learning about what I need to know. Thanks! edit title: Previously "Question about mics" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi hberube, Short answer - based on how you're using your T8S ( Aux outputs ), you're fine with everything with the pan centered. The hard panning is primarily for third party mixers connecting to a mono L1, (and the T4S/T8S) - more to be conscious about where you've got things panned. Let's say you've got the L1 connected to the T8S Right output. If you have things panned up the middle, you'll be fine. If you pan everything hard Right, you'll be fine. If you have inadvertently panned...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

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One or two?

Hey! I'm preparing to purchase either one or two L1 Model 2 B2 systems depending on what I hear in this discussion. The system I need will support 2 acoustics, 2 vocals, and tracks. We might also include bass and electric guitar or Piano/keyboard on occasion. From what I can understand, I will use in ear monitors for the tracks. Venues will be small sanctuaries or multi-purpose rooms. Music will be accoustic Chrisitian contemporary. Advice, please. Thanks.Read More...
I've never used the T8S but assume that it is a fine unit as most other Bose equipment. I only own the T1 but I also use other mixers with my L1 MIIs and F1 Combo systems. There are times where other mixers may be a better fit. I would recommend the Behringer X-Air XR18 (or the Midas MR18) for your needs as it offers more flexibility for your described needs. The XR18 is the more cost effective of those two mixers. I've setup several of those and they sound great.Read More...
Last Reply By SoundGeek · First Unread Post

Using a T4S with the S1 Pro

Is anybody using a T4S mixer with their S1 Pro or pair of S1 Pros for acoustic guitar/vocal gigs? If so, would you mind sharing your experiences? Good, Bad, Indifferent? I no longer need the horsepower of my L1 M2 with B2, so I sold it. Additionally, I have some health issues that make it difficult for me to lift and carry heavier equipment. All that said, I want to come up with a "modular" PA that I can expand and contract as needed while keeping the number and size of pieces to a minimum.Read More...
Your downsizing plan sounds reasonable. If you like the T1, you might consider getting another rather than a T4. A lot of users prefer the reverb and delay settings on the T1, and because its the “old” model a lot of the retail outlets are discounting it considerably (I paid $249 for mine). I also like the clean per channel preamp outs on the T1, which I use with a vocal harmony pedal.Read More...
Last Reply By rycowan · First Unread Post

Red light and clipping using S1 pro with T1 mixer.

Hi all... I did a gig tonight using the S1 pro thru the T1 mixer and the sound was really bad. The red light was almost constant and was clipping a lot. I have also noticed that when i use the T1 with other speakers (in this case an RCF Evox 8 V2) and daisy chain out to the S1 pro it sounds great. The S1 actually improves the sound coverage and quality, yet when I use T1 connected directly to the S1 pro, it clips really badly. I have tried reducing the source volume to compensate, but to no...Read More...
@AlzHammers @ST is da man for all things Bose ... he's very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. I didn't know that about the XLRs on the S1 even though I kinda figured that your cable had something to do with the problem. I use a TRS cable from my T1 to the S1 so have never experienced the problem that you had. Glad it was all sorted out! Cheers,Read More...
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Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

Streaming in T4S via USB-A

Reading about the USB -A connector it seems to be a player of some sort for plugging in memory sticks with audio tracks on it that are not in folders. i have not tried it yet but I’m hoping the USB-A will allow me to stream from an iPad as this could be a digital feed from the thunderbolt to the usb using a standard iPad / iPhone charge / data cable. Anyone know if this is feasible or if it could be a future firmware update? Alternatively, could the other USB port be used? cheers DaveRead More...
Was thinking it’s a wish too far... thanks DaveRead More...
Last Reply By ScubaBadger · First Unread Post

L1 model 1 classic

Need advise, if some one knows or had the same problem on how to fix cracks on the housing ( see photos) Thank you, SidRead More...
The glue in question states it will not mend polypropylene. I think the Classic base housing is polypropylene. Please research and confirm. O..Read More...
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Last Reply By Oldghm · First Unread Post

S1 Pro draining to red overnight

my s1 pro is draining to red overnight after being used for 1 hour and then switching the unit off when I was charging mine this morning I noticed the hissing noise while the unit was turned off but charging and I am wondering If this is why it is draining the battery. I will continue to test it over the weekendRead More...
Hi last responder, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your S1 Pro is draining to red overnight. This unit is not working correctly. If you purchased it recently, please return it to the retailer in exchange for a new unit. If you are outside the return period, please call Bose Support in Australia . Please tell us what you decide to do and how that works out for you. Thank you, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Sound Quality Comparison

With my phone using Bluetooth, I get good sound from the unit. When I wire from the phone to channel 3, not so good. My cable is Monster Balanced Out and Unbalanced In. I use an unbalanced 1/4 inch jack into the S1. The same cable gives good sound from Laptop to Channel 2. The phone with this cable is not good into Channel 2, just like into Channel 3. Please help with this.Read More...
My response is if it ain't broke why fix it. You say it sounds good coming though the Bluetooth. I say continue to use the Bluetooth connection. KooRead More...
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Last Reply By DannyGsKaraoke · First Unread Post

Question about panning on the T8S

Ok, so I can't really test this out at the moment, but I had noticed in another thread talking about panning hard right on microphones for mono. I am just curious what the benefits of this are and if this is how a microphone should be done as opposed to having it centered. Still learning as I go and so far this forum has been very helpful in me learning about what I need to know. Thanks! edit title: Previously "Question about mics" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi hberube, Short answer - based on how you're using your T8S ( Aux outputs ), you're fine with everything with the pan centered. The hard panning is primarily for third party mixers connecting to a mono L1, (and the T4S/T8S) - more to be conscious about where you've got things panned. Let's say you've got the L1 connected to the T8S Right output. If you have things panned up the middle, you'll be fine. If you pan everything hard Right, you'll be fine. If you have inadvertently panned...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Dual L1 compact HISS sound

Hello, I have my two L1 compact connected to my Yamaha MG10xu mixer as left and right. using 1/4 cable. Chanel 1 of both L1 are turned off. Microphones are plugged directly to the mixer. I get the hiss sound that can't seem to get rid of. Please advice. The hiss sound is there whether or not the speaker is connected to the mixer. As soon as it's powered on, it has the hiss sound. picture attachedRead More...
The sound is beautiful, with the music I can't hear the hiss. Glad to know it is normal to have this hiss sound. thank you for your reply.Read More...
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Last Reply By hoangcao243 · First Unread Post

Karaoke

I have purchased an L1 and would like to know how to connect my laptop, TV, mixer and mics to the L1 to run karaoke. Can someone walk me through the process , what I will need and what to do. Thanks!! I know I am asking alot.Read More...
Hi Ken MacKay, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. What model L1 do you have? Do you have a ToneMatch mixer, what model? Please tell us the make and model and give us a link to the owners guide for TV Mixer Microphones Laptop Thank you, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
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