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I want to transform my current bose speakers (left and right) to stream music wirelessly from my L1 Model 11 with a ToneMatch

Can anyone help? I want to transform my current bose speakers (left and right) to stream music wirelessly from my L1 Model 11 with a Tone Touch feature.. I purchased a Soundtouch Bluetooth wifi adapter to access rear left and right speakers. How do I hook it up, or did I waste my money with the purchase of the Adapter. - CalRead More...
Hi Cal, I'd like to help you. The easiest thing to say is, "get a transmitter" but we need more information to understand what you have now, and what you want to happen. Let's use these terms: The extra Bose loudspeakers are the Remote Loudspeakers. The L1 is the Primary Loudspeaker. The Computer with tracks is the Sound Source. The Bose SoundLink Wireless Link Adapter is the Bluetooth receiver. We need some more information to understand your current state. Are the Remote Loudspeakers...Read More...
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Mics for the S1 Pro !!

Hi !! .... I've read a lot of posts here that folks find the gain on the Mic channel (ch 1) of the S1 pro insufficient when singing against a backing track eg. when using a Shure SM58. I'm presuming that's because the sensitivity of the Mic is low. A friend of mine is looking to pick up an S1 Pro with a cabled Mic for his Mom & doesn't want the hassle of an external Mixer to boost Mic gain. I guess his only option here would be to opt for a mic with higher sensitivity. This is just for...Read More...
I have used the 58 and the beta 58. Both have good volume but beta is a little stronger. Do Pro updates if you haven't.Read More...
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Power Tonematch

Is the Cat cable used on the L1 Models for power only to the L1 ToneMatch. We have a T1 With the power cord for our L1 Compact. I would like to use the L1 with our 2 L1 Models instead of the Cat 5 cable. Is this possible?Read More...
Hi Rich, The ToneMatch cable (Cat 5) can draw power and provide audio to an L1 Model II. The audio is digital and when using the L1 Model II. While connected to the L1 Model II, you can use the T1 Master output to provide audio to another powered loudspeaker like the L1 Compact. If you have a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Power Supply then you can use the T1 as a mixer for an L1 Compact without the L1 Model II providing power. If you want to run the L1 Model II and the L1 Compact from the T1 at...Read More...
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Has anyone had any luck repairing a blown 812 loudspeaker?

After a few years of service, one of my speakers started to rattle. Has anyone had success getting it repaired?Read More...
Hi Gleb, I'm sorry you're having a problem with the F1 Model 812. A rattle might be a loose grill. The grills are pressure fit at the edges. (Don't press in the middle). If the rattle is inside the unit, you can send them into Bose for repair. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Give them a call. STRead More...
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Connect a sound mixer

Hello! I’m looking to get the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer to use with a sound mixer (Peavey PV14). I wanted to get some insight on how to connect the mixer to the F1 System. The 812 only has 1 XLR input, how would I connect the left and right channels from the mixer? The subwoofer has 2 inputs that I can use for L and R from the mixer but then how would I connect the L and R to the 812?Read More...
Hi, GBobby, That cable won't work You'll probably only hear one side of the stereo music. But a cable like this (below) will. Connect the RCA ends (white and red) to the LEFT inputs on channels 11/12 and 13/14. Then pan these channels LEFT. Press the white buttons in so you are using the RCA inputs (B). STRead More...
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Hi All, I’m trying to determine if the power base dimensions are the same or different from the L1 Classic vs Model 1. Are the soft power base zippered covers interchangeable between the two?Read More...
I have two L1s with the Original design D shaped base. The first is what we call the Classic, the second might be a Model 1, they are out of reach right now so I can't remember precise difference, However, ..... the stock cover that came with the second one was very tight and never used because at the time I had the original cover for the Classic, and also the deluxe set. It's been a while but I remember the tight one could be zipped up but the fabric was stretched to it's limit placing...Read More...
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Updated Version of L1 Updater for Mac

It is my understanding that 32 bit applications will no longer function on Macs following the upcoming (Oct 2019) MacOS Catalina upgrade. Is there a 64 bit version of the L1 Updater in the works?Read More...
Thanks for the helpful follow-ups. I'm not sure what firmware I'm running on the T1s, but it's been several years since I checked. I wouldn't have discovered this any of this, but for the Catalina download messing around with all my old 32 bit I am just going through the list, and trying to get all my relevant software updated, where possible. I'll get into my two T1s shortly...maybe today! I have just the B1 bass module, I believe...if that's it's designation. My 64 y.o. brain...Read More...
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L1 Model II, can I use it for my vocals in a 16 piece big band

Hi! i have the L2 and want to use it for my vocals in a 16 piece big band. Is one enough? Or do you not recommend this? I have the Bose 4/5 channel mixer.Read More...
Hi Amy, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry for not replying sooner. A big band can be loud or very loud depending on the size of the audience. It would be helpful to know more about your shows. How large is the audience you are trying to reach? How big are the venues where you are performing? Is there a separate PA system for some or all of the performers in the big band or are they all running without amplification? Thanks, STRead More...
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Rack mounting the T8s

Hi, has anyone successfully rack-mounted the T8s? I would like to incorporate it at the top of a small unit with radio mics and in ear systems underneath. I am hoping to save time setting up/packing down at gigs by having a table top style unit that just plugs in to one power source (rather than my current process of plugging in many separate units/XLRs etc.) I see the base of the unit has a screw for a tripod but this wouldn’t be easily incorporated in to a standard rack mount. I’m...Read More...
P.S. #1 option: I forgot to mention that the slant-top rackmount enclosures enable you to (1) Adjust the mixer's slant toward you however you want, (2) Un-slant your mixer to lay it flat on top of your enclosure after the gig, plus (3) Close a latchable, truma-resistant lid over the top of your mixer to protect it after (and before) your gigs.Read More...
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JBL Eon One Compact, Competition for the S1?

WIth It’s larger subwoofer (8” sizes built in sub), Wireless app access to the mixer section, master volume, multiple effects, phantom power, daisy chaining multiple units, 12 hour battery operation with no tool battery access, and 15 lbs, JBL has a very compelling unit the JBL EON One Compact . It is disturbingly close to the S1 in overall design. It doesn’t seem to be available yet and the proof is in the quality of sound that Bose has always excelled at, but from a pure features...Read More...
The power of groups ... Thx for sharing Dieter. Please let us know your views regarding the Sound Experience of the S1 vs the Eon C. as you go forward with future events.Read More...
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Replacement parts

My Bose systems have reached the point where I need to replace some of the plastic caps that cover both ends of the speakers. So my request is: Would you please send me a diagram so I can identify my broken parts, and an address where I can order spare parts. Yours Olav GudnasonRead More...
Hi Olav Gudnason, Thanks for your patience. It's taken some time to drill down and get more information for you. Looking at this email from Bose, it's clear the sender thought you were talking about an L1 Compact. And if you had an L1 Compact, the information you received would be applicable. Let's talk about your L1 Classic. The L1 Classics were in production from 2003 to 2007. Unfortunately, Bose no longer does repairs on the L1 Classic (or L1 Model I) systems. The parts you are looking...Read More...
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S1 Pro battery draining when not in use

If your S1 Pro battery is draining when the S1 Pro is not in use (turned off) and not connected to AC power, please read the latest update S1 Pro battery draining when not in use Thank you, Bose Pro Community Admin The original message follows below. I have two S1 Pro speakers. Same age, both pretty much new. The latest one i purchased with only a few hours of use has a battery that slowly dies over the course of a week or two when not in use. The other S1 Pro battery lasts as it should. Any...Read More...
Thanks David for the update. I sent one of mine in on Dec 9 as well. Hopefully it will be a fast turnaround too. (I kept my second one to send later since I need at least one for upcoming gigs). I'll let everyone know when I receive it. Also, it will be interesting to hear back from you if you feel the "fix" improves the battery life. Of course, if all goes well here, we might not hear back from you for a while. ha ha.Read More...
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Powering T1 from battery.

Hi there I have L1M2 B2 +T1 and S1 Pro I have a Behringer 1002B battery mixer for extra channels when using S1 When using ac power I prefer using T1 with external power supply over 1002B with S1 Is there a way of powering the T1 using a battery? I could use for example a 12v 4a/h SLA battery and pure sine wave 600w inverter to 240v then step down to 18v using the Bose power supply but it seems a bulky solution I see the pins on the power supply output are +18 v Rtn and -18v rtn so its not a...Read More...
I have just bought the UK spec version of the power pack ST linked above, after a very brief test (running my AER Compact 60 and my XR12 mixer) it is excellent, my earlier modified sine wave power pack introduced some buzzing and noise, quite low but I became concerned after reading the Bose article. The new one is absolutely silent in that respect with only the (pretty quiet) fan making a little acoustic noise (nothing that would worry me on a gig though). Looks like a good buy. ...Read More...
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Connect Carvin XP1000L to T4S and L1 Model II

I have a Bose T4S ToneMatch Mixer, connected to a Bose L1 Model II. I would also like to connect a Carvin XP1000L powered mixer to that setup. This would give me more mic/instrument input lines than the 4 provided on the T4S. Here is a link to the Carvin's users manual: chrome-extension://oemmndcbldb...000l-letter_size.pdf How can I connect this Carvin mixer to the Bose system? Thank youRead More...
Hi, jdoc, That's great. Thanks for coming back to tell us. STRead More...
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