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T4S & T8S

I have some queries on the T4S/T8S: Is it possible to shuffle/repeat the tracks from a pen drive on T4S, if so how should it be done? Is there a track count limit that can be played from the pen drive? Customer says he has about 100 songs and after a couple of songs, playback either stops or it skips tracks. Please do let me know what could be done to resolve this issue. I am not finding any details from the user manuals.Read More...
Hi Krishna, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. No, the tracks will play one at a time in alphabetical order. Once you start playing, the tracks will play one after another until you stop or mute the playback You can play all the songs in a folder up to a maximum of 64 tracks. This doesn't sound normal. Please make sure the firmware is up to date. See T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions STRead More...
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L1 classic half work

Hi to you all, I am Fabrizio from Italy. I have a couple of used (not by me) L1's classic with 4x B1. One is perfect, the other nope. I run them always with a line input in the input 3 (at volume 3) and already tried the input 4. The broken system sound awful, No eq and NO x-over. I have full range in the sub output, Removed the radiator and checked the 3 amps individually. All works correctly if driven from their inputs. If I use one of the classic line inputs (3 and 4) in every amps out I...Read More...
Hi Fabrizio, The only other suggestion is to disconnect everything including the AC power from the broken PS1. Leave it sit like that for at least 15 minutes to let the unit reset. then reconnect things and try again. There is no resistor in the cable. It is in the B1 bass module. STRead More...
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S1 Pro with or without mixer

Hi all, Glad to join the forum. I have just acquired a S1 Pro recently and used it to plug in my guitar, singing and some karaoke. I owned a Roland AC 60 and Yamaha Stagepas 400i but was never happy with the output I got from both device. The sound output from the diminutive S1 Pro really took me me by surprise and within a week, I decided to get a 2nd unit. I have now own 2 unit and over the weekend, had used both unit a lot for Karaoke by daisy chaining the first unit to the second. To be...Read More...
Hi Hendra, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm happy you joined us. It's easy to connect a mixer like a Yamaha MG10XU to two S1 Pro systems. There are lots of things to consider when it comes to stereo, but it should be relatively easy to tell if you prefer stereo or mono for your application. Is the source for your Karaoke backing tracks stereo? If it is stereo, can you run the Left output to one S1 Pro and the Right Output to the other S1 Pro? How does that sound? If it is an...Read More...
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T4s has to be rebooted on initial startup

It's not a big deal, but when I power FIRST power on my unit, it just gets stuck on the loading page. I just flick/power cycle the the switch on the back of the mixer and it then powers up and loads fine.Read More...
That doesn't sound right. Like the Community Manager says: do a reset. You might even consider reloading the firmware and ensure that it is the latest and greatest. The very first thing I did when I took my Tonematch T8S out of the box was upgrade it. There was never a problem. It is an awesome system.Read More...
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L1 Model II with T1® connection to a remote speaker

hi, so i have the model L1-II T1 and base2. i use an ipad for my muisic and connect via RCA connections to the T1 from my ipad. sometimes its neccesary to have a speaker at the other end of the hall, is there a way of hooking up either wirelss speaker or a wired speaker to the T1 based on the inputs im already using suhcthat the ipad music and my mic will go through both or multiple speakers? ThanksRead More...
Hi Patrizia, Please tell us about: The room (dimensions: length, width, height) The number of people in the room The sound sources you are amplifying with your L1 and T1 Are you alone or working with other performers? How many? The bass module you have (B1 or B2) What kind of music are you performing? What are people doing while you are performing? Listening attentively to you You are background music Something different? Is this a permanent installation or are you moving things to different...Read More...
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S1 Pro with T4S

I am using the T4S mixer with (2) S1 Pro as stage monitors. I am using JBL as mains. The mains sound great. The S1 Pros (monitors) are very "boomy" They cannot be turned up past 11 o'clock without feeding back. I have the outputs set at 10% on vocal and guitar channels to the monitors. I am using Male XLR (to S1 - channel one - no preset) to 1/4 inch in to the Aux 1/2 on the T4S. Any idea how to get more flexibility with this setup?Read More...
ST, Thanks! Those are the exact details that I was looking for. I appreciate it!Read More...
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No power

I think the fuse blew last night on my L1 Model I. How do I tell if it is blown? Also, I don't remember getting a spare fuse when I bought it.Read More...
Hi Hi bobbniemi, I'm sorry replacing the fuse didn't help. Please call Bose Support to see if they have any other ideas. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Thanks, STRead More...
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Need ToneMatch 2.0 download file for L1 Classic

Hello all, I have obtained an Li Classic that is sending full spectrum audio to the B1 Bass Module. During troubleshooting (I am a repair technician by trade) I noticed the output terminals for the bass module had the proper equalized bass output signal, but when I connected the bass module the signal went back to full spectrum. All other functions are working. I use only the CH-3 & CH-4 inputs connected to an iPod. I'm hoping the software or firmware has become corrupt causing the DSP...Read More...
Hi Fin (Fabrizio), Please see my reply to you here: L1 classic half work Thank you.Read More...
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L1 hook up with F1

Hi I was wondering …. is there an effective way of running an L1m2 (b2 Bass Module) & 1 F1(1 top 1 bottom) system together I realise they have different power capacity but can one effectivly monitor whats coming out of the F1 (front of house ) with what you have behind you (the L1) ? if so what would be the hook up ? I run both a TS8 & a T1 together at gigs and if this is an impractical way to go for whatever reason , no problem :-) cheers Jerome PS - additional info(may/ may not be...Read More...
Hi Jerome Hillier, Great news! Thanks for coming back to report your results. A Scene is a snapshot of all your settings except the physical controls for input trim, channel volume, master volume. The Aux levels and routing are saved with a Scene. That's a nice setup one the pedal board. That looks convenient and tidy. Thanks for the pictures. You might be fine but speaking personally, I would not put any piece of electronic gear on top of a B2. If I was using your setup, I'd put the...Read More...
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LI Model II/T8S - Noise with preamp

I am using a Fishman Platinum Pro EQ between my guitar and T8S. This preamp is silent with my other mixer and PA, but when used with the T8s and L1, there is low level white noise. The Platinum pro has a post EQ XLR output: XLR D.I. Output: Level (post EQ): 0 dB relative to input Output Impedance: 600 Ohms I am plugging in to channel 1 or channel 2 of the T8S. I believe I have gain and volume set correctly on the platinum pro. The Platinum Pro has an unbalanced 1/4 out that is quieter, but...Read More...
Hi Larry 4, Terrific. It's good to know you solved the noise problem. Thank you for coming back to tell us you're okay. STRead More...
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Connecting L1 1S to Two powered PA Speakers

Hello, I've had my L1 1S for a few months now and I love it it. I can't get over how great everything sounds coming out of such a small system. We're a four piece band, two guitars, bass and drums, three vocals. We typically play small bar, patio type venues. However, we have a gig coming up where we will be playing outside at a small beer festival. There will be a small stage set up in a large parking lot and I expect we'll be playing to about 100 people directly in front of the stage but...Read More...
Or you could set up two auxiliary mixes to two of the outputs from the mixer - one for each of the extra speakers. I've done it that way too...Read More...
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Can I connect backtrack via a mini cable to two ¼” to two different channels

I know that if i connect an iPad or iPhone to a T1 ToneMatch ® Audio Engine or T4S ToneMatch mixer channels 1, 2, 3 (or T8S ToneMatch mixer channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) using a cable like this i will hear only the LEFT side of the stereo signal. To hear both LEFT and RIGHT sides of the stereo signal, i must change the signal to MONO. My question is: Can I not use a cable like this and connect to let say channel 2 and 3 to hear LEFT and RIGHT?? Thanks, HubRead More...
You could alternatively switch the iPad audio output to mono and use a single cable.Read More...
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The right way to connect 2 L1s classic with T1

I plan to use two L1s classic with T1 mixer. I have 4 B1s should I use them all or 1 for each power stand. i have learnt a few things after I joined Bose community and from here on I want to do it right. Please advise SidRead More...
Hi Sid, Thanks for the information., The T1 is mono device so you can't pan sound sources from one side to the other although in some situations you can get creative to force things. That won't work very well for vocals. Try this: Microphones to T1 channels 1, 2, 3. T1 Master Output to the first L1 Classic - channel 1. First L1 Classic channel 1 line out to the second L1 Classic. Stereo Keyboards Connect the keyboards directly to the L1 Classics Keyboard 1 Left output to first L1 Classic...Read More...
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So, just picked up the T8S.... First thing I notice is that you can't route the USB in to a channel - only Left/Right or the Aux In (channel 9 & 10) unlike in the T1 where I could/ would route my iPad to channel 4 for easy volume control.... So in order to control volume of backing tracks/ music I have to have the Aux 9/10 level screen on... bummer... Tech advancements.... lol Plus since it's routed to Aux In, I'm unable to use a DJ Tonematch... Also a little bummed that it didn't come...Read More...
Hi Dr. Mike, Please see T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions Thanks, STRead More...
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