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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...

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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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...
Hi Hub, With the cable above, there's a good chance you won't hear much at all, or what hear will not sound good. Short answer, yes. Longer answer: T4S Backing Tracks STRead 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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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 bobbniemi, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry your L1 Model I stopped working. If the power light won't come on when you turn on the power, it could be the fuse. You can find out more about the fuse here: Fuse STRead More...
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IEM - In Ear Monitoring

Hi all, Thought it might be interesting to hear about other peoples experience, suggestions, recommendations on the subject of IEM's. I guess we're all aware of the benefits of IEM, they can protect your hearing from damage from high level sounds, and they can feed you with exactly the mix you want and or need to hear while performing. It can also fix the problem of the Doppler effect (this is where reflected sound can reach the ears of the vocalist slightly off pitch and cause them to sing...Read More...
Just sent you a private message probably as you hit the 'post' button here Hence i sent it before reading you post here.Read More...
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Bose T4S & T8S ToneMatch® Mixers Featured

Introducing new Bose ToneMatch® Mixers Unprecedented control, processing and portability Take control of your music with T8S and T4S ToneMatch mixers, compact 8 and 4 channel interfaces designed for performers. Engineered with powerful, DSP engines and intuitive user controls, they offer studio-quality EQ, dynamics and effects processing. Sound great with integrated Bose® ToneMatch processing and zEQ, especially when connected to a Bose L1 or F1 system for full end-to-end tonal control. Play...Read More...
Tom the Guitar Guy, Please see T8S Routing USB B from PC to a full featured channelRead More...
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Running on Battery power

There are several streams talking about how to run the L1 compact on a battery pack... but the specific units are no longer available... is there a more updayed recomendation?... just wish to do outfoor events... running the compact... a mini projector... a couple of lavs... thanksRead More...
any thoughts on this?... it is pure sound wave... Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station, 400Wh Battery Powered Generator Alternative with 12V, AC and USB OutputsRead More...
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Bose S1 vs Mackie FreePlay live

has anyone compared the S1 to the new Mackie FreePlay live which is louder and clearerRead More...
Hey gang, thread I know but while debating between these two items over the last few weeks I came across this website here and then another which I think may be useful to those currently debating this choice right now as well. Check this comparison out http://switcher.oluvsgadgets.n...p;vidtwo=5kcNPiMidD0 For me the debate is over. Cheers!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...
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Unable to connect to my S1 pro using the connect app.

I recently updated my bose connect app from version 8.1.0 to 8.1.1 thinking that was the reason I was unable to connect my s1 pro speaker. Updating the connect app did not fix the problem, then I updated my S1 speaker from the previous software version to the newest Firmware version 7.0.11 using my PCat . Now I have both the connect app and the s1 pro updated to the latest version, but the problem still exists. So far, I deleted the app and reinstalled it (iPhone XR),...Read More...
Hello ST, I did what you advised, and it worked. Thank you for your response and time you took to troubleshoot this problem. You rock!!!Read More...
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T8s digital noise..squawk like sound

Good day...I am having trouble with an intermittent squawk like sound coming thru my t8s.Everything will run great for half a set...then the noise will start.SM 58beta vocal ch1 Audix vx5 vocal ch2 SM 58 vocal thru tc helicon voicelive play ch3 AcousticGuitar thru voicelive playch4 Acoustic guitar 2 ch5 split dirrct Acoustic guitar 2 ch6..split thru pedal brd..loopers..tcHelicon voicelive3x Violin ch7 Have isolated all channels when noise occurs.Seems to only happen when all instruments are...Read More...
Hi codydog19, I'm sorry you've got this strange squawking sound. You've done some great trouble shooting. The only thing that comes to mind is to check your firmware. T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructructions and to do a factory reset T4S/T8S Factory Reset Note: You'll have to recreate your Scenes. If that doesn't solve the problem, it's time to call Bose Support. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions STRead More...
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Firmware 7.0.11

There's a new firmware release 7.0.11 for the S1 Pro system It addresses this issue: EDIT S1 Pro Shutdown when you disconnect AC Power Clarification: Previously, some S1 Pro Systems would shut down if the AC power was interrupted. On those units firmware 7.0.11 changes the way an interruption to the AC power affects the S1 Pro: When an interruption in AC power is detected, the S1 Pro will go silent for four to seven seconds. The audio will resume without intervention from you. During the...Read More...
Hi Tim-MK, I run on battery power when There's no AC power available There is AC power available but I didn't feel like running the power cord to the outlet This happens all the time. I just appreciate not having to connect one more wire If I wanted to top up the battery while I was at a gig, then I would plug in the unit while I was playing. That hasn't happened yet. The few times I've had a power outage at a gig, the show got interrupted anyway. Any issues with my personal piece of 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, Okay - so the source of the issue is the Fishman Platinum Pro EQ or some interaction with the Fishman and the T8S. You can try lowering the input trim level on the T8S channel. You'll probably have to turn up the channel volume to compensate. I've encountered this before; when other PA systems don't reproduce the noise being created in the signal chain. Can you hear the noise through headphones connected to the T8S? Looking at the Fishman Platinum Pro EQ web page leads me to ask.Read More...
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T8s And DJ Controller Hookup

Hello BoseWorld, just received my T8s and would like some info on how to get the best of the mixer in my application. I am a mobile dj using primarily Pioneer DDJSZ as my main rig. Over the years I have performed at events where several mics were required and in some cases performers have asked to hook up their equipment [Guitar, Sax] to my mixer. So, the need for the T8. I’ve received conflicting information from BOSE pro support so here I am. *** I would like to hook up the DDJ to the T8...Read More...
Hi Jablon, I don't have recommendations about where you should apply the signal processing (or levels) - on the DDJ or the T8S. Apply the processing where it sounds the best and is most convenient for you. Try channels 7 and 8 with the DJ Presets to see if you like them. As for Trim levels (applies to channels 7 and 8): Set the DDJ to the highest output you can without clipping On the T8S, set the input trim levels so you see solid green on the lights. Occasional flickers of red are okay,...Read More...
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