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External Graphic Equalizers

I am in Mexico running a small Open Mike night . This year we have added a condenser mike to help people with projection problems. The room generates some feedback .Since I can not get a Tone T1 mixer easily I was wondering if I could put a Graphic equalizer on the mike input? Any suggestions? Do I need a mixing board too? Thanks JohnboyRead More...

Two issues with my L1 Model II

When powering up the unit, I get a mighty crackle/explosive sound from the amp (with all volumes down) , then a few minor crackles before it goes away and acts normal thereafter. What could cause this? Also, I am missing two knobs from my Tone Engine, the master knob and one of the channel output control knobs. Are these available?Read More...
Hi Leeinbim, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm sorry you are getting loud noises when you power on your L1® Model II. It should not be doing that. It sounds like it may need to be serviced. You should be able to get replacement knobs for your T1® through Bose Support. For both issues, please follow this link to locate the closest Bose Professional office . Thank you, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Dead Tonematch power supply?

After owning the L1 Series II for over a year, I tried the Tonematch separate power supply for the first time, and it doesn't seem to work (no power output). Is there a way to test it? The outlet is good and the Tonematch powers up just fine from the L1 power stand. All connections solid.Read More...
Hi jazzbikerguy, I'm sorry your T1 Power Supply is not working. I don't know of any easy way to test it. Please call Bose Support. They will help you. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Getting both channels to play through L1 system

Good Morning, I have recently purchased an L1 portable system for my classroom and for our concerts. Occasionally, we do listening exercises from the computer. There are times where only one channel is playing from the computer and the other channel sounds like it's coming out of a cave. How do I get both channels to play out of the one system and sound the same? Thank you for your time and help. Barry Snodgrass Director of Bands Sweet Grass County High SchoolRead More...
Hi Barry, The cave effect is usually caused from a stereo signal being connected to a balanced mono input. Basically what happens is that because the input is expecting a balanced mono signal, it knocks the two sides of the stereo signal out of phase. That results in a very hollow or reverberant sound. Now, when you say "channel", do you have two sources playing into the L1 system, or are you referring to the two channels of the stereo signal (Left and Right)? From your description, it...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Connect a digital piano to L1 Compact

Forum: Español
Hello I have a BOSE L1 Compact and would like to explain how to connect a digital piano to that systemRead More...
Hi Ruben, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. Most digital pianos have a mono output - often it is marked L/MONO. Use a 1/4"Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable (or 1/4" Tip-Sleeve cable if you don't have Tip-Ring-Sleeve) ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) A balanced connection is preferred and will provide better noise rejection over greater distances than the unbalanced connection. ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (unbalanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Purchasing First Bose system

Forum: Solo Acts
hi I am purchasing my first bose pa system and wanted some advice. i'm considering either the L1 IS with Tone match and B2 bass, or simply the F1 model 812. obviously one system is much more than the other and perhaps not a fair comparison but I am confused. I sing solo and with music tracks mostly in small restaurants (30-50 people), but also do some church functions, perhaps 50 plus people but they can be scattered in a much larger room or inside the church itself. sometimes I may be doing...Read More...
Bose direct is fine used them before excellent serviceRead More...
Last Reply By Roger Cortina · First Unread Post

Music playback not blowing me away on l1s

Hi everyone. I've owned the L1s with B1 and tonematch for a while now. Absolutely great all round except that it doesn't "blow me away" like the store demo did. It feels like the music is only 80% as good as it should be. I've asked in the store and set up the t1 as they said but still not getting the feeling that I should. Don't get me wrong, wherever I gig I always get great comments on the sound of the system from someone in the audience, but I always feel like there should be a bit more...Read More...
Hi Nick. Thank you for your help. After following your advice I think that the problem might be with the soundblaster. As I mentioned that I had persuaded my friend to get an L1 too, he also uses the soundblaster (as this was the original way I was told to link the laptop years ago). He has since linked his laptop to the T1 via the usb and had great results (after changing the channels on PREFS). I shall be trying it out myself and also purchasing an additional B1 for the extra oomph! Thanks...Read More...
Last Reply By Neil · First Unread Post

House Concert Setup

Hi - looking for advice on a potential purchase... we host concerts in our living room usually 4-5 times/year. It is usually 1-3 artists and mostly acoustic singer/songwriter. A typical setup might be two vocals, one with a guitar and the other with a keyboard. The room is ~20x30 with high celings (~20ft) and wood floor. We have had as many as 80+ crammed in for a Young Life event, but a more typical crowd would be in the 30-50 range. We have been ok going unplugged in the past - the sound...Read More...
Hi DLR (Dudley Living Room?), Thanks for the information regarding the Facebook page. I've had a look and listen. I love the idea of living room concerts and have done several with my acoustic trio. To date all with a Compact (I didn't get my Model II until early 2016 when someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse on a used but never outside of the living room unit with a T1). The Compact was always enough, but we always used a small bass amp for the bass guitar. Nowadays I'd take the Model...Read More...
Last Reply By Seagullman · First Unread Post

MMA Fight PA setup

I thought I would share what setup I used for this event. I called Bose Tech support and Chris gave me this idea... Eq wise I bumped it up from 6k on a bit and also at 70hz I gave it a boost. It sounded sounded awesome!! Announcements were clear from everywhere I and I didn't even notice any phase cancellation while the music was being played. The room is rated for 350-400. Please excuse my quick drawing... 😀Read More...
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Design question: why extensions and not telescope?

To Bose Designers and Engineers, when designing the L1 compact, why were the use of extensions chosen over a more convenient 'telescoping' design? I'm curious on this point. Telescoping would have several advantages such as a single item to carry [just the base], and a wider range of options when setting the height of the line array. Telescoping could be manual or automated, similar overall to the old car antennas.Read More...

Preamp or gain device inline before the mic (or line) input on L1 Compact

On one of the forums somewhere I thought I read to the fact that one wants the signal as "hot" as possible prior to the input of the L1 Compact. So picture a Shure SM58 - xlr - Cloudlifter (+25db) - 48volt phantom box - to the mic input on the l1 Compact. Or another way... Shure 58 - xlr - DBX286s - xlr - mic input on l1 compact. In both cases we're just increasing the gain 25 db with Cloudlifter and up to 60 db with the 286s. I guess this would be coming into the L1 Compact as a Line input...Read More...
Y ou can use a preamp to raise the signal level going into the L1® Compact and run the channel volume control lower but this will not increase the maximum outut. Once you exceed the maximum output you will hear clipping distortion. Yes! This answers half the question.... If you want to add character, you can use a mic preamp/processor between the microphone and the L1® Compact input. If that's your goal, then use L1® Compact Channel 2 (1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve - it's a balanced input). With the...Read More...
Last Reply By RobertZ · First Unread Post

Model 2 power stand shutting off

OK guys I have been having some issues with my new L1 Model 2 which for some odd reason is shutting down during a performance. It shuts down for several seconds every two or three songs, it's actually quite a hindrance. I have tried various suggestions which were explained to me and the same thing is happening. The back power LED is blue for a while and then turns red and shuts down and comes back on after several seconds. Somebody at Bose UK suggested that a faulty Ethercon cable or bass...Read More...
Hi ST I'm hoping you are able to get back to me quickly on this. My replacement Model 2 is being prepared for shipment on Monday and Thomann have asked if I would like to upgrade to the B2 for no extra money, a kind of goodwill gesture for the messing around I've had. I am aware the B2 is bigger and heavier and I think it has some sort of control system built in but in the scheme of things is it something that would really benefit me bearing in mind I'm a soloist using backing with live...Read More...
Last Reply By Geoff · First Unread Post

Channel 4/5 on my T1 too quiet for maxed out iPhone

I just got my T1 today and am using it for the first time. I use my iPhone for lyrics and backing tracks. I tried plugging it into Channel 4/5 and even with the phone volume and trim all the way up, it's too quiet. If I plug it into Channel 2 or 3 it works just fine, but 4 or 5 and I can barely hear it. This isn't a huge deal, as I can plug the phone directly into my L1 Compact, or into channel 2 or 3 when I'm only using one mic. But it would be nice to control everything in one spot. Do I...Read More...
Hello, willknapp: Thank you for joining the Community and thanks too for coming back to tell us about your experience with Bose Support. It's great to hear you've got everything working. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Last Reply By Bose Pro Community Admin · First Unread Post

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External Graphic Equalizers

I am in Mexico running a small Open Mike night . This year we have added a condenser mike to help people with projection problems. The room generates some feedback .Since I can not get a Tone T1 mixer easily I was wondering if I could put a Graphic equalizer on the mike input? Any suggestions? Do I need a mixing board too? Thanks JohnboyRead More...

Two issues with my L1 Model II

When powering up the unit, I get a mighty crackle/explosive sound from the amp (with all volumes down) , then a few minor crackles before it goes away and acts normal thereafter. What could cause this? Also, I am missing two knobs from my Tone Engine, the master knob and one of the channel output control knobs. Are these available?Read More...
Hi Leeinbim, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm sorry you are getting loud noises when you power on your L1® Model II. It should not be doing that. It sounds like it may need to be serviced. You should be able to get replacement knobs for your T1® through Bose Support. For both issues, please follow this link to locate the closest Bose Professional office . Thank you, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Dead Tonematch power supply?

After owning the L1 Series II for over a year, I tried the Tonematch separate power supply for the first time, and it doesn't seem to work (no power output). Is there a way to test it? The outlet is good and the Tonematch powers up just fine from the L1 power stand. All connections solid.Read More...
Hi jazzbikerguy, I'm sorry your T1 Power Supply is not working. I don't know of any easy way to test it. Please call Bose Support. They will help you. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Getting both channels to play through L1 system

Good Morning, I have recently purchased an L1 portable system for my classroom and for our concerts. Occasionally, we do listening exercises from the computer. There are times where only one channel is playing from the computer and the other channel sounds like it's coming out of a cave. How do I get both channels to play out of the one system and sound the same? Thank you for your time and help. Barry Snodgrass Director of Bands Sweet Grass County High SchoolRead More...
Hi Barry, The cave effect is usually caused from a stereo signal being connected to a balanced mono input. Basically what happens is that because the input is expecting a balanced mono signal, it knocks the two sides of the stereo signal out of phase. That results in a very hollow or reverberant sound. Now, when you say "channel", do you have two sources playing into the L1 system, or are you referring to the two channels of the stereo signal (Left and Right)? From your description, it...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Connect a digital piano to L1 Compact

Forum: Español
Hello I have a BOSE L1 Compact and would like to explain how to connect a digital piano to that systemRead More...
Hi Ruben, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. Most digital pianos have a mono output - often it is marked L/MONO. Use a 1/4"Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable (or 1/4" Tip-Sleeve cable if you don't have Tip-Ring-Sleeve) ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (balanced) A balanced connection is preferred and will provide better noise rejection over greater distances than the unbalanced connection. ¼ Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve (unbalanced) to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve...Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Purchasing First Bose system

Forum: Solo Acts
hi I am purchasing my first bose pa system and wanted some advice. i'm considering either the L1 IS with Tone match and B2 bass, or simply the F1 model 812. obviously one system is much more than the other and perhaps not a fair comparison but I am confused. I sing solo and with music tracks mostly in small restaurants (30-50 people), but also do some church functions, perhaps 50 plus people but they can be scattered in a much larger room or inside the church itself. sometimes I may be doing...Read More...
Bose direct is fine used them before excellent serviceRead More...
Last Reply By Roger Cortina · First Unread Post

Music playback not blowing me away on l1s

Hi everyone. I've owned the L1s with B1 and tonematch for a while now. Absolutely great all round except that it doesn't "blow me away" like the store demo did. It feels like the music is only 80% as good as it should be. I've asked in the store and set up the t1 as they said but still not getting the feeling that I should. Don't get me wrong, wherever I gig I always get great comments on the sound of the system from someone in the audience, but I always feel like there should be a bit more...Read More...
Hi Nick. Thank you for your help. After following your advice I think that the problem might be with the soundblaster. As I mentioned that I had persuaded my friend to get an L1 too, he also uses the soundblaster (as this was the original way I was told to link the laptop years ago). He has since linked his laptop to the T1 via the usb and had great results (after changing the channels on PREFS). I shall be trying it out myself and also purchasing an additional B1 for the extra oomph! Thanks...Read More...
Last Reply By Neil · First Unread Post

House Concert Setup

Hi - looking for advice on a potential purchase... we host concerts in our living room usually 4-5 times/year. It is usually 1-3 artists and mostly acoustic singer/songwriter. A typical setup might be two vocals, one with a guitar and the other with a keyboard. The room is ~20x30 with high celings (~20ft) and wood floor. We have had as many as 80+ crammed in for a Young Life event, but a more typical crowd would be in the 30-50 range. We have been ok going unplugged in the past - the sound...Read More...
Hi DLR (Dudley Living Room?), Thanks for the information regarding the Facebook page. I've had a look and listen. I love the idea of living room concerts and have done several with my acoustic trio. To date all with a Compact (I didn't get my Model II until early 2016 when someone made me an offer I couldn't refuse on a used but never outside of the living room unit with a T1). The Compact was always enough, but we always used a small bass amp for the bass guitar. Nowadays I'd take the Model...Read More...
Last Reply By Seagullman · First Unread Post

MMA Fight PA setup

I thought I would share what setup I used for this event. I called Bose Tech support and Chris gave me this idea... Eq wise I bumped it up from 6k on a bit and also at 70hz I gave it a boost. It sounded sounded awesome!! Announcements were clear from everywhere I and I didn't even notice any phase cancellation while the music was being played. The room is rated for 350-400. Please excuse my quick drawing... 😀Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos

Design question: why extensions and not telescope?

To Bose Designers and Engineers, when designing the L1 compact, why were the use of extensions chosen over a more convenient 'telescoping' design? I'm curious on this point. Telescoping would have several advantages such as a single item to carry [just the base], and a wider range of options when setting the height of the line array. Telescoping could be manual or automated, similar overall to the old car antennas.Read More...
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