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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...
But how does it sound?
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Trade in Bose L1 Compact for Bose S1 Pro?

Can I trade in my Bose L1 Compact for the new Bose S1 Pro?Read More...
Hi Lawrence, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Bose doesn't take trade-ins but some authorized Bose dealers may. You can try musical equipment dealers who take trade-ins as part of the way they do business. Does that help? STRead More...
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iPhone to Dual L1 Model II’s

What is the best way to generate a left/right stereo image using my iPhone as the source. I have 2 L1 Model II’s that are connected digitally to a T4 ToneMatch mixer.Read More...
Hi, mdhastings, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for joining the conversation. Check out Who is here? STRead More...
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Using just 1 BOSE L1 MODEL 11 AND B12 BASS enough to play dance music and to sing to backing tracks? what room capacity?

Hello, I have bought ONE of the Bose L1 MODEL 11 system AND B12 BASS. I am a professional singer and perform as an acoustic duo, also perform on my own to backing tracks and also play disco music inbetween sets. With the equipment that i have bought would that alone do the job without having to buy another set? I want to use this equipment for parties and weddings, for indoors what room capacity would you say using the equipment would be ok without sound getting lost? Any help of advice...Read More...
I DJ weddings. I often use 1 L1M2 B2 for 200ish and under. More than that I'll usually add another. It does depend on the shape of the room. I did a room with 250 with me centered, up on a stage, not a big room. 1 was fine.Read More...
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B2 bass module what setting to have it on playing backing tracks

I am a singer that uses backing tracks, i have the bose L1 MODEL 2 system with b2 bass module, on the sub which setting is it best to have it on? as i see there is a - neutral and +. any help or advise? I would enough bass for the bottom end on my tracks, but not too easy that i cant control the base from my Allen and heath mixing desk. Do most dis have it on + setting ? Also can anyone recommend any decent quality websites that sell backing tracks? Many thanks.Read More...
My favourite source of backing tracks is Karaoke version. Don't be put off by there title, you can delete as many or as few instruments as you like. The quality is generally great. You can purchase with or without lyrics. In the UK they are approx £1.99 each iirc AndyRead More...
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Bose T4S and Pioneer XDJ-RX2 DJ mixer Connection Question

Folks, need help. upgraded from using laptop to an actual dj mixer What is the best connection from my Pioneer XDJ-RX2 DJ Mixer using the 2 XLRs out L and R to T4S? Shall I use (2) XLR/xlr cable connect it to channel 1 and 2? or use (2) XLR to 1/4 trs and connect them to channel 5/6? And what is the recommended settings on the t4s if selecting either option? btw, I am using (2) L1 model 2 with B2 sub. ThanksRead More...
Hi Rocket8, Please come back and tell us what you hear. Thanks, STRead More...
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F1 addition to my L1 + T1 set up

I'm a solo acoustic vocalist and acoustic guitar player playing small to medium-sized rooms. I have been running the L1 successfully for the last 6 months and found that on a few shows where the crowd wanted to dance I needed a little more air to move and the mids and low end to kick a little harder. So I just picked up an F1 812 speaker without the sub to my set up. My question is what is the best way to run the F1 and the L1 from the T1 so I can utilize its extra power in the best way ...Read More...
I’m curious about this thread. I’ve got the L1S and I’m thinking about reinforcing it with the F1 812. To the OP, how did you set your two systems up in relation to each other? Was it a remarkable difference and was feedback an issue? Thanks.Read More...
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T1/L1Compact connections, update

Hello, a longtime professional horn player, bought new the T1/L1 Compact, haven't used it past 18 months since I was having trouble optimizing sound quality. 1) Is there an optimal Line IN for acoustic bass 2) Is there an optimal Line In for accordion, keyboard 3) Is there an optimal line in for wireless mic'ed tpt 4) Since I bought this from Sweetwater 2 years ago, any updates? 5) What steps would you recommend to optimize sound quality via the T1 for small jazz ensemble instruments? I know...Read More...
Hi, gr, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Please see the replies to your questions below. Here is an article about Connecting the T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine to the L1 Compact That covers the physical connections and settings for the two components. Use any of the channels (1 through 3). Try this ToneMatch Preset. Category: Basses Preset: Upright w/Fishman OR Category: Basses Preset: Bass zEQ Use any of the channels (1 through 4/5). Try this ToneMatch Preset.Read More...
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Adjusting L1 Compact Loudness Remotely

I operate my L1 Compact via a mixing board from a FOH position about 25' away. I use 4 mics and two accompaniment track sources. After I get all my gains, faders, etc. perfectly set on my mixer, sometimes I want to raise or lower the house volume on my L1 without changing any of the controls on my mixer. Instead of having to get up from my position, walk to the L1, and physically adjust the gain knob on L1 channel 2, is there any way I can raise or lower the volume on the L1 remotely from my...Read More...
Great information. Thank you.
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Factory reset affect on User scenes?

I just received my T4S and have been studying the manual. I see there is a factory reset choice in the Bose scenes. My question is simple. If I have several user scenes and then do a factory reset, will I lose the settings for those user scenes? ThanksRead More...
I did. Thanks again
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L1 Classic Model I - no bass from B1 bass modules

Hi Ive just purchased an l1 classic model 1 system and connected the 2 b1 subs only to find that theres no bass coming thru. I removed the speaker towers from the base unit and just connected the subs to find that if i increased the volume to a very high setting there was some but little signal coming thru. Could this be a problem with a dry joint in side the unit? or a failure from the amp? Help pleaseRead More...
Hi, Nick123. Thanks for coming back to tell us you got everything working. Enjoy the music. STRead More...
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Cleaning T8S

After a year of gigging, my T8S needs a good cleaning. What should I use to clean the outer surface? Would water and dishwashing liquid do the trick?Read More...
Well rung out damp cloth is going to be fine but, as you say, if you choose to use a spray on cleaner never spray it onto the unit, always onto a cloth then wipe. The waxes and silicones in furniture polish will work no end of mischief on the pots and switches iff allowed to get in there.Read More...
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S1 Pro Junior - would you use one?

Well I hoped to get some response to the idea above. Dose anyone think they would use a 1/2 size S1 Pro. Over the years I've seen many mic stand monitors in use. JBL, Mackie and others have speakers smaller than the S1. Opinions? O..Read More...
ST said; For me, the threshold for a junior version of an S1 Pro is 96 dB SPL Sound good down to around 60 Hz Half the size and weight of the S1 Pro Four-hour run time at full volume Same inputs and controls as the S1 Pro Considerably less money than the current S1 Pro Let me touch on the threshold specs above: I would want the SPL up to at least 100 dB. Though I might not need it, other users would. I would agree SPL doesn't tell the whole story. A Jr would have to have balanced spectral...Read More...
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Bose wave radio w/cd player connect via Bluetooth to my L1 system?

I also up dated myself from the T1 to the T8S mixer to use with my L1 model 2 B2 bass for more mic inputs. It is six singers a CD player in that we use in church. But, my question is, in using the Bose wave radio w/cd player would there be a way for me to make the connection Bluetooth from the radio to my L1 system or do I have to make the connection hard wire?Read More...
Hi Aubrey R Smith Sr. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for the interesting question. Congratulations! Please make sure your T8S is up to date. Please see T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions And here is a link to information that goes beyond the T8S Owner's Guide. T8S ToneMatch Mixer The simplest thing is the hard-wired connection FROM the LINE OUT or VARIABLE OUT (depends on the model) on the Bose Wave Radio TO the T8S Aux Inputs (9/10) or any two channels (1-8) See: T8S...Read More...
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