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What cable to connect mixer to two Bose L1 Model 1's.

I'm planning to go from the Left Main XLR out to the 1/4 input 3 on one of the Bose L1 M1's. And the Right Main XLR to the other Bose L1M1 input 3. The distance of each cable will be about 25'. Would there be a problem using balanced cables? I ask because the 1/4 input 3 is unbalanced? The mixer is a Behringer XAir X18 if that matters.Read More...
Thanks so much for your quick responses. Helps a lot.Read More...
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Gear/Cables Needed for FB Live

Hi, just looking for some input on how best to set up my gear for a possible FB Live Session. I believe I have all the hardware I need but might be missing some cables. Ideally I would like to have audio sent directly from my T4s/ L1 system directly into an android or iPhone or directly into a Mac Computer via USB out or something. My Gear and Current Chain: 1: Taylor 214 and Shure SM 58 (XLR and 1/4 in) into TC Helicon Play Acoustic (for guitar and vocal effects, harmonies..) out to->...Read More...
Hi Fish, Yes. The T4S/T8S USB output is post-channel-fader (affected by channel volume, but not Master volume control) Yes - confirmed. For those reading along, the USB output is post-master-volume on the T1. That is, the USB output is affected by the T1 Master Volume control. Yes - this is one of the improvements compared to the T1. STRead More...
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Removing the plastic base of L1 Compact

Hello, I was wondering if it is possible to remove the plastic foot (base) of the L1 Compact? I have a tight corner with limited real estate and I figure I don't really need that extra base for stability and want to remove it to save some space. Thank you.Read More...
Hi, Duke. Please do not remove the plastic foot (base) of the L1 Compact. The plastic foot secures the grilles and the connector plate for the speaker array/extensions. The grilles could rattle and you will make the connection to the speaker array exposed and vulnerable to physical damage. Please note; removing the base will void the warranty. STRead More...
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Monitors out from L1 Classic

Hi, Playing a gig recently and the singer wanted a monitor to hear himself in the mix. I have 2 L1's and 2 Tonemathes - how could I go out of the system to a monitor? Thanks.Read More...
Hi Rob, Thanks for the interesting question. Since you have L1 Model 1 systems, I have assumed you have T1 ToneMatch audio engines (not T4S or T8S). The easiest way to get a monitor mix of a singer is to use the Aux output from the T1 to which the singer is connected. Please see these notes. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Aux Output --∈∞ΘΞ Please click the picture for more details ΞΘ∞∋-- Connect the Aux output to a powered monitor like a Bose S1 Pro . If you have two T4S ToneMatch mixers see T4S...Read More...
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What are you doing with your extra time these days

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Hi Everybody, Let's share some ideas about self-care and how we can be kind to ourselves and one another in these difficult times. This is off-topic for our community but we can do this productively if we focus on how we are filling the time left to us because of canceled gigs. For me, this has given me time to catch up on some writing, finish some songs, get reacquainted with my gear, and get in touch with distant connections. Next, I want to explore ways to collaborate with musicians...Read More...
On a lighter note -- if you must go out, dress appropriately.Read More...
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T8s Master Volume control issue

Hi there. I have the Bose T8s mixer running into an L1 speaker setup. We have experienced intermittent problems with the master volume knob on the T8s. Here's the issue: When the volume is set where we want it, the mixer will unexpectedly get much quieter, seemingly for now reason. Then, when we try to turn the master volume knob, we just get a lot of feedback. Sometimes just turning the know causes the system to feedback, even though it appears nothing is peaking. It has been very...Read More...
Thanks for getting back to me! We just use one L1. We have been running our Mackie into the L1 and everything works fine. It is only when using the T8s that we have this problem. I updated the firmware when we first had this issue, but it's been awhile so I will try another update and see if that helps. Let me know if you come up with anything. Thanks!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 (and the power switch is in the standby position ⏻ 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...Read More...
Thanks David for clarifying. I'm sure Bose will take care of you in due time. In the meantime, enjoy your S1Pros!Read More...
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Wireless Guitar Systems, what do you use?

Wireless guitar system is great. Which one do you use?Read More...
Chet I have the wood ones too and wondering if that has anything to do with having “good” ones? They’ve worked flawlessly for me thus far. On another tangent about wireless guitar systems like the U2, I found that on my Martin 0000-28 that has a Martin thin line pickup and preamp, the U2 would exhibit a high pitched hum that became more pronounced if I bent the unit towards the guitar, but diminished substantially when I extended it out from the body. I’m assuming that’s because the preamp...Read More...
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L1M2/T8S Bracket & Cable Included???

I just purchased an L1 Model 2 with B2 and T8S A bracket to mount the T8S to the loudspeaker was not included? Please tell me this bracket exists and should have been included. I would even accept, but not understand at this price point, if it's not included but available for purchase. A Cable (Cat5/6 with Metal Casing) to connect the T8S to the Power Stand was not included? If a Tone Match Cable from the T8S to the Power Stand isn't included can I buy one and use it instead of a TRS? Does...Read More...
Hi, Mumblin Blues. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Congratulations! You're correct. There is no bracket to mount the T8S to the L1 Cylindrical radiator (the tower). No bracket exists. It would not be feasible given the size and weight of the T8S. The T8S and T4S have a 1/4" mounting hole. Please see this article for ideas. T4S & T8S Mixers - 1/4 inch (6mm) Mounting Screw (Mounting Options) Using a ToneMatch cable from the T8S to the Power Stand is not supported (it...Read More...
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S1 Pro run on battery or AC?

Given the choice to run on batteries or AC power is it always better to not use the battery. Or is it sometimes better to run the battery down. What provides the longest battery life? Edit Subject: Previously "S1 Pro Battery" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Richard, Please see this new topic for your discussion. Wireless Guitar Systems, what do you use?Read More...
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R1 remote - faulty pots

Hi all, I'm having issues with the mid range and bass pots on my remote. I've tried pulling the knobs off and refitting them - no luck. I'm wondering if i need to have the remote looked at? any advice would be appreciated!Read More...
Hi, smuir. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry you're having a problem with the R1 Remote. You might try pulling the knobs off and using some contact cleaner . I don't think the R1 can still be serviced, but if you're very lucky Bose may have some in stock. Here's the contact information. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Please note: Bose and COVID-19 Thanks, STRead More...
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Just a little something to brighten your day

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I enjoyed that, thanks O.. Very true Tom. It also made the performances more intimate. The BBC concerts around this time were really good. I always tried to make sure that I could watch them because there were so many good musicians featured, and the sound quality was really good for the era. I emigrated to Germany in 1977 and the concerts and music programs shown on the BBC were something I really missed. Nowadays thanks to satellite television I can watch the programs from my home country.Read More...
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Using T1 to PC Setup for Live Streaming Via Zoom

I'm having trouble using my T1 to PC (Windows 10) as a mixer for live streaming (using ZOOM). My input items include; Mic (ch 1) , guitar (ch 2) & iPad backing tracks (ch 3/4). My output to the PC is via the USB port. No matter what I have tried I get distortion or flanged sound quality. Sometimes one channel volume seems to drown out another, then returns to normal. The iPad backing tracks input seems to have the most problem with volume distortion. Can you recommend settings to resolve...Read More...
Hi Geordie, Thanks for the details. If you're adventurous, I would love an invite to your ZOOM meeting so I can observe; billisdue@gmail.com . FYI, I'm on Eastern Standards time US. Just a thought! Thx!!Read More...
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Doing online performances with S1 or L1

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I’m seeing several folks mention here about doing online performances. This is new to me and I would love to “hear” (no pun intended) what medium is being used, how did you set it up, what’s involved etc. I’m not looking for super professional setups, something more casual. I’d like to do some performances for some of the retire communities we have played for in the past as they are so quarantined now for their own safety. I hope this topic is not too far off from the purpose of this...Read More...
It was Facebook Live ... we only left it up for a day before "expiring" it. We thought we'd leave them wanting more (or keep them from having to endure it any longer! ) I'm also playing with vMix and StreamLabs OBS software to see if either of those can enhance the production value, but I don't want to get too many layers to manage during a performance. FishRead More...
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TS 8

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mam mikser TS8 przy zaprogramowaniu 3 aux wszystko ok przy zaprogramowaniu 4 aux - trzaski co ok.10 s pogczas grania .... podłączając obojętnie ktory 4 ty aux pojawia się trzask błąd programowy ??? czy uszkodzony mikser ???? mikser był 2 razy w naprawie na reklamacji w Belgii urządzenie oddano jako sprawne ..... oprogramowanie najnowsze . proszę o odpowiedźRead More...

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