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English Country Dance and Contra Dance - S1Pro, 2 L1m2, T4S

Ran sound for an English Country Dance, followed by same band, same venue (different caller) for a small Contra dance. I have mixed feeling about the S1Pro - I intended to use it as a monitor, if needed, but wound up using it as the main for the caller in each dance. It worked better than I expected and also not as well - more thoughts will follow.Read More...
This next YouTube clip is from the second event - a small contra dance. One of the attendees had a speaker stand in his car, which we used to bring the S1Pro along side the band, instead of behind them. This clip does not have the caller (Hannah) calling, but is a good example of a small contra dance, and why I love the L1 speakers for this type of music.Read More...
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Last Reply By Jim Mead · First Unread Post

Running a Model 2 with a standard analogue mixer

Hi gang I am doing a country show tomorrow which is a shared gig with two other players all doing a bit each and finally ending the night with all three of us playing out the show. We all individually have our own PA but being a Bose owner mine is probably the best of the three so I am thinking of setting up my Model 2 and B2 for us all to use, it's a select audience of around 120 so I am thinking the Model 2 on it's own would be more than adequate. Obviously my T1 doesn't have enough...Read More...
Hi Geoff, Great. Yes, if you connect the A & H mixer to the T1®. Don't connect the A & H mixer to the L1® Compact Channel 1. That input has a ToneMatch Preset (Vocal Microphone) built-in. That's not appropriate for a full range mix from the mixer. Yes, the T8S could simplify things in the future. You didn't mention how you are going to connect the two L1® Compacts. Are you planning to daisy-chain them? Notes -> Compact Daisy Chain For your gig (120 people, three performers) I...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

S1 Pro Backpack - pictures!

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Hi Folks, I got my hands on an S1 Pro Backpack and took some pictures for you. Mug shot - The backpack is about 5 inches taller than the S1 Pro. Top down view. It's nice and compact, not much bigger than the S1 Pro. Top section open - inside flap (right side) closed. Top section open - inside flap open. Top open. You can see the cables now. I forgot to pack the T4S power supply. But I checked later, and it does fit. Total in the Back Pack, S1 Pro AC Power Cord T4S ToneMatch power supply...Read More...
Thanks for the ideas/suggestions ... @Archtop Eddy and @Ric ... I really don't want to scratch the case so these are good ideas. Thank you.Read More...
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Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

portable dc power supply

Is there a portable dc power supply (18 volts DC) for the Tonematch Engine?Read More...
I'm not sure what you mean by "portable" but I do have a power cord for the T1 so I can use the T1 as a mixer for recording into my iMac. Here is a link to the model I purchased: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/T1Power--bose-t1-power-adapter Hope this helps, DaveORead More...
Last Reply By DaveO · First Unread Post

USB Playback issue

I've had an L1 Model II and Tonematch for years. I just picked up the T8S and have been trying it out. I'm trying to use the USB playback feature and I can't get it to work. USB Playback in Prefs shows 'Read Error'. The USB works fine elsewhere, and I've tried a few different ones. I have updated the firmware with no change. Are there some specifics I'm missing? Files on the USB stick are mp3 and wav.Read More...
Hi dawice, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I hope you're enjoying your T8S. I'm sorry you're getting the 'Read Error'. I should have a list of recommended USB key manufacturers for you soon. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Recent experience with S1 pro

My wife surprised me with a new S1 Pro for our anniversary after seeing how well our L1 M2 performs. My application for this was intended as a practice amp and portable PA for my Roland RD 700, portable PA for my singer-songwriter son, and Bluetooth background music. After trying this unit, I am disappointed in its performance. The piano sounds (which are great on my JBL monitors and L1) sounded compressed and lifeless. In addition, keyboard splits were distorted with rattling bass. The unit...Read More...
Yes, I'm beginning to wonder about that myself. I was especially surprised by the bass distortion when I used a split board with acoustic bass and rock piano. I heard buzzing and rattling which quieted when I turned down the bass voice level. However, the acoustic Roland 'Supernatural" piano voices did sound thin and compressed which is not what I am used to on my L1 M2. On a better note, Bose customer service was exemplary in getting the unit shipped back!Read More...
Last Reply By Jwandass3 · First Unread Post

Bose T4S & T8S ToneMatch® Mixers

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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...
Got a couple of gigs in with my Trio and our new T8S Mixer. Guitar, two vocals and a small drum kit. Totally blown away with the tone coming out of our two L1's with 2 B2's. We've been using a T1 mixer and subbing in a small mixer to one of the T1 channels for over 5 years with great success so this was an easy swap for us. If we have a way bigger or outside gig we add an 812 top cab and an F1 Sub. If the gig gets any bigger than they can handle we rent sound or are on a festival stage that...Read More...
Last Reply By benderman57 · First Unread Post
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T4S - channel pot volume control over music input

The only sensible way I can conceive of having fast control over music input is to use channel 4 with a stereo to mono cable i.e both left and right hot go to pin 1 combined feed. Plug this into channel 4 and I have “pot” controller over volume of music I don’t need to dig four levels deep in the master menu to find. If using two L1 systems and I want stereo I’ll use 3 & 4 for music input and pan them. I realise I lose two mic channels and this is not a resolution for everyone, to...Read More...
Hi ScubaBadger, If your source is an IOS or Android device, you can go set the output to mono. Then you don't need to short the left and right outputs together. You can use a 1/8" Tip-Ring-Sleeve to 1/4" Tip-Sleeve splitter. Use only one of the 1/4" jacks into Channel 4. STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests

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Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
Well, not quite how I see it. You can already route the aux ins to channel 3 and 4. Seems plausible through software to add an option to route both aux inputs to 3 "or" 4, giving you one knob to control both aux inputsRead More...
Last Reply By Louis Watson · First Unread Post

L1 Model II with new T8S

I've been one of those who wants more channels and it will be here soon in the T8S. I've read most of the post's for the 8 and was wondering is the fact there are more channels on the 8 the only new "stuff"? For example, how about more presets, i.e., I am an Korg PA4X Arranger player. One of the presets on the T1 was DJ, also no presets for the Heil microphones. Just wondering if any thought was given to more presets during the creation of the T8S? Edit title: Previously "L1 Model 11 with...Read More...
Hi Chuck, Great to know you're happy with the sound. Thanks for the invitation. That would be fun. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
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T4S cover

Love the T4S mixer and Bose sound, but this latest iteration of T mixer has warts introduced that make life more complicated rather than improving situations. The T1 had a cover that protected the operating controls while in transit and while on stage if desired to protect from fiddlers and tweakers. The T4S cover is ok for transit but can no longer be used on stage to protect settings as it now goes down the back and covers ports - which can’t be done with cables plugged in. A minus point...Read More...
Hi ScubaBadger, I appreciate all the input. We may be musicians, illusionists, entertainers, roadies, promoters, empresarios, and oh, so much more. It's interesting to discuss these ideas with you. You've given me an idea. Do you have dollar stores near you? I'm tempted to the local place and pick up yet another neoprene tablet sleeve . I'd get a large one, cut a hole in the side to make a cover that I could slip over the T4S. For my audiences, this would be sufficient to deter curious...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

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portable dc power supply

Is there a portable dc power supply (18 volts DC) for the Tonematch Engine?Read More...
I'm not sure what you mean by "portable" but I do have a power cord for the T1 so I can use the T1 as a mixer for recording into my iMac. Here is a link to the model I purchased: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/T1Power--bose-t1-power-adapter Hope this helps, DaveORead More...
Last Reply By DaveO · First Unread Post

S1 Pro Backpack - pictures!

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Hi Folks, I got my hands on an S1 Pro Backpack and took some pictures for you. Mug shot - The backpack is about 5 inches taller than the S1 Pro. Top down view. It's nice and compact, not much bigger than the S1 Pro. Top section open - inside flap (right side) closed. Top section open - inside flap open. Top open. You can see the cables now. I forgot to pack the T4S power supply. But I checked later, and it does fit. Total in the Back Pack, S1 Pro AC Power Cord T4S ToneMatch power supply...Read More...
Thanks for the ideas/suggestions ... @Archtop Eddy and @Ric ... I really don't want to scratch the case so these are good ideas. Thank you.Read More...
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Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

Running a Model 2 with a standard analogue mixer

Hi gang I am doing a country show tomorrow which is a shared gig with two other players all doing a bit each and finally ending the night with all three of us playing out the show. We all individually have our own PA but being a Bose owner mine is probably the best of the three so I am thinking of setting up my Model 2 and B2 for us all to use, it's a select audience of around 120 so I am thinking the Model 2 on it's own would be more than adequate. Obviously my T1 doesn't have enough...Read More...
Hi Geoff, Great. Yes, if you connect the A & H mixer to the T1®. Don't connect the A & H mixer to the L1® Compact Channel 1. That input has a ToneMatch Preset (Vocal Microphone) built-in. That's not appropriate for a full range mix from the mixer. Yes, the T8S could simplify things in the future. You didn't mention how you are going to connect the two L1® Compacts. Are you planning to daisy-chain them? Notes -> Compact Daisy Chain For your gig (120 people, three performers) I...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1 Model 2 cable to tone match

I have an L1 model 2 that I use for professional continuing education presentations. I have a presentation approaching during which I will need a long run of cable from the L1 to the Tone Match (50' or more). The supplied cable is about 14' long. What exactly do I need to buy in order to separate the Tone Match from the the L1 this distance away? Thanks for any help you can offer.Read More...
Hello, John. Up to fifty feet you can use a CAT-5 or CAT-6 network cable. For distances beyond that, consider getting at ToneMatch power supply to power the T1 and then a balanced cable (1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve) cable. You may have trouble sourcing a long 1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable so you can use an XLR cable (or two if necessary) with XLR to Tip-Ring-Sleeve adapters on the ends. You can find more details in this article. T1 Cables Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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English Country Dance and Contra Dance - S1Pro, 2 L1m2, T4S

Ran sound for an English Country Dance, followed by same band, same venue (different caller) for a small Contra dance. I have mixed feeling about the S1Pro - I intended to use it as a monitor, if needed, but wound up using it as the main for the caller in each dance. It worked better than I expected and also not as well - more thoughts will follow.Read More...
This next YouTube clip is from the second event - a small contra dance. One of the attendees had a speaker stand in his car, which we used to bring the S1Pro along side the band, instead of behind them. This clip does not have the caller (Hannah) calling, but is a good example of a small contra dance, and why I love the L1 speakers for this type of music.Read More...
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Last Reply By Jim Mead · First Unread Post

T4S - channel pot volume control over music input

The only sensible way I can conceive of having fast control over music input is to use channel 4 with a stereo to mono cable i.e both left and right hot go to pin 1 combined feed. Plug this into channel 4 and I have “pot” controller over volume of music I don’t need to dig four levels deep in the master menu to find. If using two L1 systems and I want stereo I’ll use 3 & 4 for music input and pan them. I realise I lose two mic channels and this is not a resolution for everyone, to...Read More...
Hi ScubaBadger, If your source is an IOS or Android device, you can go set the output to mono. Then you don't need to short the left and right outputs together. You can use a 1/8" Tip-Ring-Sleeve to 1/4" Tip-Sleeve splitter. Use only one of the 1/4" jacks into Channel 4. STRead More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Recent experience with S1 pro

My wife surprised me with a new S1 Pro for our anniversary after seeing how well our L1 M2 performs. My application for this was intended as a practice amp and portable PA for my Roland RD 700, portable PA for my singer-songwriter son, and Bluetooth background music. After trying this unit, I am disappointed in its performance. The piano sounds (which are great on my JBL monitors and L1) sounded compressed and lifeless. In addition, keyboard splits were distorted with rattling bass. The unit...Read More...
Yes, I'm beginning to wonder about that myself. I was especially surprised by the bass distortion when I used a split board with acoustic bass and rock piano. I heard buzzing and rattling which quieted when I turned down the bass voice level. However, the acoustic Roland 'Supernatural" piano voices did sound thin and compressed which is not what I am used to on my L1 M2. On a better note, Bose customer service was exemplary in getting the unit shipped back!Read More...
Last Reply By Jwandass3 · First Unread Post

USB Playback issue

I've had an L1 Model II and Tonematch for years. I just picked up the T8S and have been trying it out. I'm trying to use the USB playback feature and I can't get it to work. USB Playback in Prefs shows 'Read Error'. The USB works fine elsewhere, and I've tried a few different ones. I have updated the firmware with no change. Are there some specifics I'm missing? Files on the USB stick are mp3 and wav.Read More...
Hi dawice, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I hope you're enjoying your T8S. I'm sorry you're getting the 'Read Error'. I should have a list of recommended USB key manufacturers for you soon. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Using two T1s into one L1 Compact

Yes, I need more channels, 3 x mics and two acoustic guitars. As I already have a T1 and L1 compact, I have just ordered a second T1. I'm wondering what the best way to hook these up would be. 1. I could daisy chain the two T1s giving me six inputs into the L1 Compact's line in. (safe option) 2. I could put one T1 into the L1's 1/4" jack and the other into the phonos? 3. I could put one into the L1's 1/4" jack and one onto the mic input with an XLR cable keeping the volume down? Any advice ...Read More...
So this may not be the advice that you want (and probably not what you deserve either!) but ST seems to have covered that pretty well. My advice would be: don’t. I used a compact with a tone match and my needs quickly out grew it. It was great, but when hitting low notes with any considerable volume (room bigger than a small one room coffee shop), I would experience some sort of limiting which would bring down the level of the Master Volume. If your needs are 7 different inputs, I believe...Read More...
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Last Reply By Andy · First Unread Post
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