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S1's Save the Day

Mr. Hoon
We had planned to use a QSC mixer into two, pole-mounted S1's for a small engagement party this past weekend. Unbeknownst to the host, the power at the venue is turned off on weekends! So...we - luckily - had a 3rd S1 with us in case we needed a monitor (we had never been to this venue before). Instead, we tilted the three in front of us, plugged in a guitar/vocal to each, had the percussionist listen and adjust each for a sound check, and off we went! The percussion and sax cut through fine...Read More...
That's a great photo of your band @Mr. Hoon ! You are true entertainers who once again proved, the show goes on! Congratulations on your success, in the face of disaster.Read More...
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S1 Pro system: Feature Requests and Suggestions

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the S1 Pro system. 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...
You can add two more by cable, @Jota Stroeter , using the line out jacks of each Bose S1 Pro to feed the next Bose S1 Pro.Read More...
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F1 sub with L1 model two system

Hi guys as fantastic as the L1 model 2 sounds - when I’m performing in an outdoor setting with tracks almost 100% of the time I find the system reaches its limit and I have no volume left on tap( without clipping) dont like to mention other brands but for these types of settings I’m thinking of bringing my QSC K10s back into play so what I’m wanting to know is ( because I’m after a great sounding but portable sub) .... 1. Do you think the F1 would work well with the QSCs? 2. Can the F1 be...Read More...
Thanks very much ST appreciate your time replying to and answering all my queries I`ll try and go a bit above 11 when next using the L1 M2 my next investment will be an F1 sub – which I plan to get soon a small thing – when using the sub with speakers outside of the array of the Bose F1 line is it ok to have the Sub lying on its side on the ground (similar to how a B1 or B2 would be with the L1 model 2 ) or NOT recommended ? Thanks again JeromeRead More...
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T1: Setting up with Acoustic Guitar with two outputs, and a looper

Greetings: I just purchased a Bose T1. I am a solo acoustic guitar performer. I have 2 signals coming out of my Taylor 810 acoustic. 1 from LR Baggs Lyric goes to channel 1 and 1 from the original Taylor ES system goes to channel 2. I then take the master output and go through my looper pedal, then a reverb pedal. The output of the reverb pedal goes to the house PA. I see other artist (who also has a Bose T1) say they take a line out of the T1 and go straight to the house...then they take...Read More...
Hi StoneBose, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Let me start with this. I can't think of why this would be useful unless you want a dry signal for talking between songs. You didn't mention a microphone. Congratulations on getting your T1. You can create an Aux mix (and make it dry, without effects) and send that to the house system. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Aux Output --∈∞ΘΞ Please click the picture for more details ΞΘ∞∋-- Use the T1 Master Output and send that...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

DJ: What can the T4S do for me?

As a DJ using 2 F1 stacks, and a Denon X1800 mixer with the Pioneer RMX-1000. My question is simple... what can the TS4 do for my rig and my F1 stacks that i already don't have? edit title: Previously "What can the TS4 do for me?" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
I'm not familiar with the mixers you have, but I have the t1, the first version of the mixer. It's an amazing sound card, great EQ, tone match settings for mics, and for Dj play back. Small foot print, lighted buttons. The t4 has more inputs and outputs.Read More...
Last Reply By Scott Hanna · First Unread Post

Two L1 Compacts - Hum

I too have a T1 and two L1 compacts with the same "hum" issue. For the life of me I cannot figure it out. I seen one suggestion on her to hook all the power connections up on the same power strip, but that didn't help. I even have a 1500 watt APC power conditioner in the loop which doesn't help either. I also have a desktop computer in the loop that runs through my tv via an HDMI cable. I also have a 12" Klipsch sub that runs off L1#2 via RCA. I use all balanced cables on everything. The...Read More...
Hi I have an Li Compact & a friend also bought one. When we linked them (T4 into L1 Compact. Then L1 Compact output into L1 Compact input). We also had a hum. It was so bad that the system was unusable. I read up on “Hum” problems & found the following suggestions: 1) Use at least a 15 foot TRS lead between the L1 Compacts & keep them 15 foot apart. 2) Plug everything into the same power chord. We used an extension lead with multiple outlets. 3) Keep everything away from the...Read More...
Last Reply By Jack McKeown · First Unread Post

Missing Knobs

Does Bose offer replacement knobs for the T-1? My T-1 has all the knobs, but there is a venue here in town that provides an L-1 M2 w/T1 and B1 or B2. Very kind of them to do that for the musicians. Unfortunately, their equipment takes a beating with so many different users. Two or their T-1's have a variety of knobs missing. I would like to be the do-gooder that walks in there and pops a few new knobs on there for the benefit of all the local players. it would make our music community...Read More...
Hi FSBOI, What a kind considerate thought. Please call Bose Support to see what's available for the T1. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Setting Up....

Greetings: I just purchased a Bose T1 Mixer. Need some suggestions on setting this up. I am a Acoustic guitar performer. I have 2 signals coming out of my acoustic. I have one in channel 1 and the other in channel 2. I then take the Master output and connect it to my Looper pedal, then my Stymon Big Sky Reverb pedal. The output of the Reverb pedal goes to the house P.A. Other performers that I see (who also have a Bose T1) said they send 2 signals to the house P.A. 1 line direct from the...Read More...
Duplicate post. Please see: T1: Setting up with Acoustic Guitar with two outputs, and a looper Thank you.Read More...
Last Reply By Bose Pro Community Admin · 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 Chuckm, That's a low ceiling. The good news is - you can operate the L1 Model II using only the lower half of the Cylindrical Radiator®. Please see this article for details: Half Stack STRead More...
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L1 Model II w-B1

I am 1/2 of an acoustic duo. We use the Bose system for two vocal lines and 2 instruments line. Our Martin Acoustic guitars w/ built in preamp work great with the system. Plenty of volume and overall great sound. We also use a Uke thru a Radial pz-pre acoustic preamp to give the Uke a boost into the ToneMatch. This too delivers the amplified results we want. The problem is with my National Resolectric Guitar. This National guitar has a P90 pickup and active electronics. (2 - 9v batteries).Read More...
Hi Jim. From your first post, you're happy with the Bose system for the guitars and vocals and the uke. Yes, it's time to do some diagnostic troubleshooting to isolate the problem with the National Resolectric Guitar (or the signal chain before you get to the Bose system). The characteristic tone you're looking for may only be possible with an electric guitar amp (or guitar amp modeler). Most Boss guitar pedals are designed to be connected to a guitar amp (not a mixer or PA). Unless one of...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

wireless from T1 aux in one room to the S1 in another

gary10113
anyone tried this? Any wisdom? Products?Read More...
Hi gary10113, I had the same question on another thread (ST listed it above). I just bought the Xvive U3 unit shown below. I will be testing it out in the next few weeks. I did a quick mixer main out to Bose S1 Pro Channel 1 input, I got about 100 feet range (outdoors + line of sight) sound was really great. The set costs $199.00 and comes with a transmitter and receiver shown below, it's supposed to run about 5 hours on a charge. I called the help desk and they did say one transmitter can...Read More...
Last Reply By Harry · First Unread Post

Channel 1 Amber Led, No Solution Yet

Just got a second S1 Pro, plugged into ac wall outlet to charge for a day. With unit still plugged in, I tested speaker thru the Bluetooth connection. Speaker sounded like my first S1, so I figured I don’t need to check channels 1,2. I switched the power switch to off, unplugged iec side of power cord. Switched back on, ran on battery power just fine while streaming Bluetooth. I plugged iec side back in unit, music streamed without a Hiccup.Read More...
Hi Keoki Palacio, Thanks for the added information. Let me see what I can find out on this end. Thanks, STRead More...
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L1 Feature Requests

ST
If you could have anything you want in an L1® ... Ask, even if you don't think it's possible. It wasn't that long ago that the L1® was impossible. Have fun with this. ST Feature RequestsRead More...
Compact having a mounting location for Tonematch mixer. Wouldn't mind a battery powered option for the Tonematch mixer when used with the Compact as well... or at least power supplied by Compact ala L1 Model IIRead More...
Last Reply By Tom Drummonds · First Unread Post

S1 Pro battery draining when not in use

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 thoughts?Read More...
I guess I need to call. Mine seems to drain down to completely dead in about 7 days.Read More...
Last Reply By Marty Cansler · First Unread Post
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Subwoofer for S1 Pro

CityFolk
Several folks have started using the Behringer 1200D subwoofer with the S1 to bolster its lower end. It got me to thinking that it would be nice for Bose to develop a similar type of optional subwoofer for the S1, but perhaps base (no pun intended) it on a B1 or 2. Further, it would be nice to have this new B1/2 interchangeable with a L1 as many of us use both depending on the venue size. I expect one of the challenges would be how to make this new subwoofer work off battery power to...Read More...
Interesting conversation, but the S1's appeal is it's size and it's ability to be used on batteries. I feel muddiness, stability, and power consumption are the problems the S1 would have to master to achieve more lower end. Good effects and low end bass needs power and fast transients. Batteries would die quickly under such demand. By-amping might deal with it but weight and size and cone size would have to be changed, and then there is the battery issue. I would use an 8 inch cone but for...Read More...
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S1's Save the Day

Mr. Hoon
We had planned to use a QSC mixer into two, pole-mounted S1's for a small engagement party this past weekend. Unbeknownst to the host, the power at the venue is turned off on weekends! So...we - luckily - had a 3rd S1 with us in case we needed a monitor (we had never been to this venue before). Instead, we tilted the three in front of us, plugged in a guitar/vocal to each, had the percussionist listen and adjust each for a sound check, and off we went! The percussion and sax cut through fine...Read More...
That's a great photo of your band @Mr. Hoon ! You are true entertainers who once again proved, the show goes on! Congratulations on your success, in the face of disaster.Read More...
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Last Reply By Ric · First Unread Post

Setting Up....

Greetings: I just purchased a Bose T1 Mixer. Need some suggestions on setting this up. I am a Acoustic guitar performer. I have 2 signals coming out of my acoustic. I have one in channel 1 and the other in channel 2. I then take the Master output and connect it to my Looper pedal, then my Stymon Big Sky Reverb pedal. The output of the Reverb pedal goes to the house P.A. Other performers that I see (who also have a Bose T1) said they send 2 signals to the house P.A. 1 line direct from the...Read More...
Duplicate post. Please see: T1: Setting up with Acoustic Guitar with two outputs, and a looper Thank you.Read More...
Last Reply By Bose Pro Community Admin · First Unread Post

T1: Setting up with Acoustic Guitar with two outputs, and a looper

Greetings: I just purchased a Bose T1. I am a solo acoustic guitar performer. I have 2 signals coming out of my Taylor 810 acoustic. 1 from LR Baggs Lyric goes to channel 1 and 1 from the original Taylor ES system goes to channel 2. I then take the master output and go through my looper pedal, then a reverb pedal. The output of the reverb pedal goes to the house PA. I see other artist (who also has a Bose T1) say they take a line out of the T1 and go straight to the house...then they take...Read More...
Hi StoneBose, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Let me start with this. I can't think of why this would be useful unless you want a dry signal for talking between songs. You didn't mention a microphone. Congratulations on getting your T1. You can create an Aux mix (and make it dry, without effects) and send that to the house system. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Aux Output --∈∞ΘΞ Please click the picture for more details ΞΘ∞∋-- Use the T1 Master Output and send that...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

DJ: What can the T4S do for me?

As a DJ using 2 F1 stacks, and a Denon X1800 mixer with the Pioneer RMX-1000. My question is simple... what can the TS4 do for my rig and my F1 stacks that i already don't have? edit title: Previously "What can the TS4 do for me?" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
I'm not familiar with the mixers you have, but I have the t1, the first version of the mixer. It's an amazing sound card, great EQ, tone match settings for mics, and for Dj play back. Small foot print, lighted buttons. The t4 has more inputs and outputs.Read More...
Last Reply By Scott Hanna · First Unread Post

Missing Knobs

Does Bose offer replacement knobs for the T-1? My T-1 has all the knobs, but there is a venue here in town that provides an L-1 M2 w/T1 and B1 or B2. Very kind of them to do that for the musicians. Unfortunately, their equipment takes a beating with so many different users. Two or their T-1's have a variety of knobs missing. I would like to be the do-gooder that walks in there and pops a few new knobs on there for the benefit of all the local players. it would make our music community...Read More...
Hi FSBOI, What a kind considerate thought. Please call Bose Support to see what's available for the T1. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Two L1 Compacts - Hum

I too have a T1 and two L1 compacts with the same "hum" issue. For the life of me I cannot figure it out. I seen one suggestion on her to hook all the power connections up on the same power strip, but that didn't help. I even have a 1500 watt APC power conditioner in the loop which doesn't help either. I also have a desktop computer in the loop that runs through my tv via an HDMI cable. I also have a 12" Klipsch sub that runs off L1#2 via RCA. I use all balanced cables on everything. The...Read More...
Hi I have an Li Compact & a friend also bought one. When we linked them (T4 into L1 Compact. Then L1 Compact output into L1 Compact input). We also had a hum. It was so bad that the system was unusable. I read up on “Hum” problems & found the following suggestions: 1) Use at least a 15 foot TRS lead between the L1 Compacts & keep them 15 foot apart. 2) Plug everything into the same power chord. We used an extension lead with multiple outlets. 3) Keep everything away from the...Read More...
Last Reply By Jack McKeown · First Unread Post

F1 sub with L1 model two system

Hi guys as fantastic as the L1 model 2 sounds - when I’m performing in an outdoor setting with tracks almost 100% of the time I find the system reaches its limit and I have no volume left on tap( without clipping) dont like to mention other brands but for these types of settings I’m thinking of bringing my QSC K10s back into play so what I’m wanting to know is ( because I’m after a great sounding but portable sub) .... 1. Do you think the F1 would work well with the QSCs? 2. Can the F1 be...Read More...
Thanks very much ST appreciate your time replying to and answering all my queries I`ll try and go a bit above 11 when next using the L1 M2 my next investment will be an F1 sub – which I plan to get soon a small thing – when using the sub with speakers outside of the array of the Bose F1 line is it ok to have the Sub lying on its side on the ground (similar to how a B1 or B2 would be with the L1 model 2 ) or NOT recommended ? Thanks again JeromeRead More...
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Last Reply By Jerome Hillier · First Unread Post

L1 Model II w-B1

I am 1/2 of an acoustic duo. We use the Bose system for two vocal lines and 2 instruments line. Our Martin Acoustic guitars w/ built in preamp work great with the system. Plenty of volume and overall great sound. We also use a Uke thru a Radial pz-pre acoustic preamp to give the Uke a boost into the ToneMatch. This too delivers the amplified results we want. The problem is with my National Resolectric Guitar. This National guitar has a P90 pickup and active electronics. (2 - 9v batteries).Read More...
Hi Jim. From your first post, you're happy with the Bose system for the guitars and vocals and the uke. Yes, it's time to do some diagnostic troubleshooting to isolate the problem with the National Resolectric Guitar (or the signal chain before you get to the Bose system). The characteristic tone you're looking for may only be possible with an electric guitar amp (or guitar amp modeler). Most Boss guitar pedals are designed to be connected to a guitar amp (not a mixer or PA). Unless one of...Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

wireless from T1 aux in one room to the S1 in another

gary10113
anyone tried this? Any wisdom? Products?Read More...
Hi gary10113, I had the same question on another thread (ST listed it above). I just bought the Xvive U3 unit shown below. I will be testing it out in the next few weeks. I did a quick mixer main out to Bose S1 Pro Channel 1 input, I got about 100 feet range (outdoors + line of sight) sound was really great. The set costs $199.00 and comes with a transmitter and receiver shown below, it's supposed to run about 5 hours on a charge. I called the help desk and they did say one transmitter can...Read More...
Last Reply By Harry · First Unread Post

Bluetooth transmitter

I have a Beat Buddy drum machine and want to run it through the blue tooth channel. Is there an app for the iphone X to connect through the lightning port via the Beat Buddy 1/4 inch output and use the phone’s bluetooth? Or, is there a dedicated Bluetooth transmitter dongle to hook to the drum machine output? I use the S1’s channel one for vocal mic and channel two for my guitar. I really like the S1 for small gigs. Oh, the sound! Thank you in advance.Read More...
I completely forgot about the aux in. Thanks. I will use that instead.Read More...
Last Reply By dvmweb · First Unread Post
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