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Battery

DjMarv
why does my s1pro battery go dead after a while of not being used I don’t use it for a couple weeks or so now I need to charge it is there something wrong with my battery I bought this around June I noticed my other Bose soundlink 3 doesn’t do this at all it only goes to sleep mode I just need to wake it up by plugging in the chargerRead More...
I have the exact same issue with mine. All is fine as long as I'm using it or keep it plugged in. If it sits something is drawing down the battery quickly.Read More...
Last Reply By Willy Martin · First Unread Post

Bass weakens ONLY at high volumes

First, I want to say I love my L1s and have been using them since 2010, and don't plan on getting rid of them until BOSE releases the next version, but I can't help but notice that the bass is not as strong at high volume levels. Luckily for me I get to play at a lot of the same venues (I DJ) for crowds up to 250 people and I get to do proper sound checks before gigs. This might not be published or discussed often, but it is quite evident that the bass is weaker when pushing the L1 at high...Read More...
ya, I suppose that means it's possible to limit the output limiter before seeing the input light clip?Read More...
Last Reply By jaswrx · First Unread Post

Monitoring with T8S

How do I connect monitors to the mixer T8S, and how do I adjust the volume for the monitors?Read More...
Hi Willy, Technically, there's no reason not to do this. For best results, use a 1/4" (6.3mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable to maintain a balanced connection from the S1 Pro Line Out to the L1 Model II Analog Input. I find that people tend to run more reverb into small speakers (e.g., S1 Pro) than is necessary with the full sized L1 systems. You may not want the same sound coming from both. But go ahead and check it out. Please let us know what you hear. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Bose S1 Pro - Gig Report in a clubhouse

Hi gang Just thought I'd post some details about my recent gig using just my S1. It was a smallish venue, one of those retirement villages with their own little clubhouse which will hold around 100 at capacity. I've played the venue before so I knew the layout, I arrived with one Compact and my S1, which I always have onboard. On arrival they explained that due to flu and weather only 45 were coming so I decided just to use the S1, the thought of a five minute break-down ready for the two...Read More...
Great to hear Geoff! I too am in awe of the S1 Pro. I have a couple of them myself.Read More...
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Last Reply By Simon Patrick · First Unread Post

What to Buy

Hi everyone, I am a mobile DJ that does mostly weddings and school dances. My typical wedding crowds are usually between 100-300 people, but I have done a few already that have had up to 500 people. I use two Bose L1 Compact systems for small receptions and ceremonies. When I need more bass for my smaller events, I use two Bose B2 bass modules that are crossed over using a dbx DriveRack PA2 . For my bigger events, I use two Peavey PV118 subwoofers, and two Alto TS112 speakers. I am looking...Read More...
The dance ended up being postponed (likely until January) due to an incoming snowstorm. As of right now, my next event isn't until New Years Eve, which is a wedding (around 500 people attending). I really hope I end up liking these F1 speakers. They're a little on the heavy side though Maybe I'm just spoiled by my L1 Compacts.Read More...
Last Reply By Ryan Martindale · First Unread Post
If I don’t happen to need to use my S1 for, say, a month does Bose recommend I remove the battery for such a long storage period? Or does it matter? I worry about any excessive battery drain. Alternatively, should I just keep the battery installed and just periodically charge it? Thoughts?Read More...
I use them nearly every day - I practice for at least a couple of hours nearly every day. So, I'll try the center (off) position unless I'm returning from a gig where I've used 'em and will put 'em in quick charge for a day then back to "off". Thanks, ST.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Pair of F1 812's with subs from T1 Tonematch

Greetings , I am seeking advice on connectivity of the F1's from my Tonematch. I am running a single T1 to my L1 Model II with B1 behind my band as a monitor. I am looking for the best way to get my T1 signal to both F1's. I have tried it from my master out to the first 812 , 812 to my first sub , first sub to my second 812 and then to my second sub. Is there any better way to make all of this work together ? Since my F1's are the FOH i need the reverb to come through so I guess using the...Read More...
Thanks ST , just wanted some reassurance that I had it right.Read More...
Last Reply By BradC · First Unread Post
Spun off from Loud enough for a Rock Band . The portion in Bold is what spawned this discussion. quote: Originally posted by Scooder: Chuck...My 5 piece band uses 2 L1s for most of our shows, and for most venues, it's plenty loud enough. We play primarily rock/country music at bar/grill establishments with audiences between 100-300 people and the L1s (classics) have no problem putting out sufficient volume. Our guitars & bass go through their own amps, so we use the L1's primarily to...Read More...
Keen OM7 user here for 4 years. Still disappointed that there still no OM7 preset. They have presets for the Audix OM2, OM3, OM5, OM6 & VX10 but not for the mic that best deals with L1 feedback issues the best (OM7)? I currently use the Shure Beta 87A preset & tweak from there.Read More...
Last Reply By Paul Rumbol · First Unread Post

Looping

Is there a way to use my Boss RC-30 and loop all four channels of my ToneMatch?Read More...
Hi Buck, Thanks for coming back to tell us you got things working. Great! I don't have an RC-20 here, but I used to have an RC-30 and it worked fine when connected to the L1 Model II Power Stand. I can't tell you why your connection from the RC-20 to the L1 Model II Power Stand isn't working. If the connection works to T1 channel 4 or 5, it should work with the L1 Model II Power Stand. STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

The Beta 87 (condenser) seems too sensitive and causes feedback.

I use Shure Beta 58's, Beta 87, Sennheiser 835's and Sennheiser 935 The Beta 87 (condenser) seems too sensitive and causes feedback.Read More...
Hi Mahesh, the Beta 87A is exceptionally bright and I too at first experience feedback, however - having reduced top end by 1db and mid by 2db I can sing at pretty hot levels without getting feedback. It is a good idea to have the mic label facing you when singing - as the polar pattern is concentrating on you best at that angle. It's rejection field is away from the label. Cheers DaveRead More...
Last Reply By ScubaBadger · First Unread Post

Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
Please see this new discussion for this question: Anybody use Shure KSM9 mics here besides me?Read More...
Last Reply By Bose Pro Community Admin · First Unread Post
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Using the S1 Pro with Bose Connect App

I stumbled upon a YouTube video uploaded by Bose Professional showcasing the S1 and at the end the guy demonstrates using the S1 with the mobile Bose Connect app for mono or stereo Bluetooth streaming. I cannot find my S1s using the app and the S1 isn’t even listed as a supported device within the app. Has anyone seen this and figured it out? Here’s a link to the YouTube video: https://youtu.be/C1NaRpSrxLARead More...
Is it "just me", but doesn't it seem very reasonable to think this Bose Connect App with the S1 Pro COULD provide Volume, Bass, Treble, Reverb, and the Tonematch Switch for each channel? In other words - everything that is on the panel, make it available on the app? And while they're having a good time - Channel & Master Mutes, Master Volume, maybe Line-Out Volume.. .. NOT asking for wireless connect for instrument input, just the same controls that are THERE (plus a few that SHOULD be...Read More...
Last Reply By Mike in Texas · First Unread Post
We've got the beginnings of a rich discussion about Performing in Care Homes and Assisted Living Facilities that started here: Tempted We thought it deserved its own topic.Read More...
I, too, have just discovered the joys of BOSE! I do care homes, clubs, hotels and pubs in the UK. I have an L1 Mk1 with 2 x B1s and an S1 Pro, The S1 Pro is my 'go to' system for most gigs and the L1 where more 'oomph' is required. I've been looking at the L1 Mk2 and the L1s to save weight and am seriously considering a T1 Tonematch to get the best out of the kit. I never thought I could afford to go 'Bose' but, in fact , selling my old kit just about covered the cost. I should have done it...Read More...
Last Reply By Ocheye · First Unread Post

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Battery

DjMarv
why does my s1pro battery go dead after a while of not being used I don’t use it for a couple weeks or so now I need to charge it is there something wrong with my battery I bought this around June I noticed my other Bose soundlink 3 doesn’t do this at all it only goes to sleep mode I just need to wake it up by plugging in the chargerRead More...
I have the exact same issue with mine. All is fine as long as I'm using it or keep it plugged in. If it sits something is drawing down the battery quickly.Read More...
Last Reply By Willy Martin · First Unread Post

Bose S1 Pro - Gig Report in a clubhouse

Hi gang Just thought I'd post some details about my recent gig using just my S1. It was a smallish venue, one of those retirement villages with their own little clubhouse which will hold around 100 at capacity. I've played the venue before so I knew the layout, I arrived with one Compact and my S1, which I always have onboard. On arrival they explained that due to flu and weather only 45 were coming so I decided just to use the S1, the thought of a five minute break-down ready for the two...Read More...
Great to hear Geoff! I too am in awe of the S1 Pro. I have a couple of them myself.Read More...
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Last Reply By Simon Patrick · First Unread Post

Pair of F1 812's with subs from T1 Tonematch

Greetings , I am seeking advice on connectivity of the F1's from my Tonematch. I am running a single T1 to my L1 Model II with B1 behind my band as a monitor. I am looking for the best way to get my T1 signal to both F1's. I have tried it from my master out to the first 812 , 812 to my first sub , first sub to my second 812 and then to my second sub. Is there any better way to make all of this work together ? Since my F1's are the FOH i need the reverb to come through so I guess using the...Read More...
Thanks ST , just wanted some reassurance that I had it right.Read More...
Last Reply By BradC · First Unread Post
If I don’t happen to need to use my S1 for, say, a month does Bose recommend I remove the battery for such a long storage period? Or does it matter? I worry about any excessive battery drain. Alternatively, should I just keep the battery installed and just periodically charge it? Thoughts?Read More...
I use them nearly every day - I practice for at least a couple of hours nearly every day. So, I'll try the center (off) position unless I'm returning from a gig where I've used 'em and will put 'em in quick charge for a day then back to "off". Thanks, ST.Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Bass weakens ONLY at high volumes

First, I want to say I love my L1s and have been using them since 2010, and don't plan on getting rid of them until BOSE releases the next version, but I can't help but notice that the bass is not as strong at high volume levels. Luckily for me I get to play at a lot of the same venues (I DJ) for crowds up to 250 people and I get to do proper sound checks before gigs. This might not be published or discussed often, but it is quite evident that the bass is weaker when pushing the L1 at high...Read More...
ya, I suppose that means it's possible to limit the output limiter before seeing the input light clip?Read More...
Last Reply By jaswrx · First Unread Post

The Beta 87 (condenser) seems too sensitive and causes feedback.

I use Shure Beta 58's, Beta 87, Sennheiser 835's and Sennheiser 935 The Beta 87 (condenser) seems too sensitive and causes feedback.Read More...
Hi Mahesh, the Beta 87A is exceptionally bright and I too at first experience feedback, however - having reduced top end by 1db and mid by 2db I can sing at pretty hot levels without getting feedback. It is a good idea to have the mic label facing you when singing - as the polar pattern is concentrating on you best at that angle. It's rejection field is away from the label. Cheers DaveRead More...
Last Reply By ScubaBadger · First Unread Post

L1 Model II as a Roland kit stage monitor?

I have a L1 model II with a single B1 and the TonMatch that I have used for small group gigs a couple of times - all acoustic guitars and mics. I have been invited to gig with my Roland V-drums for the first time (totally intimidated now), here is the situation. The band has one mixer channel for me and only 2 floor monitors for all four of us. They do have two powered subwoofers and some nice powered mains. I am concerned that I will not be able to here myself in the back from the floor...Read More...
Is my rig a viable solution for an edrum stage monitor? anyone else use it?Read More...
Last Reply By psap · First Unread Post

Out with a Y-Cabel

Is it possible to go out of the tone match on a Y-adapter/-cabel and go each of my 2 L1? For me that feels better then using the monitor out... How wrong am I? ...Read More...
Hi Bjoern, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Do NOT to use a cable like this to 'split' the output of a ToneMatch mixer. When splitting a balanced signal coming out of the T1, the unbalanced signals on the tip-sleeve ends are out of phase. What model of L1® do you have? If you have L1 Model 1S or L1 Model II, you can do this. T1® to Two Model II Power Stands or Two T1®s with Two Model 1S Systems If you have a T4S or T8S, there are two master outputs and no need for using a splitter. STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post
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