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Distorted 1x12" Combo Amp Direct Into F1?

Hello, I'm interested in purchasing a F1 Model 812 and I wanted to know if it is possible to run my Blackstar HT40 1x12" combo direct into the F1? When I play live I can use the Emulated Output on the back of the amp and run the amp direct into the house PA system/board. However most of the time my amp is mic'd up by the sound guy and it's put through the house PA that way...mixed at the board. Running it direct through the emulated out direct in is ideal for me in this application because I...Read More...
I have another question. How would just one F1 Model 812 (no sub) do in a live setting backing track, guitar and vocals...as the only PA system? Would it be stupid and weak sounding with 1-812 one say the right or left side of the stage? Will it be really low sounding in the audience on the opposite side of where the speaker is positioned? I've read it still sounds loud and clear beyond 100 degree claim...can anyone give more first hand info? Do you think F1 would fill a mid sized 150-300...Read More...
Last Reply By Funboy · First Unread Post

Basic S1 Set Up

I’ve been looking for a portable battery powered PA for small intimate gigs. I’ve been looking specifically at the Roland Street Cube EX. Now that we have the Bose S1 Pro thrown into the mix. I have a few questions. I’ve read many reviews on the S1. Seems a lot of folks are going through other amps, mixers and pedals before going to the S1. The use of these external devices add color to your final output, the speaker (S1 in this case). Also, most of these external devices need external...Read More...
Hi David. You make a lot of good points, and the need for battery power may not be for everyone. But to the question of how often one accesses battery power when AC is available, in my case, more often than I might have thought. Since it's so easy to charge up the S1Pro and it provides such good battery life, I find myself using it for gigs even if I have AC. It's so much simpler than messing with extension cords, power cords, inconveniently located wall outlets, etc. Granted, this is a...Read More...
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Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post

Outdoor venues

Does the L1 Model 1S offer enough coverage for outdoor venues? i.e.: summer concert series with 300 people?Read More...
I agree with ST, there are many advantages to using the L1 Model II system including coverage ease of use and portability... I'd say go that and give it a whirl it might be the perfect fit.Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

mixer recommendation

I am a single musician who performs in small venues. i currently have the a voice live acoustic which I feed to a yamaha mixer then to the bose l1 compact. I am satisfied with the setup but I am always looking to condense equipment for ease of setup and compatibility, without sacrificing sound quality. I am considering replacing the yamaha mixer with a bose t product but I'm unsure as to which would be the best fit. I don't have a great need for a lot of inputs I mostly look for user...Read More...
Hi Ben, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Please tell us more about the inputs you will have for the ToneMatch mixer. They are all similar in terms of ease of use, functionality, and compact size for what you get. The T4S and T8S will give you stereo. You don't need that with the L1® Compact but you'll appreciate it if you get a second one. The T4S and T8S give you the option on reverb on the Aux 1 output. You'll appreciate that if you get an S1 Pro or something similar...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Dual T4S with dual L1s - best stereo hook ups?

I thought about two T4 versus one T8, and the advantage of two versus one is the same as with the original T1s ... distributing control to the performers (or sets of performers). Given each T4 has choice of stereo digital or analog outputs, and each L1 has one digital and one analog input .. What are the trade-offs and choices for connecting from two T4s, each in stereo to a single pair of two L1s? Thanks, - JimRead More...
Hi Jim, It sounds like you've got a plan. When you get your T4S mixers, you can explore using the Aux Output(s) to the S1 Pro for your monitor. Please let us know how this all works out for you. Thanks, ST PS - thanks for the picture of your fine looking band.Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Connecting sub.

May seem a silly question, but my slight OCD condition requires, Lol. Can the bass line out on the L1M2 power stand be used to run straight to a powered sub? Wanna make sure I'm not gonna fry my favorite sub or my brand new system!Read More...
Thanks ST. I appreciate the advice! Hope ya have a good'un!Read More...
Last Reply By AudioWraith · First Unread Post

Stereo Bluetooth?

Is there a way to use a pair of S1s as Bluetooth stereo?Read More...
Hi Wes, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Bluetooth stereo isn't supported for the S1 Pro. The closest you can get is dual mono. Connect to the first S1 Pro via Bluetooth. Connect the first S1 Pro Line out to the second S1 Pro channel one or channel 2. Is there anything else you'd like to know about the S1 Pro? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1 Compact with one extension?

Does anybody know why the Bose L1 Compact manual states if extensions are used, both need to be used? It seems to work fine with one extension.Read More...
Hi Andreas, If you're getting the results you want with one extension, that's great. Here's what Bose has said about this. Q: Why does Bose say that I have to use both extensions? A: You can use either or both extensions but we didn't see applications where there are advantages to using one so we don't promote it that way. — Source: Ken-at-Bose Extended Position Recommended for larger audiences, the extended position allows users to elevate the L1 Compact loudspeaker array, enabling it to...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

How to mount T1® on L1® Compact

Any one know if there is a built in mount or bracket that can be purchased? THanks, -Lee edit: Title - previously "How to mount T1 on L1C"Read More...
I superglued the vertical mounting bracket for the T1 to one of the tower extensions. This gives me two choices for where to mount it - if I plug that extension in first, then the T1 sits just above the base of the Compact. If I plug the other extension in first, then the T1 bracket sits at about waist level. And then I just slide the horizontal mounting bar in like you would with any other L1 system.Read More...
Last Reply By Mike N · First Unread Post

Microphones

Any opinion on vocal microphones , is it worth it to invest on a high end mic or keep using an sm58 wich is about a 100 dollars, I read that a high end mic only works well with a quality pa system, if someone had any experience with the neumman kms 105 , sennheisser 965 and had notice any different with the sm 58 or other less expensive mics please share your experience and opinions .Read More...
I have been around the block and back to the sm58. I am thrilled with how it sounds on the L1. I learned years ago, no one mic is going to make me a better singer, no matter how many different ones I try.Read More...
Last Reply By opusthe2nd · First Unread Post

S1 Pro - noise when turning channel 1 and 2 volume controls rapidly

ST
Gary's original post has been moved to a new discussion. My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot. and we have renamed this discussion: S1 Pro - noise when turning channel 1 and 2 volume controls rapidly to reflect the subject of most of the posts here.Read More...
Thanks O..Read More...
Last Reply By Oldghm · First Unread Post

My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot.

gary10113
My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot. Edit: This post has been moved from S1 Pro - noise when turning volume controls rapidly - originally posted March 24, 2018 @ 7:22 AM . -- STRead More...
Hi Gary10113, Please call Bose Support tomorrow. They will help.. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, ST Original time of message: 3/25/184:19 PMRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

STOPS MAKING SOUND FOR SECONDS THEN COMES BACK

I have just purchased my second set of L1 MODEL 2 with B2 SUB without T1 to achieve my personal taste of stereo set up (I am not satisfied with source coming just from one speaker system. It lacks the feeling of musical immersion) and to be able to play (One Man Band with dance backing track) in front of 100 to 200 dancing crowd which my first BOSE MODEL 2 system can not handle. But my first test of the new system paired with my old system goes wrong. My new bose L1 will automatically shut...Read More...
ST, After almost 4 months, finally tracked down the Bose Support. On my way to see them now. Fingers crossed that this can be resolved... BisoRead More...
Last Reply By DjBiso · First Unread Post

New ToneMatch presets

Archtop Eddy
This question is kind of related to the "Microphone" thread, but I thought I'd ask it here so it doesn't get lost in the extended conversation. The only ToneMatch presets I see for Sennheiser mics are for one that's for an out of production mic (the e855) and the MD 431-II. Any chance Bose will update the presets to include the popular Sennheiser e900 series? Or perhaps, there are updated software downloads with the Sennheiser mics that I've missed. Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.Read More...
Hi ST. Given your corrected copy, I've deleted the questions I asked to make this thread easier for other readers to understand.Read More...
Last Reply By Archtop Eddy · First Unread Post

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mixer recommendation

I am a single musician who performs in small venues. i currently have the a voice live acoustic which I feed to a yamaha mixer then to the bose l1 compact. I am satisfied with the setup but I am always looking to condense equipment for ease of setup and compatibility, without sacrificing sound quality. I am considering replacing the yamaha mixer with a bose t product but I'm unsure as to which would be the best fit. I don't have a great need for a lot of inputs I mostly look for user...Read More...
Hi Ben, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Please tell us more about the inputs you will have for the ToneMatch mixer. They are all similar in terms of ease of use, functionality, and compact size for what you get. The T4S and T8S will give you stereo. You don't need that with the L1® Compact but you'll appreciate it if you get a second one. The T4S and T8S give you the option on reverb on the Aux 1 output. You'll appreciate that if you get an S1 Pro or something similar...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Outdoor venues

Does the L1 Model 1S offer enough coverage for outdoor venues? i.e.: summer concert series with 300 people?Read More...
I agree with ST, there are many advantages to using the L1 Model II system including coverage ease of use and portability... I'd say go that and give it a whirl it might be the perfect fit.Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

Connecting sub.

May seem a silly question, but my slight OCD condition requires, Lol. Can the bass line out on the L1M2 power stand be used to run straight to a powered sub? Wanna make sure I'm not gonna fry my favorite sub or my brand new system!Read More...
Thanks ST. I appreciate the advice! Hope ya have a good'un!Read More...
Last Reply By AudioWraith · First Unread Post

L1 Compact with one extension?

Does anybody know why the Bose L1 Compact manual states if extensions are used, both need to be used? It seems to work fine with one extension.Read More...
Hi Andreas, If you're getting the results you want with one extension, that's great. Here's what Bose has said about this. Q: Why does Bose say that I have to use both extensions? A: You can use either or both extensions but we didn't see applications where there are advantages to using one so we don't promote it that way. — Source: Ken-at-Bose Extended Position Recommended for larger audiences, the extended position allows users to elevate the L1 Compact loudspeaker array, enabling it to...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Distorted 1x12" Combo Amp Direct Into F1?

Hello, I'm interested in purchasing a F1 Model 812 and I wanted to know if it is possible to run my Blackstar HT40 1x12" combo direct into the F1? When I play live I can use the Emulated Output on the back of the amp and run the amp direct into the house PA system/board. However most of the time my amp is mic'd up by the sound guy and it's put through the house PA that way...mixed at the board. Running it direct through the emulated out direct in is ideal for me in this application because I...Read More...
I have another question. How would just one F1 Model 812 (no sub) do in a live setting backing track, guitar and vocals...as the only PA system? Would it be stupid and weak sounding with 1-812 one say the right or left side of the stage? Will it be really low sounding in the audience on the opposite side of where the speaker is positioned? I've read it still sounds loud and clear beyond 100 degree claim...can anyone give more first hand info? Do you think F1 would fill a mid sized 150-300...Read More...
Last Reply By Funboy · First Unread Post

Dual T4S with dual L1s - best stereo hook ups?

I thought about two T4 versus one T8, and the advantage of two versus one is the same as with the original T1s ... distributing control to the performers (or sets of performers). Given each T4 has choice of stereo digital or analog outputs, and each L1 has one digital and one analog input .. What are the trade-offs and choices for connecting from two T4s, each in stereo to a single pair of two L1s? Thanks, - JimRead More...
Hi Jim, It sounds like you've got a plan. When you get your T4S mixers, you can explore using the Aux Output(s) to the S1 Pro for your monitor. Please let us know how this all works out for you. Thanks, ST PS - thanks for the picture of your fine looking band.Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Stereo Bluetooth?

Is there a way to use a pair of S1s as Bluetooth stereo?Read More...
Hi Wes, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Bluetooth stereo isn't supported for the S1 Pro. The closest you can get is dual mono. Connect to the first S1 Pro via Bluetooth. Connect the first S1 Pro Line out to the second S1 Pro channel one or channel 2. Is there anything else you'd like to know about the S1 Pro? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot.

gary10113
My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot. Edit: This post has been moved from S1 Pro - noise when turning volume controls rapidly - originally posted March 24, 2018 @ 7:22 AM . -- STRead More...
Hi Gary10113, Please call Bose Support tomorrow. They will help.. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, ST Original time of message: 3/25/184:19 PMRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Great sound for the U.S. Mint!

jdbassentertainment.com
We had the great honor of providing sound for the U.S. Mint for the new Apostle Islands quarter! We used two 812 tops in full range and just the subs as glorified speaker stands! We did this because of the small foot print and lack of tripping hazard. There was easily 500 people packed in the convention hall. For a mic system we used a wireless Shure QLXD in the VHF band with the Beta 58a Transmitter and active directional antennas... It sounded clean and crisp all the way in the back!Read More...
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