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Three Piece Band with two L1 Model I/Clasics

ST
Hi Shmendric, Thanks for using The Sketcher! This is just a quick note to send you a link to your Sketch in case you want to review it, edit it, or share it with others. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model I / Classic STRead More...
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S1 Pros as Front of House with F1 Subwoofer

Hello ST and the Bose Community, I was able to get a test at a live gig yesterday. VENUE: Local Winery, in the winter I play indoors and in smaller room upstairs. I would say the room is about 40 X 50 and opens up to a larger room on the side. Attentive crowd at best although our band seems to get the crowd up and moving and there was much dancing by the end of the gig!! I have used an Model L1s with B2 many time in the past and it worked great in this room. There was about 50 or so in the...Read More...
To all: I apologize. I ran the tests above with the T8S ToneMatch mixer. I realized after I posted the comments above that I had the DJ High Volume Preset set on the channel I used for the F1 Model 812. I re-ran all the tests and I have amended my comments . The S1 Pro is more similar to the F1 Model 812 than I first thought. However, if you push hard using the DJ High Volume Preset in the ToneMatch mixers, the F1 Model 812 handles that better. STRead More...
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Bose S1 pro

Forum: Deutsch
RF-Musiker/ Musician
Irgendwie bin ich mehr durch Zufall auf Bose S1 pro gestoßen. Bemerkenswert finde ich den optionalen Akkubetrieb, dass 2 Eingänge enthalten sind, welche Mikrofon/ Gitarre (jeweils mit Tonematch-Preset) und Line können. Eine denkbare Anwendung wäre Straßenmusik und gegenüber den Konkurrenzprodukten, hat man hier einen deutlich besseren Mikrofon- und Gitarrenklang. Bei der Basswiedergabe ist die unterste Frequenz etwas höher, wenn ich es richtig einschätze, dürfte die Basswiedergabe so ähnlich...Read More...

Bose S1 Pro System

ST
Introducing the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System Sound like a Pro. Anywhere. Anytime. Sound great anywhere with the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA system. Designed for musicians, DJs, and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system. At 15 lbs (6.8 kg), the ultra-portable and rugged S1 Pro is lightweight and designed to transport effortlessly using the convenient carry-handle. Perform anywhere for hours with the S1...Read More...
Here a guitar player and a singer show first the L1 compact and then the S1, what looks tiny and doesn't sound so tiny, as we would expect. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSWWPugD4TcRead More...
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S1 Pro Compared to L1® Compact

ST
Here's an article in the Bose Pro Portable PA wiki S1 Pro Compared to L1® Compact Please post questions and comments here. STRead More...
Well, when I use it on street or as monitor, the reduced dispersion isn't a disadvantage. About the bass I guess, it could sound like the HK Audio LUCAS nano 300. The built in reverb is an interesting feature. Maybe I Could play my keyboard on L1 compact and sing via S1 pro.Read More...
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What microphone are you using with your S1 Pro system?

ST
The S1 Pro system channels 1 and 2 have ToneMatch® Presets for guitar and microphone. What microphone are you using with your S1 Pro? Are you using the ToneMatch® Preset for microphone? How do you like it? Thanks, STRead More...
Is the S1 less picky with the microphones than Bose L1 compact? With the L1 compact I noticed nearly perfect results with SM 58, but other microphones made a good sound, funny thing, that my cheapest microphone sounded very well, but for best results, I use a TC-Helicon VoiceTone T1, but can't do this outdoor.Read More...
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Just Received my S1 Pro

I'm a happy Bose user. I do 20+ solo gigs a month with acoustic guitar and vocals and use a Plat Acoustic for some vocal harmonies I'm in my 5th year and started off with the AER Compact 60 on a microphone stand and loved it. It sounded natural, clear and carried surprisingly well with lots of power. About 2 years in I had an opportunity to pick up a L1 Compact at a good price and started using that. I hated the preset and found it was really hard to dial in a good sound, so I had to use an...Read More...
Wow, this review is interesting. When I use the Bose L1 compact, the microphone sounds not bad, but I think, it could be better. So I added a TC Helicon Voicetone T1, it's output into a DI box and to the Bose L1 compact's microphone input and this enhances the sound to perfectly. But outdoor I couldn't use a unit like this. So it's good to hear, that someone, who wasn't completely satisfied by Bose L1 compact's microphone sound can say, that S1 does much better.Read More...
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Two F1 812

Hi everyone's, Just received a pair of F1 812 today while waiting for the T8S to be available. Without using the ToneMatch T8S, do I really need any other powered speaker's processor like DBX? I just do not want to spend any more money while waiting for the Bose ToneMatch T8S. I am currently using a mixer with an external effect with a pair of Behringer Eurolive B1200D-PRO (which will be replaced by F1-812) Greatly appreciated for any advises.Read More...
Hi ST, The hall is about 115 ft. long (front-to-back) and 50 ft. wide. DungDakaoRead More...
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L1 Classic - Clicking Noise

Hello! We're a nationwide entertainment company, and one of our locations is working with an L1 Classic which is making a clicking noise. It's always in the background when speaking into the mic, and when music is playing, it overpowers the music. We've tried switching cables, unplugging everything and plugging back in, but the noise is still there. Does anyone have suggestions/ideas as far as what may be causing the issue or potential solutions? It's also worth noting that this system is at...Read More...
Sorry to hear about the trouble. If this doesn't just end up being a power/grounding issue with the outlet in question, then this seems to be internal, and there is nothing we could try, short of what you have already tried. I suggest calling our Pro Portable support team at 877-335-2673 for a service solution.Read More...
Last Reply By ChrisJ-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Battery temperature question?

jdbassentertainment.com
On occasion I do some outdoor shows that can get quite chilly. How cold can the temperature be and with the S1 Pro still operating normally when using the battery for powering the unit?Read More...
Sounds good, will do!Read More...
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Source Output Levels for Bose F1 System

DJ8X
I have read in a few places that the Bose F1 system performs best when connected to a source with a strong output level. I am wondering just how true this may be. I lean toward the idea that the F1 system performs well no matter the source. I was able to connect my system to two sources with different output levels, and I was able to achieve optimal sound on both sources. My test was very non-scientific. I just used the limit indicators on the F1 Sub and 812 as a reference point. I was able...Read More...
Yaaaaay....it's all good. My original test came from the desire of wanting to eliminate my Mackie mixer from the signal chain. While it does have a greater output than my Pioneer controller, the only real difference I observed was it had the ability to peak my system faster than my controller. My next test will actually involve spl meter readings at peak from both sources. If the Mackie proves to be "louder", then I might concluded that it also lowers the noise floor.Read More...
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B1 not working

Hi, I have a L1 model ll with 2 B1's and tone match but tonight one of my b1 stopped working no sound the other one is fine, I swapped leads but still no sound so I had to finish the gig with one bin, could the speaker have blownRead More...
just an update, I left my B1 into my local bose retailer for repair and they said one of the speakers was blown ? and they said bose don't send out new parts so I rang bose and a very unhelpful lady told me it would be 150 Euro to send it back for repair. The thing is a new B1 only costs 230 euro to buy new. When I told her I was unhappy with the service of Bose and that my speaker was now fit for the bin I was told that's your policy I am very unhappy with this policy kenRead More...
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Floor Monitor Concept

Anywhere PRO Audio
Background: I own Anywhere PRO Audio & Entertainment located in Jacksonville, NC. In 2012, I purchased two L1 Model II's for DJ and live sound for multiple bands, trios and solo acts and they worked out great until I set up outdoors for medium size gigs (500+) and couldn't achieve bass to parallel the db of the mid/high range. (in Bose portable PA). Bought four B2 bass modules in 2015 and updated firmware on L1's...some better, but they have quite a bit of annoying rear bleed at moderate...Read More...
Modern VintageDC, Thanks so much for the heads-up call! Sometimes I get busy and don't keep an eye out for the newest gear. I just need to start going to NAMM! I will own two or more of these in the Very near future! They will be the perfect wedding ceremony and floor monitor solution. All the best! EricRead More...
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Which L1 product to choose???

We have a room that measures about 10m long by 5m wide. We'll have a keyboard, guitar and 1-2 mikes for singers, with at times about 40-50 people singing along as well ... Would the L1 Compact system at £849 be powerful enough for this application? If not, what would you suggest? Thanks.Read More...
Hi Ricky Tinks, Thanks for the update. Please let us know how it goes in May. STRead More...
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T8S ToneMatch® mixer on a microphone stand

ST
I cobbled together some bits and pieces and came up with this arrangement for the T8S ToneMatch mixer on a microphone stand. I wasn't happy with having the T8S attached to a bar extending out from the microphone stand. All the bars and extensions and tables drooped or sagged. So I put the T8S directly on the stand, and microphone on an extension. I'm thinking out loud as I explore these ideas. I'm not ready to recommend this approach yet. I may end up putting the T8S on small table or...Read More...
The first one I ordered showed up with NO tightening nut! They said, "toss it, we'll send another. I have spare parts now. I have only ever used it for my Zoom video cam. I can see why the T8S might have trouble.Read More...
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Three Piece Band with two L1 Model I/Clasics

ST
Hi Shmendric, Thanks for using The Sketcher! This is just a quick note to send you a link to your Sketch in case you want to review it, edit it, or share it with others. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model I / Classic STRead More...
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Bose S1 pro

Forum: Deutsch
RF-Musiker/ Musician
Irgendwie bin ich mehr durch Zufall auf Bose S1 pro gestoßen. Bemerkenswert finde ich den optionalen Akkubetrieb, dass 2 Eingänge enthalten sind, welche Mikrofon/ Gitarre (jeweils mit Tonematch-Preset) und Line können. Eine denkbare Anwendung wäre Straßenmusik und gegenüber den Konkurrenzprodukten, hat man hier einen deutlich besseren Mikrofon- und Gitarrenklang. Bei der Basswiedergabe ist die unterste Frequenz etwas höher, wenn ich es richtig einschätze, dürfte die Basswiedergabe so ähnlich...Read More...

L1 Classic - Clicking Noise

Hello! We're a nationwide entertainment company, and one of our locations is working with an L1 Classic which is making a clicking noise. It's always in the background when speaking into the mic, and when music is playing, it overpowers the music. We've tried switching cables, unplugging everything and plugging back in, but the noise is still there. Does anyone have suggestions/ideas as far as what may be causing the issue or potential solutions? It's also worth noting that this system is at...Read More...
Sorry to hear about the trouble. If this doesn't just end up being a power/grounding issue with the outlet in question, then this seems to be internal, and there is nothing we could try, short of what you have already tried. I suggest calling our Pro Portable support team at 877-335-2673 for a service solution.Read More...
Last Reply By ChrisJ-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Source Output Levels for Bose F1 System

DJ8X
I have read in a few places that the Bose F1 system performs best when connected to a source with a strong output level. I am wondering just how true this may be. I lean toward the idea that the F1 system performs well no matter the source. I was able to connect my system to two sources with different output levels, and I was able to achieve optimal sound on both sources. My test was very non-scientific. I just used the limit indicators on the F1 Sub and 812 as a reference point. I was able...Read More...
Yaaaaay....it's all good. My original test came from the desire of wanting to eliminate my Mackie mixer from the signal chain. While it does have a greater output than my Pioneer controller, the only real difference I observed was it had the ability to peak my system faster than my controller. My next test will actually involve spl meter readings at peak from both sources. If the Mackie proves to be "louder", then I might concluded that it also lowers the noise floor.Read More...
Last Reply By DJ8X · First Unread Post

S1 Pros as Front of House with F1 Subwoofer

Hello ST and the Bose Community, I was able to get a test at a live gig yesterday. VENUE: Local Winery, in the winter I play indoors and in smaller room upstairs. I would say the room is about 40 X 50 and opens up to a larger room on the side. Attentive crowd at best although our band seems to get the crowd up and moving and there was much dancing by the end of the gig!! I have used an Model L1s with B2 many time in the past and it worked great in this room. There was about 50 or so in the...Read More...
To all: I apologize. I ran the tests above with the T8S ToneMatch mixer. I realized after I posted the comments above that I had the DJ High Volume Preset set on the channel I used for the F1 Model 812. I re-ran all the tests and I have amended my comments . The S1 Pro is more similar to the F1 Model 812 than I first thought. However, if you push hard using the DJ High Volume Preset in the ToneMatch mixers, the F1 Model 812 handles that better. STRead More...
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Very satisfied

I've had my S1 Pro since 2-2-18.The battery was back ordered because of being sold out.I was very disappointed with the sound until I discovered I hadn't switched on the appropriate channel preset for the microphone and guitar.Once I toggled the switch on,there was that wonderful Bose sound I've become addictive to.I tried all 4 positions,and found I liked the S1 on a speaker stand the best. My battery came in 2-15-18.I followed all the instructions and woke the battery up and started...Read More...
Yes ST,I already have permission to do so.I purchased a wall mount speaker stand like you suggested,thank you.I have it on the wall in my rehearsal room,it works great,It even creates a deeper bass in the wall,sounds fantastic, I'll let you know how the gig goes with the wall mount.Read More...
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Battery temperature question?

jdbassentertainment.com
On occasion I do some outdoor shows that can get quite chilly. How cold can the temperature be and with the S1 Pro still operating normally when using the battery for powering the unit?Read More...
Sounds good, will do!Read More...
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Can I use the T1 ToneMatch to be used with an L1 compact system and daisy chain it to a Harbinger Vari V2212

Hello, I have this question. Can I use the T1 ToneMatch to be used with an L1 compact system and daisy chain it to a Harbinger Vari V2212. Any suggestions is highly appreciated.Read More...
Hi Loewen, Sure, you can connect the L1 Compact LINE OUTPUT to the Harbinger Vari V2212. Link to the Harbinger Manual . Use a 1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable from the L1 Compact to the Harbinger. Does that help? STRead More...
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Connecting Mac Book Air with tracks to Mackie FX12V2 mixer

I have been told that I should use the 9/10, 11/12 left inputs with unbalanced 1/4 " plugs to get stereo music from the Mac-through the Mackie and out the 2 Bose L1 Compacts. I can only get the music from red and white RCA cables into the tape RCA connection. I need to be able to set some treble, bass and reverb from the Mackie. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks, Doo Wop PhilRead More...
Hi doowopphil, If you are running your L1 Compacts in stereo, then the connections are simple. Connect the Mackie Left output to one L1 Compact. Connect the Mackie Right output to the other L1 Compact. Connect the headphone out from Mac headphone output jack with a cable like this to a stereo input channel 5/6 or 7/8 Link to details Here's a link to the Owners Manual for the Mackie ProFXV2 12 . See pages 9 and 10. This will allow you to "set some treble, bass and reverb from the Mackie."...Read More...
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