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Help: L1 Model II died on a gig

My L1 II just died at a gig last weekend. Plugged into surge protectors, in a hall I've played before, it just ... stopped. Lights were still on, on the Tonematch and the base; the Tonematch was still getting signal, just no sound coming out of the speakers at all. I swapped out the tonematch cable, but it made no difference. I swapped out the speaker columns, but it made no difference. I have 2 of these PAs, so I eventually just swapped out to the other one and finished the gig. But now I...Read More...
Hi, devnulljp, Thanks for all the great information. It's great to hear that your L1® Model II power stand is working. Very low, out-of spec, AC power (less than ~105 VAC on a 120V system, or less than around ~215 V on a 230 V system. The manual states 110 and 220 for good measure) coupled with high signal level. This can be caused by a low power source, or one where the outlets are a very long distance from the electrical panel, extra equipment on the same electrical branch, power sags or...Read 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...

S1 Pro system as stage monitors with F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer

ST
Hi Everybody, I just did a test with Two F1s (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer) Two S1 Pros for stage monitors I set up the F1s on the front edge of the stage on either side, facing the audience area. I put the S1 Pros behind the line between the F1s, facing back toward the performers' area. I used the S1 Pros in the horizontal position as stage monitors. There were no other performers; just me being loud (with hearing protection). I pushed the F1s hard. From the stage area behind the F1s,...Read More...
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...
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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...

Reconsidering Stereo

ST
I'm reconsidering stereo for small venues. A little history I used to run stereo for my electric guitar (with loads of effect), but I set that aside in June 2004. I remember that distinctly because that's when I got my first L1®. Since then I've run multi-mono. That means I run every sound source on the stage through only one loudspeaker. In the early days, that meant one L1® for each performer. I appreciated the Cocktail Party Effect and veered away from stereo for guitars. I was using L1®s...Read More...
So your using Stereo in an artistic way not so much as a balance point like I typically do... got it!Read More...
Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

4 piece rock band trying to figure out what to buy

We are a newly formed, all female, 4 piece rock band that needs to start buying PA equipment. We have drums, bass, lead guitar, and we alternate between keys and rhythm guitar. We also have 3 vocal mics. We currently use amps for bass and guitars, and run our vocals and keyboard through an inadequate L1 compact for practice as our gigs aren't until summer. We want a PA system that will work for small outdoor events with less than 100 people. Could one L1 Model II system with B2 bass work for...Read More...
Hi Jami, We don't have a firm release date for the T8S. I would stick with the Mackie until you can try out the T8S. Sorry, there are no discounts for bundling things together. 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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USB on T1 for Power?

MColin28
Hi All! I run break music on set breaks at gigs. I have a wireless bluetooth transmitter that streams from my iPad. That goes into a 1/8-->1/4 into Ch4/5. My question is, does the Bose T1 USB port provide a charge to that bluetooth transmitter if needed? Meaning, on my other mixer there is a USB port and sometimes the 4 hour long constant running of the battery of the BT transmitter runs low and the USB will charge it. If I plugged in a USB adaptor to the T1, would it charge? It's a small...Read More...
Will do, thanks!!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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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...
Awesome thank for letting me know tom ! Best - BrandonRead More...
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Can I use T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine with other PA sytems?

Hi Merry-Xmas Everybody I recently bought Bose L1 Model II + 1x B2 Bass Modules and T1ToneMatch Audio Engine to use it with Traktor Controller S4 for Digital DJ purposes. My question is can I use T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine alone to connect none Bose speakers without having Amplifier? Signal coming out from Traktor Controller S4 will go in to CH 4/5 on the T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine. I have purchased power supply for T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine + 1x Jack to 2x XLR male cable to plug in to T1 AUX...Read More...
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. Please follow the link below.Read More...
Last Reply By Loewen · First Unread Post

1st Gen L1 - and B2's

Hi I have the first generation of L1 - with the half-moon base (PS1). I want to add another B2. The manual is confusing. It has a diagram on p13 showing one just connects another B2 unit in series. Yet the text says "Do not connect more than two B1 bass modules to the B1 Bass Module (Amp 3 OUT) jack on the PS1 power stand." Please advise: can another B2 just be added in series, or is the L1PKLT required? If so, will this old model of mine work OK with L1PKLT? Thanks JacquesRead More...
Thanks a lot Chris for your quick reply - much appreciated. I got a bit confused with B1 and B2. My question was actually about the B1. I will go with the B1s. I have just had joy with this system - great product!Read More...
Last Reply By Jacques · First Unread Post

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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...

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...

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...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

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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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

USB on T1 for Power?

MColin28
Hi All! I run break music on set breaks at gigs. I have a wireless bluetooth transmitter that streams from my iPad. That goes into a 1/8-->1/4 into Ch4/5. My question is, does the Bose T1 USB port provide a charge to that bluetooth transmitter if needed? Meaning, on my other mixer there is a USB port and sometimes the 4 hour long constant running of the battery of the BT transmitter runs low and the USB will charge it. If I plugged in a USB adaptor to the T1, would it charge? It's a small...Read More...
Will do, thanks!!Read More...
Last Reply By MColin28 · First Unread Post

1st Gen L1 - and B2's

Hi I have the first generation of L1 - with the half-moon base (PS1). I want to add another B2. The manual is confusing. It has a diagram on p13 showing one just connects another B2 unit in series. Yet the text says "Do not connect more than two B1 bass modules to the B1 Bass Module (Amp 3 OUT) jack on the PS1 power stand." Please advise: can another B2 just be added in series, or is the L1PKLT required? If so, will this old model of mine work OK with L1PKLT? Thanks JacquesRead More...
Thanks a lot Chris for your quick reply - much appreciated. I got a bit confused with B1 and B2. My question was actually about the B1. I will go with the B1s. I have just had joy with this system - great product!Read More...
Last Reply By Jacques · First Unread Post

Pictures of S1 Pro in use!

jdbassentertainment.com
Feel free to share your pictures of the S1 Pro in use! This picture actually turned out to be a bit of an optical illusion... lol the S1 looks huge since it is set several feet infront of me... I used the S1 Pro as a light duty PA at the local tech schools Minute to Win IT event! Worked great!!Read More...
Hey JD, Fantasic, fun optical illusion. STRead More...
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