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Large Outdoor Gig with F1 System?

Hi... Just booked a large outdoor event coming up in two weeks. Details: Outdoor auto show Live band - duo with acoustic/electric guitars and backing tracks playing dance/country/classic rock Stage/canopy Last years attendance near festival epicenter/food & beverage area over 2000 people [I did not do the gig last year - a similar duo did and they used the Yorkville Paraline system - two tops/two subs per side]. Question/discussion: I have never used the Bose F1 system for a venue this...Read More...
@Roger Cortina - take a look at this thread from @jdbassentertainment.com Read: 4 x F1 stacks spread out with band. Not sure it's enough for 2000 people though?Read More...
Last Reply By Nick from New Zealand · First Unread Post

T1 users with CF guitar - setting suggestions?

Hello, T1 owner (L1s) with a new toy - first for me Carbon Fiber guitar; in this case Journey RT660. Am looking for guidance from other CF guitar owners regarding T1 settings used / suggested. What has worked for you, particularly with smaller body size CF guitars?Read More...
The T1 is a strange beast (for such a simple, ADD prone brain as mine). Wading through all the offsets, some of the better sounding ones don't make any sense; who would have though accordian would rank in the top 6 whereas many instruments closer in the family tree (many guitars for example) sound much worse to my ears. I agree some of the LR Baggs choices are high on the list. And the end of the day I have to keep reminding myself that most (if not all) of the subtle differences heard by me...Read More...
Last Reply By Paul Bonstrom · First Unread Post

L1 Model II Power Stand

I have same problem incoherent posted: I have an L1 Model 2 with the B2 Bass System. I brought it with me for use at events, and while on travel, it was mistakenly plugged into a 220V circuit. The local technician informed me that I need p/n 1725-807B+0001 Bose A1 Amplifier DP1.0 Rev 1.0. How can I go about getting this part? I have a few days left till the next event, and would like to get this up and running. The local Bose dealer (Philippines) does not have this item on hand.Read More...
Hi Yad, I'm very sorry, we don't have a service center in your country. Here is a list of countries nearby with contact locations. You could try reaching out to one of them to see if they can service your L1. https://global.bose.com/en_us/africa_middle_east.htmlRead More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

L1 Model II Power Stand - analog input blown

IketheProducer
This is one of the most embarrassing things that I've ever done...had a bar gig where we had to use a lift from the alley to get our gear up to the venue but the staff wasn't ready so we ended up short on time to set up. I'd been using my system as a bass amp and to mic the kick (T1) at smaller venues. The stage space was awfully cramped so our guitarist (who brought his PA) asked to run the monitor out from his powered mixer into my tower to save space since there was no room for wedges.Read More...
Hi Ike, Sorry for the trouble! We've all been there - short on time, mounting pressure.. and suddenly we just did something we wouldn't have if we had had the time to think. Please give us a call at 877-335-2673. We'll take the serial number and determine what the options are. We set up the repairs by phone and email a shipping label that you can use to send the product to our repair facility in Indiana. A repair typically take 3 weeks from the time you ship it until it is returned to you.Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Replacing broken control panel lid on an L 1 Classic

I had a mishap and the "hinge pin" on the left end of the rear control panel cover broke off. I want to see about getting a new cover for the rear control panel of the Bose L1 Classic. (The oldest, large, round version.)Read More...
HI untabubba, Yes, here in the US, we still have the covers available. Please give us a call at 877-335-2673 to order. The part number is 273727 We're open M-F, 9am - 9pm EST Thanks, NickRead More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

T1 Tonematch reset itself during performance

I've had my T1 for over a year now and never had and issue until this evening. I was playing a wedding tonight (DJ) when suddenly the T1 seemed to "reset" itself for no reason. This happened during the last 30 minutes of the night and I had been running continuously for almost six hours without an issue. I lost sound for about three seconds, and then the T1 started working again and sound came back on. During the reset, the T1 screen was illuminated but blank, then went back to a normal...Read More...
Hi Jim, How did it go? STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

running an analog mixer thru Bose L1 Model II Single B2 Bass with T1 Audio Engine and losing a channel

I'm running a Numark analog mixer thru Bose L1 Model II Single B2 Bass with T1 Audio Engine and losing a channel. I run two XLR outs from the Numarks R&L channels, right channel 1 in right, left to ch.2 on the Tonematch. I have the Numark mixer mono setting engaged. However, I am not receiving one of the channels, which is very pronounced in certain songs, (i.e. Beatles - Twist & Shout vocal side is not there). Please advise, TIA!Read More...
Hi Nick, Thanks for reply. I did 1 and 2 already so it’s not those. As for number 3, and your “off topic” hint, (which ironically I think is the crux of the matter): The mixer is an old analog Numark FX200, (running a laptop with two sound cards in it into the mixer via RCA inputs). I use it because it’s rack mounted and runs three mics and 2 audio sources, (karaoke and regular music), through it, then just essentially daisy chain it through the T1. Probably not the ideal situation, but the...Read More...
Last Reply By finestsounds · First Unread Post

Tone match and other MIxer

Hello , I usually play solo and the tone match has adequate inputs for that but I am having another musician join me soon . Is it ok run a small powered mixer into the analog input of the L1 model 2 in conjunction with the tone match mixer? Thanks , JoeRead More...
Hi, Joe! Thank you for joining the Community. Warning Do NOT connect the speaker output of a powered mixer to the Model II Power Stand. You could damage the L1® or the powered mixer, or both. Having said that... Yes, it's okay to connect a mixer (line level output) to the analog input of the Model II Power Stand while connected to the T1® through the ToneMatch port. You need to get a mono output from the mixer. We have some notes about how to do that with most mixers here: Stereo Mixer to...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T1 Tonematch

Dead on arrival**Brand new T1 Tonematch with external T1 Tonematch PWR SUPPLY: Display screen and channel lights don't lit up upon powering on. Only phantom power button responds turning orange else all other knobs are non responsive. Is it audio engine or power supply or may be both dead on arrival? Any tips to identify the issue or defective item?Read More...
Hi Sanjay, Thank you for joining the Community. I am really sorry you're having a problem with your new T1®. If you purchased this at a physical store, I would take both items back and get new units. Otherwise, please call Bose Support on Monday morning. They will help you. Call Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Cave Stage - Matt

ST
We've come to call these Cave stages. Suggestions: Move the L1®s forward. More of the sound will project into the room. Turn the L1®s inward. This will help for monitoring. Run the guitar amp at the lowest volume possible that still allows you to develop the tone. Put a microphone on the amp and let the amp be heard through the L1®s. This will allow the guitar to be heard throughout the room without excessive stage volume. STRead More...
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2 x Compacts + Tonematch + Music input + microphone + 1 Guitar.

Hi Guys, can you send me a diagram showing the best way to link these together and what pre-sets on the TM for best operating standard. I'm getting conflicting advice , so thought i would consult the experts. Thanks , Les.Read More...
Hi Les, Here's how I would approach the setup: 1) Connect your music source to the T1 ToneMatch Microphone on channel 1 Guitar on channel 2 Music Input on channel 4/5 Here you'd want to use an 1/8" to Dual 1/4" adapter cable (assuming the music source uses an 1/8", or headphone, output). See the first image on this page For a preset, I'd choose one of the DJ/Playback options 2) Connect the T1 to one of the Compacts. Use a balanced (Tip Ring Sleeve) 1/4" to go from the T1's Master Out to...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Five Piece Band - Micah

ST
Hi Micah, 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 -- No L1® specific content in this Sketch. There were no notes with this Sketch. It looks like you have a plan. Is this something you are doing now? How is it working for you? Need help? Please tell us more about your music: What kind(s) of music you play? Where you do it (size,...Read More...
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F1 System to Mixer

The setup is: Two F1 arrays with two bose subwoofers, also one Bose L1 with a subwoofer and ToneMatch, and a Behringer XR18 mixer. This concerns my Main Left and Right channels from the mixer: Would I plug into the two subwoofer first instead of plugging into both array speaker? The Bose L1 with sub is used as a monitor and plugged in to the bus input on mixer to the ToneMatch on Mic 1. Too many opinions from band mates to decide how to plug the F1 system into the mixer and we need a solid...Read More...
Hi jb6198 There are lots of ways to setup your equipment so whatever works best for you where you like the sound is fine. Speakers and mixers are just tools so we need to use the right tool for the required job. In live sound, that can change from venue to venue or the composition of performers for the set/event. I only mention this because there are lots of opinions on configurations so don't be afraid to experiment to see what works best for you/the situation at hand. I own/like the...Read More...
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Last Reply By SoundGeek · First Unread Post

L 1 Compact as a Delay in a larger marquee with external Sub

nice result Bose L 1 Compact © with an external active Subwoofer in a marquee Delay as a L-Wide marquee with Y-Cable XLR from Amp Out to Input to Subwoofer. From Out with Y-Cable from Sub to the Line Level Input to Bose with TRS jack Sub with 180° phase invert brings a good result. Bose at 11 o´clock, Sub with 500 W RMS at 9 o´clock gain Using one extension is high enough for sitting people as You see. Yours KaiRead More...
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T1 Buttons getting "Mushy"

I have a T1 that works beautifully, however when I opened it for use this evening the three "editing control" buttons and the "Phantom Power" button all feel very mushy, and the rubber sticks to my fingers. All other buttons seem to be fine. When I pushed one of the buttons to make a selection, it actually left my fingerprint in the top. ?????? I am afraid to touch or do anything more. Please let me know if they can be replaced and how I get new buttons. Is this an ongoing problem? I store...Read More...
Hi John, Thank you for letting us know about the issue. Please give us a call at 877-335-2673 and we can ship you out some new knobs as replacements. We are open M-F, 9am - 9pm ESTRead More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

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Large Outdoor Gig with F1 System?

Hi... Just booked a large outdoor event coming up in two weeks. Details: Outdoor auto show Live band - duo with acoustic/electric guitars and backing tracks playing dance/country/classic rock Stage/canopy Last years attendance near festival epicenter/food & beverage area over 2000 people [I did not do the gig last year - a similar duo did and they used the Yorkville Paraline system - two tops/two subs per side]. Question/discussion: I have never used the Bose F1 system for a venue this...Read More...
@Roger Cortina - take a look at this thread from @jdbassentertainment.com Read: 4 x F1 stacks spread out with band. Not sure it's enough for 2000 people though?Read More...
Last Reply By Nick from New Zealand · First Unread Post

T1 users with CF guitar - setting suggestions?

Hello, T1 owner (L1s) with a new toy - first for me Carbon Fiber guitar; in this case Journey RT660. Am looking for guidance from other CF guitar owners regarding T1 settings used / suggested. What has worked for you, particularly with smaller body size CF guitars?Read More...
The T1 is a strange beast (for such a simple, ADD prone brain as mine). Wading through all the offsets, some of the better sounding ones don't make any sense; who would have though accordian would rank in the top 6 whereas many instruments closer in the family tree (many guitars for example) sound much worse to my ears. I agree some of the LR Baggs choices are high on the list. And the end of the day I have to keep reminding myself that most (if not all) of the subtle differences heard by me...Read More...
Last Reply By Paul Bonstrom · First Unread Post

L1 Model II Power Stand

I have same problem incoherent posted: I have an L1 Model 2 with the B2 Bass System. I brought it with me for use at events, and while on travel, it was mistakenly plugged into a 220V circuit. The local technician informed me that I need p/n 1725-807B+0001 Bose A1 Amplifier DP1.0 Rev 1.0. How can I go about getting this part? I have a few days left till the next event, and would like to get this up and running. The local Bose dealer (Philippines) does not have this item on hand.Read More...
Hi Yad, I'm very sorry, we don't have a service center in your country. Here is a list of countries nearby with contact locations. You could try reaching out to one of them to see if they can service your L1. https://global.bose.com/en_us/africa_middle_east.htmlRead More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

L1 Model II Power Stand - analog input blown

IketheProducer
This is one of the most embarrassing things that I've ever done...had a bar gig where we had to use a lift from the alley to get our gear up to the venue but the staff wasn't ready so we ended up short on time to set up. I'd been using my system as a bass amp and to mic the kick (T1) at smaller venues. The stage space was awfully cramped so our guitarist (who brought his PA) asked to run the monitor out from his powered mixer into my tower to save space since there was no room for wedges.Read More...
Hi Ike, Sorry for the trouble! We've all been there - short on time, mounting pressure.. and suddenly we just did something we wouldn't have if we had had the time to think. Please give us a call at 877-335-2673. We'll take the serial number and determine what the options are. We set up the repairs by phone and email a shipping label that you can use to send the product to our repair facility in Indiana. A repair typically take 3 weeks from the time you ship it until it is returned to you.Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

Replacing broken control panel lid on an L 1 Classic

I had a mishap and the "hinge pin" on the left end of the rear control panel cover broke off. I want to see about getting a new cover for the rear control panel of the Bose L1 Classic. (The oldest, large, round version.)Read More...
HI untabubba, Yes, here in the US, we still have the covers available. Please give us a call at 877-335-2673 to order. The part number is 273727 We're open M-F, 9am - 9pm EST Thanks, NickRead More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

T1 Tonematch reset itself during performance

I've had my T1 for over a year now and never had and issue until this evening. I was playing a wedding tonight (DJ) when suddenly the T1 seemed to "reset" itself for no reason. This happened during the last 30 minutes of the night and I had been running continuously for almost six hours without an issue. I lost sound for about three seconds, and then the T1 started working again and sound came back on. During the reset, the T1 screen was illuminated but blank, then went back to a normal...Read More...
Hi Jim, How did it go? STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

running an analog mixer thru Bose L1 Model II Single B2 Bass with T1 Audio Engine and losing a channel

I'm running a Numark analog mixer thru Bose L1 Model II Single B2 Bass with T1 Audio Engine and losing a channel. I run two XLR outs from the Numarks R&L channels, right channel 1 in right, left to ch.2 on the Tonematch. I have the Numark mixer mono setting engaged. However, I am not receiving one of the channels, which is very pronounced in certain songs, (i.e. Beatles - Twist & Shout vocal side is not there). Please advise, TIA!Read More...
Hi Nick, Thanks for reply. I did 1 and 2 already so it’s not those. As for number 3, and your “off topic” hint, (which ironically I think is the crux of the matter): The mixer is an old analog Numark FX200, (running a laptop with two sound cards in it into the mixer via RCA inputs). I use it because it’s rack mounted and runs three mics and 2 audio sources, (karaoke and regular music), through it, then just essentially daisy chain it through the T1. Probably not the ideal situation, but the...Read More...
Last Reply By finestsounds · First Unread Post

Tone match and other MIxer

Hello , I usually play solo and the tone match has adequate inputs for that but I am having another musician join me soon . Is it ok run a small powered mixer into the analog input of the L1 model 2 in conjunction with the tone match mixer? Thanks , JoeRead More...
Hi, Joe! Thank you for joining the Community. Warning Do NOT connect the speaker output of a powered mixer to the Model II Power Stand. You could damage the L1® or the powered mixer, or both. Having said that... Yes, it's okay to connect a mixer (line level output) to the analog input of the Model II Power Stand while connected to the T1® through the ToneMatch port. You need to get a mono output from the mixer. We have some notes about how to do that with most mixers here: Stereo Mixer to...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

T1 Tonematch

Dead on arrival**Brand new T1 Tonematch with external T1 Tonematch PWR SUPPLY: Display screen and channel lights don't lit up upon powering on. Only phantom power button responds turning orange else all other knobs are non responsive. Is it audio engine or power supply or may be both dead on arrival? Any tips to identify the issue or defective item?Read More...
Hi Sanjay, Thank you for joining the Community. I am really sorry you're having a problem with your new T1®. If you purchased this at a physical store, I would take both items back and get new units. Otherwise, please call Bose Support on Monday morning. They will help you. Call Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Cave Stage - Matt

ST
We've come to call these Cave stages. Suggestions: Move the L1®s forward. More of the sound will project into the room. Turn the L1®s inward. This will help for monitoring. Run the guitar amp at the lowest volume possible that still allows you to develop the tone. Put a microphone on the amp and let the amp be heard through the L1®s. This will allow the guitar to be heard throughout the room without excessive stage volume. STRead More...
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