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S1 Pro Reviews

jdbassentertainment.com
If you own a S1 Pro please post your reviews bellow! Many of us are needing more real world use information before we commit to buy... Pictures are welcome! Thanks in advance!!Read More...
S1 Pro for electric guitar with a band I stopped in at a friend's gig and sat in for a few R&B, Blues and Trip-Hop/Alt-Rock songs. I used the S1 Pro for electric guitar with a Boss GT-1 to get some chunky rhythm and singing leads. It was in a small club with seating for eighty-ish. This was an experiment - The band included a bass amp and full trap kit. I sang through the PA because I didn't want to push my luck. I worked vocals and guitar back and forth with a fantastic female vocalist...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

red power light

Hi I have been using the bose l1 model 2 for a few years now, unfortunately tonight during a gig the unit cut out and the power light turned red, I tried all of the suggestions like unplugging it and leaving it for 30 seconds, and also on arriving home I have plugged it in and after a couple of minutes it has done it again. Does this mean I need a new power base or can it be repaired. thanks chrisRead More...
Hi Chris, I'm sorry to hear you're having a problem with your L1®. From your description the power stand will have come in for service. Here is the contact information. United Kingdom Bose House, Quayside, Chatham Maritime Kent, ME4 4QZ, UK Bose UK Tel: +44 (0)3330-142545 pro_uk@bose.com STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

S1 Pro Speaker Stand recommendations?

Hi Everyone , I am new to the Bose forums. Recently received my Bose S1 and enjoying the speaker thus far. Have not yet had the opportunity to gig with it, but excited to test it out. Was wondering if anyone had speaker stand recommendations? Looking for a sturdy , portable and light weight stand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! ThanksRead More...

Trio with L1® and T1®

ST
Hi bbaker9, 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 II or L1® Model 1S T1 ToneMatch® audio engine There were no notes with this Sketch.Read More...
Hi bbaker9, 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, type of venue)? Who is there (audience) - how many? What are they doing while you are performing? Do you have a website? If no website, please post a picture of your group. Thank you. STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1® Compact - what do I need to add more sound (louder)

Hi, I am very new to all this and this forum, it fact I only doing this on my daughters behalf. She has just started gigging and she's has the following setup , Shure SM58 mic , T1 tone match and two l1 compacts and an ipad for backing tracks. We are really delighted with the L1 compacts and we are still working out the T1 settings but are a bit concerned that they will not be loud enough for larger gigs. We have had no complaints at the moment with social club gigs around 100 people...Read More...
Hi Craig, That's what I do. You can use the T1® with both. Oh, and remember that balanced cable you ordered? You should be using that for the connection from the T1® to the L1® Compact anyway. There's a ToneMatch cable that came in the bottom of the box with the T1®. You will use that to connect to the L1® Model II. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

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...
Hi RF-Musiker / Musician This is why I asked about the narrow dispersion. I agree, there are times when a narrow dispersion is good. I didn't understand why you would play your keyboard through the L1 Compact (wide) and sing through the S1 Pro (narrow). STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Neue Tonematch-Mixer

Forum: Deutsch
RF-Musiker/ Musician
Als ich auf der Website eines Musikhändlers war, sah ich neue Bose Tonematch-Mixer und zwar 2 Modelle, die anscheinend in Stereo sind, somit also für die Nutzer eines Twinsets interessant sind. Preislich sind diese oberhalb des klassischen Tonematch-Mixers und sind die einzigen kompakten Digitalmixer, die keinen Tablet PC zur Bedienung brauchen. Diese Mischpulte müssten auch mit anderen Anlagen gut funktionieren, ich konnte selbst vergleichen und feststellen, dass die LD Systems MAUI 5 und...Read More...
Der Preis von diesem Teil war ja auch sehr stark unter der Preisempfehlung und das ist immer dann der Fall, wenn ein Produkt Platz machen muss. Ich selbst liebäugle ja immer noch mit dem UI 12, da ja der Preis niedrig ist, ich eh einen Tablet-PC brauche und man sich an die Bedienung via Computer schon gewöhnen kann.Read More...
Last Reply By RF-Musiker/ Musician · First Unread Post

T8S Analog vs Digital Connection to L1 Model 1S and Model II

ST
Some people have expressed concern because the T8S ToneMatch mixer does not have ToneMatch (digital) connections to L1 Model 1S and L1 Model II. I've taken the time to test this carefully. To my ears, there is no audible difference between the digital and the analog connections. The background and some notes about how I tested follow below. The best way I know to detect differences in sound is to do an A/B switch back and forth instantly. Even a few seconds between listening events can lead...Read More...
So....I have been using BOSE for years now in my show so I am willing to test this out. I have one on order but will keep my two Tonematch mixers until I can confirm, the analog out is as good as the digital. I played last night at a very quiet intimate venue and my system sounded like you were listening to a record....so cool.Read More...
Last Reply By Moon Dog · First Unread Post

Week 3

gary10113
This S1 is (I am a mechanic so here goes...) like silicone, fills any space where the music may leak. So easy, so clean. Just plug in and point. You know how you can get this tension when seeking the best you've got? Right in the shoulders....man... Is this good? Is that o.k.? I remember big speakers, big boards, never ending search for "The Right Stuff"...... I don't work for Bose....but Bose works for me....never in my 40+ yrs of playing have I been done with my system.....guess...Read More...

Multiple 812s for coverage / comb filtering / HF cancellation

Hi, folks. Big BOSE live sound fan here. We're considering purchasing at least four (4) F1 stacks (812s and subs) for use in smaller venues as portable mains. Concern / Question is how best to set, hang, mount, splay, cluster, etc.. at least 2 tops per side (when needed for additional coverage / spl) without encountering nasty comb filtering and HF cancellation issues? Please advise and thank you. :)Read More...
Ah yes. The 12in driver. I swear sometimes I forget about him hiding in the back. Good point.Read More...
Last Reply By DJ8X · 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...
Great info!!! Thanks, STRead More...
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Last Reply By jdbassentertainment.com · First Unread Post

S1 Pro as vocal monitor feeding T1 to L1 Compact

I just received the S1 Pro and I am very impressed. I will use it in several ways. There will be times that I use it as a stand-alone PA, either with acoustic guitar and voice, or with a T1 with my acoustic duo, and with the impressive sound, it will be my go-to acoustic guitar amp. My first use is about a month away, as my Duo morphs into a Trio. The duo has used my L1 Compact with the T1 Mixer, to great results. With the Trio, we are adding an acoustic bass. I want to have a single source...Read More...
Hi cc407, Thanks for the great food for thought. What you've described should work fine, and given that you've got 5 inputs, I think using the S1 Pro as mixer for the vocal microphones is a terrific workaround. ST PS - I hope to get the S1 Pro into the Sketcher in the next week or so.Read More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

S1 Pro Presets

Hi guys, I'm a new member of the community Just got a brand new S1 pro, and will be testing it right quick to give my review. So far I've found a defect in a volume knob fonction. I have a noob question regarding the Tonematch presets : I understood these could be selected to match a specific guitar or vocal mic, but where are these options with just a switch on the S1? What "mic" and "guitar" positions actually account for in detail? Thanks RobinRead More...
Hi Robin, I've checked with our team here (USA) and it's best if you work directly with the dealer to get a replacement. I'm sorry for the inconvenience. Thanks for providing all the information and the video. STRead More...
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Last Reply By Bose Pro Community Admin · First Unread Post

anyone using f1 tops and subs with L1M2

Just wondering if anyone is mixing the L1 system with the F1 system. example: L1M2 with F1 Top and SubRead More...
HI I had used the setup with Two L1M2s and two F1+Subs. I found that eventhough L1 is theoretically 500W and F1 is 1000W, L1M2 performs much better than the F1s. F1s are more crisper, but L1s are not bad too... SO I preferred to use all L1s .. But I am playing around to see to get more suble base if i hook up just the F1subs along with the L1s.. Wil try it in my next gig. Thanks Siji AnandRead More...
Last Reply By Siji Anand · First Unread Post

Content Stream

Power Supply for Bose F1 System

DJ8X
Is it safe to use one of those IEC piggyback cables to power up the F1 System. I'm trying to run only 1 power cord away from the system. Or I can I use a dual plug adaptor :Read More...
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S1 Pro Speaker Stand recommendations?

Hi Everyone , I am new to the Bose forums. Recently received my Bose S1 and enjoying the speaker thus far. Have not yet had the opportunity to gig with it, but excited to test it out. Was wondering if anyone had speaker stand recommendations? Looking for a sturdy , portable and light weight stand. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! ThanksRead More...

Trio with L1® and T1®

ST
Hi bbaker9, 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 II or L1® Model 1S T1 ToneMatch® audio engine There were no notes with this Sketch.Read More...
Hi bbaker9, 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, type of venue)? Who is there (audience) - how many? What are they doing while you are performing? Do you have a website? If no website, please post a picture of your group. Thank you. STRead More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

red power light

Hi I have been using the bose l1 model 2 for a few years now, unfortunately tonight during a gig the unit cut out and the power light turned red, I tried all of the suggestions like unplugging it and leaving it for 30 seconds, and also on arriving home I have plugged it in and after a couple of minutes it has done it again. Does this mean I need a new power base or can it be repaired. thanks chrisRead More...
Hi Chris, I'm sorry to hear you're having a problem with your L1®. From your description the power stand will have come in for service. Here is the contact information. United Kingdom Bose House, Quayside, Chatham Maritime Kent, ME4 4QZ, UK Bose UK Tel: +44 (0)3330-142545 pro_uk@bose.com STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Week 3

gary10113
This S1 is (I am a mechanic so here goes...) like silicone, fills any space where the music may leak. So easy, so clean. Just plug in and point. You know how you can get this tension when seeking the best you've got? Right in the shoulders....man... Is this good? Is that o.k.? I remember big speakers, big boards, never ending search for "The Right Stuff"...... I don't work for Bose....but Bose works for me....never in my 40+ yrs of playing have I been done with my system.....guess...Read More...

Multiple 812s for coverage / comb filtering / HF cancellation

Hi, folks. Big BOSE live sound fan here. We're considering purchasing at least four (4) F1 stacks (812s and subs) for use in smaller venues as portable mains. Concern / Question is how best to set, hang, mount, splay, cluster, etc.. at least 2 tops per side (when needed for additional coverage / spl) without encountering nasty comb filtering and HF cancellation issues? Please advise and thank you. :)Read More...
Ah yes. The 12in driver. I swear sometimes I forget about him hiding in the back. Good point.Read More...
Last Reply By DJ8X · First Unread Post

S1 Pro as vocal monitor feeding T1 to L1 Compact

I just received the S1 Pro and I am very impressed. I will use it in several ways. There will be times that I use it as a stand-alone PA, either with acoustic guitar and voice, or with a T1 with my acoustic duo, and with the impressive sound, it will be my go-to acoustic guitar amp. My first use is about a month away, as my Duo morphs into a Trio. The duo has used my L1 Compact with the T1 Mixer, to great results. With the Trio, we are adding an acoustic bass. I want to have a single source...Read More...
Hi cc407, Thanks for the great food for thought. What you've described should work fine, and given that you've got 5 inputs, I think using the S1 Pro as mixer for the vocal microphones is a terrific workaround. ST PS - I hope to get the S1 Pro into the Sketcher in the next week or so.Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1® Compact - what do I need to add more sound (louder)

Hi, I am very new to all this and this forum, it fact I only doing this on my daughters behalf. She has just started gigging and she's has the following setup , Shure SM58 mic , T1 tone match and two l1 compacts and an ipad for backing tracks. We are really delighted with the L1 compacts and we are still working out the T1 settings but are a bit concerned that they will not be loud enough for larger gigs. We have had no complaints at the moment with social club gigs around 100 people...Read More...
Hi Craig, That's what I do. You can use the T1® with both. Oh, and remember that balanced cable you ordered? You should be using that for the connection from the T1® to the L1® Compact anyway. There's a ToneMatch cable that came in the bottom of the box with the T1®. You will use that to connect to the L1® Model II. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Small ensemble with T1® and L1® Compact

ST
Hi cc407, 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: T1 ToneMatch® audio engine L1® Compact 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, type of venue)? Who is there...Read More...
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Why no XLR input on the L1 MII power base?

I'm curious why Bose chose to use a 1/4" jack for the input as opposed to an XLR or combo jack. Anyone know?Read More...
I figured it was something like that! I use my MIIs in a variety of configurations but the input is always from a mixer. If the gig requires low to moderate volume I put them behind the band but for highrt volume situations I place them in front of the band like a traditional FOH setup. They ALWAYS sound great!Read More...
Last Reply By Yamahaha · First Unread Post
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