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L1 compact system in outdoor events

Hello everybody, sorry in advance for my english :) I'm very interesting to buy a L1 compact system but I would know if it is able to play outdoor in a DJ set of soft music like tango. The location is no larger than of 100mq with 80 persons maximum dancing or sitting around. thank you in advance for your reply. :) AlessioRead More...
Thank you StephenRead More...
Last Reply By Alex · First Unread Post

Bose portable S1 system

Forum: Solo Acts
Sky
Joined this forum having literally just found about the new Bose S1 and want to get other performers' opinions. I'm a singer who uses backing tracks, and want to replace my heavy portable system. I currently use Behringer EPS500MP3, compakt 8 Channel PA System which I bought 3 years ago. It's OK but have never quite felt 100% happy with it. It's powerful, but it's a bit muddy when you put the vocals in over the backing tracks, which I run from my laptop; it's like the voice and backing are...Read More...
I use backing tracks/vocals and various guitars here in the UK. I bought the S1 Pro predominantly for care homes and hotels with an older audience. I used it in a WM club a couple of nights ago as the concert room is upstairs. What a revelation. More than adequate for quite a large room with loads of soft furnishings. I bought a used L1 and very rarely need to use it but it is there if I need it. I haven’t got a Tonematch - yet. I’m looking for a T1 as my budget won’t stretch to a T4. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Ocheye · First Unread Post

Recording

Hi I am trying to record from the T1 through an IRig2 to my phone. I can get channels 1-3 individually to record from the preamp out (no effects, eq, etc), but what I want to do is record guitar and vocal, mixed through one of my Scenes. I get no output volume to the phone from either the master or auxiliary outputs. Is there a way to do what I am trying to do? ThanksRead More...

Question on (2) Model 2 position for 3 piece band

Hello, I just had a question on the best placement for our 2 L1 systems for my 3 piece band. We played one show already and I positioned them as you see in the sketch. (creme numbers show inputs for left tonematch, green numbers show inputs for right tonematch) Sketcher Link I am not sure if it would be better to put the two towers on the sides instead if in the middle. Just curious for best sound possible. I chose this setup so we could all hear each other well, but I don't want it to...Read More...

T1 partially unresponsive

Nick from New Zealand
I had the need to run a PAIR of L1 Model 2 this weekend. Last time I did this, I ran dual mono and didn't get enough separation between the sticks and it sounded bad bad bad. So this time, I set everything up, followed all the instructions for a proper stereo config and with 6 metres between them, and used a power supply for the T1. I ran from a stereo DJ mixer to ch 1 and 2. XLR to TRS. Ch1 was presumed master out. Ch2 was set up for AUX out. Here's what was wrong during the test set up.Read More...
n00b mistake. I was so focused on the settings and following instructions that I forgot how to do the most simple task. Good to know the pre-amp outputs don't cook the L1!Read More...
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Last Reply By Nick from New Zealand · First Unread Post

Using S1 as a monitor

Ok guys Last night I was doing a fair sized venue with around 150 people in, it's a nice sized room with great acoustics and a nice big stage area, so I loaded the L1 Model 2 with B2 and had the S1 onboard which I planned to use as a monitor. Not sure if I connected things properly but I was running the M2 from the Tonematch port on my T1, got the FoH sound then ran a balanced lead from the T1 main output to the S1 and that's when I encountered issues. When I began to increase the volume of...Read More...
With the info from ST using the S1 as a monitor should’ve worked fine. We have a Yamaha MGX12 mixer with our L1M2 and use the mixer’s Aux Out to go to the S1. That’s pretty much what you were doing with the T1 it seems. That approach worked great for us. We actually didn’t use the S1 as a monitor but as an “extension speaker” to the L1. We periodically play in a venue that is L shaped and one of the Ls goes to the side and behind the stage (very awkward space). We used the S1 on a stand...Read More...
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Last Reply By CityFolk · First Unread Post

Connecting 4 F1 Stacks

What is the optimal way to connect two F1 systems together? I have tried multiple routes but it seems like the second F1 Model 812 always clips due to a hot input signal. My usual setup is a Pioneer DDJSZ2 to a Mackie ProFX12. I have tried Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub. I have also tried F1 sub to second F1 sub and 812 to second 812 using a driverack. Would a XLR splitter for the 812s solve the problem of the signal being too hot for the second pair?Read More...
Hi djmaverick, The F1 Subwoofer volume control does not affect the F1 Subwoofer LINE OUTs. Like this: " Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub " and turn down the volume on the second F1 Model 812 so it doesn't clip. OR Run two outputs from the Mackie mixer as I described above. STRead More...
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S1 Pro Battery included and S1 Pro Backpack for early adopters. May 10 2018

ST
To our valued Bose S1 Pro system customers. Since the introduction of the S1 Pro multi-position PA system four months ago we heard from you, our customers, on how the S1 Pro was meant to be portable, and truly portable by today's standards is equivalent to "without AC power". For this reason we made a change to the S1 Pro product. Starting today (May 10, 2018), the S1 Pro now ships standard with the S1 Battery Pack included and pre-installed. We heard your feedback and are thrilled to make...Read More...
Hi MJG, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. It seems to be taking longer than expected for the backpacks to get to Australia. If you have placed your claim for the backpack, you haven't received it, and it's been more than 12 weeks please send an email to support@bose.com with the following information. Subject: Bose S1 Pro Backpack Claim Your full name Email Address where you received the acknowledgment of the claim Address Phone number S1 Pro System serial...Read More...
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Bose S1 Pro - Gig Report in a clubhouse

Hi gang Just thought I'd post some details about my recent gig using just my S1. It was a smallish venue, one of those retirement villages with their own little clubhouse which will hold around 100 at capacity. I've played the venue before so I knew the layout, I arrived with one Compact and my S1, which I always have onboard. On arrival they explained that due to flu and weather only 45 were coming so I decided just to use the S1, the thought of a five minute break-down ready for the two...Read More...
same deal !, the S1 is amazing. Im going to retire my L1 Model II as the S1 does it all so well and most of the time only using one speaker.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...
Hi NoMoreBlackBoxes, "supporting speakers weighing up to 15 lbs". Source: https://on-stage.com/products/view/13415 The S1 Pro system weighs 16 pounds. STRead More...
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What to Buy

Hi everyone, I am a mobile DJ that does mostly weddings and school dances. My typical wedding crowds are usually between 100-300 people, but I have done a few already that have had up to 500 people. I use two Bose L1 Compact systems for small receptions and ceremonies. When I need more bass for my smaller events, I use two Bose B2 bass modules that are crossed over using a dbx DriveRack PA2 . For my bigger events, I use two Peavey PV118 subwoofers, and two Alto TS112 speakers. I am looking...Read More...
Thanks, ST. Yeah, I'm glad they postponed it, it was pretty slippery out there! Fun fact, I'm actually the IT director for the school that hired me for that dance. I might sneak into one of the gyms some night when there's no evening activities and give it a test run. I'll let you know if I end up doing that and also let you know how it goes. I try to keep telling myself, yes it's a little on the heavy side, but it will sound awesome!Read More...
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recording live with Boss Micro BR

Thanks for letting me join. I have a Tone Match that I use with live gigs. I want to record the gig using Boss Micro BR. My proficiency is on the low tech end so I am inquiring how to connect these two. I have 2 mics and 1 guitar. Thank you.Read More...
I have a MicroBR. The tricky bit is that there are two inputs: A 1/4" guitar level input and a 1/8" stereo input for microphone or CD player. The guitar input would probably be overwhelmed by a line level input (distort) but you could give it a try with a guitar cord between the Tonematch (aux output turned way down?) and the Boss MicroBR. The 1/8" input will require a special patch cord to convert from XLR or 1/4" balanced output from the Tonematch to a 1/8" stereo plug carrying mono output...Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Larger Venue Signal Chain Concern

Hi. I just got my L1 Model II, B1 Bass and T8S last week and have been rehearsing with my acoustic-duo mate in my home studio. I'm excited to be free of my old live sound system, and I've been able to find answers to all the question I can think of except one. And I'm afraid this one might bite me if I don't get some expert advice. Q: What's the proper way to set up the trim on the power base, and how does this relate to the master volume setting on the T8S? I've successfully set the channel...Read More...
ST, I'll do the longer story on the duo (TwoCan Jam KC) later. But, yeah, we had a great time! Nice people, great charity and a very successful event. Plenty of handshakes, hugs and smiles for us. We donated ourselves to be auctioned off for a private party, and the winning bid was $2,000 -- a bit more than we get for gigs in Kansas City! TomRead More...
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Battery Behavior

I have two S1 Pros. When I got my first one, I charged it fully and used it for several shows (I'm a magician and I use it for a vocal mic and background music from an iPod). When I finished my third show, it was down to flashing twice which is supposed to mean 25% to 49% battery life. I didn't use it for five days and then turned it on for a show. It was completely dead. I plugged it in and used it with AC. I called Bose to see what tech support would say about it because that's not the...Read More...
Hi All, If you're having a problem with your S1 Pro battery discharging over several days, when off and disconnected from AC power, please call Bose Support. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Outside the US and Canada Thank you, STRead More...
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Bass weakens ONLY at high volumes

First, I want to say I love my L1s and have been using them since 2010, and don't plan on getting rid of them until BOSE releases the next version, but I can't help but notice that the bass is not as strong at high volume levels. Luckily for me I get to play at a lot of the same venues (I DJ) for crowds up to 250 people and I get to do proper sound checks before gigs. This might not be published or discussed often, but it is quite evident that the bass is weaker when pushing the L1 at high...Read More...
ya, I suppose that means it's possible to limit the output limiter before seeing the input light clip?Read More...
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L1 compact system in outdoor events

Hello everybody, sorry in advance for my english :) I'm very interesting to buy a L1 compact system but I would know if it is able to play outdoor in a DJ set of soft music like tango. The location is no larger than of 100mq with 80 persons maximum dancing or sitting around. thank you in advance for your reply. :) AlessioRead More...
Thank you StephenRead More...
Last Reply By Alex · First Unread Post

Bose portable S1 system

Forum: Solo Acts
Sky
Joined this forum having literally just found about the new Bose S1 and want to get other performers' opinions. I'm a singer who uses backing tracks, and want to replace my heavy portable system. I currently use Behringer EPS500MP3, compakt 8 Channel PA System which I bought 3 years ago. It's OK but have never quite felt 100% happy with it. It's powerful, but it's a bit muddy when you put the vocals in over the backing tracks, which I run from my laptop; it's like the voice and backing are...Read More...
I use backing tracks/vocals and various guitars here in the UK. I bought the S1 Pro predominantly for care homes and hotels with an older audience. I used it in a WM club a couple of nights ago as the concert room is upstairs. What a revelation. More than adequate for quite a large room with loads of soft furnishings. I bought a used L1 and very rarely need to use it but it is there if I need it. I haven’t got a Tonematch - yet. I’m looking for a T1 as my budget won’t stretch to a T4. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Ocheye · First Unread Post

Recording

Hi I am trying to record from the T1 through an IRig2 to my phone. I can get channels 1-3 individually to record from the preamp out (no effects, eq, etc), but what I want to do is record guitar and vocal, mixed through one of my Scenes. I get no output volume to the phone from either the master or auxiliary outputs. Is there a way to do what I am trying to do? ThanksRead More...

Question on (2) Model 2 position for 3 piece band

Hello, I just had a question on the best placement for our 2 L1 systems for my 3 piece band. We played one show already and I positioned them as you see in the sketch. (creme numbers show inputs for left tonematch, green numbers show inputs for right tonematch) Sketcher Link I am not sure if it would be better to put the two towers on the sides instead if in the middle. Just curious for best sound possible. I chose this setup so we could all hear each other well, but I don't want it to...Read More...

Connecting 4 F1 Stacks

What is the optimal way to connect two F1 systems together? I have tried multiple routes but it seems like the second F1 Model 812 always clips due to a hot input signal. My usual setup is a Pioneer DDJSZ2 to a Mackie ProFX12. I have tried Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub. I have also tried F1 sub to second F1 sub and 812 to second 812 using a driverack. Would a XLR splitter for the 812s solve the problem of the signal being too hot for the second pair?Read More...
Hi djmaverick, The F1 Subwoofer volume control does not affect the F1 Subwoofer LINE OUTs. Like this: " Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub " and turn down the volume on the second F1 Model 812 so it doesn't clip. OR Run two outputs from the Mackie mixer as I described above. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Using S1 as a monitor

Ok guys Last night I was doing a fair sized venue with around 150 people in, it's a nice sized room with great acoustics and a nice big stage area, so I loaded the L1 Model 2 with B2 and had the S1 onboard which I planned to use as a monitor. Not sure if I connected things properly but I was running the M2 from the Tonematch port on my T1, got the FoH sound then ran a balanced lead from the T1 main output to the S1 and that's when I encountered issues. When I began to increase the volume of...Read More...
With the info from ST using the S1 as a monitor should’ve worked fine. We have a Yamaha MGX12 mixer with our L1M2 and use the mixer’s Aux Out to go to the S1. That’s pretty much what you were doing with the T1 it seems. That approach worked great for us. We actually didn’t use the S1 as a monitor but as an “extension speaker” to the L1. We periodically play in a venue that is L shaped and one of the Ls goes to the side and behind the stage (very awkward space). We used the S1 on a stand...Read More...
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Last Reply By CityFolk · First Unread Post

T1 partially unresponsive

Nick from New Zealand
I had the need to run a PAIR of L1 Model 2 this weekend. Last time I did this, I ran dual mono and didn't get enough separation between the sticks and it sounded bad bad bad. So this time, I set everything up, followed all the instructions for a proper stereo config and with 6 metres between them, and used a power supply for the T1. I ran from a stereo DJ mixer to ch 1 and 2. XLR to TRS. Ch1 was presumed master out. Ch2 was set up for AUX out. Here's what was wrong during the test set up.Read More...
n00b mistake. I was so focused on the settings and following instructions that I forgot how to do the most simple task. Good to know the pre-amp outputs don't cook the L1!Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By Nick from New Zealand · First Unread Post

recording live with Boss Micro BR

Thanks for letting me join. I have a Tone Match that I use with live gigs. I want to record the gig using Boss Micro BR. My proficiency is on the low tech end so I am inquiring how to connect these two. I have 2 mics and 1 guitar. Thank you.Read More...
I have a MicroBR. The tricky bit is that there are two inputs: A 1/4" guitar level input and a 1/8" stereo input for microphone or CD player. The guitar input would probably be overwhelmed by a line level input (distort) but you could give it a try with a guitar cord between the Tonematch (aux output turned way down?) and the Boss MicroBR. The 1/8" input will require a special patch cord to convert from XLR or 1/4" balanced output from the Tonematch to a 1/8" stereo plug carrying mono output...Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Bose S1 Pro - Gig Report in a clubhouse

Hi gang Just thought I'd post some details about my recent gig using just my S1. It was a smallish venue, one of those retirement villages with their own little clubhouse which will hold around 100 at capacity. I've played the venue before so I knew the layout, I arrived with one Compact and my S1, which I always have onboard. On arrival they explained that due to flu and weather only 45 were coming so I decided just to use the S1, the thought of a five minute break-down ready for the two...Read More...
same deal !, the S1 is amazing. Im going to retire my L1 Model II as the S1 does it all so well and most of the time only using one speaker.Read More...
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Last Reply By MJG · First Unread Post

Pair of F1 812's with subs from T1 Tonematch

Greetings , I am seeking advice on connectivity of the F1's from my Tonematch. I am running a single T1 to my L1 Model II with B1 behind my band as a monitor. I am looking for the best way to get my T1 signal to both F1's. I have tried it from my master out to the first 812 , 812 to my first sub , first sub to my second 812 and then to my second sub. Is there any better way to make all of this work together ? Since my F1's are the FOH i need the reverb to come through so I guess using the...Read More...
Thanks ST , just wanted some reassurance that I had it right.Read More...
Last Reply By BradC · First Unread Post
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