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B1 or B2

Hi folks Sadly I had an issue with my L1 Model 2 w B1 which I recently bought and is being replaced this week. The dealer has offered me to upgrade from the B1 to the B2 for no extra money, a kind of goodwill gesture. Part of me says grab the offer with no question but the other part asks if it is really necessary for what I do. I am a solo singer using pro grade backing and live guitar, acoustic and electric and I use the T1 Tonematch. I'm not sure if the B2 will actually be a benefit or a...Read More...
I have both B1's and B2's and I never use the B1's since upgrading to the B2's. I do similar work to yourself and the B2 is superb in all respects, a much fuller and deeper bass with some kick and not at all 'Boomy' (this is a Bose unit afterall). You can turn down the Bass if it is too much for your liking (easily achieved with the 3 way switch on the B2 or via you mixer's EQ) but you cannot turn down what you don't have. With the B2 you have it all and the flexibility to work the different...Read More...
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Running Powered Speakers off a Bose L1

Team - is it possible to run a pair of powered speakers off of the Bose L1? If so, what port(s) do I use? ThanksRead More...
Hi Petey, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. If you have an L1® Compact, there is a line-out on the back of the unit. There are also line outs of the L1® Classic and L1® Model I. The L1® Model 1S and L1® Model II do not have line outs, but if you have a T1®, you can connect the T1® to the Power Stand using the ToneMatch port (the usual means of connecting the T1®) and connect the T1® Master Output to a powered speaker. To run two powered loudspeakers, those units must...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Two Tonematch Setup

Hi ... Had a thought ... To gain more input channels, and still use the tonematch, what would be the best method, at all if recommended, of chaining two tonematch engines together? For example, using an L1M2B2 per side as a traditional FOH, without using another brand mixer, but we need more than 4 inputs.....can we use 4 inputs on the tonematch 1, master out to ch3/4 input on tonematch 2, and the additional ch 1,2, and 3 on tonematch 2 for a total of 7 input channels? makes tonematch 2 the...Read More...
Hi Roger, We have an article about daisy chaining You can connect two T1®s to a single L1® Model II. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine / Connections to L1® Model II Please click the picture above to see an article with details. Note, you will need a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Power Supply for the second T1®. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Purchasing First Bose system

Forum: Solo Acts
hi I am purchasing my first bose pa system and wanted some advice. i'm considering either the L1 IS with Tone match and B2 bass, or simply the F1 model 812. obviously one system is much more than the other and perhaps not a fair comparison but I am confused. I sing solo and with music tracks mostly in small restaurants (30-50 people), but also do some church functions, perhaps 50 plus people but they can be scattered in a much larger room or inside the church itself. sometimes I may be doing...Read More...
Thank you. Just thinking ahead.Read More...
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Connecting T1® to L1® Compact extensions

We do Wild West entertainment, L1c and T1,SM58 mic with iPod can anyone show how they hooked the T1 to the tower? Queasy about putting screws into anything electronic! They should have a bracket for the L1 compact!Read More...
Hi Wyatt, Thank you for joining the Community. Bose did not create a bracket for the L1® Compact to support the T1®. Bose does not recommend attaching the T1® (or anything else) to the L1® Compact extensions. You may damage the extensions or the T1® if it falls. You might consider using a sturdy microphone stand with the T1 microphone stand adapter bracket, or a portable table for the T1® and your iPad. STRead More...
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ATTN L1 Compact Users

Hi All, We know there a lot of L1 Compact users on the forum and we wanted to get a better understanding of the effects and processing that you use with the system. For example, Are you using the T1 or just the L1 Compact by itself? Please reply to this post with a description of your rig. We would love to see pictures and understand the effects and mixing options that are most important to you. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks CraigRead More...
We do Wild West entertainment, L1c and T1,SM58 mic with iPod ✄ - ✂ - ✄ - ✂ - ✄ - ✂ - ✄ - ✂ - Please see new discussion for this question by following the link below. Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Acoustic Gig - F1 812 (no bass unit)

Greetings all: Just a short note letting you folks know about how my live acoustic gig last night. I played at a winery. Just a little background first; I've been using my L1 Model II, B2 bass speaker for three years and love it. I wanted to use a set up that did not have as many pieces and parts. So, after much thought, I purchase the F1 812 from Jozy at Sweetwater. We spoke about my intended use and was very supportive of my pursuit and reported to me several of his customers have used the...Read More...
PS: I used the Bose ToneMatchRead More...
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External Graphic Equalizers

I am in Mexico running a small Open Mike night . This year we have added a condenser mike to help people with projection problems. The room generates some feedback .Since I can not get a Tone T1 mixer easily I was wondering if I could put a Graphic equalizer on the mike input? Any suggestions? Do I need a mixing board too? Thanks JohnboyRead More...

Music playback not blowing me away on l1s

Hi everyone. I've owned the L1s with B1 and tonematch for a while now. Absolutely great all round except that it doesn't "blow me away" like the store demo did. It feels like the music is only 80% as good as it should be. I've asked in the store and set up the t1 as they said but still not getting the feeling that I should. Don't get me wrong, wherever I gig I always get great comments on the sound of the system from someone in the audience, but I always feel like there should be a bit more...Read More...
Hi Nick. Thank you for your help. After following your advice I think that the problem might be with the soundblaster. As I mentioned that I had persuaded my friend to get an L1 too, he also uses the soundblaster (as this was the original way I was told to link the laptop years ago). He has since linked his laptop to the T1 via the usb and had great results (after changing the channels on PREFS). I shall be trying it out myself and also purchasing an additional B1 for the extra oomph! Thanks...Read More...
Last Reply By Neil · First Unread Post

Model 2 power stand shutting off

OK guys I have been having some issues with my new L1 Model 2 which for some odd reason is shutting down during a performance. It shuts down for several seconds every two or three songs, it's actually quite a hindrance. I have tried various suggestions which were explained to me and the same thing is happening. The back power LED is blue for a while and then turns red and shuts down and comes back on after several seconds. Somebody at Bose UK suggested that a faulty Ethercon cable or bass...Read More...
Hi ST I'm hoping you are able to get back to me quickly on this. My replacement Model 2 is being prepared for shipment on Monday and Thomann have asked if I would like to upgrade to the B2 for no extra money, a kind of goodwill gesture for the messing around I've had. I am aware the B2 is bigger and heavier and I think it has some sort of control system built in but in the scheme of things is it something that would really benefit me bearing in mind I'm a soloist using backing with live...Read More...
Last Reply By Geoff · First Unread Post

STOPS MAKING SOUND FOR SECONDS THEN COMES BACK

I have just purchased my second set of L1 MODEL 2 with B2 SUB without T1 to achieve my personal taste of stereo set up (I am not satisfied with source coming just from one speaker system. It lacks the feeling of musical immersion) and to be able to play (One Man Band with dance backing track) in front of 100 to 200 dancing crowd which my first BOSE MODEL 2 system can not handle. But my first test of the new system paired with my old system goes wrong. My new bose L1 will automatically shut...Read More...
Hi Komposer, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm sorry no one has replied yet. Are you seeing a red light on the power stand when this happens? Does the sound cut out and come back a second or two later? Your computers and TV probably draw less current than the L1®. They are also less likely going be vulnerable problems related to power. Are you moving your L1® to various locations? Does the L1® perform better or worse in different locations? Please let us know. Thanks, STRead More...
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L1 Model 2 cutting out during performance

Hi Guys I recently upgraded to the L1 Model 2, I have used it twice since I bought it two weeks ago, I use the Compacts for most of my gigs but bought the Model 2 for the bigger gigs. I did a gig today in a village hall with around 120 attentive people in a cabaret style format, I know my Compacts would have done the job but I wanted to use the Model 2 to get a feel of it in a bigger venue. The performance was basically wrecked because the Model 2 kept cutting out and I don't know why. The...Read More...
Hi Nick Thank you for getting in touch. Yes I can confirm that I was not using the analogue input, the T1 was connected through the Tonematch Port. I wrongly said the analogue/trim LED was flashing because my fiancee said she saw a red light but when I set it up in my dining room to check it I noticed that it was actually the power LED that was going red and shutting the system down, not the trim LED. The odd thing is that when I simply play my backing tracks there is no apparent problem,...Read More...
Last Reply By Geoff · First Unread Post

Getting both channels to play through L1 system

Good Morning, I have recently purchased an L1 portable system for my classroom and for our concerts. Occasionally, we do listening exercises from the computer. There are times where only one channel is playing from the computer and the other channel sounds like it's coming out of a cave. How do I get both channels to play out of the one system and sound the same? Thank you for your time and help. Barry Snodgrass Director of Bands Sweet Grass County High SchoolRead More...
Hi Barry, The cave effect is usually caused from a stereo signal being connected to a balanced mono input. Basically what happens is that because the input is expecting a balanced mono signal, it knocks the two sides of the stereo signal out of phase. That results in a very hollow or reverberant sound. Now, when you say "channel", do you have two sources playing into the L1 system, or are you referring to the two channels of the stereo signal (Left and Right)? From your description, it...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

L1 with b2 bass and Bose L1 Compact Portable Line Array

My question is, can the two be connected to get stereo effect? I also have the tone matchRead More...
Hi Royela, Thank you for your question, and I apologize for the delayed response. The short answer is yes, you can use two L1s to produce a stereo signal. You'll need a stereo source/mixer to accomplish this (the T1 ToneMatch is a mono mixer). But, I think what you're really asking is if you can connect two systems together for a fuller sound, not necessarily stereo. I'm assuming you have an L1 Model II and that you are using the standard "T1 cable" to connect the T1 ToneMatch to your L1...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post

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B1 or B2

Hi folks Sadly I had an issue with my L1 Model 2 w B1 which I recently bought and is being replaced this week. The dealer has offered me to upgrade from the B1 to the B2 for no extra money, a kind of goodwill gesture. Part of me says grab the offer with no question but the other part asks if it is really necessary for what I do. I am a solo singer using pro grade backing and live guitar, acoustic and electric and I use the T1 Tonematch. I'm not sure if the B2 will actually be a benefit or a...Read More...
I have both B1's and B2's and I never use the B1's since upgrading to the B2's. I do similar work to yourself and the B2 is superb in all respects, a much fuller and deeper bass with some kick and not at all 'Boomy' (this is a Bose unit afterall). You can turn down the Bass if it is too much for your liking (easily achieved with the 3 way switch on the B2 or via you mixer's EQ) but you cannot turn down what you don't have. With the B2 you have it all and the flexibility to work the different...Read More...
Last Reply By Eric'sson · First Unread Post

Two Tonematch Setup

Hi ... Had a thought ... To gain more input channels, and still use the tonematch, what would be the best method, at all if recommended, of chaining two tonematch engines together? For example, using an L1M2B2 per side as a traditional FOH, without using another brand mixer, but we need more than 4 inputs.....can we use 4 inputs on the tonematch 1, master out to ch3/4 input on tonematch 2, and the additional ch 1,2, and 3 on tonematch 2 for a total of 7 input channels? makes tonematch 2 the...Read More...
Hi Roger, We have an article about daisy chaining You can connect two T1®s to a single L1® Model II. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine / Connections to L1® Model II Please click the picture above to see an article with details. Note, you will need a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Power Supply for the second T1®. Does that help? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Running Powered Speakers off a Bose L1

Team - is it possible to run a pair of powered speakers off of the Bose L1? If so, what port(s) do I use? ThanksRead More...
Hi Petey, Thank you for joining the Bose Pro Portable PA Community. If you have an L1® Compact, there is a line-out on the back of the unit. There are also line outs of the L1® Classic and L1® Model I. The L1® Model 1S and L1® Model II do not have line outs, but if you have a T1®, you can connect the T1® to the Power Stand using the ToneMatch port (the usual means of connecting the T1®) and connect the T1® Master Output to a powered speaker. To run two powered loudspeakers, those units must...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Connecting T1® to L1® Compact extensions

We do Wild West entertainment, L1c and T1,SM58 mic with iPod can anyone show how they hooked the T1 to the tower? Queasy about putting screws into anything electronic! They should have a bracket for the L1 compact!Read More...
Hi Wyatt, Thank you for joining the Community. Bose did not create a bracket for the L1® Compact to support the T1®. Bose does not recommend attaching the T1® (or anything else) to the L1® Compact extensions. You may damage the extensions or the T1® if it falls. You might consider using a sturdy microphone stand with the T1 microphone stand adapter bracket, or a portable table for the T1® and your iPad. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Acoustic Gig - F1 812 (no bass unit)

Greetings all: Just a short note letting you folks know about how my live acoustic gig last night. I played at a winery. Just a little background first; I've been using my L1 Model II, B2 bass speaker for three years and love it. I wanted to use a set up that did not have as many pieces and parts. So, after much thought, I purchase the F1 812 from Jozy at Sweetwater. We spoke about my intended use and was very supportive of my pursuit and reported to me several of his customers have used the...Read More...
PS: I used the Bose ToneMatchRead More...
Last Reply By Jon-Nolan · First Unread Post

External Graphic Equalizers

I am in Mexico running a small Open Mike night . This year we have added a condenser mike to help people with projection problems. The room generates some feedback .Since I can not get a Tone T1 mixer easily I was wondering if I could put a Graphic equalizer on the mike input? Any suggestions? Do I need a mixing board too? Thanks JohnboyRead More...

Two issues with my L1 Model II

When powering up the unit, I get a mighty crackle/explosive sound from the amp (with all volumes down) , then a few minor crackles before it goes away and acts normal thereafter. What could cause this? Also, I am missing two knobs from my Tone Engine, the master knob and one of the channel output control knobs. Are these available?Read More...
Hi Leeinbim, Thank you for joining the Community. I'm sorry you are getting loud noises when you power on your L1® Model II. It should not be doing that. It sounds like it may need to be serviced. You should be able to get replacement knobs for your T1® through Bose Support. For both issues, please follow this link to locate the closest Bose Professional office . Thank you, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Dead Tonematch power supply?

After owning the L1 Series II for over a year, I tried the Tonematch separate power supply for the first time, and it doesn't seem to work (no power output). Is there a way to test it? The outlet is good and the Tonematch powers up just fine from the L1 power stand. All connections solid.Read More...
Hi jazzbikerguy, I'm sorry your T1 Power Supply is not working. I don't know of any easy way to test it. Please call Bose Support. They will help you. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Getting both channels to play through L1 system

Good Morning, I have recently purchased an L1 portable system for my classroom and for our concerts. Occasionally, we do listening exercises from the computer. There are times where only one channel is playing from the computer and the other channel sounds like it's coming out of a cave. How do I get both channels to play out of the one system and sound the same? Thank you for your time and help. Barry Snodgrass Director of Bands Sweet Grass County High SchoolRead More...
Hi Barry, The cave effect is usually caused from a stereo signal being connected to a balanced mono input. Basically what happens is that because the input is expecting a balanced mono signal, it knocks the two sides of the stereo signal out of phase. That results in a very hollow or reverberant sound. Now, when you say "channel", do you have two sources playing into the L1 system, or are you referring to the two channels of the stereo signal (Left and Right)? From your description, it...Read More...
Last Reply By Nick-at-Bose · First Unread Post
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