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Mac L1 Updater Not Compatible

Hello, I purchased a T4s yesterday in Australia. I have followed the instruction in a video posted in another post , downloaded the L1 Updater for Mac , put it into a Bose file, but when I click on the T4 update I get the message " The selected file is not compatible. Please select a compatible file". I have gone through the process multiple times, restarted the computer etc. I am using an early 2015 MacBook Pro running Version 10.13.6. What do I need to do to solve it?Read More...
Thanks ST.. I sent an email to Bose Australia outlining the problem and your suggestions here, and requesting that Bose be the solution to the problem rather than back tracking computers. I got an automatic response saying that a representative would be back to me within 24 hours. It has just ticked over 48 hours with out a response. FYI. I have recently moved to a isolated rural area where I have very few contacts, so accessing another computer is not as simple as you may imagine.Read More...
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signal/clip light is red

DJ a gig tonight and towards the end of the night the power stand signal/clip light stayed red, the sound shut off and smelled an electrical smell. I shut the amp of to let it cool down for several minutes but when I turn it back on the signal/clip light is still red and no sound. any help is appreciated.Read More...
Hi, Jim. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your L1 system has stopped working. This indicates the system needs to be serviced. Please call Bose Support to find out about service options. 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

Low hum sound using an instrument cable

When I plug in an instrument cable into either input from an acoustic guitar I'm hearing a low hum sound. It's get louder as I turn the volume up louder. It occurs both on AC power and on battery. I've tried multiple instrument cables. I've plugged it into multiple outlets in the house. I've used multiple acoustic guitars with active pickups. If I plug in a microphone into either input I'm not hearing the low hum at all only instrument cables. Is this normal or do I need to send in for...Read More...
Hi HumdingerChas, Thanks for coming back to tell us you're okay. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Using L1 compact as monitor with T8S, and T1 L1 Model II, L1 Model 1S,

I have concert this Saturday. I went to see the auditorium and found out that it has terrible acoustics. The auditorium is wide compare to it's length. It's a sold out concert with roughly 250 people. I have one L1 compact, one L1 Model II with B2 base and one L1 Model 1S with B2 base. I have one T1 and one T8S tone match. If it's possible I was thinking of using L1 compact as a monitor and keeping Model II and 1S on each side of the stage in front. So: 1.) Is it possible? If yes how to...Read More...
Granted I am a DJ/KJ, but I have run into singers that want a separate vocal monitor aside from the main mix coming form the L1. Even if they are positioned perfectly, they often complain that they cannot hear themselves properly even though they are right there in the mix loud and clear. And I have never had a situation where an L1 compact was powerful enough to be used as a vocal monitor (especially next to any larger L1). I always end up having a QSC K10 or two in the wings in case people...Read More...
Last Reply By Karl · First Unread Post

T4S ToneMatch Mixer update - not working

I just got my T4S today and tried to install the T4S update on a Mac Sierra. In the begging my MAC would not want to open the app saying it was not an app from the app store. To fix this I had to go to my privacy settings and I finally managed to open the L1 UPDATE for MAC OSX (v1.3). I downloaded the T4 S Update ( V1.1.4) , placed them in the same folder! My Bose T4S Mixer is version V1.0.1. When I click to Update the T4S mixer I get a pop up saying " The selected file is not compatible.Read More...
Thanks for the update Karl! STRead More...
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Using S1 Pro with L1 to reach areas the L1 cannot

I bought the S1 for a monitor off of my L1 to reach areas the tower cannot. I have 2 gigs that require it. One is a gig in the summertime where we play inside an airconditioned Inn but they want sound pumped out to a deck where people are also sitting. We run a line out from the L1 to the S1 on a tripod. The 2nd gig is where we again play inside and directly behind us is an area with picnic tables. We again put the S1 on a tripod and now have 360-degree coverage.Read More...
Hi, John. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. What model L1 do you have? Please tell us about your music. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Large Ensemble Birincsik

ST
Hi Birincsik, 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 -- 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?Read More...
Here is the most recent version of your SketchRead More...
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Bose L1 MII & DriveRack PX

Has anyone used in combination Bose L1 MII and DBX DriveRack PX? I heard that the DriveRack PX is built for power speakers and received great reviews for other types of speakers. I just want to know if it would and could be a valuable addition for the L1 lines of products. Thanks, KhucDuRead More...
How do you wire up the drive rack pa to the L1 model II BoseRead More...
Last Reply By David · First Unread Post

L1 Model 2 and Presonus Studiolive vs T4S Tonematch

Guys, I recently bought my L1 Model 2 with B2. I also bought Presonus StudioLive AR12 mixer but still waiting to receive it. I am debating whether to return this and just get a T4S as it is optimized for Bose L1. Any suggestions on whether I should do this? I don't see any single mono output from Presonus but it does have L and R Master XLR out. I am afraid that if I just use L-XLR to 1/2" on Bose Analog Input, I would lose sound quality. Is this true? What cable should I use to connect to...Read More...
Mac OS, probably the most recent version.Read More...
Last Reply By San Creative · First Unread Post

Using T8S as an audio interface

Hi I am currently using two T1 units in live performance for our trio. I am considering upgrading to the new T8S and I was wondering if it will work as an audio interface with my MacBook Pro running Studio One 3.Read More...
Did not go ahead with the purchase, so did not get a chance to try it.Read More...
Last Reply By Mark Roberts · First Unread Post

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...
Herve, sounds like perfect use cases for the S1. Let us know what you think of it after you get one. Enjoy.Read More...
Last Reply By CityFolk · First Unread Post

BLUETOOTH WITH L1 COMPACT

Greetings all, is it possible to Bluetooth the L1 compact to the S1 Pro using the Soundtouch wireless Link Adapter? Basically take the output of the L1 into the Soundtouch adapter and then connect via Bluetooth to be able to use the S1 as a remote speaker???Read More...
Greetings, TequilaTom. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Unfortunately, no. The SoundTouch Wireless Link Adapter is a Bluetooth receiver. It does not transmit audio via Bluetooth. You would need a Bluetooth Transmitter to do what you've described. A wired connection might be more appropriate. Bluetooth introduces signficant latency. That is, the sound heard at the far end of the connection arrives late. This is not a problem if the listener at the far end cannot...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Can't find BOS file for Sennheiser mic.

Seems to have disappeared. Where did you move it to?Read More...
Hi Jim Patterson, If you have not downloaded and installed any ToneMatch Presets, the Sennheiser Preset should be there in the Vocal Mics Category. Turn the Rotary Selector to ToneMatch Turn the Category knob until you see Vocal Mics Press Select Turn the Preset knob until you see Sennheiser Choose which Sennheiser microphone Preset you want (t.g. Sennheiser E855. Press Select Did you find the Presets? STRead More...
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L1 on tour with Ariko

Starvin
Introduction Homegrown in Tiny, Ontario, Ariko features the rich vocal harmonies and dynamic fiddle stylings of the Lefaive sisters along with a driving and energetic rhythm section delivered by their parents Laura and Louis and friend Rick Patenaude. Their repertoire consists of fiddle driven original and traditional music performed in English and French. Ariko is presently on tour throughout the province of Ontario in Canada playing festivals, community centres and schools. ST encouraged...Read More...
Next year (2019) unfortunately I won't be here - got tickets to the Andre Rieu concerts in Maastricht! https://youtu.be/qKB_MOEhIgMRead More...
Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

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signal/clip light is red

DJ a gig tonight and towards the end of the night the power stand signal/clip light stayed red, the sound shut off and smelled an electrical smell. I shut the amp of to let it cool down for several minutes but when I turn it back on the signal/clip light is still red and no sound. any help is appreciated.Read More...
Hi, Jim. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your L1 system has stopped working. This indicates the system needs to be serviced. Please call Bose Support to find out about service options. 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

Using S1 Pro with L1 to reach areas the L1 cannot

I bought the S1 for a monitor off of my L1 to reach areas the tower cannot. I have 2 gigs that require it. One is a gig in the summertime where we play inside an airconditioned Inn but they want sound pumped out to a deck where people are also sitting. We run a line out from the L1 to the S1 on a tripod. The 2nd gig is where we again play inside and directly behind us is an area with picnic tables. We again put the S1 on a tripod and now have 360-degree coverage.Read More...
Hi, John. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. What model L1 do you have? Please tell us about your music. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Large Ensemble Birincsik

ST
Hi Birincsik, 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 -- 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?Read More...
Here is the most recent version of your SketchRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1 Model 2 and Presonus Studiolive vs T4S Tonematch

Guys, I recently bought my L1 Model 2 with B2. I also bought Presonus StudioLive AR12 mixer but still waiting to receive it. I am debating whether to return this and just get a T4S as it is optimized for Bose L1. Any suggestions on whether I should do this? I don't see any single mono output from Presonus but it does have L and R Master XLR out. I am afraid that if I just use L-XLR to 1/2" on Bose Analog Input, I would lose sound quality. Is this true? What cable should I use to connect to...Read More...
Mac OS, probably the most recent version.Read More...
Last Reply By San Creative · First Unread Post

BLUETOOTH WITH L1 COMPACT

Greetings all, is it possible to Bluetooth the L1 compact to the S1 Pro using the Soundtouch wireless Link Adapter? Basically take the output of the L1 into the Soundtouch adapter and then connect via Bluetooth to be able to use the S1 as a remote speaker???Read More...
Greetings, TequilaTom. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Unfortunately, no. The SoundTouch Wireless Link Adapter is a Bluetooth receiver. It does not transmit audio via Bluetooth. You would need a Bluetooth Transmitter to do what you've described. A wired connection might be more appropriate. Bluetooth introduces signficant latency. That is, the sound heard at the far end of the connection arrives late. This is not a problem if the listener at the far end cannot...Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Can't find BOS file for Sennheiser mic.

Seems to have disappeared. Where did you move it to?Read More...
Hi Jim Patterson, If you have not downloaded and installed any ToneMatch Presets, the Sennheiser Preset should be there in the Vocal Mics Category. Turn the Rotary Selector to ToneMatch Turn the Category knob until you see Vocal Mics Press Select Turn the Preset knob until you see Sennheiser Choose which Sennheiser microphone Preset you want (t.g. Sennheiser E855. Press Select Did you find the Presets? STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

L1 on tour with Ariko

Starvin
Introduction Homegrown in Tiny, Ontario, Ariko features the rich vocal harmonies and dynamic fiddle stylings of the Lefaive sisters along with a driving and energetic rhythm section delivered by their parents Laura and Louis and friend Rick Patenaude. Their repertoire consists of fiddle driven original and traditional music performed in English and French. Ariko is presently on tour throughout the province of Ontario in Canada playing festivals, community centres and schools. ST encouraged...Read More...
Next year (2019) unfortunately I won't be here - got tickets to the Andre Rieu concerts in Maastricht! https://youtu.be/qKB_MOEhIgMRead More...
Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

Mac L1 Updater Not Compatible

Hello, I purchased a T4s yesterday in Australia. I have followed the instruction in a video posted in another post , downloaded the L1 Updater for Mac , put it into a Bose file, but when I click on the T4 update I get the message " The selected file is not compatible. Please select a compatible file". I have gone through the process multiple times, restarted the computer etc. I am using an early 2015 MacBook Pro running Version 10.13.6. What do I need to do to solve it?Read More...
Thanks ST.. I sent an email to Bose Australia outlining the problem and your suggestions here, and requesting that Bose be the solution to the problem rather than back tracking computers. I got an automatic response saying that a representative would be back to me within 24 hours. It has just ticked over 48 hours with out a response. FYI. I have recently moved to a isolated rural area where I have very few contacts, so accessing another computer is not as simple as you may imagine.Read More...
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Last Reply By egansong · First Unread Post

ToneMatch T1 with in-ear

HI, I like to know how to plug in-ear in the ToneMatch 1 for a live gig. Note that I have a belt-preamp with XLR(TRS)for my in-ear. This unit have to be plug with a xlr cable to the ToneMatch 1. Any advice? Thank's. Edit title: Previously "ToneMacth 1 with in-ear"Read More...
Hello ST, Thank's a lot. Good idea to use the L1 compact monitor if my Aux output are use with other monitors. JGRead More...
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Last Reply By Jean Guénette · First Unread Post
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