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Subwoofer for S1 Pro

CityFolk
Several folks have started using the Behringer 1200D subwoofer with the S1 to bolster its lower end. It got me to thinking that it would be nice for Bose to develop a similar type of optional subwoofer for the S1, but perhaps base (no pun intended) it on a B1 or 2. Further, it would be nice to have this new B1/2 interchangeable with a L1 as many of us use both depending on the venue size. I expect one of the challenges would be how to make this new subwoofer work off battery power to...Read More...
The crossover is key--that is what makes subwoofers work so well in a PA. If you can eliminate lower frequencies from the S1 Pros, and those are handled by the sub, then the S1s will have more output available and not strain trying to reproduce those bass frequencies. Your overall mix will sound so much nicer and balanced, and more headroom overall. If you just "add" a subwoofer by running a line from the S1 to it, you will get more bass, but you are still working the S1 as hard as normal. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Durnbock · First Unread Post
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Output battery voltage

Ciao, non riesco a capire quale sia l'OUTPUT della tensione della batteria: qualcuno lo sa? Dalle caratteristiche tecniche riportate sull'etichetta non è chiaro: mi piacerebbe misurare con un multimetro ma non ce l'ho ...Read More...
Hi Marcoc, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. The output is DC 14.8V, 5500mAh. Why do you need to know? This battery is not compatible with any other device. STRead More...
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Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

S1 Pro battery draining when not in use

I have two S1 Pro speakers. Same age, both pretty much new. The latest one i purchased with only a few hours of use has a battery that slowly dies over the course of a week or two when not in use. The other S1 Pro battery lasts as it should. Any thoughts?Read More...
I just got off the phone with Bose Support - my S1 battery has gone dead within a week of non-use. They are replacing the unit (after they receive mine), but I do have some concerns with some of the responses I am seeing in this thread. I have other Bose equipment, and this is the first time I have had to contact Support - I have to say it was a positive experience, other than being without the S1 while being shipped and another unit returned. I gave them the serial number and purchase date,...Read More...
Last Reply By CaptainJim · First Unread Post
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Hi Gary McCoy, Thanks for using The Sketcher! Here is your Sketch. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Model I / Classic L1® Model II or L1® Model 1SRead More...
Hi Gary, Before I get into a detailed response, please confirm: Are we talking about L1 Model I and L1 Model II or F1 Model 812 systems?Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

No output on aux send 1&2

Hi, Been using the T4S with two L1&B2 sets on large terraces for a while. i have a large terrace with a restaurant either side coming up where I will have to feed their mixer, which I wanted to do from the aux send ports. i have tried unbalanced jack and trs jacks from both aux send ports and never get any output from either into a powered monitor to check. Checking input levels and output levels in the screen I can see volume reflecting the 5/6 input feeds and the output channels and...Read More...
Thanks ST, that’s nailed it for me. Was hoping to send a monitor mix to the aux sends with the input music accompanying. thanks daveRead More...
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Last Reply By ScubaBadger · First Unread Post

T1 ToneMatch audio engine reverbs...?

Hi all, Bought this unit recently, for live solo gigs. Been pretty handy and compact, have read a bit, fiddled a bit, set scenes and changed them.... A bit surprised to find the reverbs lacking any depth.. There are several to choose from, I dial in something in the rehearsal room and of course at the gig am generally looking for a little more, but it just doesn't seem to have any more to offer. Has anyone else had similar experiences..? I find I prefer the reverb on the Yamaha stagepas and...Read More...
Hi studoc, Let's do some diagnostics. Please connect the T1 directly to the L1 Compact (follow the link for details). On the T1 set up the gain staging Then set up the Reverb Global Reverb Reverb Type Medium Time 1.75ms Bal 50% Channel Reverb for the microphone channel Mix 30% Bright 50% How does that sound? Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Stereo to Mono patch cords

CityFolk
Is there a stereo input to mono output patch cord that combine the stereo out into a single mono 1/4” plug where both the L and R are combined into a mono signal vs having 2 separate L and R mono plugs that would take up two channels?Read More...
Paul, What is it your trying to connect and to what? JeffRead More...
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Last Reply By Jeff K · First Unread Post

T4S Reverb

I have had a similar experience. I thought maybe I had a setting wrong because I can't get a good full reverb. I have T4S and using Medium with 80% mix. I end up using the reverb from our presonus board instead.Read More...
Hi rbflapjack, Are you running the latest firmware update for the T4S? Please see T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Stage lighting

Forum: Solo Acts
I have spent a lot of time sifting through old (2013-2017) threads on this forum, reading about stage lighting. I am wondering if anyone has any new suggestions on stage lighting for a solo acoustic/occasional duo on a very shallow stage. I was hoping I could put something on the floor few feet in front of me as space in front of me is very limited. I am looking for something that is not overly bright...and I have heard that a red light is a good choice. I am not particular on the dispersion...Read More...
Let me clarify what I mean about the use of Model II base and array columns being used for lighting. I am not suggesting a dual purpose speaker and light system. I felt like the speakers could be replaced with LED lighting. The stand and speaker housing would make a proper lighting fixture with just a little thought and design work. I would not recommend attaching lights to any of the speaker arrays. O..Read More...
Last Reply By Oldghm · First Unread Post

ToneMatch Updater

ST
The ToneMatch Updater application replaces the L1 Updater. Use it to update the firmware on your T1/T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers. There's a new user interface and it works with Windows and macOS. You can see it in action in the video below. Get the application and firmware updates for the T4S/T8S here T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions What version do you have? On your ToneMatch mixer Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Turn the Menu selector to Versions Press Select Read the version number If...Read More...
@ST My T1 says the version is 1.8, so I guess I don't need to worry about an update.Read More...
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Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

L1 model 1 top array not working

Hi everyone, the top array of my L1 model 1 stopped working yesterday after 12 years of life without any problem. i checked the connectors with a tester and i realized that the audio voltage from the base to both arrays is good, but from the connector at the top of the bottom array there is no audio signal going up. So i guess the problem is somewhere in the middle between the 2 connectors. It s not a problem of speakers because sometimes (rarely) it works for half second. The connectors...Read More...
thank you, i ll try to call themRead More...
Last Reply By simonesolazzo · First Unread Post

S1 Pro system: Feature Requests and Suggestions

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the S1 Pro system. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
We have moved the detailed discussion about a subwoofer for the S1 Pro to a new topic. Subwoofer for S1 Pro Please add your feature requests and suggestions to this discussion. Thank you! Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Last Reply By Bose Pro Community Admin · First Unread Post
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F1 Model 812 system - not happy with the sound

Hi not really happy with the sound I'm getting out of my F1 system I've spent 4k on this set up and I'm struggling to get any were near the sound I can get out of my EV ekx 15p speakers without bass bins please helpRead More...
Hi Dean pilky, I'm sorry you are not happy with your experience with the Bose F1 Model 812 system. I wish we could have done more to help you find the sound you wanted. STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

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Output battery voltage

Ciao, non riesco a capire quale sia l'OUTPUT della tensione della batteria: qualcuno lo sa? Dalle caratteristiche tecniche riportate sull'etichetta non è chiaro: mi piacerebbe misurare con un multimetro ma non ce l'ho ...Read More...
Hi Marcoc, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. The output is DC 14.8V, 5500mAh. Why do you need to know? This battery is not compatible with any other device. STRead More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

No output on aux send 1&2

Hi, Been using the T4S with two L1&B2 sets on large terraces for a while. i have a large terrace with a restaurant either side coming up where I will have to feed their mixer, which I wanted to do from the aux send ports. i have tried unbalanced jack and trs jacks from both aux send ports and never get any output from either into a powered monitor to check. Checking input levels and output levels in the screen I can see volume reflecting the 5/6 input feeds and the output channels and...Read More...
Thanks ST, that’s nailed it for me. Was hoping to send a monitor mix to the aux sends with the input music accompanying. thanks daveRead More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By ScubaBadger · First Unread Post

T4S Reverb

I have had a similar experience. I thought maybe I had a setting wrong because I can't get a good full reverb. I have T4S and using Medium with 80% mix. I end up using the reverb from our presonus board instead.Read More...
Hi rbflapjack, Are you running the latest firmware update for the T4S? Please see T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Subwoofer for S1 Pro

CityFolk
Several folks have started using the Behringer 1200D subwoofer with the S1 to bolster its lower end. It got me to thinking that it would be nice for Bose to develop a similar type of optional subwoofer for the S1, but perhaps base (no pun intended) it on a B1 or 2. Further, it would be nice to have this new B1/2 interchangeable with a L1 as many of us use both depending on the venue size. I expect one of the challenges would be how to make this new subwoofer work off battery power to...Read More...
The crossover is key--that is what makes subwoofers work so well in a PA. If you can eliminate lower frequencies from the S1 Pros, and those are handled by the sub, then the S1s will have more output available and not strain trying to reproduce those bass frequencies. Your overall mix will sound so much nicer and balanced, and more headroom overall. If you just "add" a subwoofer by running a line from the S1 to it, you will get more bass, but you are still working the S1 as hard as normal. I...Read More...
Last Reply By Durnbock · First Unread Post
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ToneMatch Updater

ST
The ToneMatch Updater application replaces the L1 Updater. Use it to update the firmware on your T1/T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers. There's a new user interface and it works with Windows and macOS. You can see it in action in the video below. Get the application and firmware updates for the T4S/T8S here T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions What version do you have? On your ToneMatch mixer Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Turn the Menu selector to Versions Press Select Read the version number If...Read More...
@ST My T1 says the version is 1.8, so I guess I don't need to worry about an update.Read More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

L1 model 1 top array not working

Hi everyone, the top array of my L1 model 1 stopped working yesterday after 12 years of life without any problem. i checked the connectors with a tester and i realized that the audio voltage from the base to both arrays is good, but from the connector at the top of the bottom array there is no audio signal going up. So i guess the problem is somewhere in the middle between the 2 connectors. It s not a problem of speakers because sometimes (rarely) it works for half second. The connectors...Read More...
thank you, i ll try to call themRead More...
Last Reply By simonesolazzo · First Unread Post

Stereo to Mono patch cords

CityFolk
Is there a stereo input to mono output patch cord that combine the stereo out into a single mono 1/4” plug where both the L and R are combined into a mono signal vs having 2 separate L and R mono plugs that would take up two channels?Read More...
Paul, What is it your trying to connect and to what? JeffRead More...
Recently Added Photos/Videos
Last Reply By Jeff K · First Unread Post

T1 ToneMatch audio engine reverbs...?

Hi all, Bought this unit recently, for live solo gigs. Been pretty handy and compact, have read a bit, fiddled a bit, set scenes and changed them.... A bit surprised to find the reverbs lacking any depth.. There are several to choose from, I dial in something in the rehearsal room and of course at the gig am generally looking for a little more, but it just doesn't seem to have any more to offer. Has anyone else had similar experiences..? I find I prefer the reverb on the Yamaha stagepas and...Read More...
Hi studoc, Let's do some diagnostics. Please connect the T1 directly to the L1 Compact (follow the link for details). On the T1 set up the gain staging Then set up the Reverb Global Reverb Reverb Type Medium Time 1.75ms Bal 50% Channel Reverb for the microphone channel Mix 30% Bright 50% How does that sound? Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Tonematch EQ profiles to use with FOH mixer

Our small portable church (gymnasium) recently purchased 4 L1M2 systems with four T4S mixers to replace the standard FOH PA system. We love the sound but for several reasons, we would like to use our current Presonus board to mix and the Bose as FOH/Monitors behind the band. (See reasons at the end if curious). When we were playing through the T4S, we had no issues with mic feedback. We are now bypassing the T4S entirely (it didn't seem to work to go from the mixer to the T4S to the L1; my...Read More...
Hi rbflapjack, Not crazy. Sure, this could work. This sounds like an approach worth exploring. Please let us know what you hear when you do it. Thanks, STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Stage lighting

Forum: Solo Acts
I have spent a lot of time sifting through old (2013-2017) threads on this forum, reading about stage lighting. I am wondering if anyone has any new suggestions on stage lighting for a solo acoustic/occasional duo on a very shallow stage. I was hoping I could put something on the floor few feet in front of me as space in front of me is very limited. I am looking for something that is not overly bright...and I have heard that a red light is a good choice. I am not particular on the dispersion...Read More...
Let me clarify what I mean about the use of Model II base and array columns being used for lighting. I am not suggesting a dual purpose speaker and light system. I felt like the speakers could be replaced with LED lighting. The stand and speaker housing would make a proper lighting fixture with just a little thought and design work. I would not recommend attaching lights to any of the speaker arrays. O..Read More...
Last Reply By Oldghm · First Unread Post
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