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Connecting Two L1 System 2 together for a Duo

I'm looking to purchase 2 Bose S1's with the intent of running a wireless PA system, but have a few questions first (but from what I have researched think that this is possible).... I just need confirmation it s indeed possible to setup as per below: 1. Run my first Bose system with a wireless Sennheiser XSW-D micreceiver into my first S1 speaker mic in, and also a wireless XSW-D guitar instrument receiver into guitar in. 2. Use the Bluetooth function to stream my IPod to this first speaker...Read More...
Yes, there would be a delay between the first S1 and your second S1. This is just my personal experience with the Xvive system. Perhaps Sennheiser system works better, I don’t now.Read More...
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Replacement bracket for ToneMatch Controller

Hello, I am trying to find a way to order a replacement bracket. Mine got broken. ThanksRead More...
Hi, Dewayne Hill. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry the bracket got broken. It sounds like you are talking about the bracket that came with the T1 ToneMatch audio engine. I'm sorry, that part has been discontinued. Bose doesn't have any more stock. ST PS. You may be able to find a dealer who can help with an alternative. Please see T1 L1 M2 mic mounting bracketRead More...
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Connecting Allen & Heath Zed-10FX to Bose L1 Compact

This post may have been already submitted but I don't see it. Anyway, I'm new to the tech stuff...I'm trying to connect my acoustic guitar through a LR Baggs Venue di to the mixer and run the mixer through the Bose L1 Compact. Not sure exactly what's the best way to set this up? Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks!!!Read More...
Hi, Rog. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. We have an article for you. Stereo Mixer to Mono L1® The first part of the article covers general principles and then there are specific recommendations for various mixers like your Allen & Heath ZED 10-FX . Does that help? STRead More...
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Bose T8s Mixer - sharing Liquid Jazz Project - Setup with ultimate reverb

My sincere thanks to ST for being patience and working with me through the years. He is the "Technical Advisor" on the Bose forum and works extremely hard in providing the best advice. His patience and guidance together with detail pictures and documentation has helped many Bose forum users achieve the results they had been expecting. We expect Bose Professional System Corporate should value his Technical Experience - Excellent Customer support dedication, commitment and loyalty to the...Read More...
Hi Max, Thanks for sharing your ultimate settings. I'm delighted you have found a set up that works for you. And thank you too, for your kind comments. Please let's keep the conversation about the music and the ways we can help each other to enjoy our performances, and our audiences to enjoy what we do. STRead More...
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Using more than one pair of F1's with subwoofers per side

already have a pair of F1's and subs thinking about adding another pair to it for a live rock band, has anyone done this if so what where your resultsRead More...
Hi, Tony. Thanks for the interesting question. Here are the main things you need to know. If you use four F1 Model 812s (instead of two), place the F1 Model 812s where you need the sound (not bundled together). There is not much value in placing two F1 Model 812s together (or stacked) in one location. In theory, you might get up to +3 dB gain in SPL, but you may also introduce Multiple Source Interference because the F1 Model 812s are providing the mid-high frequencies. You don't get the...Read More...
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S1 Pro battery draining when not in use

If your S1 Pro battery is draining when the S1 Pro is not in use (turned off) and not connected to AC power, please read the latest update S1 Pro battery draining when not in use Thank you, Bose Pro Community Admin The original message follows below. 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...Read More...
Couldn't tell you, I assumed, as it had just come back from Bose they would have installed the current FW so didn't think to check.Read More...
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Well done ST

I'm not sure exactly who ST is but he seems to be awake 24/7. I'd like to pass on my thanks to him for being so helpful both regarding my posts and others, Cue round of applause AndyRead More...
Hey Folks, Thanks for your kind thoughts. No need to draw further attention away from the music and helping each other. Cheers. STRead More...
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Using multiple systems together

I have an LII with a tonematch 4 and a subwoofer. I am moving my system into a permanent space that is 17 and a half feet wide and 28 feet long. I would like to create a true stereo line array for the room, with enough inputs for at least three acoustic guitars, three electric guitars, a bass guitar and three microphones. I would like the system to double as my sound system for a screening room coupled with a projection TV. Can I/should I replace the LII with two LI's or compacts (to be...Read More...

S1 Pro line out and to Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Evening all, I would like to use my S1 Pro's line out and connect it into my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge android phone to record what is going through the S1 (guitar and vocals) onto the phome's vouce recorder. I have recorded myself playing just using the phone's internal mic and had fairly decent results but hope/think I may get even better results if I do the above... Any advice would be most gratefully received! Will this work? Exactly what kind of cable I should use? I am confused by all the...Read More...
Hi, Chris M. How will you use the recordings? Performances To record performances so I can review them later, I'll go with the simplest solution; a phone, portable recorder, or tablet. I'll use the built-in microphone in the device. I want to capture what happened in the room. I don't need a pristine copy of what I played and sang. What the Audience will Hear If I want to hear what the audience will hear, I record via USB to my computer with a ToneMatch mixer (with ToneMatch Preset, EQ, and...Read More...
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Updates for L1 and Tone Match

A friend of mine asked me for help to update his L1 Compact System. He had tried to do that himself for his PA that he had bought in 2010 (assumed). After starting to learn about updating on I understand - at least to some extend - the trouble he is having as being a not too IT-affin person. For example in the instructions you read about zip-files which you only will find on second or even third level search. So: The web-page is really not easy to use for a musician.Read More...
Hi, NPBarbe, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. STRead More...
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I have a behringer mixer with no on board reverb. I am using 2 L1 compacts for amplication. How can I get reverb for my vocals. I do have an S1 pro as well. Could I use it in some way to provide reverb and then daisy chain to L1 s. Thanks.Read More...
Not yet... All of my outboard EFX units have died - including my microVerb. All except my SPX90 -- that's why I record and mix all "In the Box" now.Read More...
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Line 4/5 for 2 Mics

I’m playing in a duo with 2 Vox, guitar and a cajön. I want to use 2 mic’s on the cajön but that would require me to use 5 channels. I would be using a shure 57 and a generic “kick” mic. Would that work or am I opening up a nightmare?Read More...
I’ll let you know how it goes next Saturday. Gigs on Friday!Read More...
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How to connect S1 Pro to ToneMatch to Bose T4S Mixer

Hi, I am new to this forum and would like to ask a few questions. We are a group of 3 musicians that perform with Bose gear. We are not familiar with intricate craft of mixing and setting up the gear and most of the time we use it in very crude fashion. I am classical guitar player and need use S1 Pro PA as a monitor only for guitar and NOT other members of the group. We don't seem to find the right set up where we can send only one voice (in this case guitar) to be monitored. I suspect we...Read More...
Hi, Natasha. Thanks for coming back to tell us you got things working for you. Please tell us about your music. Thanks, STRead More...
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Ref suitability for our use?

Hi everyone, We have shortlisted the Bose S1 pro PA system as being the best for our outdoor theatre needs. Just wanted a bit of advice or reassurance on a couple of matters. We usually have an audience of around 50-100 guests sat in a picnic setting with a stage width of around 25 feet. The audience are in front of that width and use up a space of around 30 feet. We plan to use two S1 speakers linked together by Bluetooth. We use the PA to supply background music before and after...Read More...
@CityFolk there were lots of choices as you said, the Jackery seemed to have great reviews, I also liked to solar panel option, but most of all I was offered a great time sensitive discount at the end of the year (either Amazon or the manufacturer, I'd have to look it up)... also I believe Jackery is building a unit for Honda as their battery powered generator, I figured if it was good for Honda I'd give it a try...Read More...
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