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Bluetooth on Aux input sensitivity

Please put this in the correct slot. The Bluetooth on the S1 Pro is too sensitive. It reacts optimally when the phone is set at about 20% volume. Industry standard for phones is around 70% for the phone setting. The 70% works with other Bluetooth systems. This really can get you in trouble in switching from system to system. Is there an adjustment for the S1 Pro to be less sensitive and uniform with other systems when using Bluetooth?Read More...
Have to be careful - I've had the S1 to bite me a couple of times by having it higher and bringing in a laptop or Bluetooth setting that is too high for that. I think there is a flaw in their design but like I say they are smarter than I. At first I felt the app helped the situation but then I did some A-B testing and couldn't tell any difference. Just curious if you can get your vocals into the mix and sound realistic with your tracks?Read More...
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S1 Pro Backpack announcement

ST
The S1 Pro Backpack will be available in August 1 June 2018. Price and ordering information will be coming soon. Here are some pictures of the prototype. Photo of a prototype at NAMM 1 We're sorry, the S1 Pro Backpacks should be available for purchase online by August 1, 2018.Read More...
@ST As always you are a font of wisdom! Thank you . Any word on the slip covers? Thanks for all your help. Cheers,Read More...
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S1 Pro channel 3 has too much bass

I have found that the 3rd input has too much bassRead More...
@mrgeeze Interesting to read your post. I use a Godin A6 Ultra too the same way that you've mentioned ... and I can't figure out how to fix the boom on the bass. My favourite store (Long & McQuade in Canada) keep telling me that my guitar is fine. But I just don't like the boomy bass that comes off the low-E string. To make it work, I turn down all the bass controls on the guitar and any mixer that I may go through. Recently a friend asked me to join him for a jam session and plugged my...Read More...
Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

T8S Reverb doesnt sound as good as on T1 at all

Daniel Blohm
Hi. Since i really love my T1 mixer and I really needed more channels, I "uppgraded" to T8S, and have now tested it booth live and compared it side by side to the T1. Here are my thoughts and questions: The sound without effects is very close, but I do feel that I can hear some small differences in the preamps. Little more defined in the highs and lows compared to the T1. But they do sound very similar. I tried to copy all the settings from my T1 that always sounded great in every...Read More...
Hi Rory, I'm still waiting to hear back from Bose about the updates, so that I can upload them myself. Hopefully I'll get some more info. soon about it. You've probably uploaded the existing updates for T4/T8 which is nothing to do with new updates re. reverb. So I'm waiting patiently and hoping they won't be too long.... JohnRead More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers. 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...
On a positive. The t8s channels improve greatly in clarity!!Read More...
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S1 Pro system experiences running on battery power

Other than experimenting with my Bose S1 Pro early on, I have not publicly plugged mine in to AC power or mounted it on a pole in any public performance. It's either been flat on a table or tilted up on the ground and always on battery power. Setup and tear down time have been greatly reduced. My Behringer 1002B battery powered mixer, along with stomp box preamplifiers for instruments allow me to run an entire band through mine, including a U-Bass. The clipping signal LED is very useful in...Read More...
“Beloved” S1? For sure! I just see more and more ways to use the S1 in a variety of contexts. Really opens up a lot of possibilities.Read More...
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S1 Pro system: Feature Requests

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...
A mute channel switch, how about blue tooth, from one to another??? for example guitar and vocals into one s1 pro, then a blue tooth option to another s1 pro (send the info form one unit to another), perhaps at the other end of a large room.Read More...
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From T1 to T4S

The single biggest most crazy change from T1 to T4S is the burial of the channel 5/6 music input volume controls under several menu manoeuvres in turning the master dial knob>selecting>selecting>selecting rather than the best option as was on the T1 a volume pot at the end of the channel pots. All very well saying use the volume control on the device or software on the device playing the music but an instant reaction for anyone running a desk in to grab a slider or twist a pot. Once...Read More...
Hi ScubaBadger, Thanks for telling us how you are using your T4S (and adapting to the change from the T1). That's an interesting approach; using the Master Volume and channel one volume to adjust the relative volume between your vocals and backing tracks. Bose engineered the T4S ToneMatch mixer to have four full-function channels and two Aux channels. The Aux channels are routed directly to the Main Output with only Pan and Level adjustments (no changes for routing or signal processing).Read More...
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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, When your signal path is Mixer to F1 Model 812 EQ set to WITH SUB F1 Model 812 F1 Subwoofer LINE OUTPUT EQ setting doesn't matter If you set the F1 Model 812 EQ is set to WITH SUB the LINE OUTPUT EQ setting on the F1 Subwoofer doesn't matter. That setting only applies to the F1 Subwoofer Line Out. We aren't using that output in this situation. Does that help? STRead More...
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T8S settings for F1 System FOH

Hi people, I own BOSE F1 Systems and I plan to buy a T8S mixer. Would anyone explain step by step the T8S settings/tricks for F1 System FOH. I have never used BOSE Tonematch mixer before. I downloaded T8S manual but did not find use details with F1 Systems ThanksRead More...
Hi AdamT, T8S to F1 Model 812 Tip Ring Sleeve Connection You can use 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve or XLR. You can use Right or Left Outputs. Check the Pan control on all your channels to ensure none of them is panned to the output you are NOT using. You're welcome. STRead More...
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Another successful usage scenario for the S1 Pro

CityFolk
We had a wonderful 3 hour outdoor gig over the weekend where we had to play in a somewhat awkward space that was sort of “L” shaped. Using our L1 M2 with 2 B1s, we had to face one leg of the “L”, but there was a rather large section to the left and reached around behind us so there was no hope of the L1 being able to reach that part of the performance area. Enter the S1! I placed the S1 on a speaker stand to the left of us at the corner of the “L”, pointing it back to the space behind us.Read More...

T1 Tonematch Cat5 cable

I've noticed on many Bose forums, it has been stated any Cat5, Cat6, or Cat7 ethernet cable will work in leau of replacement of the original 18-ft cable.. I called a wholesale cable distributor in the Midwest to order a custom-made 50-foot Cat5 cable to use with my L1 M2 system.. He asked how many pins does the existing T1 cable have.. I couldn't answer that question.. What more detailed specs and information is needed, to order a longer cable, and get the same user specifications and...Read More...
I gave a couple of ordinary computer cat 5 cables in the van but never used, but would hate to have to as they are plastic coated and very coiled so won’t lay flat on a stage. just ordered two bespoke made from Van Damme tour grade cable (didn’t know about the option above) 10mtr cables - one with a red boot for the right channel when using stereo setup. i ordered two as I will only ever use matching length sets as I don’t want to introduce any delay possibility using a short one and a long...Read More...
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S1 Pro Backpack for Australia

Hi All Im trying to load details onto the website to redeem my backpack. Asia Pacific can claim for purchases up until Sunday 1St July. Site loads ok but Australia is not listed in countries. Therefore I cannot compete the online form. Any other Australians experiencing this issue? Who can I contact? Thank you.Read More...
Hi there. Ill try and remember to upload. Cheers from down underRead More...
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DJ's and KJ's - Post Pics of your L1 setups

Hi all, We'd love to get a consolidated thread going to see how you are all using your L1's T1's etc... I would encourage you to post pics of your complete setups including your front end mixing and computers. We are always looking to learn more from our customers. Thanks, CraigRead More...
I just recently started adding TVs to my set up to use for all wedding events instead of just the ones who ask for it.Read More...
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From T1 to T4S

The single biggest most crazy change from T1 to T4S is the burial of the channel 5/6 music input volume controls under several menu manoeuvres in turning the master dial knob>selecting>selecting>selecting rather than the best option as was on the T1 a volume pot at the end of the channel pots. All very well saying use the volume control on the device or software on the device playing the music but an instant reaction for anyone running a desk in to grab a slider or twist a pot. Once...Read More...
Hi ScubaBadger, Thanks for telling us how you are using your T4S (and adapting to the change from the T1). That's an interesting approach; using the Master Volume and channel one volume to adjust the relative volume between your vocals and backing tracks. Bose engineered the T4S ToneMatch mixer to have four full-function channels and two Aux channels. The Aux channels are routed directly to the Main Output with only Pan and Level adjustments (no changes for routing or signal processing).Read More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Another successful usage scenario for the S1 Pro

CityFolk
We had a wonderful 3 hour outdoor gig over the weekend where we had to play in a somewhat awkward space that was sort of “L” shaped. Using our L1 M2 with 2 B1s, we had to face one leg of the “L”, but there was a rather large section to the left and reached around behind us so there was no hope of the L1 being able to reach that part of the performance area. Enter the S1! I placed the S1 on a speaker stand to the left of us at the corner of the “L”, pointing it back to the space behind us.Read More...

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, When your signal path is Mixer to F1 Model 812 EQ set to WITH SUB F1 Model 812 F1 Subwoofer LINE OUTPUT EQ setting doesn't matter If you set the F1 Model 812 EQ is set to WITH SUB the LINE OUTPUT EQ setting on the F1 Subwoofer doesn't matter. That setting only applies to the F1 Subwoofer Line Out. We aren't using that output in this situation. Does that help? STRead More...
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F1 Tops Power Issue

Hi, One of our F1 Tops doesn't want to power up anymore - we've checked powersource and replaced cables, no success. Any idea? Where does one change a fuse on this thing? Thanks SassanRead More...
Hi Sassan, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry you're having a power issue with one of your F1 Model 812 systems. There are no user serviceable components (e.g. fuses) in these systems. If it won't turn on, it will need to be serviced. Please contact your Bose dealer or Bose Professional Support. South Africa TID Unit B6 Northlands Deco Park Newmarket Road Northriding, JHB Republic of South Africa Tel: +27 10 5000 111 Fax: +2786 668 4226 info@tidistribution.co.za...Read More...
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Sayonara, T8S

It is with a heavy heart to say this, but after less than a month, the T8S is being returned tomorrow. It was being used by a long established duo that does about 130 shows a year in North America. The duo has a sound engineer / roadie at all the shows, (the spouse of one of the musicians). We're not neophyte rookies. After about 8 shows, the T8S simply proved to unreliable for prime time. Even with all the firmware updates, resets, etc etc, the unit behaved in a manner that was simply...Read More...
Thanks Ted. STRead More...
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T8S to L1 Model II - how do I connect

Hi, I just got my T8s Tonematch mixer and i have a L1 ModII how do i connect the T8s to the L1ModII best. Or what is the best way to connect T8s to L1ModII to optimize soundRead More...
Thank you Snakehips I'll take note of that and give you guys a feedback on how it worked. Thank you once again.Read More...
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Connecting l1 model 2 and l1 model 1s

what’s the best way to connect l1 model 2 and model 1s with t8s and t1 tonematch? both l1 is with b2 base. I want i get the same mix from both the l1’s. also how to connect monitor with l1’s? thank you very much for the help in advance some times I may use t1 tone match and sometimes just t8s. Hence asking for two different connectionsRead More...
Hi shaime, You'll set the trim on the power stand using the trim light. Turn up the trim until you see solid green, with occasional flickers of yellow. This is covered in detail in the article here; Gain Staging It is likely the trim settings for the two models will be similar if you are running the same signal to both. No. If your L1 Model II is working with the B2 (the B2 switch works). Then it is up do date. There have been no firmware updates to the L1 Model 1S. STRead More...
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Up to Five

jdbassentertainment.com
Well I never thought I would say this, but we are up to five S1 Pros! They are great little speakers and stage monitors and have defiantly exceeded our expectations. On the 4TH of August we are providing sound and lights for a pretty big reggae band and we will be using all five S1 Pros as stage monitors for the show. Space in my vehicle is a big factor for this show since we are hopping on a ferry to get to an island and can't bring our trailer. Please keep in mind we drive a Dodge Grand...Read More...
Smoookin’!Read More...
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F1 Subwoofer Power Issues

ST, I have Another question on my f1 subwoofer. I have 3 of them currently. 1 operates fine all the time, the second will not power on after the 3rd use. And the the 3rd f1 subwoofer powers on as normal then about 30 -60 seconds after it will start a blinking revolution of the the blue, amber and green leds. The sub that wont power on is scheduled for pickup to head to bose next week. The 3rd with the lights is a mystery to me. I cannot find any documentation on what the cause is or how to...Read More...
Hi Glittle1234, I'm sorry, no new insights from me on the odd behaviour with the lights. Since you're already talking to Bose Support, it's best to take this up with them. Thanks, STRead More...
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