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Digital or Anologue delay for vocals

Hi everyone,i have a Bose T4S tone match mixer connected to L1,2 B26ASS system,i have not had the system long & only done three of four gigs.At the moment all i am concerned about is my vocals,i have been using analogue delay for my voice,in your opinions in easy explanation would you say it is best to use ANALOGUE DELAY OR DIGITAL DELAY FOR VOCALS,any help & guidance as i said in easy understandable terms would be much appreciated,i am also using reverb with the vocals together with...Read More...

Used the S1 around the campfire

This weekend we're attending at fiberglass travel trailer rally in Florida. There are close to 100 trailers here so maybe 150 to 200 people. Friday, after dinner, they have a big campfire and musicians will jam. At the last rally, I played to about 30 people, unamplified, outdoors. The temperature dropped and by the time it was over, my voice was shot. I am as looking for an excuse to buy an S1 pro, this put me over the edge. This weekend, we had 75 to 100 people at the campfire. I came...Read More...
Aloha e King Biscuit. Mahalo for the report. Concerts off the grid are enhanced by the Bose S1 Pro. Glad the campers gave you great feedback on your performance.Read More...
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Tower bezel

Do you know if it's possible to get a replacement for the spare plastic bezel that fits between the 2 halves of the M2 tower?Read More...
Hi Limbo, Please call Bose Support. They can tell you if that part is available to be purchased. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions Thank you. STRead More...
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Wireless transmitter/receiver to use with two S1 pro speakers

Looking for recommendations or experience on using a wireless transmitter/receiver with two S1 pro speakers, hoping to use them for wedding ceremonys or remote fill speakers. A little worried about the reliability of wireless. Thanks!Read More...
Thanks for the info... more specifically looking for ideas to go from a mixer out to wireless transmitter to wireless receiver (battery powered) into Bose s1 pro. Alto stealth wireless for speakers is the type of system I'm thinking of, but recevers are not battery powered. Or, perhaps a Bluetooth transmitter that would connect to mixer out and then pair to the s1 pro Bluetooth. https://www.sweetwater.com/sto...tem-for-loudspeakersRead More...
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T8s Reverb issues - T8s Vocal quality

I bought the T8s new tonematch in October last year and even after applying the latest update am totally disapointed in the REVERB quality against the original T1 Tonematch. The version that I have on the T8s is v1.1.4. I have compared the Reverb on both the original T1 and the T8s using Plate - Medium set at 30% and 50% using Neuman KMS105 microphone. The Reverb quality is still not the same as the original T1 even after applying the update V1.1.4. The vocals quality is also much smoother...Read More...
Hi Max, These are the settings on the T8S T8S Global Reverb Type: Plate Time: 50% (this is 50% of 4.6 sec = approx 2.30s) Bal: 50% Channel Reverb Mix: 30% Bright: 65% STRead More...
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T4S and static?

I recently purchased a brand new T4S mixer and a L1 S1 system with a B1 sub! So far all is well and happy with sound quality, although I have not yet had the opportunity to test the system at a gig situation. I’m a guitarist/singer performer and do lots of karaoke gigs. The issue I am having has to do with static discharge anytime I touch the top metal part facade of the T4S mixer where the volume knobs are only but not the center part where the display screen is? It is annoying because the...Read More...
Hi Blueweee55, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Congratulations! That doesn't sound normal. Are you walking across a carpet? If so, does it make a difference if you roll up the carpet? Are you holding a microphone or guitar or anything with a wire when this happens? Do you have the L1 system plugged directly to the wall or a power bar? If you're using a power bar, please try a different power bar or connect directly to the wall. Does that make a difference? I...Read More...
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Zero Db Equivalent Dial Position Setting - L1 Compact - Input 2 Line

What is the equivalent zero db line in level setting on the L1 Compact, using line in 2, with respect to the volume pot position, or is this even relevant to the L1 Compact system ?Read More...
Hi Brian Edwards, Thanks for the added information. If the channel LEDs are not solid red, you're fine. Occasional red flickers are not a problem. For your sound source, the ToneMatch switch should be in the Line Level position (down). All good? STRead More...
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run two systems through one T1

I own an L1 Mod 1S with B2 and an L1 Mod II and B2. I have one T1. How can I run both systems through the T1? ThanksRead More...
Hello, rustyr1. Please see the responses in your other discussion. T1 to L1 Model 1S and L1 Model II Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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T1 to L1 Model 1S and L1 Model II

I own an L1 Mod1s and T1 tone match and B2. I purchased an L1 Mod II and B2 bass. I'm trying to run both systems through the T1. Any ideas? Thanks Edit Subject: Previously "running two systems together" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi guys, I run several dj systems off of a single Bose t1 mixer. I use a whirlwind split 6 splitter box to send the t1 main out mono signal to up to 6 speakers or devices (typically two L1's) Of course I am running my systems in mono but that's my preference anyway. https://www.sweetwater.com/sto...6--whirlwind-split-6Read More...
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Using 2 B1's and a single B2 with L1 M2?

i actually have an L1M1 and an L1M2 i use them both for outdoor vineyard type gigs. I have used BIG powered subs for that gig..(2 QSC 18s). i have full backing multi-tracks with hard hitting drums (i play bass on most of that gig) this has worked out well. I sometimes switch to live drums and simply mute that channel in my tracks. However, I have 2 B1s and a single B2. Have been wondering if they could handle the low end for such a gig... it's obviously outside and that kick and bass needs...Read More...
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Recording to Flash Drive

Cowboy Upp
Is there a way to record a live performance to a flash drive or other means, without hooking up to a computer?Read More...
Hi Cowboy Upp, Thanks for asking the question. I'm sorry, the ToneMatch mixers don't have the ability to record directly to a USB drive. If this is an important feature for you, please add your thoughts to T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests Thanks, STRead More...
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Compare BOSE L1-M2-B2 with EVOLVE 50

Here's hoping that this is a compliant question within this forum: I am a one-man band/keyboard player that needs high quality top and especially bottom for up to 200 people. Has anybody benchmarked/compared the overall power, quality and convenience of the BOSE L1-M2-B2 system with the EVO Evolve 50 system? I'd appreciate your feedback and observations.Read More...
Thanks Tom - your response and other similar ones, has me inching towards the L1. One other question - Other than blown or popped speakers, is there anything in particular that I need to need to watch for when if I bought a used L1? So, other than cosmetics, is there a difference between the sounds and quality of a new L1 and a used one?Read More...
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t 1 and L1 compact

Is input 4 & 5 independent of each other or parallel inputs? I ask because of a buzz I am trouble shooting for a band I was in after the fact. The following would not be my choice of setup. 1,2 &3 shure sm58 and sm57, Yamaha MG102c balance input channel 4 and acoustic guitar onboard preamp unbalance in channel 5. I'm wondering if the shield on unbalance and the ring on the balanced is causing problem with the signal. Compact L1 sections of the tower is hard to seperate. Thanks BillRead More...
Hi Bill, Yes. Two balanced inputs that are immediately summed to mono before any processing is done. Can you connect the guitar to the Yamaha MG102C instead? That's hard to diagnose. That's not a common issue. Are the parts that joined together scratched or dirty. I'd clean them off, and see if that helps. If it doesn't call Bose Support to see if they have any suggestions. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET...Read More...
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S1Pro, Mixer and Effects

My Mixer (Xynex 100B) doesn't have Reverb so was wondering if you can engage the EQ and Reverb from the S1 Pro whilst using the Mixer setup?Read More...
Aloha e @CityFolk , I use more of the inputs on the Behringer Xenix 1002B than most and take advantage of using active preamp DI boxes and effects to effectively maintain separate control of the microphone and instrument on a shared channel. I plug the u-bass into it's own channel, as it's the trickiest part of the mix. Using the active preamp and tube Blend control of a Behringer BDI21 and the British EQ of the Behringer Xenix 1002B I'm able to dial in a punchy bass that does not bottom out...Read More...
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Boss GT-1 Master BPM

Hi I am new to this community and can’t find the correct forum to ask for help on my particular equipment! Sorry in advance if this is incorrect! I have a Bose GT1 guitar multi-FX pedal, I am having some difficulty with the set up! Can anyone tell me how I can change the Master BPM manually? - I am able to do this through the app on my computer but can’t see how to do it manually on the GT1.Read More...
Hi Tracey, You've joined the Bose Portable PA Community. Our focus is on Bose Portable PA equipment . I think you'll have better luck asking your question in the community linked below. Boss VGuitar - Boss GT-1 Forums Are you using Bose Portable PA gear? ST PS - while hunting around I found this guide to setting tap-tempo to the CTL pedal .Read More...
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802 panaray lll

kev
feel like a old school fart! with my 802's... but i cant seam to hear the difference to upgrade. live in MA & BOSE is 10 min away but no longer have a trade-in pro dept. i have been in the wedding business for 30 years so not even sure how long i will be dj'ing.........Please Advise fellow mobile dj'sRead More...

F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofers - having trouble getting my F1s to have the power and punch

I'm having trouble getting my f1s to have the power and punch I need for 3 piece band. My signal is presonus studiolive 16.4.2 AI into 2 f1 subs out to 2 f1 line arrays. The arrays are set to "with sub, line level" and subs are set to "thru". As soon as I get to a level the kick sounds good at the arrays flash red. And the subs "signal indication" light does not come on most of the time. Please help! Edit Subject: Previously "Need help" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hey Slaughter, That's great news. Thanks for coming back to tell us how things turned out last night. As for more questions - of course, we'll be happy to hear from you. STRead More...
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S1 Pro Battery - Does it Have to be Reseated to "awaken"

I just received my new S1 Pro--exciting! I read in a review that the battery must be reseated to awaken it. Is that true? And, what is the proper way to charge the battery before first use? Thanks.Read More...
Hi Dr.Mike, I'm sorry I missed your follow-up question. No matter what you do, you can't overcharge the battery. Four flashes tells you the charge is greater than 75% (but it may be less than 100%) The slow flash means it's charging. This means the battery is not fully charged. No. You don't have to unplug the AC power cable to see the number of flashes, but it's easier to count the flashes (because there's no pause and slow flashes if system is charging the battery). To check the battery...Read More...
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Gig pictures!

S1 saved the day! I’ve attached photos of a gig I did a couple of weeks ago at a large catering hall for a 60th birthday. I didn’t see the venue prior to the gig but I knew it was large. To my surprise it was separated into two areas. The main dining area (Pic 1 and 3).And another area thru the barn sliding door that turned out to be a lobby area with a separate bar and was set up to be a gambling area.(Pic 2 and 4)The second area was actually larger than the dining area. I brought my Bose...Read More...
We has a very similar situation where the venue was L shaped so the other area was off to the side and behind us! We did the same thing where we ran the S1 on battery and simply plugging it in an Aux Out on our mixer (not a T1) pointing off in that other direction. Sounds quality was great comin out of the L1 into the S1 and the customers were amazed they could hear the music so well. We were one of the only groups who projected sound into both areas. The owner was extremely impressed with...Read More...
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L1 Model 1 advice/help

Hi All, I'm looking for a bit of advice/help with my Bose l1 model 1 First is, I have a Bose l1 Model 1 which I use for performing (solo singer/songwriter) but I haven't had a gig for a while (personal issues) which I'm working on gigging again this spring/summer! Seen as I haven't used it for a while, my question is, is there any specific way of storing it, and what I mean by storing it is should I set it up every so often and use it for a couple of hours to 'blow the cob webs off' or will...Read More...
Hi Jack, That's exciting! Sure, it's safe to store it this way. Although I like to store it, set up in a location that's inviting to play. Rehearsing/practicing through an L1 can be inspiring. And it's a good precursor to gigging again. I'm sorry, you'll have to talk to Bose Support for help with that. In the UK +44 1634 224 288 technical_support_uk@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00-18:30, Sat 09:00-17:00 GMT All the best Jack, STRead More...
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t4s headphone port

I cannot receive any sound via headphone jack and cannot find any assistance via manual. What settings do need please?Read More...
Hi Derek, Using stereo headphones, you should be able to turn up the PHONES volume control and hear the same stereo output you get from the main outputs. Is this not working for you? ST Headphone Output The headphone output is on the right side of the ToneMatch mixer. It is compatible with stereo headphones using a 1/4 inch (6.3mm) tip-ring-sleeve, stereo jack. On the face of the ToneMatch mixer, is the PHONES volume control. It is beside the headphone output. This controls the volume you...Read More...
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Connect 2 L1 bass2 to digital mixer Line6, Midas M32R

Hello! we are a jazz-pop band consisting of: electric drums or drums, electric bass, flute, cimbalom, voice. I bought two L1 mod2 systems and we want to know how we connect this system to one of these mixers: Line6 or Midas M32R. we would like to buy 3 Bose s1 for monitoring when needed. we will reach an audience of up to 300-400 people. club, theater, avenues thank you! Marius MihalacheRead More...
sure ... if you have any other configuration suggestion, please tell me, please!Read More...
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Stage Piano Kawai es8 - settings Tonematch

Hi Do any of you have any suggestions for the best settings in Tonematch4 for the stage piano : Kawai es8 ?? I use Compact L1. Thanks MUSIKaageRead More...
Hi MUSIKaage, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Try this ToneMatch Preset: Category: Keyboards ToneMatch Preset: General Keys There are several other ToneMatch Presets in the Keyboards Category. Check them out. Here's an introduction to the ToneMatch Presets, zEQ, and ParaEQ. You probably won't have to use the ParaEQ with your Kawai ES8. The video is based on the T1, but is equally applicable to to the T4S. After you've had a chance to try the different ToneMatch...Read More...
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Cannot daisy chain effectively.

I have had this problem since the very beginning. Have had the same problem before and after updating the firmware. Had both my speakers replaced quickly by Bose (thank you for your fast response) but no matter what the problem persists. I have met with friends who also have 2 Bose S1 Pros and the very same problem exists. It is preventing me from using two speakers and once, in a concert hall, I was forbidden to use the daisy chained pair because of the noise. Here is the problem. A single...Read More...
Hi sailedaway, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. It sounds like you're doing everything correctly but let me check in on a few things. When you daisy chain two S1 Pro systems, the volume settings (assuming you want the same volume from both) will not be the same. That is, the volume setting on the second S1 Pro system will be lower than on the first. If you set them the same, you may hear some hiss on the second unit. Here is why: The Line Out of the first S1 Pro...Read More...
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Why do you play? Why do you perform?

ST
Can you folks help me with something? It speaks to our reason for being here. Why do you play music? -= and =- Why do you perform? Thanks! ST I asked this question in 2006. Please reply here before looking at the old thread . Thanks.Read More...
Why I Play My career was in advertising and marketing, and I loved the work dearly. But I seldom got to exercise creativity that was 100 percent mine. Music provides an unbridled path to sole ownership of the creative output. I get lost in playing, where nothing but the music matters. For me, that remains true when I’m alone or playing with others. Why I Perform People who seek out live performances are typically passionate about music, and having the ability to stoke that passion is a very...Read More...
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Is it possible to source parts for the L1 Compact?

My tower extensions for my L1 Compact have gone walkies... Does anyone know if I am able to source replacements anywhere?Read More...
Hi Bob, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry the extensions for your L1® Compact have gone walkies. Please contact Bose Support. +44 1634 224 288 technical_support_uk@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00-18:30, Sat 09:00-17:00 GMT STRead More...
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Li M2 + B2 and T8s...acoustic guitar with pedal board

Good day All, I am new to this forum and find it very helpful. With this in mind I have a question.....I play in couple bands doing various styles of music..Have enjoyed using the same pedal board for my electric as well as my acoustic guitars.Interested in knowing if I need anything between my pedal board- tube screamer,wah,chorus...etc( I know acoustic right.enjoy li'l gain on my acoustic solos...lol)but should I put a direct box or some line attenuation between pedal board and t8s input??Read More...
I do not have either Very old school stomp box stuff here. It's what I know! ThxRead More...
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Fantastic Acoustic Tone

CityFolk
i just did a solo guitar gig with my S1 and used a couple of guitars. One I hadn’t used through the S1 before. It’s a Martin Judy Collins Model which is a 12 fret, slope shouldered dreadnought with a Fishman undersaddle pickup. This guitar is a fingerpickers dream to play and the combination of 12 fret, short scale, and big body gives it a wonderfully rich and woody sound. I put it through the S1 with the ToneMatch set to guitar, rolled off the bass a bit, kept the treble at 12 o’clock, and...Read More...
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Li M2 + B2 and T1 Tonematch

Hi Guys Following on from the issues with clipping and feedback in my last thread I just had to report back about my brilliant weekend using my L1 Model 2 and B2 with the T1 and my new KMS 105 mic. Following the advice given by ST about settings in the T1, I checked and found the compressor was set so I bypassed it then set the trim using the loudest vocal track and set the volume independently. I never did it this way until reading ST's advice. Master volume was at 12 o'clock and I simply...Read More...
Wonderful @Geoff happy to “hear” things went so well. We just did an “Irish” wake for a dear friend of ours whose wife of 56 years passed away. There was 120+ folks in attendance in a long rectangular room with somewhat high ceilings and we played through our L1 M2. We wanted people to hear us, but also be able to comfortably talk as well. The L1 performed perfectly. I honestly can’t think of a better system for that sort of room/playing situation.Read More...
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Connect DJ Controller to T1

well, I am currently using a 3ft cable 1/4 from my DJ controller, thinking I was getting a balanced connection. I suspect there not to be an issue by NOT using a balanced 3ft connection (I used to use the XLR connection). Since then, I have not noticed anything yet such as hum or interference. Should I change my setup and find a way to make the DJ controller connection balanced by either using a XLR connection or using the balanced 4/5 and putting the current 4/5 on channel 3 since it is not...Read More...
Hi jaswrx, If you want to switch things around, you'll have to do that outside the T1. The T1 can't re-route the signals. STRead More...
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What do I need to record from T4S to my cell phone?

Cleverson
What do I need to record from T4S to my cell phone?Read More...
Hi Cleverson, Please see these articles Add an Audio Input to Android Audio Recording with a Smart Phone That should get you started. The easiest connection from this from the T4S is the Headphone output. Note: In the article, it says the quality may not be very good. Try searching Google Play for apps that record through USB. STRead More...
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Well made

Compliments to Bose for making a very good speaker, the S1 . It works very well for me and I don’t get complaints about the volume. It works very well for me and I don’t get complaints about the volume. Would I make any changes? As it is it is very very good. I would suggest a few changes if it were possible. Bass and treble for the auxiliary input would be nice. Since the battery is very efficient are you USB output would be nice to power ie iPad. In the future perhaps a stereo version of...Read More...
You can use the Bose Connect app to run two S1s in stereo. I'd like to see the Bose Connect app built into the T4 and T8 mixers so that your mix can go wireless to the speakers. The down side to wireless is the chance of interface but you could always go back to cables if you have a problem.Read More...
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Using L1 from amp line-out

Hi I sometimes use my L1 compact just to reinforce the sound from another amplifier. I have a two-channel Henriksen Bud. I put guitar in one channel, vocal in the other, then run a line out into the L1. I get a much better result plugging the line-out into Channel 1 on the L1. Channel 2 gets a much lower response and hums (and has no tone control). However, the manual says channel 1 must only be used for a mic. Why is this? I'm happy with the result I'm getting. I don't use the L1 at high...Read More...
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Setting up a Senheiser XS wireless & Tacks

Forum: Vocals
W hat preset should I use for a Sennheiser XS wireless. I am a vocalist and need direction on what settings I should use to set up my microphone and background tracks on the T4s Tone Match Mixer.Read More...
Hi Barbara Ellen, I understand. It may take a little time to find the sound that works for you and to get a good grasp on getting the right sound. How did things sound last night? Are there things you'd like to talk about here? You can call Bose Support and they would be happy to walk you through using your system. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions STRead More...
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Is DIY AV for Hotel Ballrooms career ending?

I manage 2-4 company off site events per year (sales meetings, training). The cost of on-site AV services has increased dramatically, and I'm looking for an alternative. I just got a bid with the cost of 2 day hotel AV services having rental costs that are higher than purchasing basic equipment outright. With respect to those in the industry, the $1200/day AV techs at hotels have been poor (MIA, dead batteries, laptop output not connected to sound system...) We move the events around the...Read More...
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Speaker Cutting In and Out

I am using two sets of the F1 system. One of the 812 speakers is cutting in and out, even though the signal indicator stays on. Any idea why this is happening? I'm playing soft background music through the system. I have tried using a different cable, as well as using channel 2 instead of channel 1.Read More...
Thanks for your help, ST. Guess I'll have to do tonight's Christmas party with just one 812, haha!Read More...
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Hi; Any suggestions on how to get my Fretless precision with nylon tape wound strings to sound more like an upright? regards Ron Edit Subject: Previously "ToneMatch" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
thank you for the suggestions, I will give them all a try! i have never updated or downloaded any presets so that is a good place to start.. and the foam thanks againRead More...
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Equali

is there any chance Bose will provide a quality equalizer app for both Bluetooth and instrument channels?Read More...
HI Nova, We can't comment on things we may or may not be working on. Please add your suggestion to this thread. S1 Pro system: Feature Requests Thanks! STRead More...
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T4S and Garage Band - Output level

John S
Our church uses 4 L1 Model II systems. We have the T4S ToneMatches. We use one L1/T4S for the pastor's vocals. My question relates to recording the pastor's vocals in GarageBand software on a Mac. We use the USB B to PC output. We've found no controls to adjust the output levels to the USB B port. When GarageBand recognizes the Bose ToneMatch 4S, it disables the incoming level control or gain, and automatically sets it to minimum. We have not found a way to boost the output from the T4 USB-B...Read More...
Just for the heck of it; I plugged my USB out into my MacBook running Presonus Studio 1, and it is recognized, and when opening a "new song", automatically opened up 8 input channels, all named T8. I do not know if the input tracks Presonus opened up are 8 individuals inputs or just L/R 4 times. The timeline screen will not go into record mode. I had not intended to do any recording with the T8, was just curious what would happen.Read More...
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Sunburst Gear CTS1-BLK tripod speaker stands review

Oh, yeah, the Sunburst Gear CTS1-BLK tripod speaker stands. Pros: Fold up nice and tight, they're just a little over a foot long folded in the case. Very nice protective case. They don't weigh a whole lot. Pretty sturdy - certainly with our 14 pound S1s. Correct size post, actuates switch in mounting hole to change EQ. They will EASILY fit in my Miata with all the rest of my toys. Cons: Don't be in a hurry putting them up -- there are about 16-17 moves involved in extending and locking the 5...Read More...
Oh, yeah, I wouldn't tilt these stands back too far with S1s on board... A couple of inches of tilt would probably be OK - but I haven't tried it.Read More...
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silent L1, red light

Lasse Ahnell
One of my L1 become silent when the bassplayer tested a new room, loudly. all speakers from the L1 become silent. (2x top line array and 2x B1) The red light (fault) start shining but the fan keep workin. Inside the mainbord DSB/PCB - The Diod D118 keep blinkin..? No sign of burning or misscoulerd things. Test of speakers show all workin, but the L1 keeps silent. What can I do, what is most likely the fault? In sweden all repair cost 2995 skr plus tax and shipping and takes weeks. Thats...Read More...
Hi, Lasse Ahnell. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry you have a problem with your L1 Model II Power Stand. Since this is a physical problem with the unit, it must be serviced by Bose Support. We cannot offer further information online. It sounds like you have already contacted Bose Support, but here is the information again if you need it. +46 3167 2578 technical_support_se@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET Sat: 09:00 - 18:00 CET STRead More...
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S1 Pro as monitor with T1 and L1 Model II

Hi ST I have another question for you which I hope you can help with. I have bought a S1 Pro which arrived yesterday and sounds fab! I will use this on some gigs as a monitor with my L1 model 2. To connect this to my T1 Tonematch what would I do please? a) My keyboard is in channel 3 of the Tonematch and a vocalist in channel 1. Would I use the pre-amp out of channel 3 and run it to a channel on the S1 Pro using a TRS cable? And, would this just give me the keyboard in the monitor? or b) Use...Read More...
Thanks again for the information ST! I really appreciate your quick, informative responses to questions and issues. That gave me all the info I need. I'll try out the T1 with the S1 at some point but have to buy the power supply first. Thanks again, DanRead More...
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RE: Connecting my L1 compact & Tonematch to an external PA

Hello, I’m a solo female singer & using my L1 compact & tonematch in its simplest form of my iPad connected to channel 4/5 of my tonematch & my radio mic in channel 1. I have gigs where I’m having to use their PA system because I need to use their speakers system because they have them for the back of room. Is there a way I can use my Bose PA & connect with the venues mixer & speaker system just to use the rear speakers and use my Bose for the main room? Hope this is...Read More...
Hi Everybody, We have expanded our article on Phantom Power If you've read through this discussion this far, then you'll be interested to know. Will phantom power provided by an external system damage the Line Outputs of a Bose Portable PA system? The outputs of Bose Portable PA equipment have circuitry to protect them in case phantom power is turned on in the external system. STRead More...
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First time playing out

I play an open mic night on Wednesdays where the host is a good friend of mine. I asked ahead, if it would be OK if I brought my S1 out and set it up independent of his PA so I could try it in a live setting. He said no problem. This is a small bar/restaurant that has a good crowd this week. I set the S1 on a small speaker stand off to the right of the tiny stage, hooked up my SM58 and put it on a mic stand behind the performance area. Also attached a 1/4 inch cable for my guitar. I had...Read More...
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Powering T1 from battery.

Hi there I have L1M2 B2 +T1 and S1 Pro I have a Behringer 1002B battery mixer for extra channels when using S1 When using ac power I prefer using T1 with external power supply over 1002B with S1 Is there a way of powering the T1 using a battery? I could use for example a 12v 4a/h SLA battery and pure sine wave 600w inverter to 240v then step down to 18v using the Bose power supply but it seems a bulky solution I see the pins on the power supply output are +18 v Rtn and -18v rtn so its not a...Read More...
Hi Everyone I understand the official Bose Position @ST I would never use modified sine wave because of noise and I do care about my sensitive electronics. Himlar a Bose does not appear to have an opinion on battery pure sine wave inverters, only modified, square wave (cheap) inverters. I do use a 2200W Pure Sine Wave inverter and a 60AH AUSTRALIAN made Thumper battery pack with L1M2 B2 T1, effect Pedals etc. The inverter produces clean regulated 240v AC Power just like mains. With plenty of...Read More...
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Phantom Power for STAGG SCM200 microphones

All, My parents own a church and were given 4 brand new microphones that require 2 AA batteries. We are stuck. We cannot figure out how to get them working. We have a Tall Portable L1 I believe. Phantom power can be turned on and you'll find that on the back of it. As for the L1...I need to know if it has phantom power and DO THEY BOTH NEED TO BE ON? OFF? **Remember the microphones have 2 AA batteries in them** Thanks for your urgent feedback. Edit Subject: Previously "Phantom Power" Bose...Read More...
I am reminded of the old adage, don't look a gift horse in the mouth. Typically low impedance means less than 600 ohms, and high impedance means more than 10k ohms. Numbers in between are considered medium. At 1000 ohms, the SCM200 should work OK as far as impedance is concerned. The mics in question are XLR, balanced. If they are not defective they should work with the mentioned equipment when connected with proper cables and switches or batteries in proper position. Without knowing what...Read More...
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Wall mounting

Is there brackets available to mount L1 Model 11 speakers? What is the procedures?Read More...
Hi JimR, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. The L1 Model II is an integrated unit. The Cylindrical Radiator® (the tower) must be inserted in the power stand to function. This is engineered as a portable system. Wall mouning is not an option. We have other wall mounted line array products . These are for permanent installations. If you want to learn more about the wall mounted line array products, please call Bose Support. They can refer you to a Bose installation...Read More...
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Matching Sub woofer

Hi Can Bose recommend a matching Sub woofer to use with S1Pro as the Kick drum requires some more bottom endRead More...
Hi Ravi DJ, Thanks for giving us that added information. Do you have an A1 PackLite amp? Then yes, give it a try with a B1 or B2. I'm not recommending that as your final solution but let us know what you hear. We have some notes about that: S1 Pro to A1 PackLite and B1 Bass Module STRead More...
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L1 Model II Power Stand replacement

Hi just as an off chance has anyone out there got the h shaped base plate that the speakers slot into mine was stolen from my car,it doesn't matter what condition its in and it does not have to be working as I have wired the speakers differently now but the home made stand I use is not that safe,like I said just the off chance cheers Edit Subject: Previously "Model-2"Read More...
Hello, Stephen, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry to hear that you lost your power stand. Please call Bose Support (UK). +44 1634 224 288 technical_support_uk@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00-18:30, Sat 09:00-17:00 GMT They may be able to help. To all. We don't permit buy and sell discussions here. We'll have to close this discussion here. Thank you for understanding. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Powered Mixers

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We have a new article about using powered mixers with your Bose Portable PA equipment. Powered Mixers Please read the article before connecting a powered mixer to any Bose equipment. If you have follow-up questions, please reply to this post with A link to the owners manual for your powered mixer The model of Bose equipment you are connecting to the powered mixer Thank you. STRead More...

upgrade firmware and how to charge battery

Please help! I just got my S1 pro today and I have 2 questions from experts. 1 - Do i need to upgrade any firmware? 2- When I charge the battery , where the switch position should be , how long do I have to leave it on charge , and how to check the amount of use from battery? there is template comes with it but i am still a bit confusing. By the way, the S1 sounds amazing I plugged in Yamaha S950 keyboard and 1 Mic ( one man ban) it sounds so good. Any suggestion is greatly appreciated, SidRead More...
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Connect a mixer to an L1 Compact

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Hi Rob, 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 -- Legend: L1® CompactRead More...
Hi Rob, Using a stereo mixer with an L1 ® General principles for connecting a stereo mixer to the mono input on your L1 ® . Does your mixer have a mono output? The Compact Channel 2 ¼ inch jack is MONO. Check to see if your mixer has a MONO output. If it does, then use that. Stereo Inputs on Compact Channel 2 If have RCA outputs from your mixer you can connect to the Compact Channel 2 RCA inputs. It's likely that the RCA outputs on the mixer are recording outputs and you may have control the...Read More...
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crown cm311

Recommended tonematch settings for crown cm311 headsetRead More...
Hi Mike Cowan, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Great question. Do the gain staging (set the trim) first as shown below. You can set the ToneMatch Preset after you set the trim control. Use this ToneMatch Preset. OR OR Use the one that sounds best to you, then fine tune with zEQ. You probably don't need to use the ParaEQ. Does that help? STRead More...
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Stage set up sketch

There used to be a site on the net somewhere where you could create a sketch of your stage set up (mics, amps, drums, pa, etc) and a Bose consultant would give you feedback and advice on using Bose PA gear. Is that site still active, and if so, where can I find it? Thanks...Read More...
Hi Gary, CityFolk gave you the correct link to The Sketcher . It's written in Flash. STRead More...
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Wireless transmitters

Hi, I have a Bose T1 Tonematch system and I want to have the ability to mix wirelessly. Am I able to do this and if so what are some some suggestions to wireless transmitters or iPad apps that are compatible? edit subject: previously "Wireless tansmitters"Read More...
Hi CityFolk, Thanks for asking. I can't answer your question in exactly the form you asked because Bose doesn't comment on products that may or may not be in development. Let's talk about the present. The T4S/T8S are engineered to provide a tactile user interface designed for performers for live, on-stage use. Wireless mixers are a different kind of product. Here's how Bose describes the T4S (and T8S) ToneMatch mixers. Please notice the emphasis on the performer's live, on-stage use. Thanks, STRead More...
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Bose F1 sub sounding stressed, but not limiting or clipping

My band has the Bose F1 top/sub system and on occasion we seem to be stressing the subs. The grills are rattling and to the ear the woofers sound stressed, but there also is not a whole lot of impact on the dance floor. At the same time, there is no indication of limiting or clipping from the speaker. My thought (and hope) would be that the built in limiter should kick in and/or we should see a clip indication before there was the potential for damage to the speaker. I guess it's possible...Read More...
Hi PatJonCook, Thanks for providing all that detail. Yes, you will have to turn up the output from the Behringer mixer. And there should be plenty of room to do that before clipping. Great. Again, great. All good. I was looking for anything that might be diminishing the performance, and this all sounds fine. So turn down the volume on the F1 Subwoofer and make up for it by increasing the signal from the mixer. I looked at the output specifications of your mixer before suggesting that you...Read More...
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Bad Hiss from ToneMatch T4s in Non-Bose amp

I bought the ToneMatch as the seemingly perfect solution for a multi-instrumentalist like myself. However, I get a terrible hiss when I run it through my Fender Blues Junior. The hiss is there no matter what settings are on the T4s...even when nothing is plugged into the inputs. Am I trying to fit a square peg into a round hole? Any ideas out there?Read More...
Hmmm...So I may have to attenuate the signal from the T4S somehow. I'll try the master volume idea. I'm running five instruments into the T4S: Ch1: National with Highlander pickup, CH2: acoustic guitar with piezo, CH3: electric lap steel guitar, CH 4: 5-string banjo with pickup/ukulele with piezo pickup.Read More...
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Trim and Volume

Hi Guys Last week I posted about issues with feedback using my Rode wireless mic, my post today touches on that subject. I did a gig last night in a nice sized club with about 150 people who kept the dance floor busy most of the night. I was using my L1 Model 11 and B2 with T1 mixer and I was debuting my Neumann KMS 105 which I have just bought. And just for the record the mic sounds absolutely amazing! I had set the trim as described on the forum and can announce happily that I did not...Read More...
Hi Geoff, Glad the new mic worked out. In case you weren’t already aware, once you get all your T1 settings the way you like, remember you can create/save your settings in a “scene” that you can then recall and have everything set in one click. There are a few settings that a T1 scene doesn’t keep like phantom power and master volume, but that’s not a big deal. See this forum entry for some good tips on scenes. As your experience grows and you make adjustments to the baseline scene, you...Read More...
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Tyros L or L/L+R (one cable or two) and stereo

Forum: Keyboards
Do you have one cable (main L/L+R) from your Tyros to your mixer or two (main L and main R) from your Tyros to your mixer ? Do you notice any loss in quality of the stereo sampled sounds such as piano voices ?Read More...
Hi My set up is I have one cable with 1/4 jack from my L/L+R on the Tyros going into channel one with 1/4 jack on my Allen & Heath mixer then I have one XLR cable from the left hand output on the mixer going into my Bose L1 Compact into channel two , I then set the main mix level on the A&H mixer to O then turn the volume on the Bose up to where I want it about 12 o clock turn the pan on the mixer to far left and adjust channel one on the mixer to suit what sound you are happy with,...Read More...
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Tyros 5 and S1 Pro system - buzz?

Forum: Keyboards
Hi Derek, I use the S1 pro with my tyros 5 keyboard. Great speaker but I do have a problem when I connect the Bose to the Tyros. If the bose volume is at 12 o clock I hear a buzz or hum in the speaker. I first had an unbalanced (TR) cable and then tried a balanced (TRS) cable but the buzz or hum remains. Do you have the same problem when connecting your L1 compact to the Tyros 5 ? Kind regards AlexRead More...
Hi Holy Jalapeno and ST, That’s good news. A few questions however : Do you use one (L/L+R) or two balanced cables (L and R) from the Tyros 5 to the direct box ? Do you notice a difference in sound quality when using the direct box ? If the direct box solves the problem I would probably buy a second S1 pro (because of the stereo sampled sounds in the Tyros). I suppose there is no problem connecting two S1 pros to the direct box ? Kind regards AlexRead More...
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Two L1 Model I with T1s and One L1 Model II with T4S

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Hi KyleT, 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 -- Legend: L1® Model I / Classic L1® Model II or L1® Model 1S T1 ToneMatch® audio engineRead More...
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L1 MODEL II & 2 SUBS

Hi, wanted to ask some technical questions. My band is a vocal band (5) and we use an Allen and Heath wz3 12-2 we have 2 Yahama DXR 1100 w powered speakers, 1 DXS15mkII Subwoofer, 2 Line 6 Stagesource L2M powered speakers, we still need more monitors, I also own L1 11 Bose system with two subs. IS THERE A WAY TO INTERCONNECT THE L1 MODEL 2 WITH THE LINE 6 STAGE SOURCE AND USE THE L1 MODEL2 AND SUBS AS STAGE MONITORS TO COMPLIMENT THE SYSTEM? IF SO, CAN YOU SEND SPECIFY HOW I CAN INTEGRATE...Read More...
Thanks ST, yes of course you send out the general community for comments. Thanks for your input. Best, DRead More...
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B1 for sub

I just ordered S1 pro , my question is , can i use my B1 sub with it and how to connect them . Answer is greatly appreciated SidRead More...
Hi Sid, Great question. The B1 bass module is only compatible with the full-size L1 systems (L1 Classic, L1 Model 1S, L1 Model II). The B1 bass module is powered by a dedicated amplifier that is built-in with the L1 systems. The S1 Pro system is engineered to deliver great balanced sound without a separate bass module. It doesn't have an extra amplifier built-in for a B1. As a matter of interest, the B1 bass module has two 5.25 inch drivers. The S1 Pro has one 6 inch driver. For more detail...Read More...
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Tyros 5 with T1 and L1 Compact

Forum: Keyboards
Hi everyone I'm new to the forum and would like to ask if anyone could suggest or has experience of settings on the following arrangement. I have Tyros5 Keyboard with L1 compact and have just purchased the T1 Tone Match Audio Engine. derek Edit subject: Previously "suggested settings" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi everyone again Thank you all for the early responses and advice. I look forward to getting set up derekRead More...
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connecting T4S tonematch to L1 compact

the T4S comes with an ethernet cable and an out for it. the L1 does not have an in with ethernet. a 1/4 inch Y cable was recommended from tne 1/2 L/R out to the the 1/4 inch input with volume set at midday on the L1. doesnt work. the L1 is working just fine with direct instrument input. beautifully. i cant find a youtube video that addresses this problem. please help. i am vexed. thank you, bryantRead More...
Hello Bryant Urban. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. The ToneMatch (ethernet) cable works with the L1 Model 1S and L1 Model II systems to provide power to the T4S. The L1 Compact isn't compatible with the ToneMatch cable. Do not use a 1/4" Y cable with your L1 Compact. It won't work. You will need a ToneMatch® Power Supply to use the T4S with an L1 Compact. The setup for you T4S and an L1 Compact is the same as it is with a T1. Connect FROM the T4S Right Output...Read More...
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Bose F1 sub sounding stressed, but not limiting or clipping

My band has the Bose F1 top/sub system and on occasion we seem to be stressing the subs. The grills are rattling and to the ear the woofers sound stressed, but there also is not a whole lot of impact on the dance floor. At the same time, there is no indication of limiting or clipping from the speaker. My thought (and hope) would be that the built in limiter should kick in and/or we should see a clip indication before there was the potential for damage to the speaker. I guess it's possible...Read More...
ya, just back off of it tad. A pair of F1 subs hold its own against a nice 18" sub. But one for one, a good 18" usually outruns it. Use the F1 subs in pairs, and they sound awesome and have a lot more headroom.Read More...
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L1 Compact sonido de Beep al 100% con solo encender, nada conectado.

Forum: Español
Saludos, Llevo unos cuantos años utilizando la Bose L1 compact sin ningún problema, para voces, guitarra y mezclada con una consola. Luego de utilizarla correctamente la madrugada del 31-1 de Enero, en un karaoke, al encenderla nuevamente 8 horas más tarde, un sonido extremo, fuerte y molestoso de Beep fue lo único que emitía. Desconecté todo de la unidad y al encenderla nuevamente lo mismo, quité uno de los extensores de altura y lo mismo, quité todos los extensores y solo dejé el módulo...Read More...
Buenos días, efectivamente parece que este equipo tiene algún problema de hardware, y aunque haya dejado de hacerlo, es posible que se vuelva a repetir, por lo que nuestra recomendación para que se asegure de que el equipo está en perfectas condiciones cuando lo necesite es que contacte con uno de nuestros servicios técnicos oficiales en España. En el caso de que el equipo esté aún en garantía, necesitará la factura de compra para acreditarlo. Puede consultar el SAT más cercano a usted en el...Read More...
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T4S Aux 5/6 and Analog L/R Output

KyleT
Backstory: My band has eight members. My guitar player (Jan) has an (2) older L1 M1 Bose System with a T1 audio engine daisy chained together. It works great as a stand alone. I have a newer L1 Mll system with a T4S tonematch and I am attempting to put my system into the mix. I have most everything working OK but I am having level issues. This following is how I have it patched together. I am routing the XLR line out of Channel 1 of the L1 M1 base (Jan's system) and patching it into the 1...Read More...
Hi KyleT, Do we have 20 feet between the two L1 Model I systems? I'm glad this is making sense. No, Bose doesn't do trade-ins. You may be able to work out some kind of deal with an authorized Bose retailer. We don't do buy/sell in this community. Me too. Please try connecting everyone to the L1 system closest to them (like the colour coded sketch above). You may not need to connect system #3 to the others. I wonder if we still need the monitor for the drummer. He should be able to hear...Read More...
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WAV/MP3 music streaming from Flash Drive

First, KUDOS for some of the new features in the T4S: Master Out EQ - Thank You! Now the system can be adjusted for the room acoustics that are encountered in various venues! Stereo Out, to two L1 systems - Thank You! I can leave a lot of other paraphenalia home now. MAJOR REQUEST: Provide option to have the music player stop after playing ONE music file from a flash drive. I'm a solo musician who sings with backing tracks. When a song has finished, I do NOT want to have to jump back to the...Read More...
Duplicate post. Please see T4S - MP3 & WAV streaming from flash drive Also copied to T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Bose L1 M2 + B2

Forum: Français
Bonjour à tous, Je viens d'acquérir il y a quelques mois 2 bose l1 et 2 B2. Jusque là tout va bien. Prochainement, je dois jouer sur une scène avec un plafond très bas. D'où ma question : Peut-on monter qu'un seul élément sur le socle du L1 (soit 12hp) ? N'y a t'il pas de problème d'impédance ? Merci de vos réponses et conseils. Meilleurs vœux à toutes et tous !Read More...
Hi Alex131, I'm sorry I cannot reply to you in French. Yes, you can operate your L1 with just the lower half of the Cylindrical Radiator®. You will not harm the L1 but the sound won't project as far, and it may seem that there are not enough mid-high frequencies. Please see: Half Stack ST Hi all I just acquired a few months ago 2 Bose L1 and 2 B2. Until then, everything is fine. Soon I have to play on a stage with a very low ceiling. Hence my question: Can a single element be mounted on the...Read More...
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What kind of guitar do you run through your S1 Pro system?

ST
The S1 Pro system has been the perfect complement to this nice little jazz box 1 . I run this straight into channel 2 2 with the ToneMatch switch set to Guitar. Usually I leave the tone controls at 12:00 o'clock and the reverb off (personal preference). Simple is good. I've all kinds of compliments on the guitar tone with this easy setup. I run other guitars through the S1 Pro system, but I thought I'd share this one because it was a pleasant surprise. What kind of guitar are you playing...Read More...
I too have a CA as well as a RainSong for playing outdoor gigs or ones that could present “inhospitable” environments. They each have their pros and cons, but I prefer the CA overall tone over the RainSong. It’s been a great guitar. I also have a CA cargo which is an awesome travel guitar! My CA is pre Peavey. I don’t know why they aren’t that popular, but there are hard to find and it doesn’t seem Peavey markets them all that well.Read More...
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Parts for L1 Classic

Hello Krafty, I have a Bose L1 Classic that is powering on fine and the LED on CH1 and CH2 are showing that the incoming signal is present to the amp. I am ,however, getting no sound from the tower? It says above that no service is available for the Classic. Is that no service just from Bose or can a 3rd party still get parts? Can't afford a new one right now. Thanks, EricRead More...
Hello, Eric. Please call Bose Support to find out about service options for your Bose L1 Classic. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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How to use single L1 model2 for 3 vocals on a large stage

Hi all, We're a rock cover band with 3 vocals wanting to replace regular PA/monitors with a single L1 model2 with B2 and T1. This is a permanent stage approx 24' wide x 10' deep. The room is approx 24' wide and 60' long. We usually have gigs there of up to 100 people. You can view the stage sketch here We get feedback from vocal 1 and 2, and after much fiddling with EQ and Para EQ we don't seem to be hearing ourselves as well as we used to with the old PA, and not too sure about the overall...Read More...
Hi Dave, If you're open to changing your stage layout, I've had great success putting the drums off to one side instead of in the middle. STRead More...
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How do I know if my S1 Pro firmware is up to date?

Hi all...I also have the S1, but I've never seen anything on updating firmware. Right now, everything works fine on mine. So how do I know when I need to update anything on it?Read More...
Hi Tony, If you are using the Bose Connect App, tap the gear icon at the top right. Then tap PRODUCT INFO The latest firmware version is 7.0.10 If the firmware is not up to date, the App should automatically update the unit. Or you can update the S1 Pro system with a MAC or PC. Go to http://btu.bose.com and follow the prompts on the screen. More information here: S1 Pro System Updates Does that help? STRead More...
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F1 or L1 M2?

I have a pair of S1 Pro speakers and an L1 Compact and really like both for what they are. I am looking to buy a bigger bose system to have on hand for out door use as well as indoor medium sized shows. I am pretty sure one or two F1 speakers is the way to go but want to make sure an L1 M2 is not a better value for my money. According to past threads on this forum, the sound is dispersed further and more evenly by the L1 M2 thank the F1. Other than being louder, more directional and more...Read More...
Hi Simon Patrick, Please come back and tell us what you hear and how you like it. Thanks, STRead More...
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T4S - MP3 & WAV streaming from flash drive

First, KUDOS for some of the new features in the T4S: Master Out EQ - Thank You! Now the system can be adjusted for the room acoustics that are encountered in various venues! Stereo Out, to two L1 systems - Thank You! I can leave a lot of other paraphenalia home now. MAJOR REQUEST: Provide option to have the music player stop after playing ONE music file from a flash drive. I'm a solo musician who sings with backing tracks. When a song has finished, I do NOT want to have to jump back to the...Read More...
Hi Doug, You can use the Forscore App, you will need a pdf file for each track and as soon as the song finishes it will stop, after that you will only touch the screen of the ipad and jump to the next page and hit the play button is the system that I use in my scores. Greetings from Brazil.Read More...
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S1 Pro Channel-3 no sound

Hi, I am new to this forum. Recently bought S1 pro system. Working fine for few days, now Channel-3 LED is not on when connect via bluetooth OR aux line in. so no sound. Channel-1 and Channel-2 are just fine. I am very sad. Anybody got similar issues earlier ? kindly suggest remedyRead More...
Hello, Tony. Please see this new topic for your question. How do I know if my S1 Pro firmware is up to date? Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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S1 pro use with BASS guitar and electric guitar

Hi.. i have just bought the new Bose S1 Pro system and i wanted to know if it is safe to use it with a BASS guitar and an electric guitar with a tone processor pedal, i am just concerned if it is safe to do so or is it that the s1 pro is designed only for an acoustic guitar? any support is appreciatedRead More...
Aloha e Malcolm. I use my Bose S1 Pro for my entire band using preamps and mixers like the LR Baggs Para Acoustic DI, Behringer ADI21, Behringer GDI21, Behringer BDI21 and Line6 Pocket Pod through a Behringer Xenix 1002B battery powered mixer on a regular basis with great resaltr!Read More...
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Behringer XR18 to T1

I hope this is an appropriate addition to this thread. I have been using an L1 model 2 with 2 tonematch untis for about 8 years with great success. The band has grown so I purchased a Behringer xr18. I used it for our first gig this weekend and ran the stereo output of the xr18 into channels 1 and 2 of the tonematch and then into the L1. Things seemed to work fine while I was setting up individual channels at home but then at the gig with gains set on the xr18 so there was no clipping on the...Read More...
jaswrx, please see this new discussion for your question. Connect DJ Controller to T1Read More...
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Replacing an old L1 Model 1

I have 3 L1 Model 1 systems, each with a B1. I run three musicians (bass/vocal; guitar/vocal; keys/vocal), each to his own system. The drums are routed to all 3 systems. Here is the problem: one of the units crashed. Bose says they cannot repair and have offered to replace it, either with a Model 1S or with a Model II. My question: which of those choices will best match up with the remaining 2 older systems? Any suggestions? Also, how practical is it to try to find a 3rd party who will...Read More...
I hope your band members don't experience too much conflict determining who gets to use the new L1M2!Read More...
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L1 Model 11 + B2 feedback issues

Hi Folks Firstly, Happy New Year fellow Bose users. I did a fab gig last night in a village hall with around 160 people who kept the dance floor busy all night. I was using my L1 Model 2 with the B2 and had it set on stage with me about 8-feet back and to the side as shown in the picture below. The T1 was set as follows: Channel 1, mic, trim at 1 o'clock and volume at around 12 0'clock. Channel 2, guitar, trim at 3 o'clock and volume at 2 o'clock. Channel 4/5, trim at 12 o'clock and volume...Read More...
Hi Geoff, There is a ToneMatch Preset for the Neumann KMS 105. This will give you EQ settings that are optimized for using this microphone using Close Microphone Technique (lips barely brushing the windscreen). Yes, you will still need to do the gain staging (set the trim) as shown in the video below. Note: Close Microphone Technique is a key factor in getting maximum gain-before-feedback. Depending on the timbre of your voice, you may need to take a little off the low end with the zEQ . I...Read More...
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Connecting L1 Model 2 to external mixer

Hi - I hope you can help. I connected my Bose L1 Model 2 to a Mackie CFX 12 mixing desk last night as I needed 5 vocal mics and keys to go through the mixer. I used a cable I had made up which is a XLR left and right main outputs from the mixer to the 1/4 inch jack on the power stand. I have done this before many times and it has all worked great but last night the vocal and keyboard cut out for a few seconds. This kept happening all through our first set every few minutes. It only cut out...Read More...
Hi Sandra, We have started a new discussion for your question. S1 Pro as monitor with T1 and L1 Model II Please follow the link. Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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L1 as a Bass Rig

Hi ...again. Am new to the Bose community but am so thrillled with my new S1pro that I guess you can say I am sipping the cool aid. I am a bass player..professionally (*yes, I actually do make a living doing this!). I am looking to replace my "big rig" (Bag End Cabs, Hafler or Crest or pwr amps) with something newer and more portable (its at the point now I am all about small easy to move stuff...) and am considering a L1 system. So, I would be interested in hearing any comment s and...Read More...
I am an electric bass player and I have used my L1 Model II as a dedicated bass amp and I liked it. I use a B2 Bass Module with switch set to the "Normal" position. I find it very important to use the ToneMatch presets for Bass. I recommend trying presets that may not be labeled for your specific brand or model - you may find one that you prefer over the named preset. I also use a little bit of light compression on the bass guitar channel to enhance the attack. FWIW, I have also used a Line...Read More...
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Combining L1 model S and L1 Compact

Hi - I do voice acting and narration with playback - which is large scale symphonic music and sound design. I have had the L1 model S with bass... and just got the Compact. Question: Ways to combine the two for medium halls to create the best mix of voice and sound. I was thinking of using the T1 tone match mixer... but have questions. If I do not use the mixer I can put the voice into one channel of Compact... and playback into the other and control/mix them better? - Than both into T1 and...Read More...
Hi Christopher, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thanks for the link to your website. It's nice to know you better and to have a glimpse into what you're doing. It's intriguing. Please tell us: How large are the venues where you perform? General description Number of listeners Is the seating level or raked? Is the stage elevated? How high? What are the people in the audience doing while you are performing? The make and model of all the microphones you are using How many microphones...Read More...
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S1Pro with Acoustic Bass Guitar

Hi everyone...new here. I am a professional bassist recently relocated from California to New Orleans. One of my intentions on moving here was to busk as a solo bassist. I have done many, many gigs as a solo bassist (not an oxymoron...think of the bass equivalent of chord/melody gtr playing), but the challenge of playing on the street sans electricity left scarce options for suitable amplification. There are very few battery pwred amps which are touted to be "bass amps".....and those few...Read More...
As you said, the 27.5Hz through 2 S1 pros didn't exactly get through to shake the walls. But the essential character of the bass came through with enough low end to be effective for a small group... I think the next trick I'll perform will be to take my 2 S1s and the very light, collapsible speaker stands I've got coming this Friday up to my favorite club in town and use it instead of the rather drab sounding system they have. They're running an older Yamaha mixer/amp into a pair of 802s...Read More...
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White Noise When playing IPOD

I have a BRAND NEW L1 model 2 with the T8s. When playing my ipod using a 1/4" to 1/8" chord into either channels 1-8 or 9/10 I hear WHITE NOISE on top of the music. Any suggestions before I just pack it up and send it back for REFUND?Read More...
Hello, Kevin. Please see this response to your other post. White Noise When playing IPOD Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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White Noise When playing IPOD

I have abrend new L1 model 2 with a T8s mixer. When I play music through it using my ipod and a 1/8" to 1/4" cable, I can hear the music but also I hear very noticeable white noise on top of the music. Any suggestions before I pack this thing up and send it back to Bose?Read More...
Hi again Kevin, Double checking some other possibilities: Do you hear white noise with any other signal source like a microphone or musical instrument? STRead More...
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Bose L1 compact

Greetings Guy.. My L1 compact subwoofer is blown so I want to fix it and maintain its quality.Please help with so leads.. Anyone who can help me in South Africa...Read More...
Hi Sound Definitions, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry you are having a problem with the L1 Compact subwoofer. Please contact Bose Professional in South Africa. Thank you, ST South Africa South Africa Alpha Technologies Unit B5 Northlands Deco Park Newmarket Road Northriding Johannesburg Republic of South Africa Tel: +2711 462 5495 info@alpha-tec.co.zaRead More...
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