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We have a new forum for the F1 Family of Products Please click the picture to learn more and post questions.Read More...
Thanks!! I appreciate the information. My set of L1 Classic is still running 10 years and counting. I also have an electronic crossover I can make the point to the L1 different if I have a b1 hooked up. Now it has me thinking!!Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions) Video Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S Bose B2 Bass Module for...Read More...
Hey I've read that the Bose subs sound loud but that you don't "feel" the bass as much. That might be helpful to me. I play vinyl, so I can't put a normal sub under or near the table 'cause of feedback. Maybe the Bose subs can be closer? Anybody tried it?Read More...

T1 Features Poll

Hey DJ's and KJ's, I'd like to know what features would be most important to you as DJs and KJs. Thanks, CraigRead More...
I use a DBX GoRaq between the T1 and A1 Packlite Amps. the DBX allows me to connect the Tonematch to left input and gives me two outs (One for each amp and also has a Feedback eliminator. I guess if BOSE releases a stereo version of the Tonematch along with adding a feedback eliminator would be awesome.Read 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...
Here is our package for gigs <75 people. Convenient and effective. Consists of a 12" sub and 2 L1 compacts.Read More...
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L1 Model I - Preset 3.0 Patch (DJ's only)

Attention DJ’s using the L1™ model I system, We recently identified an isolated issue that only affects DJ’s that are using Preset #58 (High Volume Pre Recorded Music) on the L1™ model I system. It was discovered that L1™ model I power stands with a serial number less than 042829Z72550001AC did not accurately contain the advertised preset #58. This preset is specifically intended for DJ’s playing pre recorded music at higher volume levels. Instead, it contained a flat EQ setting which is...Read More...

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DJ and Karaoke with T1 and one and then two L1 Compacts

Hi, I wonder if anyone can give me some advise, I am new to the forum and so forgive me if this has been covered, I have searched but can't seem to find what I need to know. I have been doing a small venue for djing an d karaoke using 1 l1 compact and it seemed to do the job well until the room got quite full (up to about 80 people) Then I was struggling to get the volume any higher because the l1 compact was going into the red. I have 2 of the l1 compacts, so I thought next time I do this...Read More...
Thanks ST, You have been extremely helpful. BillyRead More...
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DJ: What can the T4S do for me?

As a DJ using 2 F1 stacks, and a Denon X1800 mixer with the Pioneer RMX-1000. My question is simple... what can the TS4 do for my rig and my F1 stacks that i already don't have? edit title: Previously "What can the TS4 do for me?" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Perhaps you could use the T4 as a preamp for more vocal mic options (eq, compression, effects) .... besides that, your Denon x1800 is a better "DJ" mixer IMO.Read More...
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MP3 track quality - Bit Rates - DJs and KJs

ST
Hi, DJs and KJs. Are you using MP3 files in your DJ/KJ practice? Can you hear the difference with mp3 files recorded at different bit rates? Here's some more information on the subject. What is a Good Bitrate Guideline for MP3 Files? How to Check the True Bitrate of Your Audio Files Please tell us what gear you are using and the results you get a different bit rates. Thanks! ST PS If you are not a DJ or KJ please join this other discussion MP3 track quality - Bit Rates - Live Musicians Thank...Read More...
I have found that with the typical amount of ambiant house at an event, no one will notice.Read More...
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Using a Line 6 Relay G50 Digital Wireless Guitar System from mixer to Compact

Just wondering if anyone has done this? I've got it connected but not good sound. Any input would be appreciated. Using a Behringer Xenyx 802 Premium mixer. I'm doing a wedding and want to use 2 Compacts connected by cable but wireless transmit from the board to one of them.Read More...
Actually I've got it. Thanks anyway!Read More...
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DJ's Using F1 System

Hey everyone, Just curious about which DJ's are using the F1 system, and how you are using them. Which position do you set the arrays to? Are you using the built-in stands, or separate speakers stands? Do you use the F1 subs? Do you couple the F1 subs? Do you use an external mixer or the Bose ToneMatch mixer(s)? Do you use additional processing, such as a BBE or DriveRack? I think it will be fun to see how DJ's are using this system.Read More...

DJs and KJS - What are you driving?

ST
What are you driving to gigs these days? What are you putting in it? Has your choice of vehicle changed over time? We're talking about it over here: Musicians - What are you driving? and I thought your perspective as a DJ or KJ may be different. STRead More...
Subaru Outback Ford Ranger /w canopy Subaru is used for 95 percent of our showsRead More...
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Fundraiser Event

Hello, This coming weekend, I will be providing sound for a fundraiser event at a reception hall . I did this event last year using my two L1 Compact speakers. The event consists of a dinner, a guest speaker, and an auction. Last year, I played background music for the dinner and provided a microphone for the guest speaker and for the auctioneer. I will be doing the same this year. Last year, the two L1 Compact speakers worked great in this venue, until the auction took place. There were a...Read More...
Hi Ryan Martindale, Congratulations on the successful event. Thanks for telling us how things went. STRead More...
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L1 model 2 - b2 switch setting for karaoke

Hi I am new to this field and also new to bose L1 model 2 with B2. I had my first event last weekend. I kept my B2 bass setting at +. while playing songs it sounds fine. but when i played karaoke tracks and singers sing found base was too high and couldn't hear singer singing clearly..I can't keep switching switch setting at B2 for each performance as that is not possible. which setting is preferable in this situation. I also use T8S anything we an tweak at T8 end in this situation. Pls adviseRead More...
Thanks a lot ...this is really helpful ...Can you shed little bit more details on "T1 we have the eq for the music on -10" ..Thanks a ton once again ..Read More...
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L1 Model 2 vs F1 Model 812 with F1 sub

I am very new to this field. Bought L1 model II with B2 as one of my friend recommended this. I have seen F1 Model 812 with F1 sub seems like covering bigger crowd and also higher watts based on the overview of the product. Any reason why one would prefer L1 model 2 over F1 model 812 with F1. I ask because i am planning to return L1 M2 and get F1 Model 812.. Any info which will help to make my mind would be helpful. Thx SriRead More...
I own both and my preference is the Model II. Mainly because the singer can themselves even if they are positioned beside or even slightly behind the line array. The F1 would require a stage monitor(s) which would require more set up. Will the L1 be on a stage?Read More...
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Use reverb/delay for vocals? (Karaoke with T8S and two L1 Model II in a room 70x90 feet)

stage is against 70 ft wall and stage size is 27 ft. Keeping my speakers at each end ( 27 ft apart). 1) In this setup I am good to keep all channels in the middle i am guessing (including stereo tracks played from PC thru 7/8 channels) , correct . 2) Question on T8S , During live performance , does people use reverb/delay for vocals ? if please provide some details .is reverb good ? what reverb setting good ..? what delay setting is good ? or use both reverb and delay? Thanks a ton as always ...Read More...
Hi Sri, How is the sound out in the room? Can you hear the singers clearly over the music? Use the Bright control like a tone control for the reverb sound - and tune it by ear. STRead More...
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What to Buy

Hi everyone, I am a mobile DJ that does mostly weddings and school dances. My typical wedding crowds are usually between 100-300 people, but I have done a few already that have had up to 500 people. I use two Bose L1 Compact systems for small receptions and ceremonies. When I need more bass for my smaller events, I use two Bose B2 bass modules that are crossed over using a dbx DriveRack PA2 . For my bigger events, I use two Peavey PV118 subwoofers, and two Alto TS112 speakers. I am looking...Read More...
For weddings, I've never had an issue. Typical wedding size is 175. For the 500 person school dance I was pretty maxed out with 2.Read More...
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Denon 8000 controller to L1 Compact

Hi, i like to connect my L1 compact with the Dennon 8000 Controller to try somthing out at my home and if i have smaller gig. I have read lot in your forum but i` will be sure tht i didn´t make any mistakes. Please can you also tell me the cables i can take. Lg Birgit Edit Subject: Previously "connect to controller" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi Birgit, Terrific. I'm glad that helped. STRead 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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Bose T4S and Pioneer XDJ-RX2 DJ mixer Connection Question

Folks, need help. upgraded from using laptop to an actual dj mixer What is the best connection from my Pioneer XDJ-RX2 DJ Mixer using the 2 XLRs out L and R to T4S? Shall I use (2) XLR/xlr cable connect it to channel 1 and 2? or use (2) XLR to 1/4 trs and connect them to channel 5/6? And what is the recommended settings on the t4s if selecting either option? btw, I am using (2) L1 model 2 with B2 sub. ThanksRead More...
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Connecting T1 Tonematch to mixer.

Need assistance for connecting HP Omen laptop to Yamaha MGP12X mixer to T1 tonematch with L1 model2 I also have 3 mics that will be connected as well. All and any help will be appreciated. Thank you, Darren Holt.Read More...
Hi Darren, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Let's assume you know how to connect the computer to the mixer. Please see this article. Yamaha MGP12X to T1 Does that help? STRead More...
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Bose l1 base case?

Can somebody help me? i am looking for cilindrical case for my bose L1 classic , anyone know where can i buy it ? Thanks in advance for your helpRead More...
Hi norpal, Are you looking for a long bag for one of the sections of the Cylindrical Radiator®? If so, you can probably order one from Bose Support. The size of the Cylindrical Radiator® bags is the same for the L1 Classic, L1 Model 1, and L1 Model II. If you are looking for a bag for the power stand (semi-circular shape), these were discontinued years ago. STRead More...
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Shipping boxes.

jeremyg
Is there anyway i can get / purchase shipping boxes for the L1 system? Found someone to purchase some speakers but I do not have the shipping boxes anymore and UPS / FEDEX will not warranty any electronics if they are not shipped in the original boxes.Read More...
Hi Otis Scarecrow, Please call Bose Support and they can tell you what they can do. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, STRead More...
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L1 Model 1S System Seems to be down for the count

I purchased my L1 Model 1S a couple years ago and as far as I can tell. the power stand has gone out. I have called for the last 6 months and was passed around from person to person, also tried the e-Mail route and never a response. When I talk to them. I tell them if they can't fix it, please just let me know if I can purchase, just the power stand and where. Has anybody else had this problem with Bose and what did you to to correct it. Better yet where can I buy a power stand?Read More...
Hi Alex P. Please call Bose L1 Support - Note the different number. Bose Technical support is available today until 9:00 PM ET in the US & Canada. Call toll-free 1-877-335-2673 I just called to double check on our standard repair options and the information you received from the agent at the other number was incorrect. Please call 1-877-335-2673 Thanks, STRead More...
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Here's when the Bose L1 isn't loud enough

Nick from New Zealand
I did a corporate event earlier this week for 58 guests in a reasonably small room. They had a (very good) live entertainer using a pair of Mackie 15" subs and SRM450 tops, and he played L O U D. I was set up directly opposite him on the other side of the dance floor. When he finished his nearly 90 minute set, I had a complaint from one of the guests that I wasn't loud enough at the back of the dance floor. That would be the side closest to where the live entertainer was. 61 guests. I had...Read More...
similar situation, but I was on the other end of the systems... did a wrap party for a major TV show end of season. The director , some show starts, and crew were actually good players/singers etc..so they wanted to have a fun jam band setup..but they also had a DJ/Kareoke crew come in..the DJ brought in an L1 with 2 subs..and before the crowd arrived, I was quite impressed with it..once the rented bar venue was filled with noisey party goers, the Bose got lost, but those in the immediate...Read More...
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Power in Watts

Hi all! I´m a portable Dj and I´d like to know about the power output in Watts of L1 Compact. Apparently, it´s not mentioned in the specifications. I am currently djing in open spaces for an audience of about 200 hundred people. Thanks. Ricardo.Read More...
Hello, Ricardo. Please see replies to your question in your duplicate post. Power in Watts Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Bose Tonematch T4S Setup

I recently purchased the Bose L1 Model 11 w/B2 and the Tonematch T4S. I would like to make sure everything is connected correctly and was wondering if you could help identify where everything should be connected to the T4S. I currently use a Laptop (running Karma karaoke), I use the Numark IDJ Pro controller (for DJ playback) and I also own the Bose L1 Model I w/2B1's. I use a Shure cordless SM58 mic and several Audix mics for karaoke. I appreciate your input and expertise.Read More...
Hi Mcghee, Are you running the Windows laptop ( Karma Karaoke ) and the Numark IDJ Pro controller at the same time? If so, you can: Connect the Windows laptop to the T4S USB input. This routes the sound through to the Master Output. You will control the sound from the Karma Karaoke application. Connect the Numark IDJ Pro controller to T4S channels 5 and 6. This routes the sound to the Master Output. You will control the sound from the Numark IDJ Pro controller. This leaves T4S channels 1, 2,...Read More...
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Set up L1® Classic for DJ

hello i just today purchased a bose classic l1 system, the ps1 ser number 03249... with the blue tagged base amp 3 out. sorry folks, i dont know the lingo so ill tell you what i do now, kj/dj on fri nights have a qsc amp feeding 2 ev sx 300 passive speakers mix comes from a mackie board with external effects, 2 samson air line wireless mics, i play the music from cdg only (sounds warmer) thru a pioneer v10g . i play dance sets whenever using a thinkpad laptop with an external drive with some...Read More...
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DJ/Karaoke Setup

I recently purchased the L1 Model II/wB2. I also own an L1 Model I/w2B1's. For DJ/Karaoke, I use the Numark IDJ Pro, a laptop and run everything through an Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Mixer. I want to be able to use both of my L1's. I am thinking about purchasing the ToneMatch T4S. Would I be able to use the ToneMatch T4S in place of the Alesis Mixer?Read More...
Hi Mcghee, Please tell us about all the connections you have running into the Alesis Multimix 8 USB FX mixer. What would you like to change or improve by moving to the T4S ToneMatch mixer? Let's understand what you're doing now and what you'd to change and then we can talk about how the T4S will work for you. Thanks, STRead More...
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Bose Compact with the EV ZXA-1 SUB

Was wondering if the new EV ZXA-1 SUB would be a good sub match for the Bose Compact. Anyone have any thoughts or ideas?Read More...
Hi ST...the F1 series looks great...but two things come into play...the first is that I was wanting a super compact sub that would fit under the L1c almost looking like a pedestal base for it..and the EV is a great match in terms of footprint. The second is that the EV at 700 watts from my source was coming in the door to me with cover and free shipping at under $500 wherease the F1 is running about double that. Again..love my Bose compacts..they absolutely nail it for my intended purpose...Read More...
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Buzzing sound from L1®

ST
Hi everyone, DJ Ron wrote to me about a buzzing sound he is getting with his setup. With his permission, I am moving our conversation here. I am hoping that with more eyes looking at the problem we can solve it together. quote: Originally posted by DJ Ron: Hello ST; its been a while since we last talked. What causes a buzzing sound almost like ground loop hum from the T-1. I have high quality cables and I still get noise. The cables are not excessively long, nor do they run over power wires.Read More...
I was just running a line level to the base unit Analog input and this is the second time I tried it. Today alot of hum and buzz. I first isolated the laptop and lifted the ground off the power strip and then put in the line a ART Clean box II http://artproaudio.com/isolators/product/cleanbox_ii/ This box reduced it to almost nothingRead More...
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