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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...
Hi DJ Aziz Masudi, Thanks for posting the video. It looks like you are happy with your F1. You had me a little confused though. In the captions (white text) you refer to the 802 when you were talking about the F1 Model 812 . STRead 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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L1 Model 1 and L1 Model 2 Setup?

One of my Model 1's went out and I'm currently looking at the Model 2 as a replacement (w/ trade-in of the dead Model 1). Does anyone have experience using a Model 1 on one channel (L) and a Model 2 on the other (R)? No Tonematch at this point. Any help is much appreciated.Read More...
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2 x L1® Compacts and Looking for Extra Bass Power

So I own 2 L1® Compacts and have been getting some incredible sound for events up to 200 people!!! I regularly red-line and know these can be pushed more, but don't want to stress out the system too hard and get distorted sound or worse, blow the L1C. I've been told to get a powered sub and after MUCH research, decided on the QCS KSub. I am asking for an opinion on my decision to get the KSub and do I have to worry about stereo output to the KSub (RCA out from both L1C into KSub XLR input...Read More...
Hi DJMIchaelDemby, I think you'll be hard pressed to find more sound per pound. STRead More...
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connecting Behringer USB mixer to Bose L1

Hi looking for help on how to get sound from my laptop-to my Behirnger XENYX X1222 USB mixer- to my Bose L1 speaker. I'm using the USB connection from my laptop to the mixer and I can see the sound is getting to it by the LED's above the main mix. Volume is all the way up on my laptop. I have stereo cables coming out of the mixer at "2 -track/USB output" connected to the stereo inputs on the right side of the L1. I can only faintly hear the sound coming from my laptop with the volume knob on...Read More...
Hi Scott, Todd @Todd Cole Thanks for the tip to check if the USB port to see if it can be used as input. I took a quick look at the Owners Manual for the Behringer XENYX X1222USB mixer . Here's an excerpt from page 10. It looks like the port can be used as an input, but another troubleshooting step is to make sure the PC is sending the output to USB. Also - please note the reference to using the 2-TR/USB RTN fader. Scott, the reason for checking with headphones: We want to verify that the...Read More...
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Connect 2 L1M2B2's w/ T1 to Allen & Heath Xone 23C Mixer

Getting ready to purchase qty 2 - L1 M2 B2's w/ qty 1 - T1. Would like opinions on the best way to connect the A&H Xone 23C digital mixer to this set up.Read More...
Hi Garry326, Congratulations on getting your L1®s Model II systems. The first thing I would try is switching the outputs from the mixer. Does the muffled sound move to the other L1®? If so, then the issue is with the mixer or the cables. If the same L1® sounds muffled, then double check that both L1®s are set at the same level on the Analog Input Trim. If they are, then something odd is happening and it's best to call us so we can help you troubleshoot. Bose® Product & Technical Support...Read More...
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Bose L1 Classic fails. No repair available

davewinsor
Howdy, 2 audible "pops", 2 red lights that used to flash green, shut off and won't come back on again. Changed fuse. Nothing. Called Bose for repair. No help. The Classics aren't being fixed anymore due to a lack of parts. So, I have 1 dead Classic L1 and one "short time" Classic L1 that hopefully will last a while longer. I run (ran) 2 Classics as stereo from an X-one board using OTSAV as my source. So...Do I upgrade to the latest L1? If I do, is it necessary to purchase a Tonematch? Thanks!Read More...
I finally made the call today to the Bose support number listed in this thread. I've been very nervous about replacing the dead one of my pair of L1-classics. Well I have to say that was probably the best customer support experience I've ever had with any company. I'm upgrading to a pair of L1-model 2's and keeping my pair of B1's, and for a price that was very reasonable. Just thought I'd bump this thread to reassure any fellow L1-classic owners that the trade-up program is still active and...Read More...
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L1 Heavy Duty bags

Is there any place where I can buy two heavy duty bags for the Cylindrical Radiators?Read More...
I put the Bose bags into a speaker stand bag from the local music store chain. It makes it easier to carry or cart and also keeps the Bose bags in mint condition as well as adding a lot of cushion without a lot of bulk or weight.Read More...
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Sharing Videos on YouTube

ST
Hi Everyone, I have set up a YouTube page with Playlists (only). You can see it here: BoseMobileDJ You'll see that the playlists are like this: Compact Wedding Outdoors Holidays and Special Events except Weddings I was scanning through YouTube for examples to put in each playlist. Here's how you can get in on this or help. Just post a reply here with a link to your YouTube video, and a suggestion about what category you think would be best. I'm trying to keep the number of videos from any...Read More...
https://www.youtube.com/channe...niF7zJzf143XD_sFG7zQ L1 model 2. Acoustic duo.Read More...
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Feedback Fighters?

I recently purchased a Shure 55SH Series II Mic. I have been using it to the side of my L1 and am getting a little feed back. I have the T1 channel set to Shure Mic SM58. My main problem is I can't seem to get my voice into the music mix. I think if I get in front of the system I could get some blending help. Of course in doing that, I will be opening up to more feedback. Please list for me every feedback fighting technique I can use, such as best T1 eq setting, how far to be in front of the...Read More...
Audix OM-5 with T1 setting works very well. Full-robust sound but you need to eat the mic. Cheers, JamesRead More...
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how do you set the trim for vocals when doing karaoke i set the trim for the avarge singer however when a loud singer comes on i need to turn the trim down how do you set the tonematch for peaks

how do you set the trim for vocals when doing karaoke i set the trim for the avarge singer however when a loud singer comes on i need to turn the trim down how do you set the tonematch for peaksRead More...
I do not recommend using a gate on singers mic's. What I did with my system was set the trim to 12 clock position and I use a Medium compression with threshold set around 25 with a 5db Makeup Gain. more like a set and forget for quiet and loud singers. This might be overkill for compression but working very well for my singers. I also use compression on the KJ tracks also to balance out the volumes of each track. many tracks seem very loud while others seem quiet. I use approx 16 threshold...Read More...
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Compact with Packlite + B1

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Has anyone tried adding a Packlite and B1 (or 2) to the Compact? What does the B1 sound like running full range?Read More...
I have used the Compact with external full range speakers, house systems, and with powered subs. To my ear, the full range systems and powered speakers carry a very similar eq to the Compact, I am always pleasantly surprised with the sound I get in those instances. It seems that whatever is going on with the Compact eq is present in the line out. Let me offer an opinion on sub use based on recent personal use with the desired output being limited to producing a bass drum thump with an...Read More...
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Not getting a Stereo Signal with RCA inputs on L1 Compact

I am KJing with a Laptop running to a behringer mixers' RCA in and out to the L1 Compacts RCA in. I noticed a while back that I was turning up the main on the Bose a whole lot more to fill the room, but now recently I've noticed in cases of songs (mostly older one's where it would stand out) that I'm not getting stereo from a stereo RCA feed. Of course, I've verified it's not the cable. The sources are stereo ... Any Suggestions?Read More...
I do, ST. I really do. It is easy to transport and set up and always sounds great. That's why I was disturbed when, through no fault of it's own, it didn't. Thanks again.Read More...
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my karaoke setup

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Hi Pgrillone, For the life of me I can't seem to get my system hooked up and running. I am using a similar set up as you (Bose L1, Behringer X1222USB mixer, wireless mics and laptop.) I have my laptop connected to the mixer with USB, Laptop connected to my tv through HDMI, wireless mics are in the 1 and 2 input XLR. I'm using the stereo rca out on the mixer to the stereo rca input on the Bose L1. The microphones are working fine to the speaker, but for the life of me I can't get any sound...Read More...
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Pack Lite Amp (clipping)

So I have been using my newish B1 setup hooking it up via the Bass line out, and I gotta say while it sounds fine, there is something that continues to bother me, and almost seems like a design flaw. The PacLite will flicker (begin to limit) red very very easily, and even hold red on certain songs for a few seconds, while the tower is not even flickering the limit light. Only when I really push the tower, does it begin to flicker. One would think they would be designed to come on around the...Read More...
Hi Neumann, Thank you for joining the Community. Yes, the clip light on the PackLite amp lights up sooner than you might expect. If you are not hearing any distortion or clipping sounds then you're probably fine. No, you can't alter the gain on the amp or the signal output from the Model II Power Stand. If you are really concerned about the lights or you start to hear distortion or clipping, then you can put a 10 dB attenuator pad between the Model II Power Stand Bass Line Out and the...Read More...
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people blocking the L1

I have run into trouble lately when DJing in a crowded environment. I usually setup my DJ table and put L1 L,R on each side with 150 guest count, and several people in front of the L1 (almost right next to it), even if I went 20 feet back, it becomes really hard to hear, and sounds awful. Totally muffled sounding. I couldn't help but think that if the L1 was raised even 18 inches, it would make all the difference in the world. I know that you don't get the "mirror boundary effect of the L1...Read More...
IMPORTANT NOTICE The L1® Classic, L1® Model I, L1® Model 1S, and L1® Model II were not designed to be operated on any kind of temporary platform or device. We can't support this discussion in this forum and ask your cooperation in winding it down. Thank you for your understanding. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Help! Advice needed on gear needed for DJ starting out

Hi Guys! My name is Steve and I'm based in Australia where I'm an acoustic singer songwriter entertainer for 6 months of the year in the outback Kimberley region in Western Australia. After years of singing and playing guitar with my Bose L1 Model 2, I'm looking to mix things up a bit (and give my throat a rest) by doing a DJ gig once a week - replacing one of my singing gigs and doing the occasional wedding. I have researched these forums extensively and have become a bit lost with all the...Read More...
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Better to connect to laptop via USB or audio Cable

lake_guy
Looking for guidance on pro/con to using the USB port or an audio channel from my MacBook to a T1 for a DJ gig. Connecting with the audio cable I can use a preset, is that preset worth using? Are there other considerations for either connection method?Read More...
We've got two new videos that are on topic. How Do I Set Up My T1® for Backing Tracks (Analog) How Do I Connect a Computer to my T1® by USB? STRead More...
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Proper Gain Staging Video

NAW-T-BOY
Has anyone made a video demo of gain staging your L1's? I know there are plenty of explanations on here but video always seems easier to understand. If anyone has a link please share...or if anyone is willing to record a demo of how they gain stage and share that would also be great! Thanks, JoeRead More...
New video here: How do I set up my microphone with the T1 ToneMatch® audio engine This is for a microphone, but the same principles apply to line level inputs. STRead More...
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off topic....Bose SoundLink wireless mobile speaker

scotthanna
While this has nothing to do with DJing, I just wanted to share my thoughts on the new product. I think this thing is going to be a big hit. As expected with the Bose name, it sounds awesome. easily connected the cell phones in the house as well as my ipad, all wirelessly via bluetooth. I have an ipod with stereo speakers. We played the same song through the speakers, and then plugged the ipod into the soundlink(not wirelessly). Quite the difference. Now, to be fair, the stereo speakers were...Read More...
I suppose you could put an adapter on a wired mic and use it through the 3.5 auxiliary. But then you couldn't play music. I have used my soundlink at small wedding ceramonies where we weren't using a mic. With little to no ambient noise, the soundlink works great. And no power needed either.Read More...

Virtual DJ Users Questions & Answers

proflowery
I've searched the Bose forum for discussion on using Virtual DJ specifically. However, Most search references to "Virtual DJ" bring up many threads that focus on a wide range of topics related to VDJ but it's hard to sift through them all to gain useful information. As a VDJ Pro user, I do access the VDJ user forum from time to time but would like to specifically hear what my Bose brothers and sisters have to say. Therefore, I'd like to start a thread where Bose/VDJ users can share tips and...Read More...
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Model 1S with tonematch

I use a pair of L1s with the B2 bass modules. I have the tonematch system and connect one with the tonematch cable and one out of the master out. I am finding that the one out of the master out is substantially louder than the one connected with the tonematch cable. Just curious what I am doing incorrectly. I am using a Denon MC6000 run xlr into channel 3. I set the volume on the denon to just be hitting the orange then set the tonematch volumes to half then bring the gain up to get the...Read More...
Hi RobDogg, Please see this article: Gain Staging the T1® for DJ The article refers to Channel 4/5, but you can apply the same principles to what you are doing with Channel 3. After you go through the steps in the article you should be able to control the volume for your system from the DJ console. STRead More...

T1 Bypass?

Do you need the T1 EQ in Bypass Mode to allow the High, Low and Flat music settings to function properly?Read More...
Hi Dance Host, We have an article about this: T1® Bypass This deals with Bypass as it applies to Presets, Reverb, and zEQ.Read More...
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