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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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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...
thanks st works fineRead 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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B2 vs F1 sub

jdbassentertainment.com
I have recently compared the B2 with the F1 sub. I found the B2 to be a bit more punchy while the F1 sub had extended low frequencies... I can't decide which I like more. What is your take on the two subs?Read More...
I found the B2 powerful and not overly easy to tune. On the plus side it sits behind a grand piano using Crown PZM and I've had no issues with feedback. It would benefit by having the rocker switch replaced with an infinite attenuation dial. I set up 3 scenes -in all I needed the parametric eq to pull down a relatively narrow band of 140 -160 ...this is higher than usual -my personal taste and sound usually requires the reduction closer to 120 -depending on the scope of the bell curve can be...Read More...
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2 x L1® Compacts and Looking for Extra Bass Power

DJMichaelDemby
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...
ah..gotcha..yeah i had already read that thread..and in fact responded on there with my new addition of the ZXA1..not the little tops..the 12" sub woofer..700-800 watts..smaller than most any other in it's class. searching your tube etc.. I'm not the first person to go with this bundle...I like your new rig...very cool...Read More...
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T1 Scene for small parking lot 250 people

L1 Model 2 w 2 B1, Shure SM58 mike wired Mostly background music for a small vendor fair. Some announcements. Anyone have a T1 scene for that? Bass usually the issue. Thanks FrankRead More...
Hi Frank, For this show, I'd use the two B1s since you've got them. A B2 would give you more bass (about the same as four B1s) but you may not need that. Stack your two B1s beside the L1®. They were engineered to be used that way when you have two. Cheers, STRead More...
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Can I use the T1 ToneMatch to be used with an L1 compact system and daisy chain it to a Harbinger Vari V2212

Hello, I have this question. Can I use the T1 ToneMatch to be used with an L1 compact system and daisy chain it to a Harbinger Vari V2212. Any suggestions is highly appreciated.Read More...
Hi Loewen, Sure, you can connect the L1 Compact LINE OUTPUT to the Harbinger Vari V2212. Link to the Harbinger Manual . Use a 1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable from the L1 Compact to the Harbinger. Does that help? STRead More...
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Can I use T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine with other PA sytems?

Hi Merry-Xmas Everybody I recently bought Bose L1 Model II + 1x B2 Bass Modules and T1ToneMatch Audio Engine to use it with Traktor Controller S4 for Digital DJ purposes. My question is can I use T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine alone to connect none Bose speakers without having Amplifier? Signal coming out from Traktor Controller S4 will go in to CH 4/5 on the T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine. I have purchased power supply for T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine + 1x Jack to 2x XLR male cable to plug in to T1 AUX...Read More...
Hello, I have this question. Can I use the T1 ToneMatch to be used with an L1 compact system and daisy chain it to a Harbinger Vari V2212. Any suggestions is highly appreciated. Please follow the link below.Read More...
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Compact with Packlite + B1

DJ Richard, Award Entertainment
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 T1, L1compact. Acquired A1 and ordered to him two subwoofers b1. I plan to use the T1 mixer as a crossover. Using pEQ, I cut the frequency of e-drums and bass frequencies below 200 hertz. This signal through the master output will go to L1compact. Then I take the signal from the drums and bass guitar channels from the direct output and let it go to the fourth stereo channel. Here with the same pEQ I cut frequencies above 200Hz and direct this signal to AUX and then to amplifier A1 and...Read More...
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L1® Classic Hardware Failures

Bose Pro Community Admin
New discussion for DJ Ed. Moved from L1® Compact can't compare to Big Daddy!Read More...
Hi Jerrylee, That's great. It sounds like you've get everything going. If you have problems in the future, please know that Bose has service options for L1 Classic and Model I. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...
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Can the Bose F1 power other non-powered speakers or?

Karaoke Niagara
I currently love my present setup of Bose MA12's accompanied with Bose MB4 subs. However I'm planning on purchasing the Bose F1 powered sub and had a question? Is there a way I can get the BOSE F1 powered sub to also power my Non-Powered MA12 loudspeaker arrays?Read More...
Yeah, I had a hunch I may need to keep the Packlite's when getting that F1 sub. The power is still amazing for 245 watts. My average crowd is around 50-60 people in the bar gigs and average 200 people at weddings and out door events. My events are mostly DJ and Live Karaoke and small two man group gigs. I think the F1 will be perfect to replace two of the MB4's (They give off quite a punch for low end frequencies).Read More...
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My setup is probably the most unique

Karaoke Niagara
I currently been running the following for quite some time now for many hours of the day. Left Side: 1) I connect a BOSE Packlite amp (2-wire speakon cable) to a 1st BOSE MB4 Sub 2) I connect a BOSE MA12 to the MB4 Sub (2-wire speakon cable) 3) I connect the BOSE Tonematch T1 main out into the BOSE Packlite amp Right Side 1) I connect a BOSE Packlite amp (2-wire speakon cable) to a BOSE MB4 Sub 2) I connect a BOSE MA12 to the MB4 Sub (2-wire speakon cable) 3) I connect the BOSE Tonematch T1...Read More...
i just utilize the screw hole on the top handle of the Bose MB4 sub. (see pics)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...
Hi, RG Looking forward to hearing all about it. 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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