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Last night,my laptop or player got a bug and gave garbled sound. I went to my resrve computer and was going to use an external drive through it for dancing, but it wouldn't give a signal to the L1 but rather would only play from its internal speakers. Does it take a disk to make this computer compatible with the L1? I can't remember. My CD player saved the night.Read More...
Will do the next time I am with my system. Thanks STRead More...

B1 or F1 ? Latin music for 200 dancing people

Hello, I ask for your advice . I would like to know what will be the best configuration for my needs. Here is my requierement. Latin music for dancing people. crowned from 50 to 200 people. Size of the ballroom change each time but the bigger we have ever use is 400 square meter. What configuration ? based on L1 of F1 is the best ? Thanks in advance.Read More...
Hi Alpha, Thank you for joining the Forum. If your biggest room is 20 metres x 20 metres you could be fine with a Model II with a B2 bass module. But if you want really impressive bass then get two F1 Systems with F1 Subwoofers. If you prefer to run stereo, definitely get the F1 Systems. STRead More...

Almost ready to buy...

I’m considering the purchase of a Bose L1 Model 1S with B2 and ToneMatch. Just some thoughts/ideas I wanted to touch on... As we all know, no single solution will apply to every situation. As traveling entertainers, we encounter a lot of different scenarios. If I’m using the system for my solo gigs (guitar and vocals) I’m comfortable with just the Bose L1 system. But for weddings when I DJ and the speeches need to be heard on the complete opposite side of a venue that has me tucked in a...Read More...
quote: Reply I apologize if this is a double post - I thought I replied to this last night but do not see the response. At any rate, I can see the compact doing well with 100+ if the overall volume of the audience is low and the intentions are to pay attention to the performer. For this particular situation, it was around 80 folks that were loud and they were in a "clubbing" mood. They wanted things loud and "thumping". Had I known that ahead of time, I wouldn't have even attempted the...Read More...

Using input 3 vs 4/5

I was reading on here last week, and I am now shooting myself for not bookmarking the page, but I read that inputs 1-3 are staged/processed so that when you get close to clip, it limits the channels input. Something about when you are 3db from clip. So if you are yelling to a mic... Is that true? If so, I need to definitely need to run my DJ mixer into channel 4/5 and not 3. Channel 4/5 is for my headphone output on my laptop, which does not get used much, and when it does, it's not played...Read More...
thanks for explaining!!!Read More...

Problems last night?

Earlier this week I had my T1 going into a powered speaker from Master Out. I tested my mic and got the T1 settings that sounded good. With my L1, I normally use PC to USB, High Volume DJ Music. Last night, in using my full complement T1, L1- M2 and Laptop, strange things happened. First I had no effect from by turning my ZEQ knobs with USB 3 and 4. The Master Volume did work from USB with 3 and 4. This being the case, I had the same ZED all night. Also the volume was much too hot from the...Read More...
Great ST. I will do that. Have a good gig!Read More...

B1 coupled correctly

I just want to confirm I am adding the coupling effect correctly as I know we have touched on this before... I have 6B1s. If I lay all 6 B1s in a row, is it the same as 3 stacked on 3? And if yes to both, I get 9db gain as apposed to running 3 on each side of the L (separated)Read More...
Hi jaswrx, I've scoured through the resources I have here and online. I can't find anything that addresses the situation you are describing. There's no value in me speculating when you have the means to do a comparison. Please let us know what you hear. STRead More...

T1 Aux delay

Is there anyway to setup delay just for the AUX. All inputs are currently being used, but I would like everything routed to the aux to have a delay for a speaker 125 ft away (wireless bose compact)Read More...
Hi jaswrx, Bose is always working on something but they never talk about products in development. STRead More...
I've just realised than my original and aging L1 Classics have been idle for nearly 12 months. The Model II and F1s do most of the work now. Is there any reason why these things would just die if not used or at least plugged in and powered up occasionally? They're stored in a dry environment, reasonably dust free with an even climate - we don't have sub zero freezes or Saraha heat here. Just curious.Read More...
Hi Nick, quote: Not essential but certainly doesn't hurt. If you've got the units out anyway, I'd exercise the trim and level controls. STRead More...

DJ/Playback Low & High Volume Presets- Testing

I spent a lot time yesterday playing around with the presets as I arrived hours early before the gig started, and how the whole room (school gym) to myself I did a lot of testing, and among my testings were choosing the best preset, now that I am using B1s again. I had a person who is not a audio guy to help me out, which gave me a sense or reality and what the average person hears in loudspeakers. Here are my thoughts: The High Volume Preset sounds silky smooth and has a really nice rolloff...Read More...

1 + 2 Packlite is bassier ?

I wanted to make sure I got this right: If I hook up ONE (1) B1 to the BASS MODULE OUT on the L1 Power Stand, it is reference level. If I then hook up the Packlite using the BASS LINE OUT, I lose -6db in the bass, weather or not I use one or two B1s, hooked up to the Packlite. This would be the optimal way if I wanted a bass heavy signal since hooking up TWO B1's to the L1 Power stand'S BASS MODULE OUT loses -6db, then another 6-db when the Packlite is hooked up to the BASS LINE OUT. SO, 6DB...Read More...
quote: Originally posted by ST: Hi jaswrx, Here's a link to our previous conversation about this . ST According to that thread (our conversation), you said that the Input is not effected, it is the output of the bass drop, so it should not effect the input signal. With everything the same (even same cables), I guess one of the L1s trim was slightly higher causing it to clip earlier, although I looked to make sure during the gig, and it appeared to be the same, so that has be scratching my head.Read More...

Sound cutting out again

I just have really bad luck... I haven't had any problems since the repairs or replaced cables, but last night was a strange one. This was my first time grouping all six subs in one corner, so I had to use a 50ft NL4 Cable (thanks to audiopile cables) and I am hoping that was the problem. When I used the 50ft cable, and had it connected to one B1, it seemed to be fine, although, I believe I heard it cut out once within 2 hours. Read on... The problem occured when I connected one B1 to...Read More...
Ok, tested tonight... It is definitely the 50ft cable being too long. Thanks for all the input. Not sure what length is the maximum, but I sure don't want to be the "tester" to find out. People claim 20 is not a problem. So somewhere between 20-50, is no good b/c of the whole resistance thing. Last note I will add to this thread is that it doesn't cut out much with just one B1. It's when two are hooked up (daisy chained), it won't even for 10 seconds before cutting out. (50 ft to one B1,...Read More...

Best Funky Setting?

I know we have some fine equipment but the recordings I play through it are funked-up. My voice is shallow and my mic is an antique with a very pure projection. So, what settings do I need to equally funk-up my vocals, reverb, compression or what? I have a T1 and M2. Strangely, when I play my cornet acoustically with my equipment, it blends well. ThanksRead More...
I imagine that the cable will be of today's standard, so I can't imagine an issue. Seems silly that Shure would manufacture a replica of their original, but not make the connections regular XLR as we know it. Weight is no issue. You just need a stable and/or heavy base to your stand. You have to tip the stand WAAAAY over and then let go of it in order for the mic to hit the ground due to gravity. Yeah, it's not an issue.Read More...

Delay with music

Does anyone use delay along with the music output?Read More...
When I DJ I sometimes throw some delay on the end of a tune and slowly ramp the delay from min to max to create an echo type effect to lead me into a new song/beat.Read More...

Almost ready to purchase...

I’m considering the purchase of a Bose L1 Model 1S with B2 and ToneMatch. I just have a few quick thoughts/questions I wanted feedback on. As we all know, no single solution will apply to every situation. As traveling entertainers, we encounter a lot of different scenarios. If I’m using the system for my solo gigs (guitar and vocals) I’m comfortable with just the Bose L1 system. But for weddings when I DJ and the speeches need to be heard on the complete opposite side of a venue that has me...Read More...
Duplicate post. Please see Original PostRead More...

What EQ for Bass Line Out

When NOT connecting a B1, what EQ/settings does the BASS LINE OUT do on a Model II? Example: Hook up A1 Pac Lite Amp or 3rd Party Subwoofer but with no B1 attached to the BASS MODULE OUT.Read More...
I keep my gear in storage until I use it so I won't know until next gig.Read More...

Looking for rental supplier in Dallas Metro Area

I am looking for long term business relationship to rent: L1 L1 1S L1 II F1 Stereo system (two columns). If you are interested in bizz partner with us, please feel free to contact me directly. Ah y también hablamos español.Read More...
Interested parties, please contact DJ Kozz by Private Message. This discussion is now closed.Read More...

Too Much Bass

Worked my first job on a wooden floor and had too much bass. Using T1 at High Volume Music. Had bass EQ all the way to the left and still too much bass. Using L1 with two B1s and Laptop. How can I diminish the bass?Read More...
I would try a different setting on the T1. As strange as it seems I have used the accordion setting and it sounded pretty good. Don't be afraid to experiment.Read More...

Dance Host

I was distorting on my music channel 4 with the T1 the other night. Now I am wondering if it was too much gain from the laptop or too much from the channel control knob? Don't guess there is a way to decrease the usb gain from the laptop?Read More...
I'll explore that. Didn't know I could adjust the usb volume out of the laptop. ThanksRead More...

Should i Add a T1 to my rig?

I have a F1 stack, L1 model S w/ B2 And I'm using a Traktor Control S4 with a iMac. Im running 1/4 Balanced Cables from both Bose units above into my S4 and i get great sound and control. My question is a 2 part. 1. If i get a T1 what benefit will it do my current rig set up. 2. I sometimes have guest DJ come and play with me, My rig is fully digital and when i plug the guest into my S4 on a channel they are getting a delay. (note some DJ's are running a digital set up like mine, and some...Read More...
Hi DJ Aziz Masudi, Thanks for the update. It's interesting to hear how you are working with the options. It's good to know what you are doing and how it is working for you. Thank you! STRead More...

B1 Access Question

Is it OK to unplug and plug one or two B1's while the music is playing? ThanksRead More...
Hi Dance Host, Yes it's okay to connect or discount the B1 or B2 cables while you have music playing. There may be a moment of silence as the system adapts to the different configuration.Read More...

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...
I have been looking at this sub as well. I like options. I have a Compact, Fender Expo, and an L1 Model II with 2 B1's. Not long ago, I sold both my powered subs. A JBL powered 18 and a Yorkville powered 10. I used to pair the Yorkeville with my Compact and it worked nicely. Still easier setup than Model II with two B1's. The Expo is a very easy setup, but falls in between the Compact and Model II. Sometimes, I would like to add a sub to it. So now, I am back in the market for a new powered...Read More...

Traktor S8 to T1® to Two F1 Systems in Stereo

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We are running a Traktor S8 to a T1® to a pair of F1 stacks (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer) running in stereo. Notes: Once you have things connected and you have set up the levels, you will use the Traktor S8 to control the volume. You can alter the overall sound using the T1® Presets and zEQ. You will need a T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Power Supply to power the T1®. You will use the T1® if you prefer the sound of the T1® Presets and/or zEQ and/or ParaEQ and/or prefer to run your microphone...Read More...
great, easy to setup stereo visual aid! Thanks ST. I have done this setup before, but the lack of master control bothered me. When I turned down the master (which turned down the left speaker/input), sound would still come out the right, unless I lowered the input itself on that channel (not the master)Read More...
The BOSE L1® 10% OFF Winter promo is Live! Nov. 1st thru Dec. 31st all Bose L1 systems are 10% off of their regular sale price. https://www.bose.com/products/...ble_pa_speakers.html edit: corrected linkRead More...
Hello Eric'sson, Sorry about the link. It is working now. Here is the current pricing in the UK. Bose Portable PA (UK) I'm sorry - the sale is only in North America.Read More...

Too much Bass (well the wrong kind in the wrong places)

I need some options, comments, advice on a situation that is costing me business, literally. I use the Bose L1 system for my weddings and about two years ago upgraded to the B2s simply b/c it was less things to carry. 2b2 was like 4b1s. Seemed even a little louder too when i did my testing way back then at GC Here is the story... I noticed that the B2, while easier to deal with (less cabinets) had a peak at around 70 and at 100. I dialed it out with Parametric EQ, using the T1, and that was...Read More...
quote: Originally posted by DrumrPete: jaswrx, Have you ever tried a Gramma Pad under the B2? It cured a host of weird, venue related problems for me. My bassist was so impressed, he bought one to put under his combo amp. I realize this is a very simplistic approach to cure what you are hearing, but it worked for me, and many others, so I have read. I actually own one, but I have not tried it with the B2. The thing is the B1 sounds so much better, that I don't even care for the B2 anymore.Read More...
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