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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...
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. They can be great for live sound, b.c of the stronger 70-80 kick drum, but for DJ use, the B2 is not ideal with all the mid bass also present at 105ish. The fact that you noticed it causing problems at different venues is exactly what I said too. Some are worse than others. Nothing like hearing the resonance of a Frank Sinatra during dinner. This just...Read More...
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Used 4 towers & 8 subs today

I DJ'ed an outdoor college spring fling dance today (450 students) and I am now so sold on this Bose system that I can't put it into words! 4 towers and 8 subs is simply a wall of sound. I went out 400 feet and this system was still still rockin the house! I was at 80 % volume and was hitting 117db's. MikeRead More...
the only thing I can think is that since the subs are not that far apart, the comb filtering is not nearly as severe. Maybe at 15-50 feet it would be worse, but this appears to be 10-12.Read More...
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Happy Birthday L1® (October 15th 2003)

ST
Hi Everybody, I hope that you'll join me in celebrating twelve years of L1®! Please follow the link. Happy Birthday L1® (October 15th 2003) Thanks! STRead More...

BOSE L1 Compact Wireless Setup

I was wondering what other would think about a wireless setup using Anchor Audio's ALB-40. I was planning on the transmitter coming out of the zone/booth output of my mixer (Denon X500). the recievers are belt packs. The system comes with 4 of them so that is more than I need for to L1C's. What I want to know do you think it will work with this type of trnasmitter and recievers? I understand I would need to be no more than 200 feet line of site. Anchor generally makes really good products,...Read More...
Hi Toivo, What did you end up doing? How is it working for you? Thanks! STRead More...

L1 with 2x B1's EQ question.

ajdj
Hey Bose people! I DJ with 2x L1's and 4X B1's (2x B1's with each L1 speaker. a stereo set up obviously) Anyway. I have been playing back and forth with preset 58 and 00 ...... the system is louder in general on 00 then it is with 58 but obviously 58 cranks up the bass which I like but on 00 I don't have to turn up the system as much to get to what I feel is good level for a rocking party BUT the bass output is a little weak so what I've been doing is when on 00 I'm just cranking the bass on...Read More...
Hi AJDJ, Sorry, I didn't notice that you had replied. Thanks for sharing your impressions of the B2s. I agree that the B1s will sound more musical than the B2s when connected to an L1® Model I or Classic. But for low end grunt, they do a great job. Enjoy! STRead More...

Fault Light Comes on and Music cuts out

I typically run two Model II's with 2 B2 base units, but yesterday I had a small corporate gig and decided to just use one. Set up was unevenly as always, until the music started playing. I noticed the sound suddenly cutting out, thinking it was a power issue, I changed plugs and outlet, then as it continued, I noticed that I wasn't losing power, but that the red Fault light kept coming on (not to be confused with the analog clipping light, as the system was not under load. As time went on...Read More...
Hi MagicDJ, Thank you for joining the Forum. Hey, I'm really sorry that no one has gotten back to you. It sounds like the Power Stand that was failing needs to go in for repair. I really doubt that the B2 or the cable had anything to do with this. A call to Bose support is the next step. Call Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET STRead More...

Has the input sensitivity changed on the newer compacts?

NAW-T-BOY
I have 2 compacts which I've had for a few years now and I recently bought 2 more and noticed If I have the old onestunred to 12 o clock I get a full signal that is just barely clipping but if i take that same signal and plug it in to the new ones I need to turn it up to 2 o'clock to get the same level. I know theres a switch for guitar and line...i have them all set to line. Just wondering if this is something that changed in the newer models?Read More...
Hey Joe, Coloured tape on the handle will be visible through the carry bag.Read More...

Bose F1, should I buy?

Jota Stroeter
Hello all, I worked with Bose L1 for 5 years, playing electronic music in events, I had L1 Compacts, Model II, 8 B1 and 2 B2, packlites.l, I know this systems very well. I sold all my system and move to Miami, now I'm planning on buy a new system, I went to Guitar Center and listened to the F1 with sub and to M2 with B2. The F1 doesn't gave a great impression. Does someone here have the F1 and can talk about the hands on experience? Thank youRead More...
If you listened to the B2 and F1 sub playing with Model II, you should have heard how much louder and deeper the F1 goes. It sounds like an entire octave lower, so much better for modern music. The B2 has a lot more mid bass present, which I dial out in with the Parametric eq anyhow.Read More...

L1 Model II + B1 + F1

So I am about to purchase one F1 to replace the pair of B2s I use (one on each power stand). I did some more testing, although not with a B1 as GC didn't have any, but I started thinking about this... On most music, it's not a big deal, but the gap from 100-200 can feel thin, mostly on older music since there is almost nothing going on there when NOT using a B1 or B2 and using one F1 that is internally crossed at 100 with a slight slope. What if I was to use ONE B1 on each power stand to...Read More...
Hi jaswrx, Yes.Read More...

yorkville versus l1 m1

I own a pair of yorkville ls720 and Nx55 speakers. I am looking at replacing them with a pair of L1 M1 with 4 B1 bass units. Do you think this will equil and or surpass the yorkville set up I have right now. Taking into account i am asking a Bose rep. to give me an unbiased answer.Read More...
In my humble opinion, I would not buy a used L1M1, no matter how many B1's it has. The L1 series isn't serviced anymore, so if I were you, I'd consider the L1 M2, or even the newest Bose system they just came out with. For me, I'm very careful when choosing equipment. I always buy brand new, knowing I'm protected by a warranty for a period of time. I'd rather spend a few more dollars on the front end, than having to worry about problems on the back end. But, that's only my humble opinion.Read More...

Playing an instrument with recordings

I promote some ballroom dancing for seniors with recordings. Here and there, with my trumpet, I find a section of a recording where I can play at least part of a chorus. This keeps me in there in that I long ago got out of the band business. Just wanted to mention this in case it might give you some ideas. Maybe we could even share some tune selections I prefer standards. A couple that lay well for me is a section of DR John's "I'm Confessin' that I Love You" and a section in Rosemary...Read More...

What could cause audio drop? L1 MII/B2 with T1

Nick from New Zealand
Hi all, First time out with the Model II a few weeks back, I had a number of audio outages - just a few seconds at a time. It cuts clean, comes back on clean - no pops or thumps. Problem is when it happens, I've never been fast enough to see what the T1 or power stand lights are doing. First time it happened, it was a few times in one night. I blamed the digital cable from the T1 to powerstand. But tonight, it happened again - just once, but it's a new cable. It's a brand new Bose system,...Read More...
ya, the T1 is not the issue. I would recommend running the T1 with hard power and using a custom cable 1/4 TRS to split (dual) 1/4 TRS to each of the L1s. Thais what I do. I will say that from previous experience, the L1 does not do well with low voltage, regardless of what people say or the specs say. Low voltage can be bad power from a venue or using low gauge extension cables or too long of runs. I hope this helps. I had a similar issues a coupe years back and even once this year. All of...Read More...

Setup help please

Hi all, I'm new to the forum. I have a L1 model 1s system without tone match that I'm trying to setup to play music from my 2009 Macbook through a small mixer that has mono capabilities but the input to and from the mixer is only RCA. If someone could give me the best way to set this up with regards to the leads required i would appreciate it. Im no DJ and the setup is for use in my dance school. Any help would be appreciated.Read More...
I appreciate your help, I'm wondering f its a VirtualDj issue....oh well maybe someone else can shed some light at some pointRead More...

Set up issue with T1 and wireless remote

Lately, I have had a run of weddings where I have needed wireless remote speakers. I am running the following setup for weddings: 1 T1 ToneMatch 2 L1 M2 with B2 2 L1 M1s with B1 1 Denon DN-MC6000 1 Behringer mixer 1 Alto Stealth Wireless system T1 Inputs = Ch 4/5 from the DN-MC6000, Ch 1 from a Sennheiser wired mic, and Ch 3 from a Shure wireless mic I run 1 M2 via the ToneMatch cable, and the second M2 from the Master output on the T1 via 1/4" to 1/4". I run the small Behringer mixer from...Read More...
Hi ajb, Yes, you can have more than one T1 channel directed to the Aux output. Please let us know how that works out for you. Thanks! STRead More...
This should be interesting.... I decided it was just too risky relying on reasonably new but obsolete Classics. Nothing wrong with them but if they died, repairs were tricky as there are no longer officially parts arts available. So I forked out $9k on a pair of new Model IIs with B2 subs. I was a little disappointed that the power stands were from different manufacture batches, so the plastic finish on the housings are totally different. Looks fine in the dark, but when you pay top $$ for a...Read More...
Hi ST, I reckon the right people at Bose in my part of the world have seen this already, but feel free to "elevate" it anywhere you like. There was more to the story, and there's a lot more history but there's no need to go into it all. My intention was really just to ensure the right people down here got recognition, and I don't think there's anything Bose can or will do to alleviate my earlier challenges. I haven't seen the new bag, I didn't know anything about it until SoundWave told me...Read More...

L1's suffered again with bad power

So hopefully my story helps others here as this is the 3rd time I have experienced a power issue in the last two years, but this time was even more weird. We hooked into a circuit that the lighting said was 3/4 empty on a 20amp circuit. I asked him how much was left, and told me, at least 10 since he split the lights in to two circuits. We plugged in, and as soon as I got some decent volume, it almost sounded like speakers were blown. Like nasty pop noises from the sub, then one of them L1s...Read More...

Computer Dj

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ST: Thank you for your prompt help. Good to know that I can use just one mixer that covers many functions and its small in size. I sing as well on karaoke tracks and always need my vocals with slight reverb/delay effects. Right now I have to connect everything from external. I hope Tone match is not difficult to use. Thanks so much for your helpRead More...

Connecting My Mackie to Bose L1 Model 1

Hello. Please forgive me if this has been asked before. I was wondering if I can connect my Mackie mixer from the XLR main outputs to the Bose L1's channels 1 and 2, as they accept XLR connections. Thanks, BTRead More...
Hi Fish, Good catch. Reading Stefaney's post I thought that channels 7 & 8 were on separate strips and that Stefaney was using the Left side one two separate (stereo) channels (like you suggested with channels 5 and 7) I'm glad you spotted that.Read More...
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Bose L1 Model 1S Review Videos

Bose L1 Model 1S Review Videos Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AexkPQRe7l0 Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGzlmDAWPHc Part 3 video removed edit - link disabled due to language in the background music in the video I will be adding more to the series time permitting WirelessDJRead More...

New L1 Derivative

We run a DJ show in the UK and in speaking to some of our exhibitors they've been mentioning a "new" Bose system based on the L1 focussed squarely at DJ's. They're all very hush hush about it, and as an L1 owner I'm curious about what it could be. Bose people, can you give us a clue?Read More...
Hi Fileaudio, Bose has never discussed upcoming products that may (or may not) be in development. See: L1® Model II in the wiki Here's a suggestion - Please consider opening new discussions for your questions rather than resurrecting really old ones. STRead More...
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Virtual DJ or DJAY with Macbook Pro - Can hear both master and pre-cue on headphones

I have a strange issue. I have an old Macbook which I use my T1 (via USB) and Headphone jack for Headphone pre-cuing and it works great. On the newer Macbook pro, apparently, on the headphones, I hear both the master and the headphone songs (when using Virual DJ or DJAY). Looking at the sound setup the output is selected to Bose USB. If I change that to Headphones, only music is heard on the headphones. There's is aggregate audio as well, but that again has both master and pre-cuing tracks...Read More...
I'm trying to set this up now for my migration to MBP using DJAY.Read More...

I only want preset 58 for Xmas

Cap- Any news on the preset 58 yet? Cd or download? Any info would be great. Happy Holiday's CurtRead More...
Preset 58 was specifically created for DJs for prerecorded music with heavy bass emphasis. BUT - if you really need that - use the R1 Remote.Read More...

New updates for classic L1?

Any word on the updates?Read More...
Hi Fileaudio, The last update for the Classic was in 2007 and that was recommended only for DJs. Here are some notes about the L1® Classic And I have replied to your other questions in this discussion about Preset 58.Read More...
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