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ATTN L1 Compact Users

Hi All, We know there a lot of L1 Compact users on the forum and we wanted to get a better understanding of the effects and processing that you use with the system. For example, Are you using the T1 or just the L1 Compact by itself? Please reply to this post with a description of your rig. We would love to see pictures and understand the effects and mixing options that are most important to you. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks CraigRead More...
hey there ya go...and an Ovation too...my primary praise n worship guitar for many years was my 1993 collectors edition Ovation Elite style...great action, nice tone..served me well for a lot of years. The bose compact seems to translate the piezo pickup nicely without any pedals etc. My ovation preamp is a bit more limited with just a 3 band eq..but the bose just makes it come out nice... my taylor 614 is an older model with the nice fishman system so I've got a lot more preamp options with...Read More...
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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 with updated files) Video Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S Bose...Read More...
Hello, I would like to ask what is the best mixer for L1 Model 1s aside from T1 tone match.Read More...
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Paul Schaefer's L1 Set Up

Today I had the privilege of visiting the David Letterman set and learning more about how Paul Schaefer is using the L1 Classic that you have seen beside him for years. The system is fed by a sub-mix of all of Paul’s keys and synths enabling him to hear himself clearly on stage. The band also has an in-ear monitor mix which enables them to talk among themselves and listen to songs as David Letterman is interviewing guests. There is also a printer attached to the laptop so they can print...Read More...
Neat how has all the money in the world, and the L1 is his preference!Read More...
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Creative L1 Compact Uses

Ok so it has been over a year since the release of the L1® Compact system and we continue to hear stories about the product being used from everything from military services to fitness classes. I thought it would be a good idea to create an area to capture some of the more unique uses for the system aside from musical performances. So tell us; what types of creative uses have you found for the L1® Compact system? NeilRead More...
I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue. Will the midi bass be heard. Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above. We've started a new discussion for your question. Please see: MIDI Accordion with L1® Compact Thank you.Read More...
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Try the new L1 Compact Interactive Demo

To view an interactive demo of the L1 Compact system please visit the following link: Virtual L1 Compact Interactive DemoRead More...
Hi We use 1 or 2 Compacts in 99% of our gigs. I am amazed at how much it "really" can cover. We are a vocal duo with keyboards and tracks at times. We have been using them for over 6 years. We also have a Model2 2/b1's which stay in our rehearsal room. Love our Compacts! AjandCarla PizazzEntertainmentRead More...

T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine Flash Tool - Try the virtual T1!

I am happy to announce the T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine flash tool. This new tool will allow you to take a tour of the front and rear panels using the FRONT PANEL TOUR and REAR PANEL TOUR buttons. The INTERACTIVE TOUR button allows you to virtually use all features of the T1. Below is a link to the tool: T1 Flash Tool Enjoy! Craig [ken-at-bose made this a featured discussion] edit: updated linkRead More...
All components are available as individual items in the Uk, I don't see why it should be any different elsewhere, check with your dealer.Read More...

L1 Benefits Statement

Ken-at-Bose
Hello Everyone, We wrote this before we introduced our new approach to live music amplification. These words appear on many of the cartons in the L1 family of products. We thought it would be good to repeat these words here.Read More...
This is an example of some of the old "Gems" which are turning up since the introduction of the new forum software. The words are as true now as they were then. Here's an example. My wife had a birthday party in January and I set up the Compact+T1 so that I could play easily for our guests and be heard anywhere in our living room which is L-shaped and about 50m2. Due to illnesses and bad weather forecast (snow) the party wasn't too big an affair and I could have played without amplification.Read More...
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T8S carry case/bag?

I am expecting delivery of the T8S this week. What are you using to protect it during transport? I know it comes with a plastic cover, but so does the T1. But the T1 also has a canvas cover to protect it. It doesn’t look like the T8S has that. Why? What are T8S users using? I’m concerned about banging/scratching it up when traveling to gigs and practice. Is Bose planning to design a cover? I’d appreciate any ideas others have. Thanks, DaveRead More...
I took ST’s advice. I have a laptop neoprene sleeve that firs thr T8S perfectly.Read More...
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Value of Tonematch Presets

Hello everyone, I've searched and found a few discussions on this subject, but nothing specific. I just purchased and started using a second hand L1 Model II, that I'm very happy with. Currently I'm just suing a small cheap mixer in to the analog input. I've been looking at pickup up a T4s to go with my system, but I've been looking through the list of features and am wondering if that's really the way to go. First, looking through the list of tonematch presets, I don't see any of my gear...Read More...
I hear you. The 4 Channel works for us but we are maxed out if we wanted to do more. By the way, I bought this one totally based on reviews and YouTube demos after being sold on the obvious efficiency for gigging and because Guitar Center gives you 30 day tryout policy.Read More...
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linking L1 with S1

can i use both L1 Model 2 and the new S1 with t4s tone match?Read More...
Hi Tom, On the S1 Pro, you can use Channels 1 and 2for the Karaoke machine. You can use a cable like this. or adapters like this if you already have an RCA cable. It doesn't sound like you'll need to connect Karaoke machine to the T4S to the L1® Model II AND the S1 Pro at the same time. STRead More...
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Is there a way to get some distortion / overdrive using the T-1?

I would like a little overdrive / distortion on my guitar, but a "stomp box" sounds horrible because the speaker stick (as I call it) is a full spectrum system. Anyone know of a way to get a little overdrive / distortion. NOT like heavy metal! Listen to the intro of Sheryl Crow's "If It Makes You Happy" for what I want.Read More...
Hi Max, Use your stomp box and this Preset. Category: Electric Guitar Preset: General Direct This should give you the sound that's closer to a 12" guitar speaker. It won't add any distortion, but it might sound better to you. How does that sound to you? STRead More...
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Behringer Xenyx 1202 FX as a sub mixer into T1

Hi ST and forum colleagues, I need more inputs than the 4 channels of T1 and am thinking of buying the Xenyx 1202 FX mixer to run my mics and other instruments. I presume I can run it into Ch4/5? I can presumably then route my Kemper through it's mono out into another channel and my MacBook - currently in via USB and assigned to Ch4/5 - to another T1 channel? Any advice?!Read More...
Thanks again ST, I can always rely on you! I do indeed use the remote and a range of Dumble, Fender and Marshall profiles (mostly from Michael Britt) with the odd /13 for jangly stuff. Most of my gigs are Bonamassa/Gary Moore style blues-rock interspersed with some Clapton tracks for authenticity. I have an outdoor gig in a few weeks, which is effectively my 'comeback', having been extremely ill and unable to gig for almost 10 years. I bought the L1 model 2 especially for the gig. Can't...Read More...
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Presets for fishman pickups

Does anyone have or know of any presets specific to the fishman pickups ? I see one setting under the bass category but none under acoustic guitar . I Have fishman under saddle pickups in one of my main guitars and also my mandolin and dobro and would like to see if anyone else may have found some. Thanks.Read More...
I don't have an answer but it's a great question. I found both the Fishman and ES-2 pickups (Taylor) to be difficult with the T-1 L1Model II and Bass, especially at higher volumes or with a lot of room noise, and that the presets from Taylor didn't match. The low strings were louder and started feeding back and the leads on the high strings were lower and plinky on every Taylor preset and it was too extreme to manage with eq settings or adjusting the pick-up. I couldn't really lean into the...Read More...
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Aux out for only 1 channel

To amplify my choir, i'm placing my LI/Mod II in front of the choir. Using a condenser choir mic to reinforce the singing. the accomp track (pre-recorded) only to come through two powered monitor speakers. How do I connect the monitors so I'm no playing back what the mic is picking up? I'm not asking how what type of connectors... I have all kinds of adapters. Just need to know how to route the accomp track either via computer or in channel 4/5 to these monitors.Read More...
Hi wdmalone, This is what I got from your initial description.Read More...
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T8S Power supply

I think I know the answer, but wanted to ask anyway. I assume that even though they look a little different, the power supply for the T1 can also be used for the T8S? Looks like the T8S power supply is a little smaller than the T1. ThxRead More...
Hi stos2, Yes, they are interchangeable. STRead More...
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Spacing of multiple systems

Hi folks. I have read that if you use two L1 M2 systems with dual mono, be sure to put the two systems at least 20-50 feet apart. Yet I see scores of videos on YouTube that show two L1 M2 systems on opposite sides of the DJ table, which are clearly not 20-50 feet apart. I am only guessing but I find it hard to believe that all these DJ's are sending out signals in true stereo to the two systems. How many of you use two systems in dual mono and keep them less than 20 feet apart? Do you really...Read More...
Sorry for the delayed response, been away for a few days. Theoretically this should be fine but there may be some interference due to the sound from the back of each system. In practice I actually set up like this once with each system either side of a structural column in the middle of a large restaurant in order to cover both sides and when there was nowhere else to place them, sounded great.Read More...
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Help, I popped a driver on my L1 II tower

I have a rattl-ey driver on my top column. I pulled it easy enough, but I can't seem to find a replacement. Service desk wants to charge me $150 + s/h to send it for repairs or sell me a new column for more than I want to spend. I'd like to avoid both of those options (of course, if I get the new column I would have 11 spare drivers ;) ) but realistically I am just trying to locate a replacement driver thanks for your input billRead More...
Hello, BillHookMusic. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. We have an automated spam filter. Since we don't publish buy/sell posts here, the filter caught the reference to Craigslist. As you can see, we've released those posts now. Thanks for your understanding. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Need help with wireless

Hi folks. I have two L1 Model II systems. I also have a very high quality Sennheiser EW300 G2 wireless system. I decided to try out the L1 system using wireless for things like cocktail hours, etc. I connected the AUX output on my T1 to my Sennheiser system using a 1/4" TRS to male XLR cable. On the remote system I connected my Sennheiser receiver to the L1 using a 1/8" stereo to 1/4" TRS cable. The problem is that I am getting a lot of hiss when the Sennheiser receiver is turned on. I...Read More...
Hi Rob, That's great news. Thanks for letting us know we've tracked down the source of the problem. STRead More...
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B2 stacking questions

Hi folks. I have three B2's (and 2 L1 Model II's). I have some questions about the subs: 1. If you have three subs side by side, does the third sub have an additional additive gain effect (+3dB) like the first two do? 2. If you put B2's on opposite sides of the power base, are they close enough to create the +3dB additive effect? 3. I noticed the manual says not to stack more than two B2's. What is the reason for that? They certainly seem strong enough to stack three. Thanks folks. Looking...Read More...
Hi Rob, No. You would need to double the power and double the acoustic volume to hear a significant difference. Going from one to two you get up to: +3 dB by doubling the power +3 dB by doubling of acoustic volume, cone area and close coupling between the speakers (this requires that centers of all the drivers are within a 30 inch sphere) Going from two to three , you are not doubling the power, and you have not doubled the acoustic volume. To really hear the difference, you'd need to go...Read More...
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Personal monitor

How can I connect a personal monitor to my L1 compact?Read More...
Hi Vintage Vibes, You can use the Bose S1 Pro system as a personal monitor. You can connect your input sources (microphone, instruments, backing tracks) to the S1 Pro. Then use it as your personal monitor. There is a LINE OUT from the S1 Pro you can connect to the L1® Compact. OR You can continue what you're doing now with the L1® Compact. There is a LINE OUT from the L1® Compact you can connect to the S1 Pro. Does that help? STRead More...
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Hissing sound L1 compact

Does anyone get a hissing sound coming from the speaker when the volume is turned up on the Bose L1 compact?. I get it before I get half way on the volume.Read More...
Hi Vintage Vibes, Do you hear the hiss from Channel 1 or Channel 2 or both? Do you hear the hiss when you have inputs connected to Channels 1 and 2? Please see the following notes. Do you think what you are hearing is louder than what is described below? Channel 1 Question: Channel One on the L1® Compact seems noisy. Answer: First and most importantly, please make sure that you have a microphone connected when you turn up the Channel 1 Volume control. As other members of the community...Read More...
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L1 model 1 classic

Does anyone know how to connect T1 with 2 L1 classic. I just need to be sure not damage anything. Best regards, SidRead More...
Hi Sid, If you want the same sound coming from both L1®s, this is easy. Connect the T1® to first L1® T1® Master Output to The first L1® Channel 1 Set the Preset to 00 Set the Input trim so even when you have the T1® Master Volume turned up, the light is solid green. Occasional red flickers are okay. Connect an XLR cable (microphone cable) from Channel 1 LINE OUT to The second L1® Channel 1 Set the Preset to 00 Set the Input trim so even when you have the T1® Master Volume turned up, the...Read More...
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trade in and upgrade my system

I wonder if Bose would take trade with old system. I'm thinking about getting F1 Best, SidRead More...
Hi Sid, Bose doesn't have a trade-in program but there are service options for your L1®s. For information, please call Bose Support. They can answer your questions. 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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t4s tonebanks

I just received a response from Craig, who gave me a link to all the tone banks for the T! I'm looking for the banks for the t4 the t1 banks cannot be loaded into the t4Read More...
Hi, The Edge. Yes. The ToneMatch Presets for the T1® also work with the T8S and T4S. STRead More...
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Output from L1 M2 with Tonematch to Sonos Play 5

Hi everyone. My son and I (vocal, keys, acoustic guitar) are playing an outdoor wedding ceremony/reception with our L1 M2 + T1. The happy couple would like us to interface to their Sonos Play 5 (which takes a 3/8" stereo mini plug input) so that they can also have our music in a covered area away from the dancing and also have it on blue tooth throughout their house. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding the best way to do this? The signal from the T1 will obviously be mono so what...Read More...
ST, thanks so much for your expeditious and detailed reply! I was thinking the same thing about the "bluetooth" capability or lack thereof of the Sonos unit. I'll let you know how it works out.Read More...
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T1 ToneMatch and Lavaliere Mics

Hi all. I have several Shure QLXD digital wireless systems and bodypacks. I use Shure omnidirectional lavaliere mics for wedding ceremonies. I know I can try different settings but I wanted to ask for starting suggestions for what to set the T1 to for those mics. I see headworn mics but these are not really those. I don't see anything that covers different models of lavaliere mics. Suggestions? Thanks ....... RobRead More...
Hi Rob, There aren't any ToneMatch Presets specifically for lavalier microphones. The ToneMatch microphone Presets are EQ settings optimized for various microphones using close-mic technique (lips close to the windscreen). You can try these High Gain Presets. I'm sure you know: Omni- directional mics that are several inches from the sound source are challenging, in live sound situations. It can be extremely difficult to get adequate gain-before-feedback if the loudspeaker (L1®) can be heard...Read More...
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Use T8S with two L1 Systems

I have two complete L1 systems, with two T1’s. I was thinking of purchasing a T8S to control all inputs from one device. Is it possible to hook up the T8S into both L1’s, and pan each channel to get the desired output to each L1?Read More...
Thanks TheFocusElf. My second L1 M2 arrived today, and I cant wait to get it all setup. My T8S should be in on Thursday. Now, time to put a couple of T1’s out for sale...Read More...
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L1 II in smaller venues??

I know the L1 II is designed for audiences up to 500 and is great outdoors, but how does it perform in indoor smaller venues in the 50 to 100 person range? Anyone with experience to share?Read More...
Hi , Just to add we are using a l1m2 in smaller venues, we used 2 l1c for a while for 50-100 , but decided to purchase a l1m2 to cover large venues , we now only use the l1m2 as it can be turned down to suit venue size , we only use a b1, the only issue we have is that for smaller gigs we sometime have to install the l1m2 in front or in line so my daughter struggles to hear her self , so we now always take an l1c and use that like a monitor , it can be installed extremey close to the mic...Read More...
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Need part ASAP

Hi folks. I am the new owner of two Bose L1 Model 2 systems. They were not purchased new. I received everything today and all seems to be well except for one thing. On the very top of the bottom speaker section there is a plastic/metal plate attached with 4 screws. That plate is broken on one of them. No electronics involved. I just need to get the part and screw it in so the top speaker fits into the bottom speaker more securely. Can I get help knowing how to buy the part. There is...Read More...
Hi Rob, Thanks for taking the time to come back and tell us about your experience. And that's valuable feedback that I can send through to the team. Cheers, STRead More...
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