S1 Pro System

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Bose S1 Pro

Designed for musicians, DJs and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor and practice amplifier that's ready to be your go-anywhere Bluetooth music system for nearly any occasion. 

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Hiss

I’m getting a hiss fro the s1pro. It doesn’t matter if the system has anything plugged in or not. Battery or main power balanced or uunbalanced. Volume control makes no difference to sound. No change with tone match. It’s quite audible - should this be happening??Read More...
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S1 Pro switch quesiton...

Archtop Eddy
Anyone know if it's it okay to leave the S1Pro in the "first" or battery-charge position rather than in the "second/middle" off position when not in use? I ask this because by putting it in the first position you take less of a risk that it might accidentally switch on while in transport mode when moving about in the car. This could potentially save you from unintentionally draining down the battery.Read More...
thank you for your informations! it happend to me allready twice, that the power-switch went ON while in transport mode :-( good to know, that moving the switch down to fast charge position doesn't drain out the battery! btw: i am quite suprised, that BOSE did set the switches this way.Read More...
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S1 Pro battery powered busking report

Archtop Eddy
Just thought I'd let ya'll know, I've just played two battery powered gigs, each 3.5 hours long. In both cases I used a battery powered S1 Pro, a phantom powered Neumann KMS 105 through a Boss VE-8 acoustic singer pedal, and a Boss Super Octave 3 pedal to simulate bass. Both pedals were powered via a Sanyo eneloop Juice rechargeable 9 volt pedal. At the end of the gig, the S1Pro was still blinking three blue flashes (50-75 percent charge) and the Juice pedal was still showing better than 60...Read More...
Recommend others with busking experience with a battery powered S1 Pro and associated goodies like pedals and mics, report your results and thought here. Thanks!Read More...
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BOSE CONNECT

Camilo Fernández
i friends, Camilo Fernández From Chile! Today i saw on youtube a video where connect 2 S1 Pro, with BOSE CONNECT. On the App doesn´t show S1 Pro on compatible devices. i probe the app on a iPhone 6+ and iPad Mini (9.3.5), but dosn´t works and don´t find the S1 Pro. It works? or i have to wait for a update for Bose Connect?? Somebody has been used this app??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1NaRpSrxLA min: 1:26 Regars, Camilo. SAV EQUIPOSRead More...
ST! Thanks!....Ufff is really exciting! Regards!Read More...
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Phantom Power sources for S1 Pro

Number 1 through 5: Phantom Power on at least ONE channel. I was amazed that this was left out. It can't be that much more expensive to put it onto at least one channel's input circuit. I had to spend a bunch of money on a battery powered phantom power to maintain portability and be able to use my rather expensive Neumann microphone. Number 6: A master volume control. Of course, thanks to number 1 through 5 I have to use an external mixer into channel 1 anyway... Great stuff: Balanced TRS...Read More...
Thanks Chet. Cool workable solution.Read More...
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Flexibility! Flexibility! Flexibility!

jdbassentertainment.com
I have owned the S1 Pros for a very short time (just over two months) and I am truly amazed by their extremely flexible nature! I keep finding new ways to use them... Here are a couple of recent gig pics! The first one shows the S1 Pro being used for a PA for a wedding ceremony with 75 guests... worked great! The other pictures show how I used a S1 Pro to provide sound in the bar during the cocktail hour at the same time also playing music in the dinning area for those who didn't want to...Read More...
Could not agree more JD, I finally had a chance to have a few outdoors gigs with S1s and F1, will report soon- Excellent results!Read More...
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Volume all the time on channel one

Hello Its signal all the time on my new S1 on channel one. Do I do something wrong or is it my unit that is broken? Regards hadrianRead More...
Hi Hadrian, Here is the contact information for Sweden Bifrostgatan 38 431 44 Mölndal, Sweden Bose ApS Tel: +46 31 87 88 50 20pro_se@bose.com ">pro_se@bose.com You may also be able to arrange and exchange with your Bose authorized dealer. STRead More...
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S1 Pro Busking Power Questions

Musicianthomas
My good news is that I have an S1 Pro & Battery on the way today!! The better news is that it is a gift! So I will definitely be taking it out, reviewing, and putting it through more than several situations outside, inside, small venue gigs, etc. My question has to do with busking power sources. I want to be able to use my Infinity Looper, TC Helicon Mic Looper, TC Helicon Chorus pedal, VoiceLive 3 Extreme, and The T1 Tonematch just as I do in my shows with the L1 Model 2 /B2 Module and...Read More...
No, I also purchased the S1Pro Battery and do not use it plugged into the Chafon power source. It stands alone. Plenty of juice in the S1Pro for just about any length gig you could imagine. What you need to do is figure how many watts total your effects will be pulling....that will give you the rating you need. If you will scroll to the beginning of this thread, you can see how ST and Tony really helped me with this. To me, it's worth the $$$ investment of both the Chafon and the additional...Read More...
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AUX-volume!

Hi! My (second) brand new S1 Pro is having some kind of problem with the aux-volume knob. When I turn up and down the volume there´s interruptions in the sound. It´s not smooth..... watch my video to hear https://youtu.be/BP_O0fie2o0 Anyone else experiencing this?Read More...
Hi Papamotif, We have studied your video and investigated things here too. From Bose: The S1 Pro has a digital gain knob on channel 3 which is divided into incremental steps. When you slowly turn the volume knob up with a strong input signal present, you may hear steps in loudness. These steps in loudness are not a symptom of a fault or malfunction in the S1 Pro. The steps in loudness you hear in your video should not affect your ability use the unit to play music through channel 3. Thank...Read More...
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Basic S1 Set Up

I’ve been looking for a portable battery powered PA for small intimate gigs. I’ve been looking specifically at the Roland Street Cube EX. Now that we have the Bose S1 Pro thrown into the mix. I have a few questions. I’ve read many reviews on the S1. Seems a lot of folks are going through other amps, mixers and pedals before going to the S1. The use of these external devices add color to your final output, the speaker (S1 in this case). Also, most of these external devices need external...Read More...
That's impressive. Thanks for sharing.Read More...
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I am upgrading my random 20 year old PA and am considering a number of options.

Hi, I am upgrading my random 20 year old PA and am considering a number of options. I play harp (passive pickup), acoustic guitar and keys and sing. The combo I have going at any one time is one instrument plus voice. I'd also like the option of up to 3 mic channels and 2 instruments at one. I'm also keen for battery options. I'm not sold on the s1 being my only gear, and have been considering an l1 compact and an s1 + battery. Can I run these together through a mixer? I'm looking at the...Read More...
Interesting, high pitched hiss, where are your eq's set, the high end in particular? Along with what ST recommends with the steps I would place all the high eq, and the bass eq around 12 o'clock. Are you using the tone control? What is the switch set for? normal, guitar, mic? As ST has asked can you hear this hiss with instrument and mic? Or do you hear the hiss after you turn it on with nothing plugged in? Is it in both channels? Do you hear the hiss in all three positions of the tone match...Read More...
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Live Review of S1 Pro at a Large Outdoor Festival

Musicianthomas
As promised I'm reviewing my first putting the S1 Pro to a real challenge at the Knoxville Earthfest 2018 Earth Day Celebration and Festival this last weekend. It passed with more than flying colors! First, there was no power source at the entertainment tent at ALL. Everyone performing was acoustic with no amplification....until my segment. A very fast and easy setup with just the battery power of the S1 and a Sine Wave Battery Generator for my pedals. Not being amplified, the entertainers...Read More...
ccc , I made some posts about this Battery Power for my pedals, etc in the post you can read here: ►► s1-pro-busking-power-questions? You can read other info I posted and where to get it there too. I'm very pleased and it has a smaller than small footprint too. That discussion will also answer your question of time. Before stopping my trial run experiment I ran both the S1 Pro and the Chafon Battery Generator for 8 hours and 15 minutes before stopping the experiment. I began a guitar loop...Read More...
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Why do YOU love your S1 Pro?

Archtop Eddy
Me... Everytime I pick up the S1 with one hand and marvel at how little it weighs, I fall in love again! How about you? Why do you love your S1 Pro?Read More...
Used the S1 Pro at a small bar gig in Pueblo this weekend. Wasn't sure if it would be enough so brought the Compact as well. As it turned out, I didn't need or use the Compact. The S1 Pro keeps surprising me and putting a smile on my face. This is the fourth gig location I've been able to swap out a bigger rig and start bringing just the S1 Pro. Less stuff to lug in, less weight to carry, less time to set up, less clutter on the stage. What's not to love? Also, Tom Munch and his wife,...Read More...
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Battery Life, Sound Quality, Convenience

Kevin Salyer
A dozen gigs this week...six each...for my pair of Bose S1Pros. A single charge gets me through the week with no cords, no worries, and nothing but amazing sound and convenience. They are charging now, preparing for another week of concerts. Drink deep, my friends. You’ve earned your rest. :) **I started gigging with these mid-February. The battery life and sound quality are amazing.**Read More...
I use Bluetooth for streaming audio and one channel for mic, using the on-board tonematch setting. I’m using a Shure wireless mic with battery powered receiver (as pictured). Nothing else. Sounds great as is!Read More...
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Two S1 Pros vs 1 S1 Pro and an L1 Compact...

Archtop Eddy
I have one each -- an S1 Pro and L1 Compact. I've been digging the S1 Pro so much, I'm thinking of getting another and moving away from the Compact. Some of you guys have a lot of gear and multiple S1 Pros. So what do you think? Give me the pros and cons. Would two S1 Pros daisy-chained do as well as one S1 Pro connected to a Compact? Thanks!Read More...
Eureka indeed! Every time Bose comes out with something new, I have an opportunity to sell a bunch of stuff that didn't work as well. STRead More...
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Stereo Bluetooth?

Is there a way to use a pair of S1s as Bluetooth stereo?Read More...
Hi Wes, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Bluetooth stereo isn't supported for the S1 Pro. The closest you can get is dual mono. Connect to the first S1 Pro via Bluetooth. Connect the first S1 Pro Line out to the second S1 Pro channel one or channel 2. Is there anything else you'd like to know about the S1 Pro? STRead More...
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My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot.

gary10113
My Bluetooth channel has serious dropout mid pot. Edit: This post has been moved from S1 Pro - noise when turning volume controls rapidly - originally posted March 24, 2018 @ 7:22 AM . -- STRead More...
Hi Gary10113, Please call Bose Support tomorrow. They will help.. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Thanks, ST Original time of message: 3/25/184:19 PMRead More...
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S1Pro in Busking position

Kevin Salyer
I’ve begun using my S1Pro in busking position...on the floor, upright, tilted back...and I’m amazed at the results. I’m so used to speaker stand position, which sounds great, but I think I like this even better. Not only is my performance space cleaner...the audience only sees and hears me...but the sound is just a bit rounder and warmer. For small shows (40ish or less, in my case), this is ideal. What do you think? *BTW...I’ve found that a small carry-on with wheels and handle is perfect...Read More...
I found a small carry on 21 in. high, 11 in wide also expandable with wheels and handle has enough room for most extras, including a mic stand that reduces to 21 inches. Handle extends and effects board can be strapped to it. Straps on the inside can be used to strap in the S1. Plenty of pockets for cables and mic.Read More...
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Affordable rechargable wireless headset mic

I'm a 43 year DJ vet. I own the following Bose products: L1 Compacts - 4, L1 1S - 2, L1 MII - 3, B2 Subs - 3, B1 subs - 2, T1 Tone Match Audio Engines - 4 and just a month ago a S1 Pro. I perform, on average, 15 shows per week using mostly my Compacts and S1 Pro. The S1 Pro is used as I entertain Seniors 2-3 times per day and it lasts me pretty much all week on a single charge. I wanted to make my set up and tear down as expeditious as possible and started researching wireless mics that need...Read More...
Thanks O for the feedback and review. Looks like I'll be dropping a couple of Jacksons myself... Could be useful for low-key busking.Read More...
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Big weekend for the S1 Pro!

jdbassentertainment.com
I used the S1 Pro systems last weekend and got amazing results! First for a Sport and Recreation Show (2 day event) the first day I used three S1 Pros (see first picture) I had two up way high and one lower... I was responsible for making all announcements and playing background music... to be heard through out the whole space... I was told the three S1 Pros where too loud! So... on day two I did the decided ti give a single S1 a whirl... it worked!!! That's right, one S1 Pro about 9' in the...Read More...
Always nice to see these reports and how everything is faring with the S1 Pro. Saturday the 28th will be my first BIG test with it outdoors. I will be playing the Knoxville Earthfest Celebration and Festival for Earth Day....and attendance is between 5-6000 throughout the day. All entertainment has NO power source available. Everything is acoustic and as far as I know I am the only one who will have any amplified sound. There will be video for sure for my own evaluations and I will certainly...Read More...
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Battery Check

Just received the S1 Pro and battery, but I don't seem to be able to get a reading on the remaining battery power. It has charged for about an hour (not fully charged yet). I unplugged and ran my mic through it and everything seems to be working fine. But, when I press the bluetooth button twice as indicated to check the battery nothing happens. When I turn it on I am getting 3 blinks; not sure if this indicates charge level but using the bluetooth button to check power does not seem to be...Read More...
Thanks ST. I did read through all the material prior to set up. I just figured out what I had missed. Bluetooth must be on to check the battery level using the bluetooth button. Common sense I guess, but I do not remember reading that in the manual. Thanks again. KevinRead More...
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