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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Using the S1 only as a vocal p.a.

I know this isn't exactly what the S1 was designed for, but has anyone tried using it as a vocal- only p.a. in a garage band-type setting. Ie: acoustic drums, 2 electric guitars and a bass? Would it be adequate for this or would an L1 be required?Read More...
I'd like to play with you guys! :-) When I was playing bass in Joe Louis Walker's band, two things really stand out. Right from the beginning he said, "If you can't play soft, you can't play." so our practices and performances were always about the music and dynamics and NOT the sound pressure level. At the end of 2 or 3 hours of practice our ears were NOT ringing! He was also a stickler for dynamics. We had 3 lead instrumentalists: guitar, sax and trumpet. Joe stressed the concept of...Read More...
Last Reply By Chet 3 · First Unread Post

Channel Usage Requirement

When all channels are in use on the S1 Pro, what is the efficiency takeaway for each channel or how much efficiency would channel 1 gain without any other channels in use? Let's assume we have have a mic in channel 1.Read More...

Vocal blend with various equipment

Recently, I worked for several years with an L1 Model 2 and T1. I was never able to get my voice in the mix regardless of settings, mics, etc.. Many years ago, I used to sing through a Fender Super Reverb guitar amp with electric guitar and electric drum and was able to get a very satisfying blend from that. I find I can now get a similarly satisfying blend with my Shure Beta and Bluetooth music with the S1. Can someone explain this?Read More...
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Channel 3 fading with S1 volume knob?

When you Bluetooth music through Channel 3, can you do a complete volume knob fade, or does it, like my S1, cut off too early?Read More...
Hi Dance Host, The S1 Pro System channel 3 volume control behaves differently than the volume controls on channels 1 and 2. Slow to Respond If you find the volume control seems slow to respond (especially between 7-11 o'clock) please turn up the volume at the source (Bluetooth or physical connection). For Bluetooth connections, if you set the volume on the source device to maximum, this will give you the greatest usable range on the S1 Pro Aux Channel volume control. Steps in Volume The S1...Read More...
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Feedback sources help needed

I am Singing with my S1 Pro with music tracks. Using a smart phone and Shure Beta mic and standing 4 feet in front of the S1. My question here is which channel is more likely to cause feedback at optimum levels, channel 1 with the mic or channel 3 with the Bluetooth music?Read More...
Granted, we can hear from the side or behind. What I'm saying is if you get in front of the S1, with its small array, you can really get intimate and totally monitor your vocal output. With this unit, being to the side or being back, doesn't compare with it being behind you.Read More...
Last Reply By Dance Host · First Unread Post

S1 issue? Channel 2 substantially quieter than Channel 1

Hi everybody, I´m Bruno from Germany and just recently I bought a S1. I intend to use it as an universal "make-it-loud-unit" for my kemper, for my acoustic and microphone at house concerts and for streaming music via bluetooth and as a bass amp and... and. I have since 2 or 3 weeks and I´m very happy with it. Today I noticed that there is a significant volume difference between channel 1 and 2. If i put my Acoustic from channel 1 to 2 the signal drops quite strong (perhaps 6 to 9 db?).Read More...
Hi Bruno, Thank you for coming back to tell us you're okay. Enjoy your S1 Pro. STRead More...
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Transposition for Streamed Music?

Is there anyway to change the key of your streamed music?Read More...
The DJ app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices. However, I think that the DJ app only supports streaming via Spotify. If you download a music file to your Android device, the DJ app would play it. (...btw, I would give up cable tv before I would give up my Spotify subscription. : ) https://www.algoriddim.com/djay-androidRead More...
Last Reply By SoundGeek · First Unread Post

Connect Music Player via Bluetooth - 2 Speaker System

Is it possible to connect a music player device (example: iPod) to a two speaker system via blue tooth?Read More...
Hi Mike, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. You can connect two Bose S1 Pro systems to a device running iOS or Android using the Bose Connect App . ⇐ please follow the link for more details. Does that answer your question? STRead More...
Last Reply By ST · First Unread Post

Vocal Mix with S1 Pro

The other night, I moved in front of my S1 and got a great vocal blend. I was a bout 4 feet from the S1. I was surprised at the lack of feedback. It seemed the blend was best when the back of my head was directly in line with the slightly raised S1. Granted, that is a fine line. I was using a smart phone via bluetooth for the music on channel 3 and a Shure Beta for the mic on channel 1. All reverb settings were good. Treble was fully on and bass was cranked about 30%. Any comments or tweaks...Read More...
Yes I'm sure that one would get better projection with stand use, it's just that I haven't personally used it where I needed the extra projection. Well, there was one gathering where it was used for announcements and we set it on a shelf to get it up higher. I have plans for it to be used in a similar manner in a couple of months and will hang it from the rafters of a picnic shelter and use a wireless mic so there is nothing to trip, or knock, over. O..Read More...
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Using a T4S with the S1 Pro

Is anybody using a T4S mixer with their S1 Pro or pair of S1 Pros for acoustic guitar/vocal gigs? If so, would you mind sharing your experiences? Good, Bad, Indifferent? I no longer need the horsepower of my L1 M2 with B2, so I sold it. Additionally, I have some health issues that make it difficult for me to lift and carry heavier equipment. All that said, I want to come up with a "modular" PA that I can expand and contract as needed while keeping the number and size of pieces to a minimum.Read More...
Hi Dan, Mounting options. About the same. Bose went in a different (and more secure) direction on this. Please see T4S & T8S Mixers - 1/4 inch (6mm) Mounting Screw (Mounting Options) You can still attach the T4S to the microphone stand but Bose doesn't supply the bracket. Check out the link above. STRead More...
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Red light and clipping using S1 pro with T1 mixer.

Hi all... I did a gig tonight using the S1 pro thru the T1 mixer and the sound was really bad. The red light was almost constant and was clipping a lot. I have also noticed that when i use the T1 with other speakers (in this case an RCF Evox 8 V2) and daisy chain out to the S1 pro it sounds great. The S1 actually improves the sound coverage and quality, yet when I use T1 connected directly to the S1 pro, it clips really badly. I have tried reducing the source volume to compensate, but to no...Read More...
@AlzHammers @ST is da man for all things Bose ... he's very helpful and extremely knowledgeable. I didn't know that about the XLRs on the S1 even though I kinda figured that your cable had something to do with the problem. I use a TRS cable from my T1 to the S1 so have never experienced the problem that you had. Glad it was all sorted out! Cheers,Read More...
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Last Reply By troubador · First Unread Post

S1 Pro and low frequencies

I would love to see some sort of Digital Signal Processing added to at least Channel 3 with the Aux and Bluetooth. If the S1 cannot handle low-frequency content at higher volumes, I have absolutely no problem with my music being processed to avoid the port noise and aim towards pure loudness. As a bass lover, I even think the S1 can be too bassy even when I use channels 1 or 2 to turn the bass down! It's annoying when I'm teaching my fitness classes and I have to worry whether or not the...Read More...
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Last Reply By freddie41 · First Unread Post

Sound Quality Comparison

With my phone using Bluetooth, I get good sound from the unit. When I wire from the phone to channel 3, not so good. My cable is Monster Balanced Out and Unbalanced In. I use an unbalanced 1/4 inch jack into the S1. The same cable gives good sound from Laptop to Channel 2. The phone with this cable is not good into Channel 2, just like into Channel 3. Please help with this.Read More...
My response is if it ain't broke why fix it. You say it sounds good coming though the Bluetooth. I say continue to use the Bluetooth connection. KooRead More...
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Last Reply By DannyGsKaraoke · First Unread Post

S1 Pro draining to red overnight

my s1 pro is draining to red overnight after being used for 1 hour and then switching the unit off when I was charging mine this morning I noticed the hissing noise while the unit was turned off but charging and I am wondering If this is why it is draining the battery. I will continue to test it over the weekendRead More...
Hi last responder, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your S1 Pro is draining to red overnight. This unit is not working correctly. If you purchased it recently, please return it to the retailer in exchange for a new unit. If you are outside the return period, please call Bose Support in Australia . Please tell us what you decide to do and how that works out for you. Thank you, STRead More...
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Output battery voltage

Ciao, non riesco a capire quale sia l'OUTPUT della tensione della batteria: qualcuno lo sa? Dalle caratteristiche tecniche riportate sull'etichetta non è chiaro: mi piacerebbe misurare con un multimetro ma non ce l'ho ...Read More...
I simply need a 15v power supply for the radio control unit. I know that the battery is not compatible, but I have a friend who works in the electronics field that maybe can help me to recover the current from the box ... Maybe you think it's stupid to do this job with a new ampli, but I work in the street (I am a juggler) and I often can not recharge anything for several days. So I can not afford to handle extra batteries for the wireless microphone ... But if you have any advice, tell me! ...Read More...
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S1 Pro, L1 Compact, L1 Model II

ST
I set up three systems: S1 Pro, L1 Compact, L1 Model II As I sang through the three systems, I identified which system I was singing through as one, two, or three. Which do you prefer: one, two, three - and why? Sample file 1 Sample file 2 The two sample files are the same three systems recorded the same way. In the second recording I sang longer passages through each system to give you another way to hear the differences. I'll tell you which system was one, which system was two, and which...Read More...
Hi Simon Patrick, Thanks for listening. It was on the floor in the tilt-back position. STRead More...
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Cannot daisy chain effectively.

I have had this problem since the very beginning. Have had the same problem before and after updating the firmware. Had both my speakers replaced quickly by Bose (thank you for your fast response) but no matter what the problem persists. I have met with friends who also have 2 Bose S1 Pros and the very same problem exists. It is preventing me from using two speakers and once, in a concert hall, I was forbidden to use the daisy chained pair because of the noise. Here is the problem. A single...Read More...
Hi sailedaway, I've done some more testing here and we've talked about it at this end. Please try this. On the first S1 Pro turn off the volumes of all channels Run the LINE OUT to the second S1 Pro system. On the second S1 Pro, set the volume to 10:00 o'clock . This will give you the same volume on the second unit as the first On the first S1 Pro bring up the volume to the appropriate level on the channels you are using I tested this setup here. The volume and noise level of both systems is...Read More...
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S1.......built to bounce?

theonemanband
So, I had a bit of a disaster today! I had both S1’s set up at a lunchtime gig (104 guests) in the usual way, both speakers on stands, either side of the stage that was about three feet off the floor; so including the stands, the S1’s were about six to seven feet above floor level (the floor was a hard wooden dance floor). During my break, I was on the stage, and caught the leg of one of the stands sending stand and speaker careering to the hard floor seven feet below. To my absolute relief...Read More...
Here's, my was my solution. The KM26750 seems to be the perfect mate to the S1 Pro. They are very stable together and there is basically no way to trip on them! Here are the tech specs on the stand. K&M 26750 Speaker Stand Features at a Glance: Adjusts from 37.4" to 56.29" 77-pound load capacity Cast-iron round base saves space while maintaining stability Locking screw for additional security, function, and ease of use Made from durable aluminum Glad your S1 Pro is still working good,...Read More...
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Feedback from Mic

Hey There, I purchased the S1 Bose Pro System and am loving it. I use a head microphone and am getting really bad feedback from the speaker in certain areas of the room. Can anyone pass on any info as to how to eliminate this? Potentially through the set up? I am green to this so any info would be appreciated. Thanks!Read More...
Hi Jen B, Thanks for the information and link. I couldn't find any details about the microphone in the manual. Let's assume it is omni-directional (picks up sound from all directions). That means you'll need to be careful to avoid letting the microphone see the S1 Pro. If there's line-of-sight between the microphone and the loudspeaker, there's a chance of feedback. There's no harm in doing this although it may not make much difference. Yes, do both and this should allow you to turn down the...Read More...
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Performance Volume S1 Pro

Oldghm
Spun off from: S1 Pro, L1 Compact, L1 Model II When I am practicing with the S1, I bring the volume to a level that just fills the room. I don't want to hear it more from the speaker than I do from my head or my guitar, or more from the head or guitar than from the speaker. I try to achieve a level that, to my ears, has no noticeable source. I think, for me, it ^ allows a freedom of expression that I don't get when the volume is turned up high enough that I am more aware of the speaker sound...Read More...
Hi Oldghm, You are describing what I heard when I did the first set of recordings - with the microphones at five-six feet from the loudspeakers. It wasn't until I had things cranked up that I was aware I was compensating for the amplified sound. Yes, I can reach this blissful state of balance. But it's never like that in the places I play. I rehearse at stage volume (sound system is louder than I am) because that's what I hear on the stage. I rehearse my stage sound and everything I do to...Read More...
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Hum and feedback when connecting iPad to S1 Pro with 1/8" cable

Over the weekend I brought my S1 Pro to a house party and use it for karaoke. The source was an iPad Pro and when connected by Bluetooth the sound was fantastic. However, there are some karaoke apps that are not Bluetooth compatible. I tried to connect it with a 1/8" cable but the sound became tiny and I got loud hum and feedback when I turned the volume up. I suspect it's the built in mic on the iPad that was causing the problems. I don't think there's a way way to disable the iPad's...Read More...
Hi, I have an ipad pro, and experience the same problem, Franc C is right it has to do with comparability issues with the karaoke app your using. I use Karaoke Anywhere HD app to play my CDG karaoke files and unfortunately this app is not Bluetooth compliant, and using a 1/8'' cable causes static and hum noise because it activates the built in mic! Although I use Sweet Midi player and Grinta pro 9 to play midi karaoke files Bluetooth with no problems! Using the Sound Canvas app core midi...Read More...
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Hiss / hum from my S1

troubador
Just noticed a hiss from my S1. I had it on a stand and when I stood near it, I noticed a sound. I have a T1 connected by TRS cable from Master to ch.1 on the S1. With the trim at 12 o'clock there's an audible hiss or hum. Cranking up the trim makes this hiss very noticeable. The T1 was on but all channels were muted. I have two mics connected to the T1 - SM58 and Beta 58a and my Takamine acoustic. Since all channels on the T1 were muted, my assumption is that no signal is passing to the S1.Read More...
Hello Sailedaway, Your post - related to daisy chaining two S1 Pro systems is now in your original discussion. Cannot daisy chain effectively. Please follow the link to your post. Thank you, Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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Connecting 2 S1 Pro

Hi! I have two S1 Pro speakers and I want to connect them while I sing and play my guitar through it! In the manual it says that I need a 1/4 inch TRS cable for that (not an ordinary guitar TS cable). I have problems finding a fairly long TRS cable at all and they seem to be very expensive! Any suggestion where to find a 2-3 meter long TRS cable at a fair price! Thanks/DanielRead More...
I see a TRS to XLR (male) 25' long cable on Amazon for about $15. That's the kind of thing that I use when interconnecting my 2 Bose S1s directly. Maybe something like that is available where you live.Read More...
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