Tagged With "Compact"

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L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Hi everyone I have been spending most of my time on the F1 forum... This being said I still am the proud owner of four L1 systems - two Model II and two Compacts. A colleague of my wanted to know which was better the L1 or F1 systems... where I replied neither! I told him they are unique tools and all the models in the Bose portable PA speakers have there place... I then replied... I use the Compacts for outdoor ceremony's and small shows where I don't anticipate dancing. I use my L1 Mod. II...
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Re: L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

ST ·
Hi JD, We've got different applications, but that's part of the fun of having an open conversation. Model II As a performer, solo or in a band - for me - nothing beats performing in front of a Model II with a T1® on my microphone stand. I have absolute confidence in what I'm hearing and sharing with an audience and my band mates. I sing and play electric guitar (most of the time). I play acoustic but less often. For most of what I do with a Model II, a B1 is the best choice for me. If I'm...
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Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

Each year for the last few years I've provided front-of-house sound, DJ and MC services to a vineyard for a popular food, wine and music festival. This year I had a great time and my sound system worked a treat. Here's what the set up looked like. Here’s the equipment list: 2 x Bose F1 Model 812 Flexible Array Loudspeakers (Front of House) 2 x Bose F1 Subwoofers (Front of House) 2 x Bose L1 Compacts (fold-back monitors on the stage) 1 x Bose L1 Model 2 Loudspeaker with B2 Bass Module for...
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Re: Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

Erine ·
Impressive!
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jdbassentertainment.com ·
1200 on site, but how many by the music under the tent... Looks like maybe a few hundred??
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Re: Big day out for my F1 and L1 systems!

That's probably accurate, plus at least the same again outside the marquee, right in close, and the rest enjoying the music from other areas nearby. The sound travelled brilliantly.
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L1 System for DJs & crowd size. What do you use?

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Hey everyone, I wanted to share my results with my fellow DJs having to do with L1 Systems and crowd size. As time goes on I am gaining more and more respect for the L1 Systems. The little things never cease to amaze me! I have been using the L1 systems now for over 9 years now. Buying the L1 Systems was the best equipment purchase choice I ever made! The quality of sound and portability are truly worth every penny!! I have recently (about 6 months ago) purchased the F1 Systems and although...
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Re: Hiss when L1 Compact is turned on

ST ·
Hi Drew, Thanks for joining the Community. I'm glad that you are here. Normally, if you are not using a channel, you would turn its volume all the way off. There should be no hiss. If you are playing music through channel two and don't have a microphone plugged into channel one, then you should turn channel one all the way off. When you play music through channel two and you have channel one turned off you shouldn't be able to hear hiss above the sound of the music. If you do: Try another...
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Re: Hiss when L1 Compact is turned on

drew-t ·
Hi ST, Thanks for your reply. The hiss occurs even when the volume trim on both channels are turned to 0. The hiss is noticeable if no music is playing and I'm standing / sitting close to the speaker ~4 feet. it is also noticeable if the music is played very quietly and I'm close enough to the speaker. it sounds like a faint continuous static noise. It would be interesting to see if any other L1 owners are experiencing this issue. drew
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Hiss when L1 Compact is turned on

drew-t ·
Hi, I just purchased the L1 Compact 1 month ago and am really enjoying the new system. However, I've been noticing a faint hiss when whenever the L1 is turned on. I normally have the volume dial at the 12 o'clock and the hiss is noticeble when close to the speaker. When I really push the volume, to say 3 o'clock, the hissing gets even louder. The hiss occurs even when nothing is plugged in to the speaker. This is not usually a problem for loud music, but for quiet passages its not so good.
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Jan-Eve ·
Perhaps I have the answer to your problem. The hiss or ground noice is coming from the wallplug. If you change, and only have 2 prongs, instead of 3, you can hear a difference. I play keyboard with my L1 Compact, and when I push the button on my keyboard, there is only silence. I have an old Yamaha Electone D65 and there are only 2 prongs on the wallplug. Hope this helps. From Jan - Eve.
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Jan-Eve ·
Hal lo again! Well there must be a reason why Bose have 3 prongs in the cable. Perhaps someone know whats best. From Jan - Eve.
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Re: L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

Seemon ·
Thanks for the review, quick question, how many people you think 2 F1 can handle without a sub?
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Re: L1 Compact, L1 Model II, F1 system which is better?

jdbassentertainment.com ·
That is a good question, I have never used them like this... I always use at least one sub... It depends on the type of venue and what type of music is playing through them/band or DJ and lastly what type of crowd will be there ?... quiet listening/party it up? DJ - Background Music/PA - I'd estimate 250-350 people DJ - Party - I'd estimate up to 250 people Small Band - Background Music/PA - 250-350 people Small Band - Party it Up - I'd estimate up to - 200 people Large Band - Background...
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Re: Hiss when L1 Compact is turned on

drew-t ·
Jan-Eve posted: Hal lo again! Well there must be a reason why Bose have 3 prongs in the cable. Perhaps someone know whats best. From Jan - Eve. Hi Jan, thanks for the tip! I did some research on the 2 prong cable and read tha it can be dangerous using the 2 prong cable as it could put you at risk of being electrocuted. Don't want to take the risk of damaging the PA system or killing myself :-) looks like I'm the only one who is experiencing this hiss issue?
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Re: Hiss when L1 Compact is turned on

Jan-Eve ·
Hal lo! I have the original cable with 3 prongs from the wall. You don´t hear so much of the hiss noice, when you are playing your keyboard and singing. Best to be at the safe side... Best Regards Jan - Eve
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ATTN L1 Compact Users

Craig-at-Bose ·
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 Craig
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ST ·
You can take also take the Compact Survey Please follow the link above.
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Oldghm ·
Hi Craig, I use the Compact primarily in two configurations. Private house concerts, dinner parties, some small venue gigs that are for one set only, I go direct in with mic and guitar. No peripheral equipment. It's not necessarily the sound I want, but I sacrifice a bit for simplicity when it seems appropriate. On gigs that last 2 or more sets in venues up to the working capacity of the Compact, I use a harmony box as an interface. It has eq/effects capability with multiple presets and...
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

Joelheck ·
Without being too lazy, I tend to agree with all the comments from "Oldghm". The lack of tonematch interface is almost unforgivable and lacks an understanding of the Bose User base. There are many "New" competitave choices out there with more inputs, EQ and at least reverb. Thanks for requesting input from the users this time.
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ATTENTION L1 Compact Owners

Craig-at-Bose ·
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. Please have a look and select the answer that best describes your rig. Feel free to write in responses to provide more details. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks Craig After you complete the survey, please tell us more about how you are using your L1 Compact in the ongoing discussion .
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ST ·
Hi Oldghm, Joel, Please take the 30-second survey too. Thank you!
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

Lee Wright ·
We're probably not a typical user as we're a hire/production company. We have 6 x Compacts which we use pretty regularly including: -Outdoor weddings -Fill speakers (eg we might have 2 x Model2 or F1's at the front of the room then a pair of Compacts at the back or also at large outdoor events. -Easy listening bands in small rooms. -Corporate events for speech & video sound tracks -Outdoor picnics (we supply with a battery/inverter pack) Here's some pics:...
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

using L 1 C without Tonematch. As a delay from Amp out to TS Input or with another DJ Mixer or Livemixers mono sum like ST shows here. For little DJ Use or as a keyboard Amp with Mic with RCA or Mini Jack, Mic Input & Tonematch at Line Level, for High Z at Tonematch at Guitar level
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

ST ·
Hi Craig, First, I've got to tell you that the L1® Compact with the Kemper Profiler makes a great guitar rig. This is my backline of choice when playing in non-L1® bands. I also use it with the Kemper at small gigs where my band-mates are using an L1® Model II. They'll be the rhythm section and I don't need much low-end support for what I'm doing. Most of the time I run my L1® Compact with the T1®. Typical setup for Band gigs T1® Channels Microphone: Neumann KMS 105 (requires phantom power)...
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

Fish ·
Hi Craig, I bought the L1 Compact just over a year ago along with the T1 to cover smaller performances (nursing homes, retirement villages, small church sanctuaries & socials) that didn't warrant our normal two Model 1's. Plus, I keep it in the music room where it's easy to pick up and go, rather than pull the trailer out of the garage with all the ancillary stuff (carts, rack with wireless gear, multiple B1's, product table, spare gear, etc.) Based on my experience with the Tonematch...
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

Seagullman ·
Hi Craig, I would echo what Oldghm has put on his "improvement list" originally posted by Oldghm: "ToneMatch port Lower bottom end, enough to be effective for the Porchboard or similar foot bass devices. This is what I miss the most when using the Compact. The same spectral range as the B1 would be great. More on board eq capability. Possibly with a simple reverb or delay. I would like one more independent input and perhaps a more flexible design of the mixer section. A few more dB. The...
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Re: ATTN L1 Compact Users

Mike in Texas ·
Hi Craig, thanks for asking.. hope you're not sorry you did, after this :-} I'm an L1 Classic guy from Day One (PAS!), have and continue to use two of the original units. Bought a T1 its day one also, but didn't care for it and sold it. THEN, bought an early SoloAmp - GREAT design and implementation. L1 Compact? I resisted this for many years, because of so many shortcomings compared to SoloAmp electronics and options. I finally bought a used L1C couple years ago, and now a second one a week...
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Insulating L1 Compact

tdesjarlais ·
I recently insulated my home speakers after watching a youtube video on DIY ways to improve speaker response. If you search DIY insulated speakers, you will see lots of videos posting recommending insulating your speakers of every type you can imagine. I used a stuffed animal instead of extra insulation and also used caulk. The speaker response change was at least 6 db. Also, all of the hiss went away with the high frequencies; even with the treble turned all of the way up. The bass kicked...
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Re: Insulating L1 Compact

Oldghm ·
In the past I have tinkered with stuffing when changing components / usage of some factory and some custom built cabinets. Have not considered making any changes to a Bose speaker. You may find the article at the link below interesting. http://www.lungster.com/l/spea...ListArchive.shtml#t1 The link below is a short discussion from another forum. https://www.talkbass.com/threa...t-insulation.461882/ O..
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Re: Insulating L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi tdesjarlais, the idea of acoustically insulating/damping the insides of loudspeaker enclosures is certainly not new and has been used in High-end HiFi loudspeakers for decades, and it does contribute to a more defined sound. tdesjarlais wrote: "I recently insulated my home speakers ... The difference was so significant that I wondered how well bose insulated their speaker cabinets." I think that the emphasis here is on the subject of "home speakers". Are we talking serious loudspeakers...
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Reducing echo with L1 Compact in old gymnasium

jimlemme ·
Our square dance club has been using an L1 Compact in a temporary venue. We have just returned to our regular venue, a renovated 1950's style gymnasium, all hard surfaces. Echo makes it difficult to understand the caller's voice. We had a line level output from the caller's mixer going into channel 2 on the L1. We had the speaker set up using both extensions on the floor of a stage about 3 feet above the gymnasium floor, putting it a couple feet above the dancers' heads. If we only use one...
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Re: Reducing echo with L1 Compact in old gymnasium

Nick-at-Bose ·
Hi Jim, Using EQ will help, but it may not make a drastic difference. Every little bit helps though. Rolling off the bass to filter out unnecessary audio will tame the space a bit. Ideally, the distance from the L1 speaker to the dancers' ears is as short as possible. It's a game of inches, but this will give the maximum "signal to noise ratio" of direct sound versus reflected. This means having the speaker at ear height and as close to the dancers' as possible. It's also important for the...
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Re: L1 Compact

Seagullman ·
Hi Heinz, Erstmal "Frohes Neues." ST hat Dir eigentlich alles mitgeteilt. Wenn Du's auf deutsch brauchst sag Bescheid, aber ich glaube es nicht. Die Preset Namen sind sowieso auf englisch. Hoffentlich geht es Dir gut. Tony PS hast Du meine PM in November bekommen? Wenn's irgendwie hilfreich war kann's Du es mir im PM-Bereich erzählen? Danke.
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L1 Compact

el'häuser ·
Hallo Kollegen, seit November 2016 keine neuer Post mehr! Meine Frage bezieht sich auf das Preset des Gitarren-Eingangs der L1 Compact. Kann mir jemand sagen, mit welchem Preset auf dem Tonematch diese Einstellung vergleichbar ist? Danke für eine Einschätzung. Heinz
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ST ·
Hallo el'häuser (Heinz), The Presets on the L1® Compact equivalents are: Presets T1 equivalent presets for Compact Channels 1 and 2 Channel 1: T1 ToneMatch ® Audio Engine equivalent: Handheld Mics L1 ® Model I equivalent: 01 Handheld Microphones Channel 2: T1 ToneMatch ® Audio Engine equivalent: Acoustic Guitars: Steel String w/piezo L1 ® Model I equivalent: 40 Acoustic Guitars: Steel String w/piezo Source Is that the information that you needed? ST
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Own a Td30KV...which L1?

Gatodrums ·
i have a Roland v-drum kit TD30 and it's located in a room inside the house....it's just for personal use....no gigs.....is a L1 compact enough? Or do I need a bigger system. Maybe I'll play with a friend and a guitar but that's it.....just family audience at the house? L1 compact is good enough? regards and thanks
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

Gatodrums ·
Seagullman posted: Hi Gatodrums, First of all let me welcome you to the forum. Thanks for joining our community. Now to your question. I have both a Compact and a Model II with a B1. My wife has a Roland TD6V set. I've not actually amplified her drums at all tip to now as she plays them through headphones. If she wanted me to amplify them just for once in a while I'd probably use the Compact just for the ease of setting it up. This would however probably result in the Kick Drums lacking in...
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

Seagullman ·
Hi Gatodrums, First of all let me welcome you to the forum. Thanks for joining our community. Now to your question. I have both a Compact and a Model II with a B1. My wife has a Roland TD6V set. I've not actually amplified her drums at all tip to now as she plays them through headphones. If she wanted me to amplify them just for once in a while I'd probably use the Compact just for the ease of setting it up. This would however probably result in the Kick Drums lacking in power in the lower...
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Re: Own a Td30KV...which L1?

Gatodrums ·
Thanks Eric!! This product sounds great. I do play rock music (Van Halen, Journey, Boston, Nirvana, AC/DC stuff)...my main concern is that my e-drums are in a small room of the house (approximately 300 square feet) and I use them with the headphones, however, sometimes the wife is out and I can hit it with a speaker, therefore, I want a nice bass/kick sound but without the need of having a neighbor complaining about it. I thought about the compact because of the size as well. With that in...
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Re: Own a Td30KV...which L1?

Gatodrums ·
Thanks Eric!! This product sounds great and I do play rock music (Van Halen, Boston, Journey, Nirvana, AC/DC stuff). My only concern is that I play in a small room at the house with my headphones...but some times..the wife is out and I can hit it with a speaker....the room is about 300 square feet, therefore...I want the kick/bass to be great but also no need to have a neighbor complaining about it. That´s why I though about the compact and for its size as well.....Do you think that the F1...
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

Gatodrums ·
Thanks Steve...as Tony mentioned above....I will check with the dealer and try both...however, by little less than desired you mean disappointing or sounds ok and good but could be better??
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

G0csteve ·
I got a pair of compacts and have been using them in my studio with my digital drums and while the kick is a little less than desired, everything else is just fine!
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

ST ·
Hi Tony (Seagullman), Seagullman posted: I have both a Compact and a Model II with a B1. My wife has a Roland TD6V set. I've not actually amplified her drums at all tip to now as she plays them through headphones. If she wanted me to amplify them just for once in a while I'd probably use the Compact just for the ease of setting it up. This would however probably result in the Kick Drums lacking in power in the lower frequencies. If it were to be on a more permanent basis I would more than...
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Re: Own a Td30KV...which L1?

Eric-at-Bose 3 ·
Hi Gatodrums! Thanks for the question. Which system is right for you is entirely dependent on budget and "how loud do you need to get". The L1 Compact may not be enough if you are doing rock music. We make the new F1 Model 812 for 1199.00 USD that has 1000 watts of power. I would take a look at that product, it will be flexible enough to play at lower volumes, and be able to get loud when you need it to. F1 System: https://www.bose.com/prc.jsp?u...ages/f1/index_en.jsp Thank you and have a...
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I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

Gatodrums ·
i have a Roland v-drum kit TD30 and it's located in a room inside the house....it's just for personal use....no gigs.....is a L1 compact enough? Or do I need a bigger system. Maybe I'll play with a friend with a guitar but that's it.....just family audience at the house? L1 compact is good enough? Good kick/bass drum for the room? regards
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

Seagullman ·
Hi Gatodrums, regarding this "I will take in consideration about going live someday and maybe buy the bigger one!!. You got me thinking on that one....!!" I thought I'd throw the idea into the discussion because it would be a real shame if you went for the Compact which may well serve you acceptably (with maybe limitations on the Kick) at home, but which would probably leave you being unhappy nit you do decide to gig with it at some time. As I said already I'd probably then go with a B2 as...
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Re: I own a Roland TD30.....which L1?

Seagullman ·
ST, regarding this: "I would be very interested in your impressions (both of you) if you connect the Roland TDV6 set to the Compact and then the Model II with the B1. If you have the time to try it out, I'd really appreciate it." When I have the Model II out the next time I'll ask my wife if she'll play through the systems for me. The Compact is no problem to move around but the Model II is up a small spiral staircase in one part of the house and the drums (believe it or not) are set up in...
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Re: Own a Td30KV...which L1?

Nick-at-Bose ·
Hi Gatodrums, The Compact will perform well in a small room. The Compact is very natural sounding and has a very small footprint. I do agree with Eric though that the F1 812 should be considered. The main reason is it's flexibility. Though the footprint isn't that much bigger, it does have more power should you ever need it. Drums can demand a lot of power from the amp (relatively speaking), so more headroom is always a good thing. At low volumes, it'll work great too. Thanks, Nick
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