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Additional Speakers for bigger gigs

Debbie Villaricos ·
Can anyone advise me if i is possible to add speakers (attach) to my Bose Model 1 L1 (the original) and if so details of which to get please? Debbie
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ST ·
Hi Debbie, You can attach self-powered (active) loudspeakers to the L1 Model I Power stand. Here is an article that describes several ways to do it. PS1 Power Stand Connections - Line Outs In the article, there are some diagrams - each with a yellow line "To House System". This is where you could connect a self-powered (active) loudspeaker. Please tell us about why you want to add speakers to your L1. Maybe there's another way to meet the need. ST
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Re: Broken driver on Radiator!

ST ·
Hi Ian, I'm really sorry that this happened. Call Bose on Monday. You've got a five-year warranty on the cylindrical radiators. Call Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET ST
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Broken driver on Radiator!

Ian Eric ·
Playing a gig last night, and heard what sounded like your typical blown speaker in my L1M2; fuzzy, distorted, etc. Sounded that way from the first note of the night. Decided to open her up today, and the photo shows what I discovered. The magnet of this driver is literally half-broken off the frame! This is the upper-most speaker on the lower radiator. Anyone seen this before? My system is 16 months old, and while it gets used a lot (I average at least 4 gigs per week), I do take care not...
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jdbassentertainment.com ·
This is very rare... I was told by a Bose Tech the raw drivers nearly never fail due to the built in protections in the powerstands...
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Re: Broken driver on Radiator!

Ian Eric ·
Let me say this: Bose rules. Customer service was amazing. All I wanted was a speaker...they insisted on replacing the entire Cylindrical Radiator stack instead. Even rush-shipped the unit so I wouldn't have any issues with my upcoming gigs (starting tonight!). Called Monday, package delivered today (Wednesday). Incredible, and a totally hassle-free experience. We all know these products are pricey, but this kind of customer support is truly an amazing value-added benefit that really makes...
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Re: Broken driver on Radiator!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
I would have to say that Bose is the best company I have ever worked with regards to tech support and repairs. They have defiantly exceeded my expectations over the years in these departments! They make it easy to buy with confidence.
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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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Re: List Your Profession in which you use the F1 Speakers Pole

ST ·
Hi JD, This is a fun topic. Live Musician - Applications Front of House (FOH) I use two F1 Stacks (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer) on either side and front of the stage. I use a Soundcraft Ui16 as the mixer. Typically, I will have L1® Compacts or L1® Model II units at the back of the stage for monitors. In this situation, I am also performing. Backline Amp I use this with my T1®, Neumann KMS 105 , and Kemper Profiling Amp. I would normally use my L1® Compact for this application. The...
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List Your Profession in which you use the F1 Speakers Pole

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Profession pole... Think it might kind of be fund... What professions do you use your F1 speakers for? DJ, Live Sound Engineer (between four 812 tops and four F1 subs I have a lot of options)
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Anyone please suggest me a external speakers to add on bose l1 compact of same sound quality as l1 compact.

Sushil Khanal ·
hello bose community, I have a bose l1 compact sound system with bose audio tonematch t1. We use this system for our meditation hall about 25m long and 10m wide. the sound is low for the music celebrations so we decided to add external speakers to it but we got confused which speakers to add on it. We'll like to add speakers of same sound quality as l1 compact sound system . So please give me some suggestions about it Sushil
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ST ·
Hi Sushhil Khanal, Thank you for joining the Community. This is really easy. The L1® Compact as a line out connector on the back that allows you to connect a second L1® Compact. Compact Daisy Chain Please click the picture for more details. In your room, I would put the two Compacts at 1/3 and 2/3 positions along the 25-meter wall. Does that help? ST
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ST ·
Hi Sushil, I thought very carefully about the size of your big celebration hall and that you want to use it for dance with full music. I can't think of anything smaller than another L1® Compact for this purpose. Why not? If you want the same sound quality, then you want another L1® Compact. If you think the L1® Compact is not loud enough for your music, the only alternatives to the L1® Compact would be a larger L1® like the L1® Model 1S or L1® Model II. Both of these can provide much more...
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Re: Anyone please suggest me a external speakers to add on bose l1 compact of same sound quality as l1 compact.

Sushil Khanal ·
Hello ST, Thank you for your fast and informative response on this query of mine. I know how to connect second speaker or system in bose l1 compact but what i wanted to know was name of speakers that I can connect in this bose l1 compact. I don't want to buy second bose l1 compact. So, I would like to get some alternatives speakers name with the same like sound quality of bose or some alternatives from bose itself. Its like we have a big celebration hall for meditation purpose about 25 m...
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Re: Anyone please suggest me a external speakers to add on bose l1 compact of same sound quality as l1 compact.

http://www.electrovoice.com/product.php?id=2583 Hello, for Delays I use 2 or more L 1 C © like ST shows here. My Link shows for instance here an active Electro Voice 12" Box. I use these Boxes for other rooms with a XLR Coil on a Tripod stand. From L 1 C Output to the Input of the EV Box Same Quality is difficult. Famous USA Products like Meyer Sound are more expensive. These (L1C & ZLX 12 P are made in China) Yours Kai
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ST ·
Hi Sushil, Here's another reason to consider a second L1® Compact. If you add another conventional loudspeaker, it will likely have a horizontal dispersion of 90-100 degrees. Your L1® Compact has a horizontal dispersion of 180 degrees. Two Compacts can do a very good job covering a room like you described. But if you use a conventional loudspeaker for the second speaker, you may have gaps in the coverage. ST
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

ST ·
Hi Oldghm, Steve, Sorry guys, I was not using my regular computer. I couldn't do images. This is how I would connect an iPad or iPod to the T1®. Here's a quick video to help you to set the input trim for the T1® for backing tracks or pre-recorded music. If you want to connect the iPod or iPad directly to the L1® Model II Power Stand: Set your iPad / iPod to mono. Launch the Settings app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on General. Tap on Accessibility. Under the Hearing section, turn On the...
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

ST ·
Hi Steve, I just noticed this. There are several places to add gain depending on which way connect things. iPad -> T1 -> L1 iPad -> L1 If you are looking for the easiest way to keep the volume similar, I would run the signal through the T1 but ultimately, you can achieve similar volume either way. ST
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L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

Off The Couch ·
Hello,I have a qustion regarding an upcoming outdoor gig and would appreciate any input? This will be a rather large (600-800) picnic at a farmground.I'm not sure yet if there will be a small stage or just setting up on the grass. I use the L1 Sys2 B2. What I'm thinking of doing is: Set up the sytem behind me (say 12') and then run a pair of speakers in front of me,one on the left and one on the right.I believe I'll have enough volume and the Bose can act as my monitor also. I think I can...
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

ST ·
Hi Steve, Great questions. I'm glad you asked. Have you done any shows outdoors with your L1® yet? Please tell us about your show. If I remember correctly, you do a solo, acoustic oriented show: You and a guitar. For a picnic, you might be fine with just the L1® with your B2. I've done events for 800 in a quiet park. We had a couple of L1®s on the stage, but we never used two for any one sound source. So setup was probably similar to yours. The T1® Master Output is balanced, mono. You need...
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

Off The Couch ·
ST, thanks yes I am a solo acoustic guitar/singer. the only outdoor event i've done as of yet was a block party about 3weeks ago.I set up on some ones front lawn and played for the people within a few houses only,because there was a dj at the other end of the block. I am doing another block party prior to the large outdoor farm gig.So, that would be a good time to plug in the ipad and check out the volume. Regarding your reply that "ch 4/5 are designed to take a stereo input from ipad". I...
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

Oldghm ·
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Off The Couch ·
ST, i agree with Oldghm. Also,I checked out the Farm venue I'll be gigging at.It looks similar to the pic you sent of your outdoor gig.Except there will also be a smaller crowd at tables behind me. So,I think I may need to use the additional external speakers to point towards them. What do you think? On a side note,in between my sets the customer is requesting a variety of music from the 1950's til current times. Can anyone recommend a site where I can build a set list of different types of...
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

Off The Couch ·
Thank you ST. What should I set channel 4 and 5 for?
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

ST ·
Hi Steve, It depends on the size of the area behind you. Have you heard your L1® from behind? You still get some sound at the back. It isn't as clear, but it might be okay for people who want to get away from the music. If you've got some powered loudspeakers then bring them with you in case you need them. I don't have any suggestions for this part. Maybe some others will have some ideas. ST
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

Off The Couch ·
ST,yes my friend is lending me a pair of active speakers just in case. Not to beat a dead horse but I believe on one of these posts I read that Ch 4/5 are balanced.Would it make sense to use 1/8" trs to dual 1/4" trs. It appears the pic of the cable above is 1/8" trs to dual 1/4" tr.. thx
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Re: L1® Model II with B2 outdoors for 600-800

ST ·
Hi Steve, That's great. What kind of speakers? (just curious) Yes, T1® Channels 4/5 are mono balanced. However, the output of your iPod / iPad is not balanced. There's no benefit to using a cable like this: and it won't work because presenting a stereo signal to a balanced mono input causes issues. Sound that is present in both channels is cancelled out. Are we on the same track? ST
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Off The Couch ·
Yes that's very clear thanks.
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Off The Couch ·
Just to update,After some research I went with Spotify to download songs and build playlists. What I like is that the playlists can be played offline.So if there is no wifi in the park i will still be able to play the music playlists in between sets.
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Off The Couch ·
Yes i decided it would be best to run the ipad thru channel 4/5 on the T1..Thanks again.Your advice and info has been very helpful. As well as others on this site. Great website!
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L1 Compact to external speakers

Ibraheem Malik ·
Hello! i had a quick question for you all. I have a new L1 compact system I'm using in a school's main hall, to improve sound quality in the main hall. My problem is that the previous wired speaker system that sits in the ceiling of the rooms isn't linking nicely with my L1 compact's output. Every time I plug the ceiling speakers into the output of my Bose, there is a harsh crackling coming out of the speakers. Currently I'm just using a mic into line 1 of the bose, and the output is the...
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Re: L1 Compact to external speakers

ST ·
Hi, Ibraheem Malik, Thank you for joining the Community. For Troubleshooting: Please connect another powered loudspeaker to the L1® Compact Line Out. Do you hear the harsh crackling? It would help to know more about the connection to the ceiling speakers. Do you know what is at the other end of the connection? Please tell us about other devices you've been able to connect to the ceiling speakers successfully. Thank you, ST
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Re: L1 Compact to external speakers

ST ·
Hi Ibraheem Malik, Thanks for the additional information. Here are some more ideas. Please send a link to owners guide for the control unit. If you are using a cable that terminates like this (1/4" Tip-Ring-Sleeve) Please try a cable that terminates like this (1/4" Tip-Sleeve) For Troubleshooting: Please connect another powered loudspeaker to the L1® Compact Line Out. Do you hear the harsh crackling? ST
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Re: L1 Compact to external speakers

Ibraheem Malik ·
Hi! Thanks for the response! Yes the ceiling speakers all used to work properly before, we used to use a basic mixer and a cheap lapel mic and the sound used to come out fairly clear. the speakers plug into a control unit which has very basic master volume controls, individual room controls and base/treble adjustments. From this control unit we have a quarter inch cable that comes out, which I have been using to plug into the bose. Do I need to add something to link the ceiling speakers to...
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