Tagged With "System"

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F1 Efficency Saves The Day!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
I was hired to provide sound for an outdoor concert where they would be using a generator for power. Right before sound check the military 31,000 watt generator burst into flames and the power cut out! Scrambling at the last minute the event director was able to come up with two other generators - a 4000 watt and a 3000 watt (I got the 4000 watt and the backline and lights ran off the 3000 watt... Originally I had two 812 tops and two F1 subs hooked up... because I didn't want to add to any...
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ST ·
Way to go JD! Thanks for this great real-world report about your F1 system. That looks like a fun event. ST
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jdbassentertainment.com ·
It was! I love mixing sound with my F1 system (no matter the configuration) - the 812 tops and F1 subs are truly amazing tools!!!
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Thankful for the L1 System!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
I am very thankful for the L1 Sound System. It will be 10 years of use with these awesome units! I attribute a lot of my success to the use of these amazing sound systems... Having very good sound is very important to me and I am very greatful that I found the L1 and made the investment! Thank You Bose! -JD
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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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Using two L1 systems in same venue

Don Wilson ·
We have used the L1 Model II system in two worship venues at our church. In both settings, we feed a 16-channel mixer into the ToneMatch unit. We would like to combine services and use both of our systems together in the larger venue that seats 300. Will have three ToneMatch units and two mixers at our disposal. Any warnings or tips to making the two Bose L1 systems work beautifully together? Thanks!
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ST ·
Hi Don, Thank you for joining the Community. Without knowing more about the physical layout and the sound sources, I can only speak in generalities. Here are two articles that might help. Please take a look. T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine to Two Model II Systems Two T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engines with Two Model II Systems Please see through the specifics. The articles address considerations when using two Model II systems on the same stage. Questions? Do you have pictures of the venue, of the...
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Panaray System Digital Controller - assigning individual channels

StrummerKen ·
The controller has 4 outputs I thought that i could assign a speaker type to each output - but it seems that i can only choose from pre configured presets Is it possible to do something like the following: C1 402 Highs/Mids C2 502B Lows C3 802 full range C4 402 full range i have individual controllers (402C and 502C) was hoping to free-up some rack space
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MattS-at-Bose ·
Hi StrummerKen, You are correct. This is not possible among the preset modes or otherwise. Thanks, MattS-at-Bose
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Re: Panaray System Digital Controller - assigning individual channels

StrummerKen ·
Am i right that a Controlspace SP24 is able to assign particular speakers to individual output channels Thanks for your help
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Re: Panaray System Digital Controller - assigning individual channels

MattS-at-Bose ·
Hi StrummerKen, Yes, the SP-24 is capable of particular speakers for individual outputs including 402II, 402IV, 502B, 802III, 802IV. Thanks, MattS-at-Bose
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Dual Systems

steve j ·
Hi, I have a L1 IS with a B1. I am considering buying a second system to use in a dual system configuration, for very large venues and/or audiences over 300. And, to also have as a back up system. My questions - 1. If I purchase a Model II with a B2, how will that work in a dual configuration with my Model I? I am guessing I will need to even out the bottom end by adding another B1 to my Model I, but will I get a good even sound by having a Model I on the left and a Model II on the right? 2.
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Re: Dual Systems

NickA-at-Bose ·
Hi Steve, Question 1 and 2 -- You are correct that you won't truly get an even sound with two different L1's. But, it probably won't really matter except for the 3 people standing in the middle of the room and exactly equidistant from the two systems: Anyone closer to the left system will only really hear the left system, and anyone closer to the right system will really only hear the right system. So having a mismatch probably won't be noticed by the average audience member. Question 3 --...
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Re: Dual Systems

MattS-at-Bose ·
Hi Steve J, Connect either L1 the usual way using the ToneMatch cable. Connect the second L1 using a ¼” TRS balanced cable. You’ll know it’s balanced to reject hum, buzz and noise at long distances (such as 50’) by the 2 visible stripes on the ¼” plug vs. 1 visible stripe (which is unbalanced). This method is illustrated on the L1 wiki with two Model IIs which applies to your setup as well: http://toonz.ca/bose/wiki/inde...odel_II_Power_Stands Thanks, MattS-at-Bose
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Re: Dual Systems

steve j ·
Thanks for the details. I am looking at buying the Model II later today. Since I am using tracks and vocals I need both systems (Model I 1S and Model II) connected to the same Tone Match. Can you tell me how I make that connection? Also, if I place the towers 50 ft apart, I will need extra cords. Are there cord connectors? Thanks!
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steve j ·
Thanks. I could not find a TRS cable longer than 10 ft. Will an XLR cable with 1/4 connectors work just as well?
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Re: Dual Systems

MattS-at-Bose ·
Hi Steve J, Yes. Just make sure the XLR to 1/4" adapters are 1/4" TRS (vs. 1/4" TS unbalanced) to maintain a balanced connection. Thanks, MattS-at-Bose
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Re: Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

JohnL ·
Hi Bruno, Yes, some people use the L1s in a traditional layout of FOH and stage monitor. Yes, this defeats the purpose of the L1. But, multiple L1s are more versatile to have than the traditional FOH/SM setup. I've used the L1s in almost all those configurations you mentioned. The reason for this is the same as all things audio related... it depends. I've used 2 Compacts as rear, side, and front monitors. And L1M2 as regular FOH flanking the stage. I've used 2 Compacts, and 2 L1M2 as rear...
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Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

GLB Productions ·
As a live sound engineer who is new to the Bose approach I've been watching videos of bands using the L1 systems live to get some idea of different set up possibilities. On the Bose YouTube channel there is a video of Foreigner doing a gig in 2014 with four L1 systems. There is a good overall shot of the stage at this point in the video: https://youtu.be/sibKEEBlfWs?t=1m28s I noticed a couple of things I'd like to ask about: 1. The band has two L1s behind them and two L1s in front, the...
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Re: Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

GLB Productions ·
Ah yes now THIS is something that I am looking forward to experimenting with - the idea that the monitors don't need a separate mix from the FOH and that you can tell the musicians with confidence that 'You're hearing the same thing I'm hearing'. My only concern is feedback at high levels because, line array or not, you can't change the laws of physics. Then you used the L1 compact for the string quartet did you have a mic on each player or one for the entire group? Bruno
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Re: Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

JohnL ·
Stereo miking for the group. They were arranged in a U around the mics. I've had better luck with feedback when the kids were low, almost on the floor facing up. The musicians were blocking the L1 and we're about 2 feet away from the mics. L1 compact was about 3 feet behind the group. If the gig is indoors, you can also rotate the L1 to face off to the side to spread the sound around the room, while further minimizing feedback potential then you can run a higher gain. Close lapel miking also...
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Re: Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

GLB Productions ·
Thanks ST, I've watched that video several times and am very keen to see how these ideas work out in practice - I've got a couple of tests lined up for the L1 compact this weekend. Will report back! Bruno
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Re: Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

ST ·
Hi Bruno, "... you can't change the laws of physics." I think you'll find this interesting. The L1® Approach and the History of Amplification ST
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Re: Observations from "Foreigner Performs on Bose L1 Systems" video

JohnL ·
Hi Bruno, I'm not sure if you can see, but in this setup, I was miking an a cappella group and I was using 4 mics. The two condensers in the middle and if you look closely, you'll see two boundary mics on the floor. Those were directed towards the side singers. The reason for this was that having the singers between the mic and the L1, eliminated any potential feedback issues. The stand mics did double duty for the back singers and any soloists that stood up and moved closer to the mics. The...
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L1 Model 1S not powering on

Madhu ·
This is the second time I try to power on the system, after few seconds I heard a pop sound front of the power stand may be through the Air vent, after that I was not able to power on at all. I was powering the power stand using the anti-surge protection extension lead, first time two weeks ago it was completely fine. Please provide any valuable inputs. Thanks.
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Re: L1 Model 1S not powering on

ST ·
Hi Madhu, Thank you for joining the Community. I am sorry to see you are having a problem with your L1® Model 1S. Have you tried using a different power source? If you have and there is still no response, please contact your Bose dealer or contact Bose UK. Bose House, Quayside, Chatham Maritime Kent, ME4 4QZ, UK Bose UK Tel: +44 (0)3330-142545 pro_uk@bose.com Thank you, ST
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Broken analog input (Model L1 1S)

SedonaRick ·
My own fault, I tripped over the cable and cracked the plastic housing. Occasionally now I'm not getting a good connection. I've had the system for a couple of years so pretty sure it of warranty and i can't find anyone to work on it. I can do the repair myself if i can just figure out how to get the cover off (removing the legs seems to be the only difficulty). Can you help me out us the only answer to ship it to the repair center in Indiana? I really need the system 2-3 times a week so...
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Re: Broken analog input (Model L1 1S)

ST ·
Hi, SedonaRick. I'm sorry you've damaged the analog input on your L1®. Please call Bose Support in the morning and they can tell you about various options for service. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM EST Thank you, Bose Pro Community Admin
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Bose F1 System Transport

DJ8X ·
Question for all. How do you transport your F1 system? How do you transport from vehicle to venue?
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Re: Bose F1 System Transport

ST ·
Hi DJ8X, RocknRoller Carts have come up here frequently over the years. https://rocknrollercart.com/ ST
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Favorite F1 Pictures

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Besides the great way the F1 System sounds I've always really liked the way it looks as well! Here are a couple of my favorite F1 pictures... please share some of your own!
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F1 Amazing Sound, Small Footprint

jdbassentertainment.com ·
I recently had the pleasure of providing sound and lights for a five piece band that filled the stage! They took up 22 inputs on my board. They were an REO Speenwagon Tribute group. The venue was a local casino event hall that has a seating capacity of around 400. The F1 System I used at this show was two 812 tops & two F1 subs. I used the integrated stand and had them 25 feet apart on either side of the stage. The venue and band were both very happy with the sound and we got lots of...
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L1 Favorite Set-up Pictures!

jdbassentertainment.com ·
Very proud owner of the Bose L1 Systems... Always enjoyed their sleek look! Here's a few of my favorite L1 pictures... Feel free to share your as well!!
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Seagullman ·
I couldn't resist this ... I call this my ST set-up ... In my living room set up for rehearsal at home. T1 is on my microphone stand.
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Re: L1 Favorite Set-up Pictures!

Seagullman ·
Ich finde dein Kellerraum sehr schön Andreas. Willkommen im Forum. Tony I don't have a useable basement in my house. I am however allowed to do this, especially when we have a living room party.
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Re: L1 Favorite Set-up Pictures!

commonstupid ·
Basement Setup
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jdbassentertainment.com ·
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Re: Bose F1 System Transport

DJ8X ·
Hi ST. I actually have a rocknroller cart. I'm more interested in how to incorporate/configure the cart for less trips. I was wondering how did others transport the systems to avoid things like grill damage.
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DJ8X ·
I think I may have figured something out. It's still going to be 2 trips though because I cant incorporate my table and booth.
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ST ·
Hi DJ8X, Maybe a larger cart? ST
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DJ8X ·
Yeah I was thinking that.
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jdbassentertainment.com ·
or maybe perhaps take two trips... my experience is the higher I stack my gear the more falls off.
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DJ8X ·
LOL..Yeah. I was trying to be lazy.
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Need Help Choosing the System That's Right for Me

Smilin' Rylan ·
Hi Everyone, I've finally made the decision to sell all my old gear and get a Bose L1. Here's what I need it for: I'm a children's performer and I'll be performing in various locations, but primarily school gyms. I perform mainly as a solo act and here's what I need to run through the system: -Acoustic guitar (w/ pickup) -Shure Headworn Mic -Digital Piano -MP3 player or laptop for backing tracks (These are literally mixes of my songs with the lead vocals taken out. There will be lots of...
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Re: F1 Amazing Sound, Small Footprint

DJ8X ·
I took my 2 F1 Systems out for a spin last night. It was a corporate function downtown Chicago. The attendance was roughly 370 people. The 2 systems covered this quite well. There were maybe up to 100 in the dancing area while the rest were spread out throughout the room. Interesting thing is, I still had more volume to give them but didn't need it.
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Re: Need Help Choosing the System That's Right for Me

ST ·
Hi Rylan, Thank you for joining us. Please tell us about where you perform. You mentioned school gyms. How many kids are in your typical audience. Do you have issues with excessive reverberation? What gear are your retiring? Was it okay? What are you hoping to improve by moving to an L1®? Thanks, ST
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Re: Favorite F1 Pictures

DJ8X ·
Here you go
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Re: Need Help Choosing the System That's Right for Me

Smilin' Rylan ·
Hi ST, thanks for responding. Besides school gyms, there are venues such as public/school libraries, community & art centers, classrooms, out doors and even houses (bigger venues too, have their own sound system), Excessive reverb can be a problem in a gym (I'm actually a teacher too), but once you get 200 kids in there, the echoing gets sucked up by kids clothing and stuff.. And that's generally the size of audience I'll be playing to in a gym, 100-500 kids depending on the size of the...
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Re: Need Help Choosing the System That's Right for Me

ST ·
Hi Rylan, Thanks for the added information. You'll need an L1® Model II with a B2 Bass Module and a ToneMatch mixer for these settings. The L1® Model II has a horizontal dispersion of about 180 degrees, and vertical is limited to the area in front of the 8 foot Cylindrical Radiator® (very little horizontal dispersion). That latter is great for taming reverberation in large rooms. You can replace everything with the L1 system I mentioned above. You'll want a guitar amp modeller to replace the...
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Re: Two Players / 2 L1 Systems

ST ·
Hi John, It's a joy isn't it. Over the years, many of the people with whom I play have picked up an L1® or L1® Compact. It's always a joy when we play together because we all bring our own L1® to the gig. And it makes an audible difference to us, and to the audience too. We know, because they tell us. Good to hear from you. ST
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