Tagged With "B1"

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Help! Advice needed on gear needed for DJ starting out

Stevie C ·
Hi Guys! My name is Steve and I'm based in Australia where I'm an acoustic singer songwriter entertainer for 6 months of the year in the outback Kimberley region in Western Australia. After years of singing and playing guitar with my Bose L1 Model 2, I'm looking to mix things up a bit (and give my throat a rest) by doing a DJ gig once a week - replacing one of my singing gigs and doing the occasional wedding. I have researched these forums extensively and have become a bit lost with all the...
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B1 slipcover - want to buy

KKalb ·
Anyone have an older style B1 slipcover (with handle flap) they want to sell? The newer style doesn't match what I already have and I need to replace one. Thanks!
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B1 and B2 Amplifier

WirelessDJ ·
Has anyone ever used a B1 or B2 with an external sub amp i.e. like this one https://www.amazon.com/Dayton-Audio-SPA250-Subwoofer-Amplifier/dp/B0070Z81MW/ref=pd_sbs_23_3?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=J9ZMG7BS3BHTX8F3DFKE Would like to be able to use my subs with other speakers
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Gig setup question

scottcald ·
Hi all, Have a gig coming up in a place I haven't been before, but a bandmate gave me an idea of the size of space we have and it's not huge. My plan is an L1 Model II w/B2 for the bass guitar on the right of the drums, and L1 Model II w/B1 on the left with mainly my guitar. I'm using a Mackie DL1608 so the lead vocal will be a smidge panned right (1:00) and my vocal in my L1 MII at 11:00. The lead vocalist will also play guitar on a few songs and I'll pan the guitars at 9:00 for mine and...
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Help with product selection, PLEASE

Jim_McCrum ·
Hello all, I'm new to this forum. I've been browsing through the posts for the past week or so gathering whatever info I can on the L1 systems. I'm trying to determine what may be the best system to purchase without going way overboard. My apologies for the very long post. I'm currently part of a small church plant. We meet each Sunday in a rented multipurpose room belonging to a local school. The room doubles as gymnasium/performing arts theater. The room is capable of seating about 200.
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B1 Issue

steve j ·
Hi I had a gig recently, running my B1 with my L1 IS. After about two hours the B1 began making very loud distortions/rumbling/buzzing, which stopped the show. First time that happened. Room - conventional banquet room with 250 capacity Audience - 150 Settings - Trim on the bose stand was at half way. tone match: low at 4, mid at 4, high at 6. Active inputs - Vocal, guitar, ipod The B1 was next to the tower, both few feet away from the microhone. I turned the B1 off for a few minutes, turned...
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Wanting to know how to set up all my instruments & Equip w/ToneMatch

Michael Marlon Majors ·
I have a Bose Series1 LII with a B1 Bass Module. I am a songwriter/performer. I have a MotifXS8 Keyboard, A S49 Native Instruments Midi Keyboard, Martin Acoustic/Electric Guitar, Fernandez Electric Guitar, Peavey Active Bass, I use Drums in Logic Pro X, I use VoiceLive 2 by TC Helicon for Vocals, I have Line 6 FireHawk Guitar Effects/Pedal, I use 2 mixers...Cakewalk v100 & Behringer Xenyx 802, I also use a Marshall Guitar Amp 250mg dfx. I also have 2 JBL Passive Speakers that I don't...
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Alternate Class D power amp for B1 Bass Cabinet

Moon Dog ·
Just wondering if anyone else thinks there may be a lower cost alternative to the Packlite power amp. I would like to run my Compact with a B1 but would need a power amp. There has to be a small lightweight Class D power amp that would work for this application. Any ideas? Thoughts? Thanks. Moon Dog
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How to tell if a second B1 is wired and working properly

BobBeanBags ·
I have a Bose L1 1S with B1 and just purchased a second B1. When I plug it in and I'm running both B1's it doesn't sound much different at low volumes (maybe even less bass). Is this normal? I am in an apartment and have not been able to run it at a high volume yet. Is there a way to tell if it is all wired correctly? Also, is there a rule of thumb when I should add the 2nd B1? (maybe only outside or when playing larger venues When do most L1 users add the second B1?
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B1 Failure

Gareth Christian ·
My last 2 gigs I have suffered from the Bass module cutting out and eventually failing completely . I have checked the blue lead and that seems to be healthy . I have a ton of gigs over the xmas period , and am at my wits end. The sound is horrible without the bass. Any help appreciated,
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Base Module sounds "muddy"

nvtmusic ·
hi i've noticed the b1 bass module sounding muddy i am just a vocalist / acoustic guitar player - ( maybe i don't need it ?) just purchased another system same thing (except t1) is there anyway to put a high pass shelf across the whole system ? thanks for any help mike
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How do I connect a B1 bass module to a powered PA speaker?

Loewen ·
Can I connect a B1 bass Module with a powered PA speaker, like a Harbinger Vari V2212? Do I need an additional amplifier? What cables do I need? Any input is highly appreciated. edited title: Previously "Need input"
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Newbie needs advice for first gig!

reggiedadog ·
Hi all- Long time lurker first post- Ive ordered a Bose L1 model II with B1 and the new T4S mixer for my solo acoustic act. It arrived on Monday and I have my first gig with it tomorrow night (quite a big gig for me as well). However the problem is in Kent UK we've been hit with snow, and the campus I work at has been closed- so I know it is in my office and I cant get to it!! I am hoping to get in tomorrow but it means the first time I set it up will be at the gig. Now Ive read the...
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B1 speakon NL4 max cable length

MLB ·
Hi guys, I just traded in two Classic L1 model 1's for two new L1 model ll's. Has the maximum speakon cable length changed, going from the new model ll base stand to the B1 sub, or does it still have the same maximum length ? Best of my memory is the B1 shipped with an NL4 speakon cable, about 5 foot in length. I think I remember Bose had told me I can use a maximum of 10 foot on the speakon NL4 cable. Thanx mates !
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L1 Upgrade

Stew ·
I currently have an L1 Model 1 system with 2 B1's for DJ use. I would like to add to this in some way. I would like to find out first of all if my existing Model 1 tower array (and B1's) would be compatible with a Model 2 (or Model 1S) power stand. Is there a great difference between the Model 1S and Model 2? Thanks in advance for any advice
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Safe to sit a laptop on a B1

Gilbert ·
Just a quick, possibly daft question. I stack my B1 bass modules and noticed it provides a nice height and platform for a laptop to sit on. Is it safe to sit a laptop on top of stacked B1s?
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Tried adding A1 and B1 for extra bass

Jim Mead ·
Got thinking -- what could I do with an extra A1 and pair of B1's? How 'bout adding more bass to the S1 Pro? It worked as far blinking lights, but the B1s had very little volume. I don't recommend it this combination. :( - Jim
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L1 mod 2 bass b1

Alessandro ·
ciao a tutti, io non riesco ad equalizzare bene il mio impianto... o è troppo chiara la voce o troppo scura.. in più sento sempre un suono metallico anche se tolgo tutti gli alti e i medi dal tonematch poteteete aiutarmi?
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Si Pro out directly into Analog input of a L1 model 1S with B1 Bass

Louis ·
I'm a retired full time one-man band musician now doing small gigs with karaoke arrangements. I NOW use the Bose S1 Pro as my Bluetooth and mike input branching out to a 200 watts sub crossovered to an 260 watts Alto 10" or 2. Impressed by the easy setup, I almost bought the Bose L1 Model 1S with the B1 Bass module due to the easy and rapid installation but since there is no EQ and it's REALLY expensive, I'm not sure. I'm trying to reduce setup time drastically and want to eliminate...
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Use B1's as supplementary subwoofer

Francis J Tyminski ·
Have an L1 model 2 w 2 B1 subs and a T1 Tonematch. I'd like to use the B1 sub capabilities with my home theatre. I'd think I could run the receiver/amp sub out to a T1 channel IN. Then I could use the T1 to dial back all but the sub frequencies. Then MUTE the other channels. Anyone have such settings they could share? Thanks.
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Best Combo for Tyros 4 + Vocals

Limbo ·
I'm a newbie in the group - what a wealth of info in here!!! I'd like to get your input... I'm a one-man band using a Tyros 4 and vocals. Sometimes, a guitarist will join me. I play to audiences up to about300 people. I currently have a big Roland RC 550 k/b amp (great bass punch), with a separate Behringer passive amp driving 300W speakers for the vocals. That RC 550 gets heavier every night, and the Behringer combo is not exactly a great sound. So, I'm trying to decide which BOSE system to...
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Bose L1 model 1S with B1 Bass

Alan 4 ·
I have a Bose L1 model 1S with B1 Bass can I use a Studiomaster powered mixer ?
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Help me choose? (Set B1's or B2)

Boy_Narf ·
Hello Everyone, So I've read a bunch of posts about this exact topic and it seems the info is different on every post. I'm curious on anyone who has had recent experience with this. I'm currently burrowing an L1 Model 2 from a friend that has the B2. I thought these systems were gimmicks until I started to use one. My band and I absolutely love it. Played an outdoor BBQ last weekend and it was brilliant, especially when it came to packing up at the end of the night :) I just found a pretty...
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Two (2) B1 bass modules louder than only one B1 bass module

Louis ·
I have bought 1 S1 pro and was SO impressed, both one more. Doubly impressed, I gave my son my regular sound system for bigger rooms to my son for HIS band and bought a beautiful L1 model 1S with and T1 Tonematch and one (1) B1 bass module. Very satisfied except maybe in a few rooms, I'd feel I could use more power. OK, here's my question: If I get another B1, will two (2) B1 bass modules make my system LOUDER than only one B1 bass module? Thanks
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Is L1 model 1S with two B1 enough for the venue ?

Jay 4 ·
Hello, This is the first time we are holding a big public music event and planning to use a L1 model 1S. So far used for small gatherings 70 people in about 1000 sq feet hall and system worked very well. The venue is a High-school gym about 6000 sq feet. Audience expected about 400. The music is folk dance music with at least 70% people dancing anytime. I purchased additional B1 to raise the loudness. But not sure if this system is enough for this event. Thanks for any inputs.
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2 B1s in place of B2

Fretgames ·
Hello fellow Bose enthusiast. I have a L1 M2 and I was thinking of retiring my B2 with much regret, as I love the sound. I can't deal with the weight and size with my shoulders. I'm a solo guitarist and vocalist. I play acoustic and electric. I use a Trio to make my backing tracks. The bass, drums and various keyboards, sound awesome through my current configuration. I don't D J though I have used it a number of times in theaters and outdoors events. I'm worried that the system will loose...
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Speaker recommendation

Joseph Ford ·
Hey bose family, wanted your suggestion on what system to get. We're a church in a 100ft x 50ft building with a raised stage(25ft-35ft) along the middle of the long side. We're currently using 2 Model L1 compacts as the main speakers . Sitting at either edge of the stage in front of the musicians, singers, and preacher. While these sound clear they lack in base and there at the limiter often. So were thinking of upgrading and using the compacts as monitors for them. What do you suggest?
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Using looper multi-instrumentalist

Bill Coward ·
I want to play loops through my Pigtronix Infinity and Bose L1/1S/B1 system. Right now I'm sending two keyboards, a vocal mic, a "guitar" (actually a Banjola going into a Trace Acoustic) and a Beat Buddy into a TouchMix 8, using the stereo outs to go into two Bose towers. I put the Infinity looper between the TouchMix and the towers. I'm getting lots of hum/hiss. But I'm looking forward to a lot of fun with this. Just set up the system today. I'll be experimenting with it a lot tomorrow.
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L1 classic half work

Fin ·
Hi to you all, I am Fabrizio from Italy. I have a couple of used (not by me) L1's classic with 4x B1. One is perfect, the other nope. I run them always with a line input in the input 3 (at volume 3) and already tried the input 4. The broken system sound awful, No eq and NO x-over. I have full range in the sub output, Removed the radiator and checked the 3 amps individually. All works correctly if driven from their inputs. If I use one of the classic line inputs (3 and 4) in every amps out I...
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Solo artist - Using Backing Tracks and Live Guitar. Trying to decide on Bose L1S or M2 with B1 or B2

Stang ·
My Setup: Bose L1 Compact, Stratocaster into Boss GT100, Professional Grade Backing Tracks on iPad With OneTrack. For the acoustic part of my show I’m using a Breedlove C350cme direct into the T1. Vocal Mic= SM58 I perform everything from Sinatra to 311 to SRV. I have been using this setup for 7 years and have been very happy with my sound except on outdoor gigs or larger venues. Trying to project in an outdoor venue can be difficult with the Compact. It is also difficult to overcome crowd...
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Adding External Equalizer

Prota-Zha ·
I have a Bose L1 Model 1 with 2 B1 Bass modules. While I do like the unit and it's power, I am not satisfied with the overall tone. Are there any suggestions regarding which EQ would work well with the L1 to effect the overall sound of 'whatever' is going through it? The Bose EQ is way above my budget of $80 to $150. Also, would I use the insert for this application? Thank you... T
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L1 Model II - Add B1 or B2 or F1?

KenDawg1 ·
Hi - We are trying to get more power and volume out of our L1 Model II. If we add a B1 or B2 will that simply give us more bass and volume or both? Will we lose some high end performance? We like the current sound quality but would like everything to be louder - (4) Mics Vocals only. The current L1 only has one B1 connected and we want more power and volume. Also, if we add 1 or 2 F1's would that be a good way to go? How would you connect the F1's to the L1? We have (2) T1's. The thinking...
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L1 Classic/Model I Shut down after 10 to 15 minutes

Bernabe ·
We have the PS1 Power stand with 2 B1 Bass modules. It has worked for years, but now we turn it on, with two guitars, two mics (like we have always done) and it works for about 10 to 15 minutes then quits working. Neither mics nor guitars come through the speakers, but the display lights on the PS1 show activity, as do the ones on the remote control. But absolutely nothing comes through the speakers. Could this be the fuse?? Edit Subject: Previously "Shut down" Bose Pro Community Admin
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

CityFolk ·
I use 2 B1s with my L1M2 out of economic necessity vs the difference in sound as I already had a B1 with my old L1 Classic system. So my caveat is I’ve never used a B2. We have an acoustic duo (2 vocals, 2 acoustic mandolin/guitars/bowed Psaltery) and sometimes our daughter plays upright bass with us. We play mostly acoustic folk, light rock, country so nothing really heavy or at loud volume. Certainly when my daughter plays with us we use the 2 B1s and have found them to be perfectly fine...
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

Squid ·
I also use 2 B1s with my L1M2 for the same reason: weight. Same reason I upgraded from the M1 to M2. Not a problem. Sounds great.
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

ST ·
Hi Fretgames, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm delighted you're here. This is a great question. For context, I have four B1s and a B2. I play guitar (acoustic and electric), solo, duo, bands. Thanks for this background information. That's helpful. You're talking about the Digitech Trio (yes)? How did they fit all those people inside the little box. I've got one too. I use it for developing new ideas and rehearsal. It sounds great through the L1. On the back of the B2 is the...
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

Chet ·
I had an L1M2 with 2 B1s. I did many gigs with that system from medium sized on up with the largest being over 350 people in a huge room (Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Bass (with amp) and Cajon). I've also done a bunch of gigs with an L1S and B2 and a few with L1M2 and B2. Mixed results with B2: It does seem to pump out more and louder bottom end BUT it can also be a serious feedback producer... I found the B2 often harder to control than a system with 2 B1s. I found that stacking the 2 B1s...
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

Fretgames ·
Thanks! It's great to here how others use them. Sounds like your doing well with that set up for your instrumentation. Thanks for the nod. ! That's one Yay! Thanks ST! Lots of good info there. I do use the switch on the B2. For canned music, in big rooms, its + all the way. For acoustic solo, it's minus, more than enough low end. I did have one b1 but never tried 2. Thanks!!
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

Fretgames ·
Thanks Chet! Yes I did notice I really have to watch the feedback from the B2. I like a full percussive sound and have to eq some low end at the T1. That's some good info to remember. Leaning towards 2 B1s.
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

Chet ·
My take is that the B2 is probably superior if you're miking a kick drum (or a drum machine) and or need gut pounding sound with a bass plugged in (my Ubass REALLY thumps through a B2) but in confined spaces it can be difficult. As ST tells us we can use the switch on the back to help us. I'm glad I know that information now... Although, I couldn't stand the feedback with the B2 (since cured by different placement) and clicked the switch one time to the '-' position. Then I got a lot of heat...
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

jdbassentertainment.com ·
IMO one B2 is superior to two B1’s in every way, except for in the weight department... where the B1’s win every time!
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Re: 2 B1s in place of B2

Fretgames ·
Thanks JD. And that is the main reason for the switch.
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Re: Using looper multi-instrumentalist

ST ·
Hi Bill Coward, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. That sounds like an exciting setup. Here's a few thoughts about the hum/hiss. Make sure everything is plugged into the same power strip It looks like the inputs and outputs of the Pigtronix Infinity are unbalanced. That could be a source for noise. Have you considered setting up the TouchMix Aux outputs and Aux 3/4 inputs like an effects loop? Then treat the Pigtronix Infinity as an effects processor inserted in...
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Re: Using looper multi-instrumentalist

Bill Coward ·
I'm not sure what you mean by this: Have you considered setting up the TouchMix Aux inputs and Aux 3/4 inputs like an effects loop?
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Re: Using looper multi-instrumentalist

ST ·
Hi Bill, Sorry, I meant to type "Have you considered setting up the TouchMix Aux outputs and Aux 3/4 inputs like an effects loop? " To do this you would: Send all the channels you want to loop to one or two of the Aux outputs (one for mono, two for stereo) Do not send those signals through to the main outputs Send the Aux output(s) to the Pigtronix Run the Pigtronix outputs back to the Aux input(s) 3 or 3 and 4 Route Aux Inputs 3 and 4 to the main outputs Connect the main outputs directly to...
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Re: Using looper multi-instrumentalist

Bill Coward ·
No worries, I figured it out. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: Using looper multi-instrumentalist

ST ·
Hi Bill Coward, Did it help with the hum/hiss? ST
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Re: Using looper multi-instrumentalist

Bill Coward ·
Yes! Thank you very much!!
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Re: Is L1 model 1S with two B1 enough for the venue ?

Louis ·
I've got the same identical system and ordered an additional B1 too for the same reason for a couple of larger rooms (no school gym) and so recently that it's in but I haven't picked it up yet. Bose told me that it wouldn't play louder with the 2nd B1 but that I would have more head room (whatever THAT means) and it would allow me to crank up the volume more. I'm a singer with backup tracks with many different genres but maybe for folk music it would be OK, but I know 400 people, that big a...
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Re: Is L1 model 1S with two B1 enough for the venue ?

Jay 4 ·
I also sing with backup tracks and system works very well. I agree for a big venue and large audience it is not a right system. Thanks for your inputs. very helpful and straight. Appreciate it a lot.
 
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