Tagged With "Bose L1"

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Philip to Bose Community...HELP!!!!

Banjoman ·
Guys, I'm a fair musician, but I'm a lousy technician. I have (2) L1 Portables and T1 . My group consists of 3 people: myself on 5 string Deering Banjo and Taylor 200e acoustic plus vocals (SM58), a female vocalist on an SM58, and another acoustic guitarist on a Taylor acoustic 400 series who does limited vocals. How should I set the T1 to play mid-size coffee shop venues? Suggestions gratefully appreciated.
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Bose l1 base case?

norpal ·
Can somebody help me? i am looking for cilindrical case for my bose L1 classic , anyone know where can i buy it ? Thanks in advance for your help
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Re: Philip to Bose Community...HELP!!!!

ST ·
Hi Banjoman, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. What model L1 systems do you have? What Model L1® do you have? ST
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Re: Bose l1 base case?

ST ·
Hi norpal, Are you looking for a long bag for one of the sections of the Cylindrical Radiator®? If so, you can probably order one from Bose Support. The size of the Cylindrical Radiator® bags is the same for the L1 Classic, L1 Model 1, and L1 Model II. If you are looking for a bag for the power stand (semi-circular shape), these were discontinued years ago. ST
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Re: Hix maximum volume and its not that loud

ST ·
Hi Kristy, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm glad you're here. Is it possible that someone turned down the trim controls? Please check out this article with videos. T1 Gain Staging You didn't mention what you have connected to the T1; an L1 Compact or L1 Model 1S or L1 Model II? If you are connecting to an L1 Compact, you will get a stronger signal if you use a 1/4" (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable from the T1 Master Output ot L1 Compact Channel 2. And be sure to set the ToneMatch...
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Re: Hix maximum volume and its not that loud

Kristy Batty ·
Hi ya sorry its a l1 model 2! All the gains are on really high and everything is maxed just think it should go much louder, im sure it used to... i have a wireless sm58 in channel 2 and i pad/phone in chanel 4/5
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Re: Hix maximum volume and its not that loud

ST ·
Hi Kristy, When you sing loudly or turn up the volume on the ipad, do the trim lights (about the knobs) turn red? How are you connecting the T1 to the L1 Model II Power Stand. Are you using the ToneMatch connector (round barrel, square connector inside), or a 1/4" (6.3 mm) cable to the Analog Input? Thanks, ST
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Re: Hix maximum volume and its not that loud

rtrice ·
A friend of mind told me his Bose L1 sounded terrible. He did not have any of the channel presets set up correctly. Once he got that straight it sounded great. I had a volume issue with my backing tracks on channel 4/5. I had the preset on DJ/Playback. It turned out to be a bad cable. You have to have a good quality Y cable (left/right 1/4 inch mono) to stereo mini jack. A couple of other times one of the 1/4 in. was not all the way in or the mini was not making good contact with the iPad.
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Two S1 Pros vs. Bose F1 + Sub System

TheFocusElf ·
I currently have the Bose F1 (single) and a single F1 Sub. Clearly a mono setup. The space is about 750sq feet - of which the F1 occupies about 1.5-2% of that space. I find it to be a bit of overkill for my space, and, it is setup in a mono format. In either case, the F1 is receiving a Line In from a 16 channel mixer, and the S1's if I bought them and replaced the F1 would too benefit from a separate mixer. Things I like: 1) Built in Bass (unlike the L1 Compact that I returned before buying...
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Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

MicklePickle ·
I'm a sound guy and have been using a Bose L1/B2 system for several years for smaller venues. But a single Bose tower is mono and I miss the width of a stereo system, especially for keyboards and special effects like reverb and delay. I'd like to use two Bose L1 towers but just one B2. This will help reduce the phase issues (hot and dead spots) associated with two subs running in a small room. Is this feasible? Would I need to make significant adjustments? Thanks.
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Replacement power stand for L1 Compact (stolen)

Trina ·
I am inquiring if anyone has just the base unit for the L1 Bose Compact system. Unfortunately my base unit was stolen. Edit Subject: Previously "Bose Base Unit for L1 Bose Compact system" Bose Pro Community Admin
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Re: Replacement power stand for L1 Compact (stolen)

ST ·
Hi Trina, Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. I'm sorry your L1 Compact Power Stand was stolen. Please contact Bose Support. They may be able to help. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions ST
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

ST ·
Hi MicklePickle, The L1 systems are engineered as an integrated system and always sold as a complete unit (Cylindrical Radiator, Power Stand, Bass module). To avoid issues with multiple bass modules, you can use longer cables and put the bass modules together. As you know, whether or not this will be necessary depends on the room. Having a couple of longer cables will give you the flexibility to handle lots of different situations. Does that help? ST
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

ST ·
Hi MicklePickle. How far apart will you have the L1 systems? You can test things now. Just disconnect the B2 bass module. The L1 isn't going to sound great. Then get a longer NL4 cable (note: It MUST be 4 conductor cable). Then try moving the B2 progressively farther away and see how everything sounds. When it comes to bass in small rooms, the only reliable answer is "it depends". So we get to experiment. ST
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

Eric'sson ·
I have experimented with this in the past and the results were not good, the problem being that the L1 with no bass module connected upsets the EQ balance which is automatically set according to which Bass mocule is connected and as ST has already explained they are not designed to work on their own but as a paired unit. Using long cables and Coupling the Bass modules is the way to go and it's not too critical where they are placed, with a little experimentation I am sure you would find a...
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

MicklePickle ·
Thanks for the encouragement. I'll try the longer distance run to a B2 and see if that makes any difference in sound, although adding a second system still sounds like a "try it and see" exercise. So the real question still remains: shall I fork over big bucks for a second system in hopes it works great? The room is only about 12' x 20' and the bands will go on the short wall, so with drums in the middle the L1 towers will be about 6 to 8 feet apart. (I'd like to keep them away from the side...
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

MicklePickle ·
Yup, it's a tiny room (actually 12x25 - just re-measured), but big enough for an audience of 20 or 30. I doubt there will be full drum sets very often, but I'd like to plan the space for them. In any case, lower volume levels will be mandatory. I'm after exceptionally good sound in my old age, where the audience is quiet and you can hear every nuance. Loud isn't necessary or desired. (I know drummers who can play quietly and sparingly - a rare find.) And to my ears, the Bose system is...
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

ST ·
Hi MicklePickle, Two trains of thought arise from this: Check out The L1® Approach and the History of Amplification This covers some ideas about using multiple L1 systems You mentioned keyboards and stereo effects Please say more about the sound sources you are amplifying and which ones in particular you would like to hear in stereo What kind of mixer are you using? Do you have an outboard effects processor?
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

MicklePickle ·
Hi ST, Thanks for the link. I watched that video several years ago before I bought my first L1. As a result of that video and many reviews, I bought the fuil package of L1, B2 and Tonematch mixer. I later sold the Tonematch as I quickly outgrew 4 channels when mixing bands. As the video explains, the L1 system was designed for individual musicians, one per musician if in a group. If a small band is doing its own mix from stage, it can work pretty well. But if I'm out front as the sound guy,...
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

ST ·
Hi MicklePickle, It's an odd coincidence. Yesterday, I had a conversation with someone who wants to create a recurring musical event in a room 12' x 30' with up to four performers including percussion (but not a trap kit). She will seat 30 people in this room. She will set up the stage on the short wall. That's non-negotiable. We talked at length about the merits of having one system or two. She is not interested in stereo imaging, but she is considering the merits of the Cocktail Party...
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Re: Using 2 Bose L1s but just one B2 as FOH Left/Right

MicklePickle ·
Thanks ST, I hadn't thought about the L1's added dispersion and its effect on stereo imaging. Sounds like a bonus! Apparently cocktails taste better too! Given that, it sounds (so far) like a good idea to assign instruments and performers to individual L1s. We'll see how that works out. I can do that to eliminate phase issues with bass and maybe kick. An organ with lots of low end may be a little tougher. But you have me eager to play around with it. Thanks very much for your observations.
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Bose L1 Compact power stand

elenpereira ·
Please, Help! I need to know the code of components from positions Z4 and Q1. It is working in mute and need these components to return working. E-mail: nanoevaldt@gmail.com Thanks a lot, Nano
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Martin 00-28

MarkOgier ·
Hi all well after much amazing advice from the members on this forum I dived in and bought my first L1. A model 2 with a B1 (for now) and T1. We ( my wife, singer and I, guitar) have done a couple if small cocktail/garden party type gigs and all I can say is wow! Truly amazing. Easy to carry, setup, use and take away. And sounds fabulous. so now for some tuning.... I play a Martin 00-28 and am struggling a bit to find 'that sound'. Maybe I expect too much but with all that processing power...
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L1 and Digital mixing desk

gfad97 ·
Hi guys, just a quick question. I am looking to downgrade from my big rig that i use to 4x Bose L1 Model II with B2 Bass Module. I have currently brought one to see how my band gets on with it in rehearsals. so far they all really like it. But I also own an Allan and heath QU32 digital mixing desk followed by 2 Allan and Heath AB168 stage boxes to give me full 32 channels on stage via cat 5 cable. Is it possible to connect the 4x Bose system to the outputs of the stage boxes and route the 4...
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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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System for music rehearsal room

Technogeek ·
I am coming up with jamming music rehearsal room. Area is 480 sq feet and their will be 12 to 15 musicians will rehears the music. I am interested in Bose L1 Compact system but have couple of questions. Can I use 16 channel mixer to mix the sound for the output? Can it be useful for the 12 to 15 musicians? Their will be 2 vocals, 1 or 2 keyboards, electronic and acoustic drum set, lead guitar, base guitar and other Indian instruments which will use mic as and output. Please suggest the...
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Setting up sax with a To emaster T1

Phil 4 ·
Hi just got a Bose L1 1S and Tonemaster. Absolutely hate the reverb settings, sounds really artificial and too many variables. I found my Fender Passport much easier to use- just turn the reverb up if playing for lots of people in a sound -dead environment. Simple and unfussy. can someone please offer me some guidance to get the best out of my new setup. I play backing tracks and use a AT remote clip on. The sax sounds somewhat "disconnected" from the backing track, like its not properly...
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Yamaha MG10XU MIXER CONNECT TO LI BOSE (GEN1)

ALEXANDER MACHADO ·
How do I connect my Yamaha MG10XU mixer to the Bose L1 (gen1) to get the best utilization of the mixer and the speaker. I usually have all 4 lines on the mixer being used at one time. How do I connect the 2 and with what type of connector.
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Perform as well as record on MAC

Avi ·
Hello Bose Community, I've been a silent observer here and have learned a lot from the discussions here. I searched on the question I have but could not find any and hence my first post. My setup: Bose L1 model II T1 tonematch TC Helicon voicelive 3 extreme MAC laptop with logic Pro X Shure SM58 My microphone is connected to voicelive3 which further connects to tonematch 3 I'd like to record when I am performing for my audience. This might be a very basic question to many here, but I am not...
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Purchasing First Bose system

Patrizia ·
hi I am purchasing my first bose pa system and wanted some advice. i'm considering either the L1 IS with Tone match and B2 bass, or simply the F1 model 812. obviously one system is much more than the other and perhaps not a fair comparison but I am confused. I sing solo and with music tracks mostly in small restaurants (30-50 people), but also do some church functions, perhaps 50 plus people but they can be scattered in a much larger room or inside the church itself. sometimes I may be doing...
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Bose L1® Model II with B2 for Mobile DJ

Geoffrey ·
hi everybody i am a mobile dj and i want to know if the bose l 1 fit the requirement for a mobile dj i am actually using rcf art 735 and sub that are quite heavy i want a more portable solution with grear capacity and sound i heard that the bose l 1 model 2 with b2 is great in vocal but has a lack concerning the deep is there someone who use it for mobile gig thanks Edit title: Previously "information"
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L1® Compact questions

DocSam ·
Hi guys! I'm new to the list but glad to be here. I am in the market for a Bose L1 Compact for personal use at homer perhaps small venues. I hope to get over to Guitar Center soon for a real trial to plug my Martin GPCPA4 in and strum away. I have three questions for the group: 1) Tell me about the bass speaker in the Compact's main cabinet. Since it does not allow for EQ control, does the bass speaker it really beef up the sound (in a bass-y way)? 2) Have you all seen the eBay seller named...
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Using a monitor with Bose L1 Model 1

Gilbert ·
Hey, We currently have 2 model 1 L1 systems. For most gigs we play, we place the L1s behind the band but occasionally, for whatever reason (space limitations etc) we have to place them in front of the band. When this happens, we obviously loose the advantage of hearing that the crowd is hearing. What would be the easiest way to hook up floor wedge monitors to L1s? Can I use a passive monitor or does it have to be active? Thanks :-)
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Bose L1 mieten im Raum Stuttgart

Christoph 3 ·
Guten Tag zusammen, gerne würde ich zwei Bose L1 mieten im Raum Stuttgart. Ich finde aber dazu leider überhaupt nichts in der Nähe. Hat jemand von euch einen Tipp für mich? Viele Dank und liebe Grüße Christoph
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Remote Connection with Tone Match Mixers

Jerome Hillier ·
Hi there I recently purchased the Bose L1 model 2 with the Tone Match 1 4 channel mixer . I`ve had to also use a QSC touchmix mixer for additional channels . I`m thinking of upgrading to the new TS8 mixer to simplify things but wanted to know - will there be an app to help control things remotely with the new tone match mixers ? its a feature I find very useful thanks ! :-) Jerome PS - i`m very happy with the sound of the Bose BTW :-)
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Can I put 4 mics and 1 rhythm guitar into one L1 Model II, Tone match , B2

Cactus Man ·
Our band has a sort of unique situation. This weekend, about the time our 7 piece band is playing a rehearsal dinner outside, it will be about 104 degrees. We have a lot of equipment and use a non-Bose PA system, complete with 5 monitors, 2 x 15" mains, mixers, power amps and and amps for the two guitars, fiddle, mandolin, bass, and banjo. Because of the very high predicted heat, we are considering moving the wedding rehearsal inside of the house instead of playing on the outside deck. There...
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L1 Model 1S System Seems to be down for the count

Jeff ·
I purchased my L1 Model 1S a couple years ago and as far as I can tell. the power stand has gone out. I have called for the last 6 months and was passed around from person to person, also tried the e-Mail route and never a response. When I talk to them. I tell them if they can't fix it, please just let me know if I can purchase, just the power stand and where. Has anybody else had this problem with Bose and what did you to to correct it. Better yet where can I buy a power stand?
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L1 compact buzzing

houpts ·
I have a Bose L1 compact. A while ago, it started making a hum or buzz when I turn the volume up. It's very distracting and it seems to be getting worse. I don't know what to do about it. I'm playing a guitar through a Baggs Venue, but it also happens with a Radial Tonebone preamp. The louder the volume, the louder the buzz.
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Connect a mixer to an L1 Compact

ST ·
Hi Rob, Thanks for using The Sketcher! This is just a quick note to send you a link to your Sketch in case you want to review it, edit it, or share it with others. -- click image to make changes to the live version -- Legend: L1® Compact
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Compare BOSE L1-M2-B2 with EVOLVE 50

Limbo ·
Here's hoping that this is a compliant question within this forum: I am a one-man band/keyboard player that needs high quality top and especially bottom for up to 200 people. Has anybody benchmarked/compared the overall power, quality and convenience of the BOSE L1-M2-B2 system with the EVO Evolve 50 system? I'd appreciate your feedback and observations.
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Bose L1 Model 1 - Orange Power Light

VooDooFuzz ·
Ugh. Was happily using my treasured L1 yesterday when all of a sudden the sound died. The Power on light now stays orange and the two input channel signal light red, all with everything unplugged. Reading around am I right in thinking this is a back to Bose to fix? It wouldn't be something simple like a blown fuse etc? Many thanks in advance. cheers Adam.
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New T8S mixer with Bose L1

russell ·
T8S works fine powered up and plugged into an EV powered wedge. When I connect the T8S to my Bose L1 system it cuts out - will play for a very short while then bang lights out. L1 Base still has power - just no power to the T8S system. I bought the T8S for the reason of needing more inputs plus having the flexibility to run another speaker system or just use it with my Bose system. The salesperson (BetterMusic in Canberra) told me I could achieve both my objectives using the T8S. Can anyone...
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L1 Model 11 cuts in and out...can it it power issue?

Prowlrman ·
I own 2 L1 Model 11 units with 4 B2 bass bottoms for over 3 years now. We use this for the band PA. We just played here in Phoenix Wednesday night outside in 111 degree heat. One unit kept cutting in and out. This has happened a few times in the past. Twice I sent the unit to Bose for this problem and was told nothing could be found but circuit boards were updated. Since I don't keep track of which towers I place on which power bottom I cannot say the past repair was always on the same unit.
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Bose L1 model II, starts to squeal occationally

Daniel Blohm ·
Hi, My Bose L1 model II has start to make a squealing sound occasionally. First when I heard it I was performing quite loud in a bad acoustic venue, so I thought it was some kind of feedback issue. A had this problem since then and still thought it was related to high volume. But the gig yesterday the squealing came at very modest volume. So it can't be that. Do you know what it can be? or how I shall troubleshoot it? It seems I can't make It squeal on purpose. And It also seems like it...
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Re: Compare BOSE L1-M2-B2 with EVOLVE 50

tomdavisdotcom ·
I have extensive and daily experience with both... usually using both simultaneously- spread as far apart as possible to try to keep bass frequencies from cancelling . I bought the EV50 as soon as it was release. I've been holding out for a newer, more powerful L1 for years. When Bose released the S1, I realized it wasn't gonna happen. Here's the breakdown. Power - EV50 is extremely powerful and can fill a VERY large room on its own, however, the mid high section can be excruciatingly brutal...
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Re: Compare BOSE L1-M2-B2 with EVOLVE 50

Limbo ·
Thanks Tom - your response and other similar ones, has me inching towards the L1. One other question - Other than blown or popped speakers, is there anything in particular that I need to need to watch for when if I bought a used L1? So, other than cosmetics, is there a difference between the sounds and quality of a new L1 and a used one?
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

PMWIZARD ·
What are the advantages of this system, compared to the L1? What is the price for this new system?
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

PMWIZARD ·
Also, what is the room coverage? Would it be higher than the 500 of the L1 system? Would you need to have 2 arrays and/or subwoofers to cover larger halls.
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Re: F1 - Questions for Bose

ST ·
Hi ST, Yes in the 'Straight' position, the beam width will likely be narrow enough to avoid reflections from the ceiling and floor. PG Restating my question posted above to exclude surprisingly controversial references that as it turns out were not germane to the question. For me, the full sized L1 systems have been really well behaved in large reverberant spaces. There seems to be very little sound going up to bounce around and come back down. There's been far less unwanted reverberation.
 
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