I PLAY GUITAR IN BANDS AT CHURCH,I ALSO HAVE MY OWN SOLO ACT WHERE I USE CUSTOM MADE SEQUENCES AND I D.J... fOR MY BIG D.J. EVENTS I USE 3000 WATTS OF POWER!1000 TO THE 15" 3ways and 2000 to the two 18"subs WHICH I LOVE BUT HATE TO HAUL AROUND! I HAVE ORDERED TWO OF THE P.A.S'S WITH TWO BASS MODULES. WILL I GET THAT SAME 40K RUMBLE FROM THE BOSE P.A.S? IT'S THAT FEELING YOU GET FROM A WELL ENGINNERED CAR STEREO SYSTEM! BY THE WAY I DO HAVE A SURROUND SOUND UNIT IN THE RACK AS WELL!BY THE WAY LOOKS LIKE IT TAKE WHAT TWO WEEKS TO GET AN UNIT? THANKS BIG AL...
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It's a little hard to tell how loud you play when you DJ. I'm not worried about anything but the bass. You may just love what you've ordered in the bass. If not, call us and we'll help.

Keep in mind that there's a bass line out on the Power Stand, and you can augment your system by bringing your subs. Perhaps you'll only do this augmentation for really big gigs, or gigs where the kids want gut-rearranging bass. Write back, okay? I think everyone on the forum will benefit from what you find.
KEN, THANKS FOR GETTING BACK TO ME SO SOON!
I GET IT ON THE BASS THING-HOWEVER IN MY HEART OF HEARTS I HOPE TO NEVER HAVE TO TAKE MY RACK[200 POUNDS]MY TWO 3-WAYS[88 POUNDS APIECE]AND THE TWO SUBS[92 POUNDS APIECE] OUT AGAIN.I REALLY WANT TO LOAD INTO TO MY CAR AND NOT A RENTED VAN AND LOAD OUT AFTER THE GIG IN A SHORT TIME AND GET HOME BECAUSE YOU STILL NEED TO LOAD BACK INTO THE HOUSE! IN ANTICIPATION OF RECIEVING THE TWO PAS'S WITH BASS MODS.I PUT TOGATHER A SMALL LIGHT WEIGHT RACK SYSTEM THAT [LORD WILLING] SHOULD FULFILL MY D.J. NEEDS AS WELL AS MY SOLO GIGS.PLUS I HOPE TO INTRODUCE THE PAS'S TO MY CHURCH BAND MEMBERS AS WELL. THE SOUND HERE AT CHURCH IS REALLY BAD-DESPITE IN-EAR MONITORS,WEDGES AND AMPS NOT TO MENTION THE F.O.H.WHEW!
KEN,FOR MY SOLO,D.J. GIGS I PUT A SMALL RACK SYSTEM TOGATHER, THAT HAS A MIXER WITH A NINE BAND E.Q.ON BOTH CHANNELS, THAT GOES DOWN TO 63K PLUS THE INDIVIDUAL CHANNELS ON THE BOARD HAVE E.Q. AS WELL. SO WITH TWO L1'S AND TWO BASS MODS I SHOULD BE FINE IN THE LOW END!???
KEN,GOT THE TWO L1'S AND TWO BASS MOD'S YESTERDAY! PLUGGED MY P.A. RACK ONTO THE PAS'S AND PLAY SOME OF MY MIMI DISK BACK-UP STUFF THOUGH THE SYSTEMS. WOW! MY WIFE AND I WERE SO IMPRESSED.AS A MATTER OF FACT MY MY WIFE STARTED TO CRY!!! SHE'S SEEN THE GEAR AND SOUND STRUGGLES AND EVERY OTHER THING THAT COMES DOWN LIFE'S PIKE JUST TRYING TO DO WHAT You love.
MORE LATER!!! AL.....
AL,

As a fellow DJ I am very curious to hear how the system performs at a DJ gig. I mostly do wedding receptions and private parties and am curious about the system.

I have a post in another sectins of this forum which is being addressed by the techs at Bose, but hearing from another DJ with the system would be informative.

Cheers,
Steve Z
HI STEVE,
I HAVE TWO SYSTEMS WITH BASS MOD'S.
AND I HAVE NOT DONE ANY DJ GIGS WITH THE SYSTEM YET BUT I HAVE FIRED UP ONE OF THE CD PLAYERS THOUGH MY MIXER. WOW!!! I'M USING THE BEHRINGER 1832FX PRO AS MY MIXER, TWO PRO MINI DISK PLAYERS,WIRELESS MIC, RACK MOUNT GUITAR SEM, AND A CARVIN COMPRESSOR. FOR THE DJ SIDE OF THINGS I MOSTLY PLAY WEDDINGS SO I USE TWO CD PLAYERS AND A MIXER RACKED IN A SMALL CASE AND I USE KEYBOARD STANDS INSTEAD OF A TABLE AT THE GIG. ALL THIS PLUS MY GUITARS FITS INTO MY "WIFE'S CAR" WOW!!!THE MIXER HAS A NINE BAND EQ THAT GOES DOWN TO 63K,DSP ON EACH CHANNEL AND SURROUND SOUND ON THE MAIN OUTPUT CHANNELS. PLUS EACH CHANNEL HAS FOUR BANDS OF EQ AS WELL. SO AS FAR AS BASS IS CONCERNED I CAN BEEF THE BOTTOM ALOT.NOW WITH ALL THAT SAID IF I WANTED TO GET MORE BOTTOM FROM THERE I THINK TWO MORE BASS MOD'S WOULD BE IN ORDER. REALLY STEVE I SORT OF DON'T WANT TO CARRY 15'S AND 18'S ANYMORE. AND I HOPE I WON'T HAVE TO! WITH ALL THE EQ I HAVE AND TWO EXTRA BASS MOD'S[TOTAL OF FOUR]THE SOUND SHOULD BE AWESOME!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK! AL....
KEN,
AL SOLO,BAND,DJ HERE. UM! WOW! I'VE TESTED THE TWO PAS'S - two BASS MODS OUT WITH MY SOLO MIDI SEQ'S/GUITAR SEM/VOCALS THOUGH MY MIXER AND THE SOUND REPRODUCTION IS MORE THAN I COULD HOPE FOR!I PLAYED MY CARVIN TOP OF THE LINE COLBALT ACOUSTIC STRAIGHT INTO ONE UNIT,VOCALS AT THE SAME TIME IN THE SAME UNIT AND THE SOUND WAS SUPERB!!!!ALSO, I TESTED MY TWO EFFECTS BOARDS [ONE FOR CHURCH-ONE FOR GIGS]BOTH HAVE GUITAR SYNTHS ON THEM AND I FOUND THAT THE PAS WAS HELPING MY EARS TO HEAR HOW THE INDIVIDUAL PATCHES ACTUALLY SOUNDED ON BOTH THE SYNTHS AND AMP SIM FOR THE GUITAR . I FOUND MY SELF TWEAKING PATCHES ALOT. THEN WHEN I PLUGGED THE BOARD I WAS WORKING ON INTO MY FENDER AMP AND NOTICES THAT THEY SOUNDED MORE ROUNDED MORE UHHHH CORRECT!! SO, I KNOW THAT WHAT I'M HEARING IS NOT A LARK! [great ref monitors!!!!] I TOOK THE PAS'S TO CHURCH AND JAMMED WITH ONE OF OUR DRUMMERS. HE PLAYED A V-DRUM KIT THOUGH ONE L1 WITH THE TWO BASS MOD'S AND I PLAYED MY ELETRIC W\EFFECTS THROUGH ONE L1 ONLY AND ALL AROUND THE SANCTUARY AND on the stage the sound was brilliant. ONE OF THE MORE TALENTED SOUND PERSONS CAME IN AND LOVED THE SOUND BUT THEN REALIZED THAT HER ROLE WOULD CHANGE IF THE BAND HAD L1'S[I DIDN'T SAY A WORD ABOUT NOT NEEDIND A SOUND TECH] AND SHE DIDN'T LIKE THE IDEA OF LOSING CONTROL OF THE MIX AT ALL. NATURALLY I ASSURED HER THAT SHE WOULD INDEED BE NEEDED. HOWEVER HER ATTITUDE AND COMMENTS ABOUT "MUSICIANS NOT BEING CAPABLE OF MANAGING THIER OWN SOUND DID NOT ENDEAR ME TO HER AT THAT MOMENT.MY WIFE AND I HAVE HAD PEOPLE FROM CHURCH WHO ARE INTERESTED IN SOUND REPRODUCTION COME BY AND LISTEN TO THE BOSE AND HEAR THE DIFFERENCE FOR THEMSELFS. THAT WAY I HOPE TO DRUM UP ENOUGH INTEREST SO THAT PEOPLE MIGHT WANT TO INVEST IN THE MUSIC PROGRAM AND MAYBE EVEN BUY A FEW UNITS FOR THE CHURCH AND FOR THE BAND TO DO MINI TOURS WITH[ WE HAVE A NEW CD COMING OUT IN JAN]. SO, WE HAVE A GREAT CHANCE TO MINISTER WITH THE BOSE AS WELL!!
ALSO , STEVE Z LIVES IN THE AREA AND I HOPE TO HOOK-UP WITH HIM SO!!!!
KEN,I AS YOU KNOW FROM THE FORUM DJ'S AND OTHERS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT LOW END SOUND. WELL THE BASS MODS RUMBLE THE FLOOR IN THE HOUSE LIKE MY 18'S DID!!! BUT I MIGHT GET TWO MORE JUST IN CASE I GET THE NEED FOR THE EARTH SHAKING GIG. RIGHHHHHHT.... IF I NEED MORE THAN THAT I'M NOT SO SURE I WANT THE GIG! BY THE WAY HOW MUCH MORE BASS SOUND WOULD I GET FROM TWO MORE BASS MODS?
WELL, SORRY FOR THE BOOK. AND HOW WAS YOUR WEEKEND. THANKS!!! AL.....
Ken,

I wish I could type faster. There are so many THINGS to talk about. I tried the dpa 4066 and found that because of it's omni present nature
and the tightness of the stage areas that I play in the gain before feedback was not enough. However Bruce from Dpa say's that after the first of the year they should have a unidirectional version of the 4066.So for now I'll continue to use my hardwired crown cm311 headset mic. It sounds great a has tons of gain before feedback rejection. AL.....
Hi There, Another dj friend and I each just picked up a system with one bass module. He uses a Numark mix 2 and I use a laptop to Dj off of and both of us would like to know what is recommended by Bose as to the best way to connect to the board on the bass of the system. With the laptop, I've been running out of the headphone jack to my mixer so I used a "y" cord to go into Ch 3. Is there a better way? Also, when you use a mixer, there are 4 gains to deal with (Bose channel, remote, mixer main, and cd, any thoughts on this?
Thanks, Randyn
Congratulations on your new purchase. Let us know how you like it, please.
I recommend hooking up to the left channel out of the labtop to Channel 1 (it will also take a 1/4 phone plug, not only XLR) and the right output into Channel 2. Set the Channel volume controls on the remote to 12 o'clock and leave them there.
Where you control the overall volume is partly personal prference. The best choice would be the Master Volume on the Bose remote control. If that's inconvenient (because you want to control everything from the labtop), you can do it from the labtop as well. In this case you should set the master volume on the remote to 12 o'clock. The trim settings on the power stand should be set so that the clip LEDs on the power stand turn red every now and then if you are at full volume at the labtop (or external mixer). You can also look at the LEDs on the remote. If your channel volume controls on the remote are at 12 o'clock and there is nothing plugged into the insert loop on the power stand, the LEDs on the remote and on the power stand are roughly equivalent.
If you are using Channel 1 or 2 for something else already, you should plug both channels from the labtop (or mixer) into channel 3 & 4. Gain staging is a little more complicated: turn labtop or mixer to full volume, set master volume on the remote to 9 o'clock or so (not too loud) and turn up Channel 3/4 trim control until some audible distortion occurs and then back up by one notch or so. It doesn't have to be very exact, there is plenty of extra gain in the system if needed.
Another tip, if you find you don't need the remote, there is no need to bring it. If you power up the power stand with out the remote, the power stand will assume a remote with all knobs at 12 o'clock.

Hope that helps

Hilmar
Hi Hilmar,
Thanks for the info, that answers my questions and concerns for running the system at it's best and I'll be trying it out this w/e. My friend and I LOVE the Bose system so far for Dj-ing. We played an acoustic job the other night with it and the sound was awesome! It's amazing how you clearly hear all the instruments and vocals but especially the way it separates it all so that it sounds like it's all over the room yet it's all coming out of that one tower. As a woman, I can't tell you how much I love the set up chance from my old PA with 4 speakers and 2 amps! COOL!
Thanks again....
Randyn
Seems like AL has cut down his load weight from nearly 600 pounds to down around 200. You guys should try for FDA approval to advertise the PAS as a Life Span Elongation treatment.

Maybe DJs and bands can get a discount on their life and health insurance policies for switching over to a PAS setup, as it will surely result in fewer doctor and chiropractor visits for muscle relaxants and spinal realignments...

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Hourglass http://www.hourglassband.com
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Originally posted by Steve Z:


As a fellow DJ I am very curious to hear how the system performs at a DJ gig. I mostly do wedding receptions and private parties and am curious about the system.

I have a post in another sectins of this forum which is being addressed by the techs at Bose, but hearing from another DJ with the system would be informative.

Cheers,
Steve Z

Hi Steve

I've been using this Double Bass PAS now for 3 months, in various gigs. 2 Outdoors, 5 indoors, the indoors ranged from 60 people to 400 people. The reaction I get is one word. WOW. Its the perfect complement for any gig, and I dont even sweat the bass at a prom.. It has the kick you need, you can hear it, its crystal clear, and with the energy not wasted setting up a traditional system, wow them with a set of pocket scan lights. Suddenly the heart pounding bass isnt needed. (they're kids.. give them a diversion!)

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