L1 Model II

Let's talk about the L1® Portable Line Array Systems

Using proprietary Bose® technology, L1 systems combine  PA and monitors into a single, highly portable unit. The  loudspeaker can be positioned behind or to the side —and you hear what the audience hears.

Highly portable PA and monitor combined for solo performers, DJs and general-purpose use. Fixed vertical control with 180° horizontal coverage Reduced vulnerability to feedback.

Three systems to choose from (Compact, Model 1S, Model II)
Two passive bass module options (B1 or B2)
Consistent coverage and tonal balance, portability and easy setup.

Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

I am curious about why you don't want a Tonematch too.

Lack of more Inputs, seems to me, the only drawback.

I've heard many L1 users with analog mixers, it never sounds as clear as T1.

Maybe if you have golden ears, it could be replicated.


Digital mixers I've looked into are the QSC Touchmix, and the Presonus 16:4:2, which is what my new band uses.

I DO use my T1 with the kick drum gate for my bass drum, and run it into a channel on the Presonus.  From their we can distribute sound to either or both Model IIs.



I think the best option for any Bose PA owner is to go with one of the Bose mixers. Not because they're the best mixers on the planet (although very good for the price), but because the Bose stuff tends to be very proprietary, made to sound the best with other Bose gear. I found this out to the extreme when I replaced a Bose T1 mixer with a $3500 Rupert Neve Design 5059 summing mixer, and it sounded harsh through a pair of Bose L1 Model II's! This was running flat, without any eq on either mixer. These Neve mixers are used in top studios to mix down tracks, and are about as transparent and un-harsh as they come. But with the Bose Model II it was harsh. The same Neve mixer through other conventional PA's sounded amazing--just not through the Bose speakers. Some non-Bose mixers will be a better fit than others matched with a Bose PA, but none are made for the Bose PA, and won't sound quite as good as a Bose mixer with a Bose PA. I've heard everything from  Mackie mixers to the aforementioned Rupert Neve mixer with the Bose PAs, and they're all a slight miss match compared to the Bose T series mixers. It's been unfortunate for me in this regard, because the Bose mixers (including the new ones) never seem to have enough of the features I need to get the job done. (Tap tempo from a foot switch, stereo L/R ping pong delay, single vol control of a stereo track backing track, etc. etc.)

brysava posted:

I think the best option for any Bose PA owner is to go with one of the Bose mixers.

bysava, thank you so much.

This is what I always want to say, about this subject, and had given up.

I opt to suggest what I've looked into, for one reason or another.

End analysis, a Tonematch is hands down the simplest, best option.


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