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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.

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Two passive bass module options (B1 or B2)
Consistent coverage and tonal balance, portability and easy setup.

Hi Mary,

I was hoping to explore your T1™ connections for the Bouzouki (the zouk).

quote:
Originally posted by MBanshee:
The 6 and 12-string are pretty straightforward, with the Taylor presets, but the zouk is harder.



See it in context: T1™ Failures thread

quote:
Originally posted by Tom Munch:
Mary,

Know that Channels 4/5 have lower trim levels (not as much gain) than 1-3, so that is probably why you have to punch up the zouk so much more.

...
Tom



quote:
Originally posted by MBanshee:
Tom, re channels 4/5: that, coupled with using a passive McIntyre pickup makes it quite the job to set the zouk volume.

...

Mary
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Hi Mary,

quote:
Tom, re channels 4/5: that, coupled with using a passive McIntyre pickup makes it quite the job to set the zouk volume.


Channels 1, 2, 3 - ¼ inch input is relatively high impedance to support passive piezo pickups. I don't know if your McIntyre pickup is in that category, but if it is, then Channels 1, 2, 3 are probably going to give you a better result than Channels 4/5.

Channel 4/5 is a lower input sensitivity as Tom says, but is also a lower impedance and this will tend to alter the sound of a passive piezo pickup. I did some experimenting with this over the weekend, and the difference is quite noticeable.

Have you tried the zouk in Channels 1, 2, 3 ? Is there a difference in the tone as well as volume?

Edit:

I just got back from the McIntyre Pickups website and it looks like these *are* piezo pickups. I didn't find anything about preamp recommendations on the site.

That might be another way to go. Add a preamp built for piezo pickups between the zouk and the T1™ Channels 4/5. This should solve any impedance loading issues.

Have you tried a preamp in the zouk signal chain?
Hiya, well first off, what a great suggestion! Haven't plugged the zouk into ch 2 yet, but I'm about to. But I HAVE plugged in the 6-string - Taylor 714ce w/Fishman preamp - to ch. 4. Poifect! Plenty gain, nice sound (bless the presets!

I bet the zouk is going to sound extra gorgeous through the preamp channel. I truly don't think I'll need another bit of gear to make it work. The McIntyre does have a nice natural sound, just needs reinforcement, and a way to mellow the high end and support the very rich low end. (It's large bodied with carved cedar top, maple back n sides).

I will let you know how it goes.

I had the instruments and their plug in order etched in my mind, so it hadn't occurred to me to plug zoukie through the preamp! The 6-string has power and volume to spare, so it really didn't need it.

Smile
Hi ST,
I want you to know the zouk works breeliantly through channel 2. Really a nice upgrade. I zeroed everything out, use AG flat, and used less zEQ than before. I used para-EQ to locate the unpleasant 'snark' in the high mids, then went back to zEQ and added mids and highs back in. I think the ample gain really lets this instrument shine.

Thanks for the prompt. The Taylor is perfectly happy through ch. 4. Lets the Fishman do its thing... a very nice preamp, I don't care what they say about the fancy new Taylor one (name eludes while hubby plays accordion nearby!).

Mary

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