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Bose S1 Pro

Bose S1 Pro 

Designed for musicians, DJs and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor and practice amplifier that's ready to be your go-anywhere Bluetooth music system for nearly any occasion. 

This is the place to discuss the S1 Pro.

Can a Bose S1 Pro Portable Battery PA be connected to an L1 Compact?

Does anyone know if this is possible, thereby forming an extension into another room , from where I am playing.

If this is OK? ...Where do I plug into my Tonematch T1 Mixer, and where into the S1 Pro, and whats the most appropriate cable to use.

Any help most welcome.

Thanks all.

Ron. H

 

 

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Main output from Compact using 1/4" TRS to XLR cable plugged into Ch 1 or 2 on S1 Pro.

OR

Aux Out from T1 mixer using a 1/4" TRS to XLR cable plugged into either of the first two channels on the S1 Pro.  Then program desired mix of Ch 1 - 3 to the Aux output of the T1...

Hi Ron, Chet.

For these situations you can use 1/4 Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve  to 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve cables. 

They work as well as Tip-Ring-Sleeve to XLR cables and I don't have to give any thought to getting the right ends to the right device.

ST

Just another option, is to use a standard XLR mic cable with a 1/4” TRS adapter.  Furthermore, this allows you to chain together standard XLR cables to get the length you need. Then select the TRS end required. Also, if you want to use the standard XLR ends, you can simply remove the adapter. Reduces the need for various custom TRS/XLR cables. 

For example, see:

https://www.parts-express.com/...tereo-plug--092-2214

OR

https://www.parts-express.com/...tereo-plug--092-2212

Chet 3 posted:

Main output from Compact using 1/4" TRS to XLR cable plugged into Ch 1 or 2 on S1 Pro.

OR

Aux Out from T1 mixer using a 1/4" TRS to XLR cable plugged into either of the first two channels on the S1 Pro.  Then program desired mix of Ch 1 - 3 to the Aux output of the T1...

Hi Chet. Thanks for your speedy reply, most helpful, I am excited about trying this out to expand my sound with the gear I already have, without needing to purchase other stand-alone's.

 Have a great day.

Kind Regards.

Ronnie.

 

ST posted:

Hi Ron, Chet.

For these situations you can use 1/4 Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve  to 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve cables. 

They work as well as Tip-Ring-Sleeve to XLR cables and I don't have to give any thought to getting the right ends to the right device.

ST

Hi ST.

Thanks for this, always good to de-complicate things methinks.

Kind Regards.

Ronnie.

CityFolk posted:

Just another option, is to use a standard XLR mic cable with a 1/4” TRS adapter.  Furthermore, this allows you to chain together standard XLR cables to get the length you need. Then select the TRS end required. Also, if you want to use the standard XLR ends, you can simply remove the adapter. Reduces the need for various custom TRS/XLR cables. 

For example, see:

https://www.parts-express.com/...tereo-plug--092-2214

OR

https://www.parts-express.com/...tereo-plug--092-2212

Hi City Folk.

 Many thanks for this also useful info, I will check those sites out as you suggested.

Kind regards.

Ronnie.

Hi Jim C,

Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.

Jim C posted:

Would a cable like this work for short lengths?
https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=9439

The cable to which you linked should be fine. Short or long, a balanced cable is preferred. This cable is balanced.

But it is very short (1.5 feet).  I'd probably get something longer to useful in more situations.

Or is it always best to use XLR with 1/4" adapters at each end?

When you've got a signal cable that is 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve that is the appropriate length, there is no reason to use an XLR cable with 1/4" adapters at each end.

ST

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The "rule of thumb" I use is that in an unbalanced cable (like a guitar chord) with just two conductors the signal begins degrading if the cable is much more than 15-18' long.

Whereas a Balanced cable connected to a Balanced output and Balanced input will easily carry the signal undiminished for 1000' if necessary.  It doesn't matter which connectors are on either end: 1/4 TRS or XLR.

I happen to have a lot of XLR to XLR and 1/4" TRS to XLR three conductor cables lying around so I tend to use those but again as long as the CABLE is three conductor and the connectors are as well, you'll be fine.

Oh, yeah, part two is that an unbalanced connection is usually a much lower voltage than a Balanced connection and therefore the destination for the signal (especially if it's a Balanced input) has to amplify that voltage a bunch which also amplifies any noise or hum in the line as well...

Whenever possible I go Balanced all the way...

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