Bose F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer

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Connecting 4 F1 Stacks

What is the optimal way to connect two F1 systems together?  I have tried multiple routes but it seems like the second F1 Model 812 always clips due to a hot input signal.  My usual setup is a Pioneer DDJSZ2 to a Mackie ProFX12.  I have tried Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub.  I have also tried F1 sub to second F1 sub and 812 to second 812 using a driverack.  Would a XLR splitter for the 812s solve the problem of the signal being too hot for the second pair?

Original Post

Hi djmaverick,

Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.  Welcome.

You've discovered that the Line Out from the F1 Model 812 is post-volume controls.  In any configuration where you run from one F1 Stack (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer) to another, the signal reaching the second F1 Stack will be hotter than the first.  To resolve that,

" Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub"

and turn down the volume on the second F1 Model 812.

F1 Model 812 IO panel clip limiter lights

Another approach.

"Pioneer DDJSZ2 to a Mackie ProFX12"

On the Mackie, pan the input from the Pioneer straight up (middle).

Run the Mackie Left out to one F1 Stack (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer).

Run the Mackie Right out to the other F1 Stack (F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer).

Does that help?
ST

Hi djmaverick,

djmaverick posted:

Thanks for the reply!  I knew the Model 812 is post volume but I didn't know that the F1 sub behaved the same. 

The F1 Subwoofer volume control does not affect the F1 Subwoofer LINE OUTs. 

I basically need to know how to connect 4 F1 Stacks together.

Like this:

" Model 812 to F1 sub to second 812 to second F1 sub"

and turn down the volume on the second F1 Model 812 so it doesn't clip.

OR

Run two outputs from the Mackie mixer as I described above.

ST

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