Hi, Don.

Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community.

It looks like your DV Mark Little Jazz amp has both an XLR line out and a headphone output. This gives you several options.

  • Connect the DV headphone output directly to the L1 Compact 1/8" input on channel 2. You can still connect the T1 to channel 2 as well.
  • Connect the DV headphone output to the T1 channel 4/5
  • Connect the DV XLR input to one of the combo inputs (channels 1, 2, or 3).

Looking at the DV Mark Little Jazz amp owners manual, it's difficult to know which way will sound best.

Try all three and let us know which sounds best to you.

Thanks,

ST

Thanks for the reply. Vocals go into channels 1 and 2, so I think I'll first try the XLR line out into channel 3. Also, a keyboard amp will go into channel 4, which I will try with the same connection. I assume XLR microphone cables are correct. I also have balanced XLR to 1/4" cables if that would be better. Do you have any recommendations for presets or EQ? We have previously played small rooms and run both instruments directly into the mixer with good but not great tonal reproduction. We are scheduled to play a larger venue and hope for fuller sound with the addition of the instrument amps. Is this a reasonable approach? Thanks again, Don

Hi Don,

Don posted:

Thanks for the reply. Vocals go into channels 1 and 2, so I think I'll first try the XLR line out into channel 3.

Using the XLR connection from the amp to T1 channel 3 should work fine.  Some amps have built-in speaker emulation on the headphone output. It's not clear if the DV Mark Little Jazz amp has that feature. Even if it does, it probably doesn't have that feature on the Line Out.  This diagram is from



If you use the XLR Line Out into T1 channel 3, then try the electric guitar ToneMatch Presets.  I would start with this one.

Try all the other Electric Guitar ToneMatch Presets. You may find one you like better.

The headphone output may give you a different tone than the XLR line out. That's why I suggested you try both.

Don posted:

Also, a keyboard amp will go into channel 4, which I will try with the same connection.

Make sure the output is line-level, not speaker level or you could damage the amp, the T1, or both.

I assume XLR microphone cables are correct.

Yes

I also have balanced XLR to 1/4" cables if that would be better.

Not better.

Do you have any recommendations for presets or EQ?

See above.

We have previously played small rooms and run both instruments directly into the mixer with good but not great tonal reproduction. We are scheduled to play a larger venue and hope for fuller sound with the addition of the instrument amps. Is this a reasonable approach? Thanks again, Don

Please tell us what you hear when you try various approaches.

Thanks,

ST

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Performance done at Lynagh's Irish Pub Lexington, Ky. Sunday 5:00 - 8:00. The set-up connections work very well as described. L1 Compact array was placed about 6' behind and between vocalists (keyboard and guitar) with mic stands about center line so the mics were turned outward away from direct projection of the speaker array. No feedback problems at all and the Bose easily handled the necessary volume. Having dedicated instrument amps run through T1 and L1 compact at lower levels than vocals enhanced fullness of tone and projected instruments better than amps alone while allowing better separation and clarity of vocals. The biggest issue was the Bose system was sensitive to any noise generated by guitar effects pedals and amplifier. Eliminated all guitar pedals except DOD compressor and BBL Sonic Stomp. Tweeked in a little T1 phaser to just threshold level (DOD phaser pedal made the most noise) with reverb from the amp. Perhaps with more time and experimentation I can eliminate those external effects and use only T1 adjustments. I'm very grateful for the advice and support. Still learning.

Thanks again, Don

P.S. DV Mark Little Jazz was just about maxed out. It's got a nice full, clean tone, but cranking the gain to approach max volume caused more noise.  

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