quote:Originally posted by Joelheck:
A price schedule would be nice.
I know they don't reveal any advanced info, but I would imagine a mixer of some sort is probably coming. Especially since they did not add a Tonematch T1 port. Same mistake as the L1 Compact. That has been a foolish oversight since day 1. I stopped holding my breath for a L1 Compact MII. It never made sense to skip it.
I'm sure the pricing will be published soon.
I've been thinking about this since I first heard about the F1 Model 812 (F1 - to refer to the top without the F1 Subwoofer).
I go round and round trying to imagine who would use
I wonder about using the F1 at the same kinds of gigs as many people do... a single speaker on a stick for a small gig. It's easy enough to imagine and I see this kind of setup in lots of small venues. Size, weight, price... these all seem in the ballpark for this kind of gig.
But then I remember that for those small venues, I've been using my Compact that is smaller, lighter, less money, and easier to set-up. And yes, I do wish that the Compact had a ToneMatch port too, but that's another discussion.
So I keep swinging back around to this: In any situation that I'd likely use an F1 and connect my T1 directly to, I'd probably use a Compact. Model 1S or Model II instead. If I have to put the F1 up on a stand, then the footprint is going to be bigger than any L1. And from what I can see in the specifications the L1s all have wider horizontal dispersion. For most small gigs I want that wide dispersion. (edit) I think an L1 is a better fit for a solo performer and I don't think that the solo performer is the intended audience for the F1.
In any situation that I'd need the Front of House power that the F1 offers, I think that to fully utilize that, I'd have an L1 on stage with me as my monitor, and I'd connect the T1 to the F1 using an analog connection.
So while I agree with you and Oldghm that it might have seemed a more complete offering if the ToneMatch port had been in there, I don't think that I'd actually use it much.
edit - noted above, for clarity