L1 Model II

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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.

Three systems to choose from (Compact, Model 1S, Model II)
Two passive bass module options (B1 or B2)
Consistent coverage and tonal balance, portability and easy setup.

Hello, new to the T* ...looking at buying a second L1 M2 with B2 Base ...how do these hook up to the T8?? Where and what type (please specify cable types) of cables should I use....and how far apaprt should they be and is there a maximum distance that they should be apart? Also, should they be parallel to each other or angled out slightly?  (whole new area for me.....want to get the info before making the purchase)  Thx

 

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Hi Newguy,

Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.

Here's a quick overview.

T8S to L1 Model II

Newguy posted:

Hello, new to the T* ...looking at buying a second L1 M2 with B2 Base ...how do these hook up to the T8?? Where and what type (please specify cable types) of cables should I use

Use two 1/4 inch (6mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve cables.

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....and how far apaprt should they be and is there a maximum distance that they should be apart?

This depends on what you are running through your T8S and L1 Model II systems.

Please tell us about your input sources and about the venue.

Also, should they be parallel to each other or angled out slightly?  (whole new area for me.....want to get the info before making the purchase)  Thx

Generally speaking, the L1 Model II systems do not need to angled out.

Please tell us more about what you're doing, where you're doing it, and the kinds of events where you're performing.

It looks like you are a mobile DJ. Will you run stereo or mono?

Thanks,

ST

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Hi AH7,

The XLR and 1/4 inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve  outputs are functionally equivalent. They are just different physical formats. As long as you use balanced cables, there's no difference. 

It's more convenient to use the 1/4 Inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve outputs if you are connecting to L1® Model 1S or L1 Model II systems.  That way you can use the cables the same connections on both ends.

If you are using Bose F1 Model 812 systems you could use XLR cables because the F1 Model 812 systems have combo inputs that can accept XLR cables.

Does that help?

What are you connecting to your T8S?

ST

Thanks Shadow Tunes. Basically I am doing mobile DJ work - laptop driving music to the T8 (or T4) weddings, some corporate events, looking to expand a bit, larger venues - hence the second L1 Model 2 which I intend to use (two L1 Model 2's with 2 b2 bases) with the T8.  Can you go through each of the setups for mono or stereo and the benefits of each for me? (didn't know that I had a choice). Also, 20' feet apart - parallel to each other.... just wanted some guidance before I run into problems once I start using the two of them.

HI Newguy,

Newguy posted:

Thanks Shadow Tunes.

Please call me ST. Thanks.

Basically I am doing mobile DJ work - laptop driving music to the T8 (or T4) weddings, some corporate events, looking to expand a bit, larger venues - hence the second L1 Model 2 which I intend to use (two L1 Model 2's with 2 b2 bases) with the T8.  Can you go through each of the setups for mono or stereo and the benefits of each for me? (didn't know that I had a choice).

The physical connections are the same for mono or stereo. What's different is:

Stereo: use the PAN control on the ToneMatch mixer to send the LEFT and RIGHT inputs to the LEFT and RIGHT L1® systems.

Mono: leave the PAN control on the ToneMatch mixer centered for all the inputs.

Benefits of stereo: that's all in the ear of the listener (you). Some DJs insist on running stereo. Others, don't.

Benefits of mono: you can cover a wider area and know that people are hearing all of the music.

Also, 20' feet apart - parallel to each other.... just wanted some guidance before I run into problems once I start using the two of them.

If you run mono, you'll want a minimum of 20 feet between the L1® systems.

For stereo, you can have them closer if you like but I'd keep them at least 10-15 feet apart if you have the room.

We have an article that speaks to the concepts here:

Stereo / Mono / Distributed systems

ST

Hi Newguy,

Newguy posted:

Thanks again ST. So to run mono, do I have to change the settings on the T8 and or the T4 ...or just plug and play?  

To run mono, just connect your inputs (Left and Right outputs from your source) to two channels on the ToneMatch mixer, and connect the L1 systems as shown in my post above.

You don't have to make any changes to the settings to run mono.

(sorry, really new at this with no real background in audio) ...looking for the simpleaset solution.

ST

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