L1 MODEL II & 2 SUBS

Hi, wanted to ask some technical questions.  My band is a vocal band (5) and we use an Allen and Heath  wz3 12-2 we have 2 Yahama DXR 1100 w powered speakers, 1 DXS15mkII Subwoofer, 2 Line 6 Stagesource L2M powered speakers, we still need more monitors, I also own L1 11 Bose system with two subs.  IS THERE A WAY TO INTERCONNECT THE L1 MODEL 2 WITH THE LINE 6 STAGE SOURCE AND USE THE L1 MODEL2 AND SUBS AS STAGE MONITORS TO COMPLIMENT THE SYSTEM?  IF SO, CAN YOU SEND SPECIFY HOW I CAN INTEGRATE THE BOSE EQUIPMENT AS MONITORS?

Thank you for your time and consideration.

All the Best,

Danny Schmitz

330-321-5104

Merida, MX

 

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Hi Danny,

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

The L1 Model II is an integrated system (including the two bass modules) that functions as a single powered loudspeaker.

Here is all you need to know to connect other devices to it.

The Analog Input on the L1 Model II Power Stand is a

  • 1/4 inch (6.3mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve jack
  • Line-level
  • Mono balanced input


Daniel Schmitz posted:

Hi, wanted to ask some technical questions.  My band is a vocal band (5) and we use an Allen and Heath  wz3 12-2 we have 2 Yahama DXR 1100 w powered speakers, 1 DXS15mkII Subwoofer, 2 Line 6 Stagesource L2M powered speakers, we still need more monitors, I also own L1 11 Bose system with two subs.  IS THERE A WAY TO INTERCONNECT THE L1 MODEL 2 WITH THE LINE 6 STAGE SOURCE

The Line 6 Stagesource L2M has two balanced outputs you can use to connect to the L1 Model II. Here's an excerpt from the Line 6 Pilot Guide.

AND USE THE L1 MODEL2 AND SUBS AS STAGE MONITORS

Another option is to use one of the Allen & Heath Aux Outputs to create a separate monitor mix and send that to the L1 Model II. This is an excerpt from the Allen & Heath User Guide

TO COMPLIMENT THE SYSTEM?  IF SO, CAN YOU SEND SPECIFY HOW I CAN INTEGRATE THE BOSE EQUIPMENT AS MONITORS?

Run a line from whichever signal choice you choose

  • One of the  Line 6 Stagesource L2M units
    OR
  • One of the Allen & Heath Aux Outs

To the L1 Model II Analog Input.

There is a trim control for the analog input.

Model II Analog Input Trim.png

  1. Set the Trim control on the power stand to the 0 (zero) position.
  2. Connect the audio source to the Analog Input
  3. Adjust the volume of the audio source to the maximum output without distortion.
  4. While playing the source, increase the Trim level so that the Signal/Clip indicator glows green or yellow.
  5. If the Signal/Clip indicator glows red, decrease the Trim level so that it glows only green or yellow.

Model 1S Analog Input

That should get you started. You can dig into the manuals for your Line 6 Stagesource L2M and Allen & Heath MixWizard WZ312:2 to figure out how to configure the monitor mix.

ST

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Hi, this is what a sound tech (friend) said to me about using the L1 model 2 as a monitor.  And I quote:  

“Don’t think the Bose is a good option for a monitor, too many speakers that can go out of phase with the line 6, plus they are designed to radiate sound almost omnidirectional - Monitors should be very directional, you point them at the performer’s head and they can hear, but they don’t get picked easily by the microphones.”  ie., he is suggesting not to use the Bose system for the monitor.  Opinions about his opinion, please?

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Hi Danny,

Please check out this video: The L1® Approach and the History of Amplification

You'll see that the L1 system was engineered as a personalized amplification system serving as both monitor and main amplification systems.

It turned out, musicians and others found lots of other ways to use the L1 system. As a result, our community of L1 system users includes DJs & KJs, duos, and bands using two L1 systems for the front of house system. 

On larger stages, an L1 performer can use the L1 as a personal monitor as they always have AND send a line out to the Front of House system. I have done this many, many times over the years. How well that works depends on Front of House system and the sound engineer managing it.

When Bose introduced the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer systems, some people used them to supplement what they were doing with their L1 systems. 

We don't often recommend adding an L1 system to a mix of several other active loudspeakers on a small stage, but when people have a problem ("... we still need more monitors"), we try to use what we have on hand. You asked how to make the connections; I was happy to do that.

May I have your permission to move this to the general community area so others can comment and share their experiences?

ST

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