I am new to the forum and think it is a fantastic resource, especially for Bose L1 newbies like me.
I have started an acoustic rock band and am very close to investing in an L1 system. However, I am confused about what type of investment I should make at the outset.
There are three of us. Each of us sings (three part harmonies), two of us play acoustic guitar (I will play both a 6 string and a 12 string), and the third member is a bass player. At some point we might add percussion, but for now it's just us 3. The bass player will likely bring his own amp, although he might change his mind if he realizes he can simply plug into the L1.
My initial thought was to invest in an L1 Model II with two B1's and one T1 Engine. I was thinking of investing in a separate mackie mixer to help add more channels (maybe a small mixer to run all the vocals into one channel of the T1) and use the remaining channels for the instruments.
I have read on this forum that many seem to prefer a second T1 engine.
If I had the budget, I would invest in two L1 M2 systems, but alas, this is all I can afford at this time.
Finally, we plan on playing small to medium sized rooms (wine bars, pubs, bars, and maybe the occasional hall or outside gig).
So my question is: is the purchase of an L1 M2 with 2 B1's and 1 T1 Engine enough for us, given that we might expand to percussion at some point? Should I purchase a second T1 in lieu of a mackie mixer? Are we already too big for just 1 L1 system?
Thank you so much for your time and feedback. My biggest fear is to drop 3 grand and not be able to adequately handle our setup from an input and a sound standpoint.