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.

I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue.  Will the midi bass be heard.  Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above.

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Hi Evelyn,

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

This is a really interesting question.

evelyn posted:

I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue.  Will the midi bass be heard.  Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above.

The L1® Compact goes down to 65 Hz (-3 dB). That's down to a C2 note. Below that you can still hear notes down to about 40 Hz, an E1 note. I know that because I can play an electric bass through the L1® Compact and the lowest note is E1.  There's not a lot of musical content below that.

With all those inputs you will need a mixer. Do you have one already?

ST

Good afternoon,

It's not a simple answer... Sometimes you need a dive watch and sometimes you need a dress watch.   

#1 System- My L1 is used for vocal amplification - no amplification needed for saxophones, and a very small gigs...

The L1 sounds amazing for vocals. It can accompany the midi bass and the accordion, but the L1 is not a power house. Each instrument that you add to the L1 will minimize the quality of vocal tone. A small venue of 35  bodies full of alcohol will bury it..  I'm a tenor saxophonist, soprano saxophonist, and vocalist.  The L1 does not have the raw horse power or lows to amplify a saxophone. Period.

#2 System -- My F1 system is used for amplifying the saxophones and vocal - larger gigs.

#3 System - Behringer 15' 1000 watt for Saxophones and L1 for vocals - mid size gigs--

 

 

Hi Evelyn,

evelyn posted:

I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphonein a small venue.  Will the midi bass be heard.  Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above.

Please tell us about your small venue.

  • How many people are there?
  • What are they doing while you are performing (dancing, talking, singing along boisterously, listening attentively)?
  • What kind of music are you performing?

Thanks,

ST

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