I recently did a radio show interview and brought my system with me to use in studio to play through.

I plugged it in to one of two outlets in the studio and although the light on beside the input was blinking (noting that the signal made it to the base, there was no sound coming out of the speakers.

When I got home and plugged it in, it worked fine. I'm assuming this is a power issue...would you suggest a Furman to "even" out the power - I think they show amps as well that are available.

Bry

PS I guess my real question after all this: If there isn't enough power, will the base unit still light up and show blinking signal activity, but not be able to push sound to the speakers?

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Hi Bryan - A similar thing happened to me at a gig once. Everything visually looked normal - all lights were lit - but no sound coming out.

It turned out to be that the tower section (L1) wasn't seated fully into the base. It seemed like it was in as far as it could go, but I pulled it out and pushed it back in a bit harder until I heard that "click" and then everything worked fine.
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Originally posted by SmoothJazzer:
I recently did a radio show interview and brought my system with me to use in studio to play through.

I plugged it in to one of two outlets in the studio and although the light on beside the input was blinking (noting that the signal made it to the base, there was no sound coming out of the speakers.

When I got home and plugged it in, it worked fine. I'm assuming this is a power issue...would you suggest a Furman to "even" out the power - I think they show amps as well that are available.

Bry

PS I guess my real question after all this: If there isn't enough power, will the base unit still light up and show blinking signal activity, but not be able to push sound to the speakers?


What gittar-jonz said about the base connection plus I can't imagine something much wrong with the AC power in a broadcast studio. Unless you spend the big bucks ($400-up) for a power regulator/conditioner, they are pretty much a power-strip with worklights. "Regulator" is the key term.
Steve...don't know how you keep track of all these messages, but I'm thankful you do.

I did repeat the phenomenon in a different venue. With some wiggling of cables (I think the PAS 1&2 connectors are loose) it corrected itself...but if the cable was loose...I don't think the signal light would have been blinking..so maybe the two are unrelated.

I've got shows coming up so can't be without the PAS, but also can't afford to have it go out onsite either...not sure what to do.
This just happened to me last night with my jazz group. Fortunately I lived nearby and got a backup pos PA for the night. This morning I tried the Bose and it worked fine. Last night I got lights but no sound. I did hear the subwoofer when the bassist ran a line out from a Polytone but no vocals or nylon guitar sound from the tower or sub. I did reseat the tower several times and I guess it just didn't seat properly. That's all I can figure. I will be carrying the backup as insurance until I feel confident that the PAS will be ok. We've used it nearly a year without a hitch and really like the sound and portability. If there are any other possibilities that might cause this I'd like to know. Thanks
Jazzgitah,

I recently had the same problem on two PS systems. Both of which started acting up within a day of each other. In my case the sub was working too but not the speakers. I've had mine a year as well and used them a minimum of 5 nights a week. I wonder if the speaker connector inside the power stand starts to wear out after while. I called Bose and they quickly replaced my power stands with new ones. Everything is ok now. If it acts up again give Bose a call and they will get you squared away.
Hi all. I would like to connect these two threads:
http://bose.infopop.cc/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=8206048934&f=3976055944&m=696108058&r=2511079551#2511079551

We've found that anyone who may have inserted the lower L1 improperly upside-down may damage the connector inside the PS1-L1 "nest". If you think that you may have done this, then please look at the connector on the PS1 and check that it's fully seated. A simple light push down with your thumb to the connector will verify that it's seated correctly. The second thing that can be checked (and something that we recently became aware of) is little silver metal plate that sticks out of the lower L1. Check the two screws to ensure that they are properly seated also. What makes me think that it's a connection issue is for the circumstances where the B1 is heard but none of the L1 is heard. We'll continue to watch and investigate this situation. Maybe pics of what I'm talking about may help too?
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Originally posted by Kyle-at-Bose:
Hi all. I would like to connect these two threads:
http://bose.infopop.cc/eve/forums?a=tpc&s=8206048934&f=3976055944&m=696108058&r=2511079551#2511079551

We've found that anyone who may have inserted the lower L1 improperly upside-down may damage the connector inside the PS1-L1 "nest". If you think that you may have done this, then please look at the connector on the PS1 and check that it's fully seated. A simple light push down with your thumb to the connector will verify that it's seated correctly. The second thing that can be checked (and something that we recently became aware of) is little silver metal plate that sticks out of the lower L1. Check the two screws to ensure that they are properly seated also. What makes me think that it's a connection issue is for the circumstances where the B1 is heard but none of the L1 is heard. We'll continue to watch and investigate this situation. Maybe pics of what I'm talking about may help too?


Yeah, pics would DEFINITELY help, as the terminology is confusing, especially for us newbies. As for putting the lower L1 in upside-down, it's not hard to do, as the two sides don't look that different (again, esp. when new). It may behoove Bose to clearly mark somehow, which side goes down....

Another suggestion, is to include perhaps a wide velcro strap (or pair) that either attaches, or is already attached to the bag(s) for the L1s. I haul my equipment on a good sized "rock n roller" rack, and with various bags (especially now, with the addition of the odd-sized base), mic stands, & cases, the two narrow, long L1s are very awkward to fit on/within all this. Even though I use bungee cords to hold everything on, I've almost had one fall off already. If they were bound together, it would greatly help both broaden & balance them.

I'm going to find some velcro straps and do a do-it-yourself fix, but it would be a nice feature for the bags to have them already sewn on.....
Saxman7,

I too, almost lost my L-1's off the side of my rock'n'roller. Here's what I use now:


Both sections fit very snugly into the bag (inside their Bose bags), and it is a lot more stable on your cart. It's about $20 at Musician's Friend or GC.

There was another post about this that I can't find anymore. It also showed the SKB golf club case with skate wheels. That one will hold 4 sections, but it's pretty heavy fully loaded. Here's a pic.
Saxman7,

What we have been using is a bag made by On Stage. It's actually made for speaker stands but it holds the two L1's perfectly. There's a seperater inside so they don't scratch each other as well. I'm not sure where to get them as I purchased ours locally but I'm sure Musician's Freind or one of the other big outfits carry them. They cost about $25.00. They're also great for mic stands and other equipment. I beleive they'd be a little more stable on your cart.

Hazer
Wow, thanks you guys! I guess saxhound's pic is of the SKB bag, which looks like a good option for taking on airplanes.

And guess what, I already own the On-Stage bag, as I've been using it for speaker stands!!! Silly me, I never even thought about fitting the bose speakers in it!

Oh well, I guess sometimes, what's right under our own noses, IS invisible........
I'll go try it out right now, thanks again.....
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Originally posted by Oldghm:
If this thread inspires you to order one of these mic bags, check the zipper length first. I have one that will not accomodate either of the L1 sections because of too short an opening..... Oldghm


Well, you and me both!!! I knew why I never thought to put them in there, it's too darn short! Makes sense, though, cause I have one speaker stand that won't fit in (all the way) either. Guess I'll have to make sure I order the long one....
Here is a little instruction set to ensure that your lower L1 connection to the PS1 is in good condition. We've found that upside-down insertion on the L1 could cause the connector to become unseated. This condition could result in many of the issues discussed here. (BTW, we've inserted the lower L1 upside-down into the PS1 too!). Most of the time the connector can be repaired.

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