As a live sound engineer who is new to the Bose approach I've been watching videos of bands using the L1 systems live to get some idea of different set up possibilities.
On the Bose YouTube channel there is a video of Foreigner doing a gig in 2014 with four L1 systems. There is a good overall shot of the stage at this point in the video: https://youtu.be/sibKEEBlfWs?t=1m28s
I noticed a couple of things I'd like to ask about:
1. The band has two L1s behind them and two L1s in front, the latter in the position where you would put a normal PA. What's the reason for this? Wouldn't this cause phase issues between the two pairs of L1s?
2. There are two L1 Compacts in front of the band in the collapsed position, tilted backwards in the exact same way as a conventional monitor speaker would be placed. Is this to provide additional direct sound?
I think it is very ironic that the band discuss the new approach throughout the video whilst their setup appears to follow the exact pattern of a traditional live sound system, albeit using the L1 products