They wanted a high-quality monitor for a very cramped space and the L1 can do that too.
Have you tried it?
I have...sounded very weak and dull to me (I was standing, not stooping down in front of the speaker). The cylindrical radiator really does not shoot sound upward.
I tried it by accident. Didn't much like it.
What Happened to the Highs?.
In the "Letterman" setup the L1 section is up around ear-height for Mr. Schaffer.
Paul Schaffer uses the L1 only as a near field monitor and the placement ensures that his ears are always in the "firing range" of the L1 segment. In this application and with some additional EQing a single L1 segment can work well, but that's usually an exception.
Interesting? Running side-by-side sections. I gotta get some of those connectors!
Then I came to the forum for confirmation, it's great to be playing with the same quality sound as professional's.
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So how would one go about getting a custom wire harness to do the same?
I'm not aware of anyone who makes a custom cable like this. It's not recommended or supported by Bose.
Steve I thought I read above that Bosesupplied a custom cable to the Letterman show for Paul’s L1 So he gets but the columns into two
That was about 14 years ago. Note: the wiring in the original L1 Classic is different from the L1® Model 1S. The cable they supplied back then would not work for the newer L1®s.