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 started with the Classic MANY years ago.  When that blew up, I went with the L1M2.  I still have it, but it's overkill for many of my gigs right now.  I bought a pair of S1s and really like them and they can cover my gigs plus some, but I miss the low-end thump (1 acoustic guitar, 2 vocals).

I just bought a Compact from a friend and it just doesn't seem very loud to me.  I'd likely never use it alone, so I hooked up my T1 mixer and it was better, but still lacking in volume to me.  It even seemed like it might not be as loud as a single S1.

Am I imagining things?

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Hi DavidE2,

Here's an article that covers all the details.

T1 to L1 Compact

Highlights:

  • Use a balanced cable from the T1 to the L1 Compact
    • 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve  
  • Connect to L1 Compact channel 2
  • Set the ToneMatch switch to Line Level (down position)
  • For maximum volume, you can turn up the output of the T1 or the input on the L1 Compact until you see solid red on the LED or you hear distortion. Then turn down the volume a bit.



In terms of expectations and outcomes when comparing the L1 Compact to the S1 Pro please see:

S1 Pro Compared to L1 Compact

The specifications show the L1 Compact maximum output is +3 dB higher than the S1 Pro, however the horiontal coverage is much wider which is why it can be suitable for larger audiences.

Does that help?
ST  

ST posted:

Hi DavidE2,

Here's an article that covers all the details.

T1 to L1 Compact

Highlights:

  • Use a balanced cable from the T1 to the L1 Compact
    • 1/4 inch (6.3 mm) Tip-Ring-Sleeve  
  • Connect to L1 Compact channel 2
  • Set the ToneMatch switch to Line Level (down position)
  • For maximum volume, you can turn up the output of the T1 or the input on the L1 Compact until you see solid red on the LED or you hear distortion. Then turn down the volume a bit.



In terms of expectations and outcomes when comparing the L1 Compact to the S1 Pro please see:

S1 Pro Compared to L1 Compact

The specifications show the L1 Compact maximum output is +3 dB higher than the S1 Pro, however the horiontal coverage is much wider which is why it can be suitable for larger audiences.

Does that help?
ST  

I did set it up properly.  I'm an old hat at this.  Lol.  3db is something, but not much.  But the horizontal coverage is a nice difference.  I'll test that out soon.  Can I use the sub part without the high pack?  It might be great for my S1s.

Hi DavidE2,

DavidE2 posted:

I did set it up properly.  I'm an old hat at this.  Lol.  3db is something, but not much.  But the horizontal coverage is a nice difference.  I'll test that out soon.  Can I use the sub part without the high pack?  It might be great for my S1s.

I replied to your question in your other post here: Subwoofer for S1 Pro

ST

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