Bose F1 Model 812 with F1 Subwoofer

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As I only have two Bose F1  Tops, I set the height with Tripod to 7.5 feet (peak of the F1) at venue (L:50 feet X W:25 feet), when I observed it at the back row of the venue. It looks ~70% of F1 are covered by persons.  Hence, I am planning to lift it up to 8.5 feet (near our false ceiling). 

Therefore, I would like to ask the recommended height of F1 with Tripod. 

Thanks 

Ken

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Keep in mind that the 12inch woofer is in the middle of the F1 cabinet and the mid/highs are in a vertical array almost the length of the cabinet...the flexible array only directs the mid/high flow...so from the floor to halfway of F1 cabinet you may want it to be around 7.5 ft...depending on how close speakers are to dance erea which is very important when choosing pattern.....pattern adjustments, ceiling heights are key to achieve that "wow" sound...

Interesting.My duo played a gig last weekend at a small club,using F1 w/sub.We also use the S1 as a monitor.We were set up in back of the roughly 20'x 50' room,(no stage) facing the 50' length.The place was packed,and naturally there was a round table with about 10 people less than 8 feet in front of us,with tables(and people) going all the way to the back.The left side of the room is all bar area.When we took a break,I walked to the other end of the room to hear the break music,playing through the system,and it was practically non existent.I tried turning it up,and got some complaints.We could have used a tripod stand to get  the F1 above the crowd and projecting to the back.Oh well...Next time

Yo jayare..i like the design of the F1/sub with the cute attachment to house the tops...they are absolutely on point in a setting where you are playing soft to moderate loud music where people are sitting and listening to your show.....the louder you play the higher your speakers should be...you mentioned that the sound was almost non existent when you walked to the rear of the room...you turned up the volume then they complain.. make no mistake, these puppies can crank out some sound...keep in mind that the F1s are vertical line array...no horn...adjustments will be different from horn speakers..turn the volume knob on the F1 up to 80% or slightly higher...to avoid complaints cut highs back to the vicinity of 9°clock instead of 12..meds too..with proper gain/trim and correct pattern set, a 20x50 room is no challenge...in some cases, i personally like my tops higher up than the built in stand will allow....so i used tripods for those venues well spaced and subs side by side..unbelievable clean sound soft or loud!!!

 

I recently discovered that I am able to crank up the volume and use the built in stand, and still hit the back of the room...without upsetting the people within 6 feet of the stack. The trick for me was putting greater distance between the 2 stacks and dispersing the output energy with the C configuration. 

DJ8X posted:

I recently discovered that I am able to crank up the volume and use the built in stand, and still hit the back of the room...without upsetting the people within 6 feet of the stack. The trick for me was putting greater distance between the 2 stacks and dispersing the output energy with the C configuration. 

DJ8X, how far away do you put your stacks from each other? I'm curious to try this as well.

Ryan Martindale posted:
DJ8X posted:

I recently discovered that I am able to crank up the volume and use the built in stand, and still hit the back of the room...without upsetting the people within 6 feet of the stack. The trick for me was putting greater distance between the 2 stacks and dispersing the output energy with the C configuration. 

DJ8X, how far away do you put your stacks from each other? I'm curious to try this as well.

@Ryan Martindale I have found that 14ft apart works very well. I am not a huge fan of speakers on stands anymore (unless the gig is small or it is absolutely needed). So I always try to find ways to not take away from the aesthetics of the stack that BOSE intended.  I know they didn't think of every possible situation, but if we put our heads together, we can collectively come up with sound solutions.

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