L1 Model II

Let's talk about the L1® Portable Line Array Systems

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.

Steal this computer cable!!!

Hi Folks,

The T1 ToneMatch™ audio engine comes with a really nice Pro Ethercon cable, with robust metal connector shells and an almost memoryless 18' black cable.

However, in a pinch, should you forget the cable, or if say a huge Hammond B3 gets dropped on the cable and severs it, YOU CAN USE ANY ORDINARY CAT 5 ETHERNET CABLE and it will work fine until you replace you nice fancy T1 cable.

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...YOU CAN USE ANY ORDINARY CAT 5 ETHERNET CABLE and it will work fine...

Might we notice any degradation? That is, I don't fully understand cables, much less cat5 cables. Are there potential issues of interference or noise? Is a cat5 cable shielded or does it need to be?

As far as I can tell, we don't have any problems with our small computer network. I am just curious how the non-traditional cable on stage will interact.


Any CAT5 (or CAT5e, CAT6, or CAT7) cable will work just fine without any degradation at least initially. The downsides are that most ethernet cables don't coil particularly well and that the connectors wear out over time. After a a few hundred uses you may notice the occasional drop out, at which point it's time to get a new one.

It's certainly a quick and cheap way to get a spare for an emergency.

Hope that helps

Originally posted by BabyBlueEyes:
Ken, Hilmar, et al,

When connecting the T1 to a Classic or Model I via the 1/4" output, is there any length maximum and can any instrument cable be used?

Thank you!



2 options:

Best option: Balanced - Get a balanced 1/4" to male XLR cable. This would go from the back of the T1 (1/4") to Ch1/2 input of the Classic/Model I. This would be a balnced cable and would be good for a long cable run of up to 50' (or more).

Good option: Unbalanced - You can use any instrument cable. Anything up to 25' should be fine. This would go from the 1/4" out on the T1 to the 1/4" in on Ch 1 2 3 or 4 on the Classic/MI.

Is there any maximum CAT5 cable length that the T1 can handle before performance starts to suffer? I'm ordering a few Neutrik Ethercon ends and a roll of CAT5 just to take during gigs in case of emergencies.

Seeing as how the new Model II takes a digital signal... can we now expect to see a wireless system in the future? Big Grin

I'm hoping for 2 possible accessories...
1) A wireless link from the back of the T1... something that also powers the T1 (as far as the T1 is concerned, it thinks it's connected to the Model II)

2) A regular TRS input wireless link system. One that allows a single 1/4" TRS or XLR input, then receives it on the Model II via the digital input. Trim and level are set on the receiver side. On the L1M2, only a little black receiver/antenna with a power switch.

What you guys think? Big Grin

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