The reverb engine in the T4S/T8S is different from the T1 so we can't make them sound exactly the same. We've done a lot of listening and comparison testing here, and with people who were critical of the reverb in previous versions.
We're certain you will notice and appreciate the changes.
Please see the firmware 1.1.4 release notes.
I sent the T4 back in July because the reverbs were unusable to me ..and I tried for days to find just one setting to get me thru a show and couldn't find not even one on the T4... because the T1 reverbs are so great..for the life of me why Bose would change something so great I can't figure out...this was a terrible decision someone made for Bose. But I hope your right about the update and I might order another T4 and take a listen and see how it compares to the T1...what would have been great was to make a mixer that sounded better than the T1...but I don't think that's possible...but I did like the aux out with the dedicated reverb and the headphone jack..and few other things just none of the reverbs came close to working for me...thanks Bose
"what would have been great was to make a mixer that sounded better than the T1...but I don't think that's possible..."
I agree with everything you've said except the above quote. In my view - the issue is with the performance of the reverb. Hopefully this new firmware update will do something about that. I have been using a BOSS VE20 effects pedal to overcome that issue - and I'll probably stay with that, at least until the new effects settings are played with.
I run a T1 and a T4S and side by side the T4S in terms of audio quality runs all over the T1. The ONLY gripe I have about the T4S is the fact they took away a volume control pot for the music/aux input - citing "use the volume control on the player device" as a reasoning.
Sorry guys, have you ever tried to adjust the volume on a mobile phone or any other miniature music playing device mid track?
Major weak spot in my view, as to lower the music you have to;
1. Turn the ToneMatch master knob to PAN/AUX>hit Menu/Pan button>rotate the PAN down to select "Aux In 5/6" and press to select>then adjust the volume input for each channel (left / right) individually - all this while an unknown track is screaming it's nuts off...
2. Turn down the master out - but this proportionately also reduces the mic level out and any other instrument also plugged in and played by colleagues.
Either way its a total farce until you regain proper control of your music track...
Would have been better to have employed the new "headphone" volume pot as the aux in pot...
Just my opinion...