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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.

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Using the mic channel on my Compact while still using the T1

i just got my L1 Compact and decided to go ahead and invest in the T1 (for $299 how could I not?!) the down fall of the T1 for me is the lack of channels. Two part question:

1: can I use the mic channel on the L1 in coordination with the T1? I realize that I would have to adjust the levels for the "extra" mic at the L1 base but would it interfere with the operation of the T1 or L1 Compact performance.

 

2: can I use a mini xlr mixer with independent level controls per channel and connect to one of the xlr inputs on the T1 to expand the number of xlr channels? I understand that all the mics running through that channel will be sharing any eq and/or effects. 

So far I've only used my L1 at one small solo gig where I plugged directly into the L1 Compact.

oh, one other question about setting level on the Compact. Is occasional flashing "Red" ok or should it not hit in the red at all? 

Thank you!

Danny

 

 

 Edit title: Previously "Using the mic channel on my Comapct while still using the T1"

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I connect the main out on the T1 to the little ART Headphone Amp input. From there one out channel to the Bose L1 Compact, the other to my monitor. Use the other 2 outputs to other things, like headphones. Try it out at home first, until you get the setup & mix right, so it'll work fine on your next gig. You'll need to get used to setting the Volume for the L1 Compact via the small mixer now, not via the T1 anymore. 

Here is my entire setup for Solo gigs: 

- L1 Compact

- T1 Mixer  (Ch. 1 = Mic, Ch. 2 = Guitar, Ch. 3 = iPad/Tracks, Ch. 4/5 = Reverb)

- ART mini Mixer with 1 input and 8 outputs (4 big Jacks, 4 small Jacks) 

- Strymon Blue Sky reverb for my mic (which I loop out of Ch. 1 into Ch. 4) 

- Strymon El Capistan delay for Guitar (guitar direct into unit, into Ch. 2)

- Active floor monitor, volume controlled from the ART mini mixer. 

Hope this helps. 

Wolf 

Hi  Danny (DR. Roadkill),

Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community.

DR. Roadkill posted:

i just got my L1 Compact and decided to go ahead and invest in the T1 (for $299 how could I not?!)

Congratulations. This is a great combo.

the down fall of the T1 for me is the lack of channels. Two part question:

1: can I use the mic channel on the L1 in coordination with the T1?

Yes!

I realize that I would have to adjust the levels for the "extra" mic at the L1 base but would it interfere with the operation of the T1 or L1 Compact performance.

No interference.

Please note: The L1 Compact Channel 1 input (XLR input) has a ToneMatch Preset built-in. It's equivalent to the T1 

Category: Vocal Mics
Preset: Handheld Mics

So anything you run through channel 1 will have this ToneMatch Preset applied to it.

2: can I use a mini xlr mixer with independent level controls per channel and connect to one of the xlr inputs on the T1 to expand the number of xlr channels?

Yes.

I understand that all the mics running through that channel will be sharing any eq and/or effects. 

If your mixer has 1/4" (6.35 mm) outputs, connect those to the T1 channel 4/5.  That way, you'll get both outputs of the mixer (assuming it's a stereo mixer).



So far I've only used my L1 at one small solo gig where I plugged directly into the L1 Compact.

oh, one other question about setting level on the Compact. Is occasional flashing "Red" ok or should it not hit in the red at all? 

Occasional flickers are okay.  If you hear distortion, turn down the volume.



Thank you!

Danny

I'm glad you're here.

ST

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Hi Danny (DR. Roadkill)

welcome to the forum. It's always nice to be able to greet new Members.

Regarding your question. I've written one or two detailed gig-reports using a Compact. I'm including links to them for you here. The Compact is much more versatile than many can believe, much more so than was originally envisaged when it was first introduced (as a small handy package for a singer/songwriter).

Your question has been well answered by other community members. I'm just trying to show some of what's possible if you really go outside of the box.

 Acoustic Trio with L1 Compact + T1

Acoustic Trio with L1 Compact + T1 + Kemper Profiler

I hope that these stories are of some help to you.

There's just one thing that I'd point out here when using more than 1 microphone. With each additional microphone you increase the possibility of feedback through the system.

With the L1 series of loudspeakers and their sound-radiation properties it's important to find the right angle at which to use them. By that I mean angled up or down is generally better than parallel to the floor. Close-miking (lips brushing the wire mesh of the microphone grill) is also advisable as it increases the gain before feedback due to not having to turn the microphone up as loud.

The Microphone presets in the T1 were created for close-miking and a certain amount of EQ'ing has been made to counter the proximity effect (more bass in the vocals) which occurs when you use the microphone very close to your lips. Not using a close-miking technique in combination with a Bose microphone preset will result in thin sounding vocals.

Tony

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