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ToneMatch Updater

ST
The ToneMatch Updater application replaces the L1 Updater. Use it to update the firmware on your T1/T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers. There's a new user interface and it works with Windows and macOS. You can see it in action in the video below. Get the application and firmware updates for the T4S/T8S here T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions What version do you have? On your ToneMatch mixer Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Turn the Menu selector to Versions Press Select Read the version number If...Read More...
@ST My T1 says the version is 1.8, so I guess I don't need to worry about an update.Read More...
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Nice discussion , good to see people getting very specific with their desires /requests I own & L1 compact & an (new for me) F1 one system - for me ATM its hard for me to imagine something sounding better than the F1 - definately the best sound speak/sub combo I`ve owned yet IMHO I did try out an S1 pro and didnt retain is because for me it just didnt have enough low end thump - I play with a bass stomp on the floor and do some aggressive palm slapping on the bridge of my acoustic ,...Read More...
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L1 Feature Requests

ST
If you could have anything you want in an L1® ... Ask, even if you don't think it's possible. It wasn't that long ago that the L1® was impossible. Have fun with this. ST Feature RequestsRead More...
I love Bose L1 and L1 Compact speakers. Have used them for many years. I also really like my new S1 Pro's (ingenious)... I think Bose should be looking at a next gen L1 Compact similar in design and specs to the Electro-Voice Evolve 50.Read More...
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F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer Feature Requests

ST
What features would you like to see in the F1 Model 812 and F1 Subwoofer? Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
From La Rochelle/FRANCE... Hope my english is OK ! I've been using "4xSub 302 and 8x802 with 4 amplifiers BOSE 1800-VI" since 1998. Proud to be sound engineer for rock-jazz-blues-reggae or even classical music'groups all along, with audience to 2,000 people max, i first heard the F1 system on the 1st of July 2018. Waoooouh ! On September, i decided to sell my whole system, then immediatly bought 2 F1 Sub + 2 F1 812. Too happy to keep on the roads, at the moment, people are very surprised to...Read More...
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Let's talk about these tools in your ToneMatch Mixer . How are you using them? Mod Delay Reverb STRead More...
Hi Mahesh, Okay, this sounds good. I was checking to see if there was anything odd in your setup that might cause problems. No cause for concern here. Instead of Tape Delay and reverb, try this for your vocals microphone : Digital Delay Time: 100 ms Mix: 15% - vary up to 30% Fdbk: 0% - vary up to 10% You should have better intelligibility and move the vocals out in front of the backing tracks. What do you hear? Do you like it? STRead More...
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Bose S1 Pro System

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Introducing the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System Sound like a Pro. Anywhere. Anytime. Sound great anywhere with the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA system. Designed for musicians, DJs, and general PA use, the S1 Pro is the ultimate all-in-one PA, floor monitor, practice amplifier and primary music system. At 15 lbs (6.8 kg), the ultra-portable and rugged S1 Pro is lightweight and designed to transport effortlessly using the convenient carry-handle. Perform anywhere for hours with the S1...Read More...
I use my S1 Pro on battery only it lasts a long time, and when i get home i plug it in and recharge, but it does last a good few hours on battery, To charge you just plug it in and the blue light comes on when it has finished charging the light goes out. Hope this is some help AllanRead More...
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Support Contacts in Europe and UK

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We're happy to announce you have more ways to reach Bose Technical Support for Bose Portable PA Products. Bose Portable PA Support Contacts in Europe and UK For service in other areas please see pro.bose.com Edit: September 9, 2018 - added UK and Ireland. Edit: September 21 - added Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Poland.Read More...

S1 Pro system: Feature Requests and Suggestions

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the S1 Pro system. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers Feature Requests

ST
Let's use this topic to capture our ideas for feature requests for the T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers. Tell us what you would like to see added, and why. We can't promise that Bose will acknowledge or act on every request, but you can be sure that they are following this discussion closely. STRead More...
Good discussion & many relevent points raised . I`m the owner of a T1 & now T8 which I use in conjunction together .Mainly because the T8 did away with the combo channel of 4/5 which I find extremely useful when playing backing tracks/ having to make quick adjustments. Like it or not its a competitive world , no offence intended for dropping other brand names . My previoius mixer (which I sometimes still use ) is a QSC touchmix 16 a couple of features "sacrificed" when moving to the...Read More...
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T4S/T8S ToneMatch Mixers - Please update your firmware

ST
If you've just received your T4S/T8S Tonematch mixer please follow the instruction sheet in the box to update your firmware. We want you to enjoy the latest update and functionality of your new mixer. If you've misplaced those instructions see the link below. T4S / T8S firmware updates The latest firmware revision is v1.1.4 (November, 2018) If you're not sure what version you have see: What version is my firmware (T4S/T8S ToneMatch mixers) STRead More...
reverbs are better with the updates, but still a bit to go to be as good as the original tonematch, reverb still adds treble to the channel, Also the trim controls on the channel give signal even at 0 level, however the channels are Crystal clear, prue clarity,Read More...
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Bose T4S & T8S ToneMatch® Mixers

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Introducing new Bose ToneMatch® Mixers Unprecedented control, processing and portability Take control of your music with T8S and T4S ToneMatch mixers, compact 8 and 4 channel interfaces designed for performers. Engineered with powerful, DSP engines and intuitive user controls, they offer studio-quality EQ, dynamics and effects processing. Sound great with integrated Bose® ToneMatch processing and zEQ, especially when connected to a Bose L1 or F1 system for full end-to-end tonal control. Play...Read More...
Tom the Guitar Guy, Please see T8S Routing USB B from PC to a full featured channelRead More...
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ATTN L1 Compact Users

Hi All, We know there a lot of L1 Compact users on the forum and we wanted to get a better understanding of the effects and processing that you use with the system. For example, Are you using the T1 or just the L1 Compact by itself? Please reply to this post with a description of your rig. We would love to see pictures and understand the effects and mixing options that are most important to you. Looking forward to your participation. Thanks CraigRead More...
Let's see....I purchased my nephew a L1 Compact, a nice Fender acoustic/electric, a SM58, and a Boss VE-8. He gigs in the clubs around his university without any problems. It is great little rig. I have a L1B2/T1 with an auxiliary Soundcraft EPM8 for my two acoustic/electric, bass, percussion group...all of whom sing. It crushes it in every venue up to 500 or so attendee auditoriums. We also have two S1s with a QSC 8 board for small bar gigs. My 8-piece group uses a sound contractor who uses...Read More...
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Here's a quick video to help you to set the input trim for a microphone on the T1®. This is called Gain Staging. The same principles apply for an instrument or line level input. Set the source to the highest level that you will need during the show, and then set the input trim so that you get solid green, occasional yellow flickers, and never see red. ... more T1® Videos ... more information about the T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine STRead More...
Hi I am new to this community and can’t find the correct forum to ask for help on my particular equipment! Sorry in advance if this is incorrect! I have a Bose GT1 guitar multi-FX pedal, I am having some difficulty with the set up! Can anyone tell me how I can change the Master BPM manually? - I am able to do this through the app on my computer but can’t see how to do it manually on the GT1.Read More...
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Is my firmware up to date?

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Here is how to tell. What version level is your T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine? (T1® for short) Turn the Rotary Selector to Prefs Press the first button Turn the first button until you see Versions Press the button The versions for the firmware will be displayed. The versions shown below are sample values. See: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates for the latest firmware See: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Updates for the latest firmware Right now the latest T1® firmware is 1.8. What...Read More...
@Michael 4 I have replied to your original post - please follow this link. Can I use two L1 systems with one mixer? Thanks, STRead More...
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F1 Family of Products

Bose Pro Community Admin
We have a new forum for the F1 Family of Products Please click the picture to learn more and post questions.Read More...
Thanks!! I appreciate the information. My set of L1 Classic is still running 10 years and counting. I also have an electronic crossover I can make the point to the L1 different if I have a b1 hooked up. Now it has me thinking!!Read More...

L1 Family 2.0 - Nuovi Prodotti Bose Live Music

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Come molti di voi sapranno, o avranno notato nei punti vendita Bose Music Partner, abbiamo ampliato la nostra famiglia L1 per affrontare al meglio le necessità dei musicisti. Da oggi la domanda che un musicista dovrà porsi non è più se un L1 è adatto alle proprie esigenze, basterà individuare quale L1 risponde meglio alle proprie richieste musicali. Con immenso piacere vi annuncio l'uscita del più versatile L1 di sempre: L1 model 1S link In linea con la filosofia di offrire tutte le risposte...Read More...
quote: Originally posted by Adam-at-Bose: Hello Everyone, I am happy to announce that Bose has a program set up to get updates to anyone who chooses to purchase a B2 module as an add-on to an L1 Model II. If you currently own a T1 Tonematch Engine: You can perform the update using your own computer at home. If you encounter any issues during the process, or if you do not have a compatible computer with internet access, feel free to contact L1 Technical Support at (877) 335-2673. If you do...Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions) Video Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S Bose B2 Bass Module for...Read More...
Hey I've read that the Bose subs sound loud but that you don't "feel" the bass as much. That might be helpful to me. I play vinyl, so I can't put a normal sub under or near the table 'cause of feedback. Maybe the Bose subs can be closer? Anybody tried it?Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions) New Videos with Craig-at-Bose Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S...Read More...
Corrected files for Model II Power Stand Firmware update . This applies to Model II owners who are using a B2 bass module Please use this download: Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module This addresses the following issue: When customers complete the update it still shows that they have V1.02 installed. In all actuality the update did take (enabling all B2 positions to work)however the firmware version is not renamed. The file on the Bose downloads...Read More...
Introducing the Bose® L1® Model 1S system . and the Bose® B2 bass module For Model II owners who want to use the full features of the B2 you will want the Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module Additional information in the L1® Wiki: L1® Model 1S B2 Bass Module Model II Power Stand Firmware version 1.4 providing support for the B2 Bass Module (detailed instructions with updated files) Video Bose L1 Model 1s Line Array System - Bose L1 Model 1S Bose...Read More...
Hello, I would like to ask what is the best mixer for L1 Model 1s aside from T1 tone match.Read More...
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Paul Schaefer's L1 Set Up

Today I had the privilege of visiting the David Letterman set and learning more about how Paul Schaefer is using the L1 Classic that you have seen beside him for years. The system is fed by a sub-mix of all of Paul’s keys and synths enabling him to hear himself clearly on stage. The band also has an in-ear monitor mix which enables them to talk among themselves and listen to songs as David Letterman is interviewing guests. There is also a printer attached to the laptop so they can print...Read More...
Neat how has all the money in the world, and the L1 is his preference!Read More...
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Hai problemi con Bose? Chiamaci

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Ciao! Hai bisogno di informazioni specifiche, consigli e supporto tecnico sul sistema Bose® L1®? Chiama pure il Servizio Assistenza Clienti al numero verde 800 86 02 43 oppure allo 0660 292 292 , dal lunedì al venerdì (9:00 - 13:00 e 14:00 - 18:00). Non esitare a contattarci! Federico_carnevale@bose.comRead More...
Salve Federico,ho scaricato ed aggiornato il mio T1 con l'1.8 ed aggiornato i presets,ma dopo averli caricati tutti me ne vengono visionati nelle categorie solo 3 alla fine (le altre mantengono l'ordine originale.Come faccio ad installare i banchi a,b,c,per poi poter installare i presets?Inoltre è corretto che la versione dopo l'aggiornamento del mio T1 sia: DSP Firmware:1.8 Bose Presets:1.0 Bose Scenes:1.0 Ho guardato se nel sito esistono altri aggiornamenti ma non ne ho trovato tracce.Mi...Read More...

Pat Metheny Group and the Bose L1 System

Ken-at-Bose
The legendary Pat Metheny Group played a number of dates this summer in Europe using, from what I've been told only L1 Model II and L1 Compact systems for stage amplification. We were sent several photographs of the setup and have some technical details which I can share. The photo shows drummer Antonio Sanchez, and bassist Steve Rodby.Read More...
Thanks, Ken! BobRead More...

Pat Metheny On Tour with the Bose L1 System

Ken-at-Bose
Hello Folks: I am honored to debut here a video we've made with 19-Grammy Winner Pat Metheny. I'm going to tell you the story of our work together over the past few years. In order to do that, I'm going to close this discussion thread to comments so that I can lay out the story and edit it over the coming days. In the meantime, you can enjoy the short video now. Pat Metheny On Tour with the Bose L1 VIDEO I've set up a separate discussion thread where you can comment and ask questions about...Read More...
And to Pat...may your star burn bright.Read More...

Acoustic Guitar Meeting - Sarzana 2010

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Come succede già da qualche anno, siamo stati invitati presso l'Acoustic Guitar Meeting di Sarzana, dove abbiamo avuto modo di conoscere moltissimi musicisti che utilizzano il sistema L1 per le loro chitarre acustiche, nomi del calibro di Rodolfo Maltese, Giovanni Pelosi, Daniele Bazzani, Giulia Millanta ecc.. I quali ovviamente ci hanno deliziato delle loro esibizioni. Ecco alcune foto del nostro stand. Per chiunque abbia partecipato e voglia lasciare un commento su quel tipo di...Read More...
Hi Federico, Thank you for the explanation. That makes sense.Read More...

Creative L1 Compact Uses

Ok so it has been over a year since the release of the L1® Compact system and we continue to hear stories about the product being used from everything from military services to fitness classes. I thought it would be a good idea to create an area to capture some of the more unique uses for the system aside from musical performances. So tell us; what types of creative uses have you found for the L1® Compact system? NeilRead More...
I wanted to use the L1 compact with a midi accordion, 2 vocal microphones and 1 sax microphone in a small venue. Will the midi bass be heard. Haven't bought one yet but want to trade in my 42 lb. monster as long as the L1 compact is capable of handling the above. We've started a new discussion for your question. Please see: MIDI Accordion with L1® Compact Thank you.Read More...
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Il Primo Messaggio!

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Cerca l' argomento che più si avvicina alla domanda che vuoi fare. Clicca su quell' argomento. Dopodichè clicca sul pulsante "New", in alto a sinistra, e clicca quindi su "Discussion". Potrai quindi iniziare un nuovo argomento ponendo la tua domanda. Ricorda che i moderatori dovranno leggere il tuo intervento prima di poterlo vedere sul forum e permettere agli altri utenti di rispondere. Il processo richiede generalmente meno di un ora e solitamente pochi minuti. Oppure, puoi sfogliare gli...Read More...

Benvenuti

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Il Live Music Technology Group BOSE ti da il benvenuto nel forum italiano dedicato al sistema L1 &trade ! Qui troverai informazioni riguardanti un nuovo e rivoluzionario sistema di amplificazione per la musica dal vivo e potrai condividere esperienze, idee e soluzioni con musicisti di tutto il mondo. Iscriversi è semplicissimo. Osserva la parte in alto a destra della pagina e noterai la scritta "Login/Join". Una volta cliccato, verranno richieste poche semplici informazioni (scelta del...Read More...

L1 setup Report - Mandaci la tua foto!!

Forum: Italiano
Federico-at-Bose-Europe
Utilizziamo questo topic per condividere i vari setup con i nostri L1. Postate le vostre foto o qualsiasi tipo di esperienza vogliate condividere, sarò ben lieto di darvi consiglio o di apprendere dalle vostre iniziative... Federico Carnevale Live Music Specialist Bose ItalyRead More...
Hi Folks, Thanks to our colleagues in Europe (including Wiek-at-Bose-Europe in this community) we have a new video that covers where the L1 approach to live music amplification comes from, and why. We hope you enjoy it. The L1® Approach and the History Of Amplification Video (Many thanks to ST for helping port this to the L1 Wiki. ) With best regards, Ken --== click the picture to see the video ==-- edit: clickable imageRead More...
Hi Chadley, Does the seating include places where listeners' ears would be above the top of the L1 systems, for example in a balcony or at the top of a steeply raked auditorium? If so, then yes, I'd recommend that you augment the sound coming off the stage L1s with PA to fill in those locations. KenRead More...

T1 Features Poll

Hey DJ's and KJ's, I'd like to know what features would be most important to you as DJs and KJs. Thanks, CraigRead More...
I use a DBX GoRaq between the T1 and A1 Packlite Amps. the DBX allows me to connect the Tonematch to left input and gives me two outs (One for each amp and also has a Feedback eliminator. I guess if BOSE releases a stereo version of the Tonematch along with adding a feedback eliminator would be awesome.Read More...
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DJ's and KJ's - Post Pics of your L1 setups

Hi all, We'd love to get a consolidated thread going to see how you are all using your L1's T1's etc... I would encourage you to post pics of your complete setups including your front end mixing and computers. We are always looking to learn more from our customers. Thanks, CraigRead More...
Here is our package for gigs <75 people. Convenient and effective. Consists of a 12" sub and 2 L1 compacts.Read More...
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L1 Compact National Ads

If you have not seen it already keep an eye out for the attached L1 Compact ad that is being featured in current issues of People, Newsweek, Time, Wall Street Journal, NY Times, and USA Today.Read More...
Any chance you could promote yourself in Australia?Read More...

System Naming

All, ST had a very good suggestion that I would like us to consider. When referring to the various L1 systems please consider using the following naming conventions below: L1® Compact or the Compact - Classic Model I Model II T1 Why? If we are consistent in the way that we refer to the systems, it will allow new visitors to get up to speed much faster. Thank you NeilRead More...
To make things easier to find Click the picture to try it out. If we using the naming conventions in Neil's post above, then this will work and get better over time.Read More...

Community help on Ask Bose for Help Forum

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, As many of you know, we started a new forum here about two months ago called Ask Bose for Help . The new forum was created in response to an ongoing request by some people to get an official Bose reply to a question or concern. (There are also many other times when people explicitly ask for the opposite : in other words, they don't want a Bose response but want to hear from other L1 users.) The new Ask Bose for Help forum has been initially successful. Guests seem to be finding it...Read More...
Hi Oldghm, New in Ask Bose for Help: I've added notices at the top of all posts and just above the Add Reply box. I hope that will make it easy to spot before replying. You can see the change in this post: Tonematch AUX volume boost?! Do you think that will help? STRead More...
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Try the new L1 Compact Interactive Demo

To view an interactive demo of the L1 Compact system please visit the following link: Virtual L1 Compact Interactive DemoRead More...
Hi We use 1 or 2 Compacts in 99% of our gigs. I am amazed at how much it "really" can cover. We are a vocal duo with keyboards and tracks at times. We have been using them for over 6 years. We also have a Model2 2/b1's which stay in our rehearsal room. Love our Compacts! AjandCarla PizazzEntertainmentRead More...

Model II review in Guitar World Magazine

Attached is a review of the L1 Model II system that appears in the July 2009 issue of Guitar World magazine. Written by Editor Chris Gill, the article begins by presenting the need for a suitable sound system for performers, but that not many small, portable systems exist. The L1 Model II system is featured as an excellent solution. Guitar World has a strong circulation of nearly 230,000 readers. The entire review is included as a pdf attachment.Read More...
I had the great pleasure of assisting bassist Christian McBride work an L1 Model II into the ensemble Five Peace Band, the superstar ensemble led by Chick Corea and John Mclaughlin. They are currently in the middle of a three night run at the palace of jazz called the Rose Theater, a 1,500 seater (approximately) that forms the performance center ground for Jazz at Lincoln Center (music director is Wynton Marsailes.) The other members of the band are the astounding Brian Blades (drums) and...Read More...
Yowzah Ken! What a bunch of monster players. Must have been wonderful to experience. Great plug for Bose as well. I love John's playing - if Jeff Beck had a musical "brother" it would be him. Happy Holidaze............Read More...

NEW T1 Firmware v1.8 - Tuner Enhancements

All, I am pleased to announce that T1 Firmware v1.8 is now available for download on Bose.com. This is a non critical update which contains improvements to the overall responsiveness of the T1 Tuner functionality. In addition this update also includes two new features: Reference Pitch Transpose Please see the attached image for more details. Download Firmware v1.8 here Thank you, NeilRead More...
Any chance in the future, bose would have a key changer to download to the tone match. I use karaoke, and the line audio that could be key changed would be a nice feature. I know these fancy karaoke machines have it all, but I use a very small CD+G player with a 5X5 screan that just plays the audio and graphics, no key changer. I have one, but it's just another thing to carry around. I play keyboard, the KN-7000 and it has the transpose on it, with the frequency changes etc. Just curious...Tks..Read More...

NEW L1 Compact system - Press Coverage

Below are some exciting links we would like to share regarding recent L1 Compact press coverage… Harmony Central coverage of Musikmesse. (Click on the link below and watch the Day 4 Musikmesse video). http://messe.harmony-central.com/Musikmesse09 New York Times: http://gadgetwise.blogs.nytime...4/03/flat-thin-loud/ Crunch Gear http://www.crunchgear.com/2009...e-line-array-system/ DVICE http://dvice.com/archives/2009/04/bose_l1_compact.php BLAST Magazine ...Read More...

New L1 Compact system announced...

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, It is our great pleasure to announce that tomorrow, we will introduce the newest member of the L1 family at Frankfurt MusikMesse (the largest music show in the world). To learn the details, go tomorrow to Bose.com . In the meantime, we are sending videos and photos of our preparations to a special page at the L1 Wiki. There, you can meet some of the people involved in the introduction here in Germany, and get a few hints about the new product. As things unfold, we look forward to...Read More...
I've had one since last night. You can read my initial impressions here: Compact is here!Read More...
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Adrian Belew Premier Guitar Interview - How he uses the L1 model II systems live

Adrian Belew has been using two LI model II systems as part of his live sound rig for the better part of a year now. From time to time we receive questions asking how Adrian is using the L1's in his live set up and in the April 2009 issue of Premier Guitar magazine he addresses this question. Excerpt from the April issue of Premier Guitar: "The third thing I use is the Bose L1 setup. In fact, I have two of them, and they are the towers you see. The technology is incredible. How they make...Read More...

Hints for Getting Prompt, Targeted Answers from Bose

Ken-at-Bose
Use descriptive words in the title of your request: for example, "Help with ToneMatch presets". Tell us which model L1 system you are using: Classic, Model I, Model II, Compact, PackLite. Supplying the first six digits of your serial number will allow us to identify the model if you're unsure. Tell us as much detail about the situation: what kind of venue, what kind of set up on stage, etc.Read More...

Nuovi preset Gibson Acoustics per il ToneMatch®

Forum: Italiano
ilaria-at-bose-europe
Ciao a tutti! Bose® Corporation è lieta di presentare un nuovo produttore di strumenti musicali (nello specifico di chitarre) che ha scelto di ampliare la libreria di preset ToneMatch®: Gibson Acoustics. Questi preset permettono ai musicisti che utilizzano il motore audio ToneMatch® e il sistema portatile Bose L1®, di regolare e arricchire il suono naturale del proprio strumento. Sono disponibili i preset per i seguenti modelli di Gibson Acoustics: I preset possono essere scaricati...Read More...

New Gibson Acoustics ToneMatch presets

Bose Corporation is pleased to welcome Gibson Acoustics as the latest manufacturer to participate in the development of customized ToneMatch® presets for their instruments. These presets are designed for use with the Bose T1 ToneMatch® audio engine and Bose L1® Portable Line Array systems, and help musicians achieve exceptional amplified tone. Cliff Henricksen and I had the opportunity to work directly with legendary Gibson Master Luthier Ren Ferguson and Gibson Sales and Marketing Director...Read More...
Hi Corey, Thank you for joining the Forum. FIRST - be sure to read my post above yours, very carefully. Okay - I'd try the Gibson Preset for the Hummingbird even though your Dove has Mahogany back and sides and the Hummingbird is Maple. I understand that other than that and the slightly different neck scale, these are very similar guitars. I happen to have two guitars that are almost identical in every respect except that one has Maple back and sides and the other, Rosewood. Strange though...Read More...

Awards

We are honored to have just received the Gold Medal in the 2008 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players Choice Awards. We like to also congratulate Mackie and Yamaha for their Silver and Bronze medals, respectively.Read More...
The Bose L1 was nominated for "Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Category of Sound Reinforcement and Loudspeaker Technology" for the 20th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards (TEC Awards) run by the Mix Magazine Foundation.Read More...

Tell us what instrument and microphones you use

In order to make sure we are delivering new ToneMatch presets that meet your needs we would love to gain additional insight into what instruments and microphones you currently use or plan to use with the L1(tm) system and T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine. I'm setting up this discussion as a way to capture this information. Please reply and let us know. I look forward to hearing from you. CraigRead More...
Hello Cleverson, We have started a new discussion for your question. Please follow the link. Switch ToneMatch Presets during a presentation Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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L1® is available at these Bose Showcase Store and Bose Factory Store locations.

The L1 ® is available at the following Bose Showcase Store and Bose Factory Store locations: Arizona Bose Factory Store Outlets at Anthem 4250 West Anthem Way Phoenix , AZ 85086 623-465-5722 California Bose Factory Store Desert Hills Premium Outlets 48400 Seminole Dr Cabazon , CA 92230 951-922-9096 Bose Factory Store Camarillo Premium Outlets 690 Ventura Boulevard Camarillo , CA 93010 805-482-8052 Bose Factory Store Gilroy Premium Outlets 8555 San Ysidro Avenue Gilroy , CA 95020 408-842-2541...Read More...
The L1® is available at these fine specialty music stores Alabama Auburn Guitar Shoppe 758 East Glenn Avenue Auburn , AL 36830 (334) 821-6818 www.auburnguitar.com Emiron Music 101 2nd Ave. NE Decatur , AL 35601 (256) 353-0772 California Matt Music Stage & School 617 12th Street Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 237-0054 www.divineappointmentguitars.com McCabe’s Guitar Shop 3101 Pico Blvd Santa Monica , CA 90405 (310) 828-4497 www.mccabes.com Sonoma Valley Music 521 Broadway Sonoma , CA 95476...Read More...

Tutorial Videos

Ken-at-Bose
How to play better music... Interviews with ToneMatch partners Interviews with L1 owners Room Acoustics for Performers Psycho-Acoustics for Performers Identifying Spectral Excess in Musical Sounds A Personal Take on ToneMatch Technology Vocal and Guitar Performance Techniques Bose Chief Engineer on ToneMatch Technology Index of All VideosRead More...

Magazine Reviews of the L1 System...

Guitar World Magazine American Songwriter Worship Leader Magazine best of the best Guitar World Holiday Buyers Guide EQ Magazine Audio Fanzine (French) Keyboard Magazine (Model II) GEARE Magazine Performing Songwriter Magazine Guitar World Acoustic Magazine Mobile Beat Magazine Mix Magazine Keyboard Magazine (Model I / Classic) Singer Magazine page 1 of 2 Singer Magazine page 2 of 2 Guitar World Magazine Acoustic Guitar MagazineRead More...

Adrian Belew discusses the L1's

In a recent interview with allaboutjazz.com Adrian Belew discusses his current live guitar rig which includes a pair of Bose L1 Model II Double Bass Packages. Here is an excerpt from the article: "I add the Line 6 in for extra sounds and overdubbing sounds live, and then this Bose setup, which is absolutely fantastic. I love this setup, called the Bose L1, these columns that you see with the bass cabinets on each side, those are for the high fidelity things that I want to use, like my...Read More...

From and About NOTABLE MUSICIANS Using the L1

Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band 1 of 2 Steve Miller of the Steve Miller Band 2 of 2 Guitar Player Feature on Pat Metheny (how L1's are used in his rig) Country Music Star Troy Cassar-Daley Uses L1 system Joe Ely talks about the L1 in Taylor's Wood & Steel Magazine Albert Lee and the Bose L1 system... David Pomeroy "It's a great innovation on many different levels" Todd Rundgren Adrian Belew Michael Schenker at Musikmesse 2008Read More...

Wiki available with automated translation

Forum: Italiano
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Dear friends who speak Italian, I have added automated translation to the wiki . Please try it out and let me know if you think it is working well enough to keep it. You can click the image below, then look for the box where you can choose a language that you prefer. --== click the picture to see it in context ==-- Thank you!Read More...
Hi Ilaria, Thank you for doing this. Yes, I would wait to see how long it takes for Google to incorporate your translations before taking on the entire wiki (over 400 pages). Ciao!Read More...

Set up the T1 for stereo

Hello everyone, This is a guide on how to set up a T1 feeding two separate sources for left and right, e.g. two model II's or model I's. T1 is designed to be a mono device, so the setup for stereo is a little complicated. But, once set up, you can easily control volume of the stereo feed from your stereo device (keyboard, DJ mixer, iPod, etc.). Please note - you will not be able to use reverb in this configuration. Most keyboards already have stereo reverb built in - you can use that reverb...Read More...
ST, after using those sound videos, you are absolutely right. What I thought I was hearing was not rightt at all. Thanks for your insight.Read More...
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Room Acoustics for Performers: Introduction

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, At the recent L1 conference in Little Switzerland I gave a talk on Room Acoustics for Performers. We videotaped the presentation and we'll make that available as soon as it's been edited. I plan to add to the material in that talk here, and eventually I'm hoping we can move the information to the L1 wiki. I encourage you to ask questions and add your own commentary to these threads. The material gets better and better when you do. My goal is to provide information about room...Read More...
For bass traps you need much denser material (e.g. the densest building insulation sheet), ideally suspended a few inches away from the wall, and preferably positioned in corners.Read More...

Instructions on how to add your band to this forum:

Forum: L1® Bands
Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, This is a forum that features bands using the L1 system. It's also a chance to showcase your band. Here, we define bands as groups of three or more players. To add your band: - Go to the L1 Bands forum - Click down on the "New" tab and release the mouse button on "Discussion" - We ask that you use a common topic-naming convention "genre : number of players : name of band". So for example, you would have "Rockin' Blues : 7 piece : The Linemen" In that first post, try to include as...Read More...
I have created an online form that will help you to gather all the information, format it and then create a post for your band. L1® Band Post Builder Check it out. It should help with the planning process even if ultimately you choose to compose your post another way. Please send me a Private Message if you have any issues using the form. Have fun with it! Edit: amended link to L1® BandBuilder FormRead More...
Hi Folks, I am very pleased to announce a special lecture for Monday evening, before the music starts. I need to give you a little background first. W. Eugene Smith was a world famous American photographer. I venture to guess that all of you know his work if not his name as he was one of Life Magazine's most gifted artists. I include here one image from one of the most famous Life Magazine essays called "The Country Doctor". There are many other Smith images that are world famous. edit: spellingRead More...
I will definitely let everyone know when Sam's book is published. There's going to be a lot of hoopla I'm sure. Sam just made a discovery yesterday that I've asked him if I can share. I hope he says yes. KenRead More...

New ToneMatch(r) presets - Ovation and Takamine Guitars

All, We are very pleased to welcome Ovation and Takamine guitars as the newest additions to the ToneMatch(r) program. The presets are available here on the Downloads section of the Musicians site. We look forward to your comments as you have the opportunity to try them out. Thank you, NeilRead More...
To All, We have a new video in the wiki from when Rick Hall and Michael Markure (Ovation / Takamine) visited Bose to work on ToneMatch Presets. Here is the link. Rick Hall - Ovation Product Manager / Michael Markure - Takamine Product ManagerRead More...

New L1® updater v1.0 for Mac

We are pleased to announce the release of the L1® updater v1.0 for use with Mac. The L1® updater for Mac will support all of the same features as the L1® updater for PC. Click here to download the L1® updater v. 1.0 for Mac. Click here to download the L1® updater for Mac instructions. System Requirements Mac OS X version 10.3 or higher USB 2.0 These items will also be available on the Musicians site at www.bose.com in the weeks to come.Read More...
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New L1® power stand v1.3 Released

Version 1.3 fixes a rare issue with the power stand firmware update process. On earlier versions the power stand could be affected by two failed 'L1 model II Firmware' updates in a row. We recommend upgrading from 'L1 model II Firmware' version 1.0. Click here to download the new L1® power stand v.1.3 firmware. This firmware will also be available on the Musicians site at www.bose.com in the weeks to come.Read More...
I See now, please state clearly you have to turn of power to the power stand not just the tone match box. all work fine now. thanks MR BOSERead More...

Succeeding in the Performing Arts: Introduction

Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, For the past few years, we've had discussions amongst the moderators and others about the idea of collecting our experiences in the performing arts (mostly live music) into some short essays that might help to disseminate the knowledge. The time has come to begin this effort. Each "lesson learned" will be a new thread, whose title will begin with "SUCCEEDING IN THE PERFORMING ARTS" followed by a colon and few words about the topic. We are completely comfortable, in fact we are...Read More...
dennismp We have started a new discussion for your post. See Concerns about the Message Board Posting / Threading systemRead More...

L1 Model I - Preset 3.0 Patch (DJ's only)

Attention DJ’s using the L1™ model I system, We recently identified an isolated issue that only affects DJ’s that are using Preset #58 (High Volume Pre Recorded Music) on the L1™ model I system. It was discovered that L1™ model I power stands with a serial number less than 042829Z72550001AC did not accurately contain the advertised preset #58. This preset is specifically intended for DJ’s playing pre recorded music at higher volume levels. Instead, it contained a flat EQ setting which is...Read More...
Howdy Partners, As many of you know, Tom Munch has been working to find a suitable venue in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado for a Fall users conference. I am pleased to inform you that we have found such a place. It is an absolutely beautiful area that is chock full of L1 players and other musicians (largely because of Tom). We've identified a wonderful establishment that has a stage and room for us to conference. For accomodations, there are rooms at the Cuchara Inn (where we'll hold the...Read More...
See the travelling pictures in progress including Tom's vehicle loaded to the gunnels or gills depending on your perspective on water. On the Road to CucharaRead More...
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Monday Night Song Ideas

Tom Munch
Everybody join in on ideas for songs on Monday night. Ken posted a bunch of ideas to get us started on the wiki. If there is a song that you've always wanted to do, or maybe a song that you "own" & would like to do - bring it on. Don't be afraid to do something obscure or interesting. (Keep in mind that the rhythm section will have to back you up, so we need chords - & don't make it too difficult.) Easy songs would be any blues-based tune like "Kansas City". Harder songs would be...Read More...
Nancy, I added them to the wiki. We now have a choir for backup on this song. I'm looking forward to it! TomRead More...

T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine Preset List

Please refer to the list below for a detailed listing of the ToneMatch(tm) presets that are included in the T1 ToneMatch(tm)audio engine. In addition to this default preset bank, the user may also download three custom banks of ToneMatch(tm) presets that were developed in collaboration with select instrument manufactures. Click here to learn more about these presets.Read More...
There is a error in the documentation regarding Preset 6. It reads 6 50Hz-5kHz Bandpass filter this should say 6 80 Hz-5kHz Bandpass filter ref: MikeZ-at-BoseRead More...

Additional T1 Backup Files

Below are links to all orginal T1 Factory Scenes, Presets and User Scenes. Feel free to use these files for backup purposes or for resetting your T1 back to it's orginal state. Orignal T1 Factory Scenes. Click the link below to download: T1 Factory Scenes Orginal T1 Presets. Click the link below to download: T1 Presets Orignal T1 Users Scenes. Note this is a blank bank. Click the link below to download: T 1 User Scenes Empty ToneMatch(tm) A, B or C Bank. Use this if you want to remove any of...Read More...

New ToneMatch(tm) Presets and Software

We are very pleased to announce the addition of downloadable ToneMatch™ presets for use with the T1 ToneMatch™ audio engine! These presets were developed in collaboration with select instrument and microphone manufacturers. The result is a group of presets that preserve the instruments unique characteristics and deliver exceptional tone when connected to an L1™ system. The T1 ToneMatch™ audio engine contains three ToneMatch™ preset banks (A, B, and C) which may be updated with a ToneMatch™...Read More...
To All: Please do NOT load ToneMatch® Partner Presets into the second bank (red circle below). This will overwrite all the standard Presets. Please load them into Banks A, B, C (green circles) -== Click the picture for a link to all the ToneMatch® Partner Presets and detailed notes about how to apply them ==--Read More...

T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine Flash Tool - Try the virtual T1!

I am happy to announce the T1 ToneMatch(tm) audio engine flash tool. This new tool will allow you to take a tour of the front and rear panels using the FRONT PANEL TOUR and REAR PANEL TOUR buttons. The INTERACTIVE TOUR button allows you to virtually use all features of the T1. Below is a link to the tool: T1 Flash Tool Enjoy! Craig [ken-at-bose made this a featured discussion] edit: updated linkRead More...
All components are available as individual items in the Uk, I don't see why it should be any different elsewhere, check with your dealer.Read More...
There are times when text and talk need to be supplemented by actual product use to know if the L1™ system is for you. For this reason, Bose offers a 45 day risk free home trial when you purchase from us. Call 800/905-0886 or 800/444-BOSE or log in to www.bose.com/musicians to make these arrangements. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the performance of the L1™ approach within this trial period you can return the equipment for a full refund.Read More...
Many, many thanks to Diedre for sending along these wonderful photographs. Ken Bausano dropped off the CD-ROM at NAMM last week and here are some of the highlights.Read More...
Hey Ken and Ken and Diedre, Thanks for posting those great pix from Ashland. They brought back such pleasant memories. What a wonderful 3 days we had. rwjRead More...

NATIONAL DJ ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT REVIEW

I just wanted to report on my first weekend of using my new BOSE system. I use the word power in parenthesis because two different meanings for the same word were revealed to me this past weekend. On Friday Night I had an event at my local NFL Stadium out on the field. I have done this event for the previous 4 years so this was my 5th and first with the BOSE system. The sound that came out of those two towers and 4 B1s was something like I have never heard before. It literally filled the...Read More...
Anybody flying into BOS during the day Sunday, 29? If my buddy declines to go/drive - I may just grab a cheap Jetblue flight JFK-BOS and figure it out from there. Does the Inn have any type of shuttle service from Boston airport? If not, maybe share a rental car with somebody from Boston airport to the Inn if interested and the schedule can match-up? I was trying not to take-off a matinee $how that day but if something "BIG" is going down at 6pm as brother Ken mentioned, I'll probably have...Read More...
Anybody going to be near Logan - Boston Airport Saturday 6:00 pm (wheels down) Before I make arrangement for a cab to the Warren Center in Ashland, I thought I should check who is going to be around to hitch a ride or to offer one. ThanksRead More...
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Hi Folks, As previously announced, we'll have a number of acts playing a tune or two on Sunday night in the lobby bar at the Inn, a beautiful spot (see picture below). A number of you have already signed up for slots on Sunday and more are welcome. These slots will not use electric guitars or drums, as the lobby is lower key. On Monday night, however, we have the whole Lodge building to ourselves. This is where we take our meals, and it's a great expansive room, and we can be louder. I know...Read More...
That's Rick Jordan, CGP.* It was a pleasure being part of your backup band, Rick! Alan ----- * Certified Guitar PickerRead More...
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Please post a note here if you plan on attending the L1™ Musicians Conference (Fall 2006) Posting here is not a commitment, but if you think there's a good chance you can make it, please say something here. It will be a huge help in the planning for the event. Please indicate the number of people in your party Here are the details that we know now. Dates : October 29-31 2006 inclusive Location : Warren Conference Center & Inn in Ashland, MA. 529 Chestnut Street Ashland, Massachusetts...Read More...
Hi Folks, Some of you have asked if we could make certain accessories available at the conference and unfortunately we can not. Sorry about that. KenRead More...
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Hi folks, Here's where you can post questions and comments about the upcoming L1 Owners Conference to be held in New England October 29-31.Read More...
DAN , don't forget to remind me ! I'd love to play and sing some praise and worship music with you Sunday morning. I have several very ez things I've written that would be a breeze for anyone to sit in on. I'll have my Variax acoustic and a guitar synth Michael (FocusPlayer)Read More...

Owners Voluntary Assistance Program

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Owners Voluntary Assistance Program Here's the short version: The description of this part of the forum says that we can use it for L1™ owners to contact other L1™ owners for various reasons. This Owners Voluntary Assistance program works like this: Owner In Need An owner needs to borrow or rent an L1™ so s/he posts a Needed message here. (See recommended structure in the How it Works section below). Volunteers Other owner volunteers with email Notifications turned on (for this section) will...Read More...
I've added myself as I have two L1 Model II systems for this very reason of not wanting to be stuck if one dies - I tend to use both at gigs now anyway - but I know I can get away with one if I need to (I only had one system for 3 years anyway). If you are in need in the UK and within 50 miles of Milton Keynes I may be able to assist.Read More...
******** 10/24/06 WE ARE SOLD OUT ******** *****Please stay in touch here for upcoming events and THANK YOU for your interest and support. ***** Dear Message Board Community: On behalf of the community of L1 Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker owners, and the Bose Live Music Technology Group, you are invited to the second ever L1 Owners Conference, to be held October 29-31, 2006. Modeled after the incredibly successful meeting in Big Sur CA this past April, this unique three day experience in...Read More...
From the Warren Center a few days ago.Read More...

Who are the moderators???

Ken-at-Bose
Hello everyone. It may be of some value to know a bit about the people who serve as moderators here. Most of us work for Bose on their products for musicians. Some moderators are longstanding members of this message board community who have shown an exceptional ability to help other musicians trying to understand and/or get the most out of their L1™ systems. We hope you find this useful. Here's my story: Ten years ago, I was manager of Acoustic Research here and started the work along with...Read More...
And another Hi Everybody, I've just noticed that we seem to have another new at-Bose member since Fri June 17 2016. He goes by the name of ChrisJ-at-Bose . A very warm welcome to the Forum from me ChrisJ-at-Bose. We are a pretty inquisitive lot here on the forum. Do you feel like maybe giving us a short Resumé (CV or something like that) to sort of break the ice? I hope that you (if necessary) quickly find your feet here. We're a nice easy going crowd here, even if I've maybe put you on the...Read More...

L1 Benefits Statement

Ken-at-Bose
Hello Everyone, We wrote this before we introduced our new approach to live music amplification. These words appear on many of the cartons in the L1 family of products. We thought it would be good to repeat these words here.Read More...
This is an example of some of the old "Gems" which are turning up since the introduction of the new forum software. The words are as true now as they were then. Here's an example. My wife had a birthday party in January and I set up the Compact+T1 so that I could play easily for our guests and be heard anywhere in our living room which is L-shaped and about 50m2. Due to illnesses and bad weather forecast (snow) the party wasn't too big an affair and I could have played without amplification.Read More...
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Hi Folks, The recent L1 Conference in Big Sur was such an inspiration that we want to know if this community wants to do it again, this time East of the Mississippi. We know a lot of you have read about Big Sur. We would truly love to have you all experience what we did. So many strong and positive things happened. One of the most interesting aspects of all this is that it was unplanned by Bose. Alan Steinberger got things started in a post dated Jan 12, 2006 . It was a simple, yet profound...Read More...
To any and all who are interested in the East Coast event the ongoing discussion is here: - Please join us - L1 Musicians Conference Discussion AreaRead More...
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Guitar Hanger Available for L1

Kyle-at-Bose
A new accessory is available for the Bose L1 Cylindrical Radiator(r) loudspeaker from Wallacher Guitar Hangers. If you are a guitar player and sick of carrying guitar stands to the gig and rehearsal, this may be for you. The Wallacher WPAS1 hanger mounts easily to the back of the L1 loudspeaker using a screwdriver. Assembly is a one-time job: While the L1 is disassembled and on the floor, remove the two phillips-head screws that attaches the bayonet to the upper L1 loudspeaker. On the guitar...Read More...

Upright Tone Lessons From Ron Carter

colcliff-at-bose
Yesterday, I had the honor of working with jazz legend Ron Carter, helping him use the Personalized Amplification System(R) and in doing so, received more of my continuing education about instrument tone. Yesterday was the first of 3 shows at the Lincoln Center/Rose Theater in Manhattan, called "Detroit Motor City Jazz" starring Ron himself and a full lineup of supreme jazz royalty headliners, all from Detroit. The list includes Geri Allen, Marcus Belgrave, Chris Fuller, Charles McPherson,...Read More...
Thanks for the kind words Jeff. Yeah, there are a few people who seem to leave a permanent impression on me whenever I see them perform, and Ron Carter is definitely one of them.Read More...

Unofficial Performers' Guide

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The Unofficial Performers' Guide for the Bose® Personalized Amplification System™ family of products. December 23, 2006 The Unofficial Bose® L1™ Wiki is the new site for the Unofficial Users' and Performers' Guides . The information in this thread may not be as current as in the new wiki, but I will leave it here for backup and historical interest. Bose® L1™ Wiki is your new source for the latest Unofficial information. The Unofficial Performers' Guide If you will be using the Bose System...Read More...
@andrewdouglas , I get your opinion about "eating the mic". That holds true with an SM58 and similar mic's. That's why I prefer mic's like the Sennheizer E935 that have enough gain before feedback that I can sing several inches away from the mic with greater frequency bandwidth and no proximity effect. Decades ago my lead vocalist was female. One night after a 4 hour gig, I filled the kitchen sink with extremely hot tap water and dish soap. My vocalist, Stacey, had clogged the screen balls...Read More...
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Ron Carter workshop at David Gage's shop in NYC

Jesse-at-Bose
Greetings fellow bassists. I just got back from a really inspiring workshop given by Ron Carter at David Gage’s bass shop in Manhattan. First, a little background for those of you who might not be familiar with these names: Ron Carter is one of the most distinguished, accomplished, acclaimed jazz bassists out there in the world today, with a discography that reads like a history of recorded jazz over the last 50 years. As for David Gage, his shop is a real nerve center for the world of...Read More...
The unit shown in the picture above, (with the other amps mentioned) is a Classic, the equivalent of the Model I.Read More...

Review of Bose system by guitar guru Rick Turner

Ken-at-Bose
A review by Rick Turner of the Cylindrical Radiator(r) speaker with his superb instruments just appeared at the Acoustic Guitar website. Click HERE to be taken there.Read More...
Hi David, I couldn't find the original article but did find this partial quote. Source: Review by guitar guru Rick Turner in Acoustic Guitar forum . There is also a video interview with Rick Turner Rick Turner Interview in the wiki. If you like that one, check out these other ToneMatch® Partner Interviews .Read More...

Steve Miller Band and Cylindrical Radiator(r) speakers

Ken-at-Bose
Some of us in the Live Music Technology Group recently went to see and hear the Steve Miller Band play at the Tweeter Center in Boston, a summer shed holding about 18,000 people. Steve has purchased a number of Cylindrical Radiator speakers over the past 18 months and has written us to tell us of his experiences with them. (With his permission, we've posted these HERE ). We did not realize until we arrived at the Tweeter Center that he was using the two most recently puchased double bass...Read More...
Even better than the 'patented' solution in the above post would be a simple wooden doorstop, because you could adjust the angle of declination of the sound pattern. Line array loudspeakers oriented vertically are 'aimed' to play to an audience that is an infinite distance away. To aim your L1 in such a way that plays with full volume to all rows of the audience, put a laser pointer on top of your L1 (or imagine one there) and insert the doorstop underneath the rear edge of the Power Stand...Read More...

Traditional Music System Test Results

Forum: Ensembles
Ken-at-Bose
Hi Folks, Yesterday, as planned, we did another round of testing of our Traditional Music System. We had 4/5 members of the wonderful bluegrass group Bow Junction ( http://www.bowjunction.com ) here at our Live Music Listening Room at the Bose Reservoir Building. This is a nightclub/small-auditorium sized performance space we use as our live music laboratory. Bow Junction purchased three Cylindrical Radiator(r) speakers more than a year ago now and use them in a variety of situations. Bow...Read More...
Hello YazSamat, Please see this new discussion for your question. Five Piece Wedding / Club Band - YazSamat Thank you.Read More...
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Getting the most out of the new Bose approach to live amplified music. In our experience, musicians considering our new approach and those now using it, like to know how they can get the most out of their investment. The Personalized Amplification System™ approach puts each musician in complete control of his or her sound, as in an unamplified performance. Because of the properties of the Cylindrical Radiator® loudspeaker, musicians can play knowing that the sound they make on stage is what...Read More...
I sure do, Wilk. In fact, he's right there in Mississauga too. Contact me at bosedirect@shaw.ca and I'll give you his name and contact info.Read More...

Unofficial Users' Guide

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The Unofficial Users' Guide for the Bose® Personalized Amplification System™ family of products. December 23, 2006 The Unofficial Bose® L1™ Wiki is the new site for the Unofficial Users' and Performers' Guides . The information in this thread may not be as current as in the new wiki, but I will leave it here for backup and historical interest. Bose® L1™ Wiki is your new source for the latest Unofficial information. What follows is the older version. If you just got your System or want to get...Read More...
Hi Joseph, I hope you've been looking at the new version of th e Unofficial Users Guide. The wiki . I've been following your latest series of posts and watching the videos. Amazing. We're going to have to get some of your journey to tone, and your current setup documented for folks. Catch you soon.Read More...
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Need a Sketch? - Stage Layouts with The Sketcher

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If you would like some help planning your stage layout, or just share something you are doing that works, please try The Sketcher . How it works: You can see it in action: The Sketcher Movie or It is probably just as fast to try it . In its current incarnation, you drag items from the palette of instruments onto a stage area. You can add notes (a good idea) for things that don't fit into the picture. When you save your changes, I will take what you have done and turn it into a regular image...Read More...
Hi Tiglath, I've started a new discussion for this. Join me over here: Listening (in Stereo) and Rehearsal with 2 SystemsRead More...

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L1 classic half work

Hi to you all, I am Fabrizio from Italy. I have a couple of used (not by me) L1's classic with 4x B1. One is perfect, the other nope. I run them always with a line input in the input 3 (at volume 3) and already tried the input 4. The broken system sound awful, No eq and NO x-over. I have full range in the sub output, Removed the radiator and checked the 3 amps individually. All works correctly if driven from their inputs. If I use one of the classic line inputs (3 and 4) in every amps out I...Read More...

Connecting L1 1S to Two powered PA Speakers

Hello, I've had my L1 1S for a few months now and I love it it. I can't get over how great everything sounds coming out of such a small system. We're a four piece band, two guitars, bass and drums, three vocals. We typically play small bar, patio type venues. However, we have a gig coming up where we will be playing outside at a small beer festival. There will be a small stage set up in a large parking lot and I expect we'll be playing to about 100 people directly in front of the stage but...Read More...
Or you could set up two auxiliary mixes to two of the outputs from the mixer - one for each of the extra speakers. I've done it that way too...Read More...
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Can I connect backtrack via a mini cable to two ¼” to two different channels

I know that if i connect an iPad or iPhone to a T1 ToneMatch ® Audio Engine or T4S ToneMatch mixer channels 1, 2, 3 (or T8S ToneMatch mixer channels 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8) using a cable like this i will hear only the LEFT side of the stereo signal. To hear both LEFT and RIGHT sides of the stereo signal, i must change the signal to MONO. My question is: Can I not use a cable like this and connect to let say channel 2 and 3 to hear LEFT and RIGHT?? Thanks, HubRead More...
You could alternatively switch the iPad audio output to mono and use a single cable.Read More...
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The right way to connect 2 L1s classic with T1

I plan to use two L1s classic with T1 mixer. I have 4 B1s should I use them all or 1 for each power stand. i have learnt a few things after I joined Bose community and from here on I want to do it right. Please advise SidRead More...
Hi Sid, Thanks for the information., The T1 is mono device so you can't pan sound sources from one side to the other although in some situations you can get creative to force things. That won't work very well for vocals. Try this: Microphones to T1 channels 1, 2, 3. T1 Master Output to the first L1 Classic - channel 1. First L1 Classic channel 1 line out to the second L1 Classic. Stereo Keyboards Connect the keyboards directly to the L1 Classics Keyboard 1 Left output to first L1 Classic...Read More...
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So, just picked up the T8S.... First thing I notice is that you can't route the USB in to a channel - only Left/Right or the Aux In (channel 9 & 10) unlike in the T1 where I could/ would route my iPad to channel 4 for easy volume control.... So in order to control volume of backing tracks/ music I have to have the Aux 9/10 level screen on... bummer... Tech advancements.... lol Plus since it's routed to Aux In, I'm unable to use a DJ Tonematch... Also a little bummed that it didn't come...Read More...
Hi Dr. Mike, Please see T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructions Thanks, STRead More...
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IEM - In Ear Monitoring

Hi all, Thought it might be interesting to hear about other peoples experience, suggestions, recommendations on the subject of IEM's. I guess we're all aware of the benefits of IEM, they can protect your hearing from damage from high level sounds, and they can feed you with exactly the mix you want and or need to hear while performing. It can also fix the problem of the Doppler effect (this is where reflected sound can reach the ears of the vocalist slightly off pitch and cause them to sing...Read More...
Just sent you a private message probably as you hit the 'post' button here Hence i sent it before reading you post here.Read More...
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Running on Battery power

There are several streams talking about how to run the L1 compact on a battery pack... but the specific units are no longer available... is there a more updayed recomendation?... just wish to do outfoor events... running the compact... a mini projector... a couple of lavs... thanksRead More...
any thoughts on this?... it is pure sound wave... Goal Zero Yeti 400 Portable Power Station, 400Wh Battery Powered Generator Alternative with 12V, AC and USB OutputsRead More...
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Bose S1 vs Mackie FreePlay live

has anyone compared the S1 to the new Mackie FreePlay live which is louder and clearerRead More...
Hey gang, thread I know but while debating between these two items over the last few weeks I came across this website here and then another which I think may be useful to those currently debating this choice right now as well. Check this comparison out http://switcher.oluvsgadgets.n...p;vidtwo=5kcNPiMidD0 For me the debate is over. Cheers!Read More...
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S1 Pro battery draining when not in use

If your S1 Pro battery is draining when the S1 Pro is not in use (turned off) and not connected to AC power, please read the latest update S1 Pro battery draining when not in use Thank you, Bose Pro Community Admin The original message follows below. I have two S1 Pro speakers. Same age, both pretty much new. The latest one i purchased with only a few hours of use has a battery that slowly dies over the course of a week or two when not in use. The other S1 Pro battery lasts as it should. Any...Read More...
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Unable to connect to my S1 pro using the connect app.

I recently updated my bose connect app from version 8.1.0 to 8.1.1 thinking that was the reason I was unable to connect my s1 pro speaker. Updating the connect app did not fix the problem, then I updated my S1 speaker from the previous software version to the newest Firmware version 7.0.11 using my PCat http://btu.bose.com . Now I have both the connect app and the s1 pro updated to the latest version, but the problem still exists. So far, I deleted the app and reinstalled it (iPhone XR),...Read More...
Hello ST, I did what you advised, and it worked. Thank you for your response and time you took to troubleshoot this problem. You rock!!!Read More...
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T8s digital noise..squawk like sound

Good day...I am having trouble with an intermittent squawk like sound coming thru my t8s.Everything will run great for half a set...then the noise will start.SM 58beta vocal ch1 Audix vx5 vocal ch2 SM 58 vocal thru tc helicon voicelive play ch3 AcousticGuitar thru voicelive playch4 Acoustic guitar 2 ch5 split dirrct Acoustic guitar 2 ch6..split thru pedal brd..loopers..tcHelicon voicelive3x Violin ch7 Have isolated all channels when noise occurs.Seems to only happen when all instruments are...Read More...
Hi codydog19, I'm sorry you've got this strange squawking sound. You've done some great trouble shooting. The only thing that comes to mind is to check your firmware. T4S/T8S Firmware Update Instructructions and to do a factory reset T4S/T8S Factory Reset Note: You'll have to recreate your Scenes. If that doesn't solve the problem, it's time to call Bose Support. Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only) Monday-Friday: 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM ET Other regions STRead More...
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Firmware 7.0.11

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There's a new firmware release 7.0.11 for the S1 Pro system It addresses this issue: EDIT S1 Pro Shutdown when you disconnect AC Power Clarification: Previously, some S1 Pro Systems would shut down if the AC power was interrupted. On those units firmware 7.0.11 changes the way an interruption to the AC power affects the S1 Pro: When an interruption in AC power is detected, the S1 Pro will go silent for four to seven seconds. The audio will resume without intervention from you. During the...Read More...
Hi Tim-MK, I run on battery power when There's no AC power available There is AC power available but I didn't feel like running the power cord to the outlet This happens all the time. I just appreciate not having to connect one more wire If I wanted to top up the battery while I was at a gig, then I would plug in the unit while I was playing. That hasn't happened yet. The few times I've had a power outage at a gig, the show got interrupted anyway. Any issues with my personal piece of the...Read More...
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LI Model II/T8S - Noise with preamp

I am using a Fishman Platinum Pro EQ between my guitar and T8S. This preamp is silent with my other mixer and PA, but when used with the T8s and L1, there is low level white noise. The Platinum pro has a post EQ XLR output: XLR D.I. Output: Level (post EQ): 0 dB relative to input Output Impedance: 600 Ohms I am plugging in to channel 1 or channel 2 of the T8S. I believe I have gain and volume set correctly on the platinum pro. The Platinum Pro has an unbalanced 1/4 out that is quieter, but...Read More...
Hi Larry 4, Okay - so the source of the issue is the Fishman Platinum Pro EQ or some interaction with the Fishman and the T8S. You can try lowering the input trim level on the T8S channel. You'll probably have to turn up the channel volume to compensate. I've encountered this before; when other PA systems don't reproduce the noise being created in the signal chain. Can you hear the noise through headphones connected to the T8S? Looking at the Fishman Platinum Pro EQ web page leads me to ask.Read More...
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T8s And DJ Controller Hookup

Jablon
Hello BoseWorld, just received my T8s and would like some info on how to get the best of the mixer in my application. I am a mobile dj using primarily Pioneer DDJSZ as my main rig. Over the years I have performed at events where several mics were required and in some cases performers have asked to hook up their equipment [Guitar, Sax] to my mixer. So, the need for the T8. I’ve received conflicting information from BOSE pro support so here I am. *** I would like to hook up the DDJ to the T8...Read More...
Hi Jablon, I don't have recommendations about where you should apply the signal processing (or levels) - on the DDJ or the T8S. Apply the processing where it sounds the best and is most convenient for you. Try channels 7 and 8 with the DJ Presets to see if you like them. As for Trim levels (applies to channels 7 and 8): Set the DDJ to the highest output you can without clipping On the T8S, set the input trim levels so you see solid green on the lights. Occasional flickers of red are okay,...Read More...
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Bose connect app with 2 (two) S1 Pro speakers?

I had already bought one S1 Pro in May but when I received news that the Bose Connect App was out and functionable for 2 S1 Pro's...I immediately ordered ANOTHER one and tried the app as soon as I brought my S1 Pro's sister home. I cannot make it work at all. Anybody out there lucky enough to have 2 of these S1 Pros and succeeded using this app? Directions are scarce but if it IS functioning for someone, I must be doing something wrong. Anybody?! ThanksRead More...
Hi Steves Off The Couch, Good thoughts - but No - that won't work because: The T1 Master Output is balanced (mono) The S1 Pro Aux input is unbalanced stereo No - that won't work because: The S1 Pro Line Out is balanced (mono) The S1 Aux input is unbalanced stereo You could rig up the connections with some adapters but you would lose the Balanced connections between the components and make the whole system more vulnerable to line noise. I don't recommend that. STRead More...
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Preset tonematch setting for Shure BLX288/PG58 Wireless mics

Team , I just purchased Shure PG58 wireless mics. My current setup is L1M2 B2 with T8S. I am currently using tonematch setting of "Handheld Mic" for the new PG58. is there a preset which is compatible with this mic. I am hoping there should be a better setting to take advantage of this 600$ mics. Pls help. Mics are used for vocal singing ...Read More...
Hi sri, The Handheld Mic Preset should sound good and you can try this ToneMatch Preset. It may be a closer match. Category: Vocal Mics Preset: Shure SM58 STRead More...
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T4S Aux Output

If I pick the post tap point for a particular channel, will all the effects go to Aux for that channel? Are the Aux settings saved when you save a scene? As always, thanks for all your help.Read More...
Hi Dan, Yes - all effects except Reverb. That's available for Aux 1 only, and you have to set that separately. You'll find that under the Global Reverb setting. Yes. You're welcome. STRead More...
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1 T1, 2 L1 M2s

I'm sure this has been covered but I can't find it. The guy that's buying my L1 M2 picked up a big outdoor gig for tonight. He'd love to like to use my L1 M2 in conjunction with his L1 M2. He has a T1.. What's the best way to connect the 2 systems? Thanks, DanRead More...
If I pick the post tap point for a particular channel, will all the effects go to Aux for that channel? Are the Aux settings saved when you save a scene? As always, thanks for all your help.Read More...
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L1 Model 2 vs F1 Model 812 with F1 sub

I am very new to this field. Bought L1 model II with B2 as one of my friend recommended this. I have seen F1 Model 812 with F1 sub seems like covering bigger crowd and also higher watts based on the overview of the product. Any reason why one would prefer L1 model 2 over F1 model 812 with F1. I ask because i am planning to return L1 M2 and get F1 Model 812.. Any info which will help to make my mind would be helpful. Thx SriRead More...
With what you describe, I'd start with purchasing another L1M2 with B2. If necessary for the biggest outdoor gigs, you can add a couple more B2s if you're not getting enough "thump" but I don't think you would need them. I had an L1M2 with 2 B1s and an F1. On my LAST major sound gig I had the L1M2 well behind the stage and the F1 on the floor in front in an ampitheater seating situation -- audience above F1 and it worked OK because the L1 carried the higher frequencies while the F1 provided...Read More...
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S1 Pro Shutdown when you disconnect AC Power

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UPDATE 2019-05-16 There is a firmware update to resolve this issue. Please follow this link. Firmware 7.0.11 for S1 Pro Shutdown when you disconnect AC Power The original post follows below. Bose is aware that on some S1 Pro systems the unit will shut down if You are running the unit on AC power You disconnect the power or remove the AC power cord Other units do not exhibit this behavior and some customers have expressed concerns. You can resume operation by cycling the power button off and...Read More...
Good news everybody! There is a new firmware update that addresses this issue. Please see: Firmware 7.0.11 Edit: This changes the way an interruption to the AC power affects the S1 Pro. You will still have to cycle the power off/on with the power button to restore audio, but the firmware update reduces the likelihood that you will have to reset the S1 Pro to get it going again. Thanks, STRead More...
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L1 Compact need more volume

I am using my L1 compact at 50-150 person venues for comedy shows using a Shure wireless Mic and music from an ipad. Some of the venues get quite loud and am looking to invest in another L1 compact and daisy chaining them. I have an S1 that I have daisy chained to the compact for extra volume on occasion and it helps. My compact always seemed to be maxed out when it is cranked up to about 3/4 before feedback. I have heard the best remedy is an L1 model 1 or 2 but I like the quick, easy light...Read More...
To expound on ST's post, we have a pair of L1 Compacts that we use with our small Acoustic band (I guess I can't say "trio" any more as we just added my daughter's fiancé <g> , and I typically carry in mostly all of the gear and set it up (oh hey...now I have another guy to help!). Anyway, lol, I routinely carry in the L1 Compact assembled bases, one in each hand (~25 lbs each), and have the two dual extension bags thrown across each shoulder (5 lbs each). I'm 52 and pretty lazy (?!)...Read More...
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S1 Pros as Front of House with F1 Subwoofer

ModernVintageDC
Hello ST and the Bose Community, I was able to get a test at a live gig yesterday. VENUE: Local Winery, in the winter I play indoors and in smaller room upstairs. I would say the room is about 40 X 50 and opens up to a larger room on the side. Attentive crowd at best although our band seems to get the crowd up and moving and there was much dancing by the end of the gig!! I have used an Model L1s with B2 many time in the past and it worked great in this room. There was about 50 or so in the...Read More...
Hi Durnbock, Occasional flickers of red mean you're approaching clipping but that won't damage the S1 Pro systems. If everything sounds good, you probably don't need to change anything. STRead More...
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Not playing back Mp3/aux(background music) properly

Hello there, i just received the bose L1 M2 with B2 bass sub and t4s mixer and i gotta say it sounds great but i've run into an issue. It sounded great when i plugged my acoustic guitar in but when i tried to play spotify from my phone ( 1/8in aux cable to 1/4in adapter into 5/6 aux on t4s) it only plays one of the speakers/pans(right or left) and then when i add a splitter(two 1/4 in to one) and plug that into both 5/6 it does the other speaker in the mix. Am i doing something wrong? or...Read More...
Hi Nathan, Sounds like you've discovered what happens when connecting a stereo feed into a balanced input. Trouble is, some times it seems like its working, then on the other hand you can get some unexpected results, such as one channel missing, very low volume etc. and yes, you will get different results depending on if the signal source is stereo or a duplicate mono signal on an otherwise stereo feed. The adaptor cable that ST has recommended will put it right as it will convert the...Read More...
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LI Model II - T8S Volume level problems with master outputs

I am using the T8s. We plan to use two powered speakers out front and place the L1 behind us. A T1 ToneMatch mixer is connected to the T8S via the channel 9 input on the T8S. Channels 1-8 on the T8s are panned to the center. I am using a balanced 1/4 TRS cable from the right master output channel (mono) to the L1 base. Tonight in practice we also connected the left XLR master output to a powered speaker (Mackie SRM-450). The volume level to the L1 was as usual and fine. However the master...Read More...
Hi Larry, Thanks for coming back to tell us how you're doing. It sounds like you have things under control. Enjoy the music. STRead More...
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