May 2020

getting new L1 setup, B1, B2, or 2xB1

loading up after being off for a few months, thanks Covid-19, LOL, i realize i need new gear...im looking at the L1 Model 2 but am unsure which bass module set up to use, B1, B2, or 2xB1, and the advantages of each compared to the other. Thanks--BDRead More...
Hi, BD. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. For a DJ, you want a B2. Please see the table below. B2 Switching The B2 bass module includes a switch allowing you to select the appropriate level of bass output for your application. There are three settings: Switch Position Application + Bass voicing designed for DJ/Music playback applications Similar to four B1s Normal Bass voicing ideal for bass guitar or live sound application when mic'ing a kick drum Similar to two B1s - Bass voicing...Read More...
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Pair a set of headphones?.

I have a set of Motorola model SH012 wireless/Bluetooth headphones ( sorry to say they are Bose) and I can't get them to pair with my Bose s1 Pro I have two s1 Pro can this be done? Dave.Read More...
Hi, Dave. No, you can't connect the S1 Pro to your headphones via Bluetooth. The S1 Pro can receive a Bluetooth signal (e.g., from a phone or a tablet), but it cannot transmit. If you want to hear sound from the S1 Pro through your Bluetooth headphones - no, you can't do that. If you run the Bose Connect app on a phone or tablet, you can send a Bluetooth signal from the Bose Connect app to up to two Bose devices (e.g., S1 Pro, Bose SoundLink Revolve), but that works only with specific...Read More...
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Output from T1 to iPhone for Facebook Live

Is it possible to send sound from T1 to iPhone 11 for Facebook Live?Read More...
To give you an idea, here is a video. My Wife is a Teacher, and due to COVID is at home teaching. She does some video and book reads for Students. This video is for her kids. Kind of corny, but you get the idea on the audio out from the iRig Pre. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzAxJ_1Mu7kRead More...
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L1 Compact Signal Path

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I mostly listen to equipment to make a decision about quality. However, I was recently asked by a performer if my Bose L1 Compact has any digital signal processing. After reading manuals and a few wiki's, I am still not sure. My recollection from a salesperson is that the line-in (channel II with tonematch to OFF) is an analog path, and that there is some sort of limiter at some point in the chain to protect the speakers - but the limiter is also analog. So the questions are - L1 Compact: Is...Read More...

New Lower Crossover Point?

Has anyone seen the new YouTube video from Bose talking about the features on an S1 Pro? One that caught my eye is "New Lower Crossover Point". Is this something that could be accomplished with one of the firmware updates or is it actually new hardware? https://youtu.be/qLc9kx7hJskRead More...
Hi, KingBiscuit. When I run two S1 Pro systems - it's normally for two performers. We just connect directly to the S1 Pro systems - one for each - no mixer involved. STRead More...
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T1 - can't connect as an interface

I tried to connect my T1 as an interface and keep getting a message driver error. When i tried to update the drivers it says file incompatible. Any hints? Edit Subject: Previously "cant connect as an interface" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi, Tom. The video below shows how to update a T4S but the process is the same for a T1. Make sure the *.bos file inside this download T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Firmware Version 1.8 zip file version is in the same folder as the ToneMatch Updater program so it's easy to locate. Then selectRead More...
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Mix from single input sub

I'm planning to run from a Peavy sub to my F1 812 mains. My sub only has a single input (so I guess I just run one cable from the left output on the mixer to the single input?). There are 2 outputs on the sub going to the 812s so no issues there. Is this the correct setup? I know the F1 Sub has two inputs - I'd be more comfortable with that. Is it unusual for a sub to only have 1 input? Any better way to connect everything?Read More...
Hi, Critter. You can set the F1 Model 812 EQ switches to WITH SUB. STRead More...
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Linking devices for an singer.

So sorry if this has been asked as I have searched but can't find an exact answer. Is it possible to link up a Bose S1 with another type of speaker (i.e. soundlink revolve or similar) that is also bluetooth compatible? What I am trying to achieve is, a care home have asked me to perform outside with my Bose S1 while the people inside can open the patio doors & windows and watch the show from a safe distance. Now at the moment they can just open the doors & windows and listen, but if...Read More...
Thanks. Perfect. Much appreciate the advice from all of you.Read More...
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Question: Can I use the USB Out into an iPad with an Adapter to Live Stream?

Happy Memorial Day everyone. I did a live stream Saturday night. I use my iPad and a Shure MV88 Digital Stereo Condenser Microphone for iOS. It sounds way better than the built in mic on the iPad. That being said it is not great...I get lots of comments from people I trust, can't hear the backing tracks very good, the guitar could be louder, not much low end, etc.... My guess is if I could send my Bose Aux mix to the iPad it would be much better...I know USB A to Lightning adapters exist,...Read More...
Moondog wrote: "... My guess is if I could send my Bose Aux mix to the iPad it would be much better...I know USB A to Lightning adapters exist, but will this work sending Audio to the iPad?" Yes this works well. With an Apple "Lightning to USB 3 Camera Adapter" my T1 works perfectly as an audio interface / external mixer. Simply connect the lightning end to your iPad and use a standard USB A to B lead (printer style) between the adapter and your T1 or T4S. This does require the iOS program...Read More...
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Terrible sound coming from mixer

Hi, i work at a youth center and we recently bought a Tone match t8s mixer to use during this difficult time we find us self in. We connect the mixer with a USB 2.0 to our Mac. We get terrible static sound and distortion from the mixer. This problem is only on the output. We have tested with different cables and speakers/headphones same problem. I need help fixing this as fast as possible. I added a gitar recording we did with the mixer.Read More...
Hi Bjørn, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Congratulations! Please make sure your T8S is up to date. See T8S Firmware Update Instructions And here is a link to information that goes beyond the T8S Owner's Guide. T8S ToneMatch Mixer Does this help the noise? STRead More...
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QSC Touchmix to two L1 Compacts

I currently have 2 L1 compacts that I use on stage with a QSC Touchmix mixer. It’s been a great set up for small venues. One of the L1’s has a bad pot on the 1/4” line in side. Has anyone hooked a mixer into the XLR side? Edit Subject: Previously "Mixer connection" Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
Hi, Mike. Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. I'm sorry you've got a problem with channel 2 on one of your L1 Compacts. You can call Bose Support 1 to find out about service options. If the unit is less than two years old, it's probably under warranty. Out of warranty, there are flat-rate repair options that come with a one-year warranty on the repair. As Jeff K mentioned The channel 1 XLR input is designed for microphone level inputs. However, you can probably compensate for that by...Read More...
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USB A-Playback Stopped Working

Hey everybody....been using my T4S since they came out...mine has been bulletproof...until the other night at a gig I went to play some music via USB A-Playback ...and it didn't work!!!! What. When I got home I tried a different USB drive with music on it...and it didn't work either. I test both USB drives in my mac and both work fine music plays. The T4S recognizes the USB Drive when it is plugged in and unplugged. I see the drive flashing when the music should be playing like the mixer is...Read More...
Hi, MoonDog. Thanks for coming back to tell us you got things working. Have fun tonight. STRead More...
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Connection 4 x S1

I am trying to link 4 x S1 speakers and having problems. I am able to link speaker 1 and speaker 2 using the party mode on my iPhone with no problem. I want to use 4 speakers, so I then attached a lead from speaker 1 output to the input of speaker 3 and the same with speaker 2 to speaker 4. When I turn on speaker 3, all speakers work for about 3 seconds and then everything cuts out. Any suggestions?Read More...
Hi, D. That sounds like it should work. Please see this article for notes about how you should connect S1 Pro #1 to S1 Pro #3 and S1 Pro #2 to S1 Pro #4. S1 Pro Daisy Chain Settings Is that how you have things connected? STRead More...
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T4S says not connected to L1

Got a new L1 model II with T4S mixer. Updated the mixer to the latest firmware. When I select preferences and choose the L1 Power Stand I get not connected. The T4S is powered by the L1. I hooked up my iPod and could get music playing and control the volume of the L1, so it is connected. I tried calling Bose Support and talked to a couple of people with no luck. Last one said would get back to me later but have not heard anything. Has anyone else had this issue? Any workarounds? Is it even...Read More...
Hi, edmang, Thanks for coming back to tell us how things are going with Bose Support. Please come back and tell us how it all works out. Thanks, STRead More...
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How do I connect 2 S1 pro systems as monitors

Hello all. Just bought my first Bose L1 model 2 with B2 bass and T8s mixer. One question I have is what’s the best way (And best sound when playing out in bars) to hook up or connect 2 S1 Pros as monitors. I tried it last night on a practice run and the S1 pros had an almost “psychedelic” sound coming out of them which I don’t want. Shut them off and disconnected and the L1 sounded great by itself. The set up is 1 acoustic guitar, 1 mic, and 1 electric guitar. thank youRead More...
My partner and I use 2 Bose S1 Pros for our Farmers Market gigs (filling a 1/4 acre outside) with 2 voices, 2 electric or 1 electric/1 acoustic guitars. You'd be amazed at how well (and how often) you may use the S1s to fill the space for smaller gigs with quieter audiences and may find them your go-to system for easy transport, quick setup and great sound.Read More...
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Connecting 2 S1 Pro as monitors

Hello all. Just bought my first Bose L1 model 2 with B2 bass and T8s mixer. One question I have is what’s the best way (And best sound when playing out in bars) to hook up or connect 2 S1 Pros as monitors. I tried it last night on a practice run and the S1 pros had an almost “psychedelic” sound coming out of them which I don’t want. Shut them off and disconnected and the L1 sounded great by itself. The set up is 1 acoustic guitar, 1 mic, and 1 electric guitar. thank youRead More...
Duplicate post. Please see How do I connect 2 S1 pro systems as monitorsRead More...
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T4S Digital vs. T8S Analog; Which one reproduces better sound with L1 Model 2's

T4S Digital vs. T8S Analog; Which one reproduces better sound with L1 Model 2's I have one straight question about Digital vs. Analog: Which one of these two setups should sound better?: Bose offers 2 different Mixers: Bose T4S Mixer, which connects to the Bose L1 Speakers via J41 Cable which is a DIGITAL. or Bose T8S Mixer, which connects to the Bose L1 Speakers via ANALOG 1/4 balanced cable. Please try to make your answer clear and as straight forward as possible. Thank you so much! REPLYRead More...
Hi, Manu. Here are some comments from other Bose product owners. T8S Analog vs Digital Connection to L1 Model 1S and Model II The best way to know if the T4S will work for you is to try it. Bose makes that easy. Please see the Bose Returns Policy . Note - this applies to purchases directly from Bose. STRead More...
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T4S with L1 Model II Bass II to play backing track for Karaoke and recording on the computer

Hi. Please help. I got the L1 Model 2 and the TS4 Tonematch with intention of streaming music to sing along to (kareoke) as well as using for singing along with guitar and keyboard. Can someone outline the cables needed and applicable hookup to stream music from my computer as well as from my android phone to the Bose system? I am also interested in how to record live music and/or kareoke back to the computer for recording. New to this. Having trouble getting information from Bose, Music...Read More...
Hi, Janelle. Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community. Welcome. Great. Once you get things connected, this should work well for you. Please see this article: T4S with Backing Tracks You can do this if you use the one device (e.g., the Android phone) for the backing tracks using an analog connection, and the other device (e.g., your computer) to do the recording. We have another article with the basics about connecting T4S USB to PC The principles apply to a PC or a Mac. You will...Read More...
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Add Bluetooth to your setup

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I just stumbled across this and have no business interest or experiences with it, but it was intriguing to consider if you want to add Bluetooth capability to your L1s or into a mixer channel. I’m sure there might be other devices like this out there, just thought I’d pass this along. I’m using my S1s Bluetooth more, but wouldn’t mind adding something like this to my L1 setup.Read More...
I stuck with Bose for adding Bluetooth https://www.bose.com/en_us/pro...nk_adapter_acc_blackRead More...
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L1 Model 2 sound garbled

I have a L1 Model 2 sound tower with bass. The sound is garbled, mostly the vocals. Here is a YouTube video I recorded: https://youtu.be/nsEx1mZ1Eb0 Is this broken? Can I get it fixed?Read More...
Hi, erceth. Thanks for coming back to tell us you got things working. Please tell us about your music. Thanks, STRead More...
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15 yr. old L1 service options

Hello, It's my understanding that Bose no longer offers service for my old model. My unit works just fine except for worsening feedback issues. I'm hoping there is someone who knows of someone who will work on these older units. If it was in my area that would be perfect. Any help is appreciated. ThanksRead More...
have more boards made... solved. A $2000 system should surely have parts available longer than the 5 or 6 yrs after end of production. I understand the desire to push us into a newer, less capable system though... MoneyRead More...
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T4S shutting down after an hour

Just got my TS4 and second L1 to play in stereo. All was going along well for an hour or so and then the TS4 shut down while the blue light on the L1 base stayed on. Powered down, unplugged cables and plugged in again. Turned on and was ok for 5 minutes then it shot off again. Repeated steps and it seemed ok for a couple songs so I stopped to not press my luck. If the advice is to use the power adapter, don’t you lose the digital connection? And playing in stereo with 2 L1s would that mean I...Read More...
Hi Steve, We can't know how long your T4S was in the distribution chain before you got it. It's good that you've got things updated now. In case you're wondering, there have been no firmware updates for the L1 Model 1S systems. You can try moving everything back to one AC circuit to see it that causes the problem to resurface. I glad you're enjoying running in stereo. It's nice isn't it. STRead More...
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