June 2018

T8 noise on outputs

We bought two T8 mixers and we have been using one of them at numerous gigs so far and we like it a lot. Both have the same symptoms I will describe. Did anyone notice that the main outputs either XLR or 1/4 has a lot of white static noise on those lines? Set it up link this: With the T8 master volume all the way down, all channels muted and the output of the T8 plugged into an external amp or powered speaker, no matter what type (tried on th S1, L1, and several others with same results),...Read More...
Hi Lorenzo, Welcome to the Bose Portable PA Community. Thank you for joining us. Please update you firmware (unless you're already at 1.1.4). T4S T8S Firmware Update Instructions The output of the T8S has a much higher signal output than the T1. If you use the same settings on the T8S as the T1, the output will be much louder (and with it, the background noise level). You can turn down the Master Volume to compensate. I almost never have to turn up the Master Volume above 11:00 o'clock. STRead More...
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tap tempo

According to the Instruction manual, the new mixers feature a "built in tap tempo delay". But I cannot seem to find any further mention of it in the manual. Please tell me where the tap function is to be found and how a foot switch can be connected. Thanks.Read More...
It seems to my T4S that you have to tap at over 125BPM to get Tap Tempo to work. You can tap in 1/8 notes to lower tempos, then halve the time.Read More...
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Two S1 Pros vs. L1 Compact (or other system)

I am a professional magician. I, currently, have a Bose S1 Pro for smaller shows and a Carvin Stagemate (S400) with a matching extension speaker. I use a lot of music in my show and I’m picky about my sound. The S1 Pro does an amazing job for its size and is very convenient. After using the S1 Pro for one week, I did a corporate banquet with my Carvin system last week and decided I was no longer satisfied with the sound. The Carvin was a compromise but I settled on it because it runs on...Read More...
Hi Simon Patrick, I've replied to you in your other discussion. Long and narrow venue STRead More...
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S1 with A1 packlite power amp and 2 B1....

Just wonder if A1 packlite power amp + B1 bass module connected to the S1 Pro would work for that extra bass sound if needed? Would this combination work? Is it worth investing in A1 packlite amp (I do own L1 model II with 2 B1 bass modules already) to increase the bass frequency? any suggestions greatly appreciated...Read More...
Thanks ST, will follow the link soon. cheers....Read 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...
Ted, Don't let the EQ scare you away from the Mackie if you like the other features; I thought the EQ settings were a plus. I could set it for my Martin, and save the EQ as a preset, then set separate EQ's for my Ovation and mandolin. Setting it is as simple as listening while you move a 3 band response curve with your finger, setting reverb or no reverb, saving and naming. On balance, I prefer the S1, but the Mackie had some strong features.Read More...
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Buzz noise when plugged in power outlet - but fine when on battery

I've noticed when I plug my S1 Pro into an outlet, I get a lot of buzz/hissing sound when it's turned to the halfway point (even a bit under). I've tried a few power outlets along with a power bar and have the same issue. Is there a trick to minimize this? When it operates on battery, there is no hiss. I've also tried a power different cable so I don't think that's the issue. I realize it could have something to do with what instrument is plugged into it however, again, that noise doesn't...Read More...
I can't say for sure, I just know when I turned up the volume on the S1, the hiss/static was awful. I had to dial it to about 40% on the S1 to get the hiss down and then crank the keyboard up but you could still hear it.Read More...
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Music playback

I have the L1 B2 system with the ts8 mixer. Only used it for a few gigs so still learning. I cant for the life of me figure out how to play back music during our breaks. Preferably through an ipad so we can use Pandora, etc.. i tried the flashdrive but of course it only takes mp3/wav so downloading from itunes is a whole different set of issues converting. Really want the ipad or iphone hookup. Seems having bluetooth would have been an obvious add. The manual is really limited, especially...Read More...
Since you have a T8S, Use a 1/8” stereo cable from the outpt of the iPad or iPhone to 1/4” inputs on channels 9+10. This will provide a summed output to the main. If you have two L1M2 then you can pan channels 9+10 hard left and hard right for stereo. I use this setup with an iPod Nano. When my son came by last Saturday with some tracks from his band’s studio work we just plugged his iPhone into the 1/8” stereo jack, set his volume to about 60% and checked the input levels on 9+10 and he was...Read More...
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T4S with Mackie mixer, L1 Model II with B1

ST, can I use TS4 along with mackies mixer. Because my TS4 not have enough channels. If yes, how to connect from L1B2 to TS4 and Mackies mixer? thank you.Read More...
Hi peterdpham, You've got a couple of choices here. The easiest is to turn down the volume on the laptop. If you want to get more involved, you can redirect the USB B from PC to T4S Channel 4. Please see USB B from PC for more details. This will let you control the volume from the laptop with the T4S channel 4 volume control. Does that help? STRead More...
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Bose customer service is excellent!

I've owned and used Bose L1s for a few years now and they have been dead reliable. Recently I had the top and bottom plastic caps on one of my top array sections get damaged during load in so I called Bose to order the replacement parts. Much to my surprise (and amazement!) they offered to send me the two parts for free including shipping! I'm not sure what the cost would have been but I imagine the bottom cap is expensive since it has the connector built in. While I was on the phone I...Read More...
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Headphones

Speedy
Hi, I am considering buying a T1, but just realized there is no headphones socket. I really need one to use as a monitor for some gigs. I am a soloist with acoustic guitar. For example roadside restaurant, master volume fairly low, can only stand behind my L1-1S, so it's often a challenge to hear myself. With headphones I can hear myself and have confidence that the mix is good. I have an S1 I currently use as a monitor, but it adds a bit too much overall volume. It also appears you can't...Read More...
Have done thanks.Read More...
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extra speakers other than L1

At present I own L1 Model II with B2 Base and T1. I am in the process of purchasing following speakers and new T8s mixer. https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/K12.2--qsc-k12.2-2000w-12-inch-powered-speaker Can someone please guide me on the best way of connecting speakers with L1 Model II? Most of the times I have 3 singers and 4 instruments (percussion, harmonium, rhythm and tabla). As you can see from the instruments list that I play indian music. Any help is appreciated. ThanksRead More...
Earlier I asked about connecting QSC speakers along with L1. As mentioned earlier I ended up buying another L1 Model II with B2 base. Can you please let me know to connect both L1 with the new T8S?Read More...
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s1 pro vs Yamaha stagepass 600i

hey everyone I'm deliberating between the boss s1 to stagepass 600i. I need speaker for outdoor and in door of 100 +- people capacity. I'm working as a dancing teacher - many styles, different kind of music sometime need to be very loud and some times less. I'm right before buying the s1 and I want to make sure that it good for my needs. low weight great money value bluetooth just not sure about the powerful music. thx a lotRead More...
@saxman sounds perfectly reasonable and similar to my situation. I use the S1 in smaller venues or where power might not be available. Then use our L1M2 where I need more coverage. You could also consider using the S1 as a monitor from an Aux Out of the StagePass if needed. Use it on battery power to make it easier to position. Just a thought. I’m using the S1 with the L1 in certain venues where I need additional sound coverage that is awkward to get to like behind me or off to the side...Read More...
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L1 M2 w T8 Setup

Hello, new to the T* ...looking at buying a second L1 M2 with B2 Base ...how do these hook up to the T8?? Where and what type (please specify cable types) of cables should I use....and how far apaprt should they be and is there a maximum distance that they should be apart? Also, should they be parallel to each other or angled out slightly? (whole new area for me.....want to get the info before making the purchase) ThxRead More...
Hi Newguy, To run mono, just connect your inputs (Left and Right outputs from your source) to two channels on the ToneMatch mixer, and connect the L1 systems as shown in my post above . You don't have to make any changes to the settings to run mono. STRead More...
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Backing Tracks from iPad to T1

Hi folks I am wondering if anybody can shed some light on backing tracks for live playing. I use an iPad from which I go out of the headphone socket using a splitter cable, mini stereo jack to left/right mono jacks, and these are going into channel 4/5 of my T1. During most gigs I have to manually adjust the volume of some tracks as some are louder and fuller than others. Of course I appreciate this will be due to the quality of particular tracks, some being better than others, but some seem...Read More...
Making 4/5 mono each for two devices sounds good, thanks.Read More...
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Reliable, and easy. 4 act changes for an event of 400 attendees, in a high school cafeteria... cinderblock box ha ha…Read More...
That young brunette in the tan slacks and blue t-shirt holding a balloon in the background on the right was totally in the groove during Rolling In The Deep!Read More...
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L1 Model II with T1® connection to a remote speaker

hi, so i have the model L1-II T1 and base2. i use an ipad for my muisic and connect via RCA connections to the T1 from my ipad. sometimes its neccesary to have a speaker at the other end of the hall, is there a way of hooking up either wirelss speaker or a wired speaker to the T1 based on the inputs im already using suhcthat the ipad music and my mic will go through both or multiple speakers? ThanksRead More...
Thanks again for the quick reply ST. I bought online so don't really have a dealer to ask, but will look into the literature. If anyone else reading has an experience using a system like this for relaying sound to both an in ear monitor and to an additional speaker do let me know. It's shipping already so will let you all know how get on. Had to choose it over getting a S1 pro but will hopefully get eventually down line if the gigs keep coming! LRead More...
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Set up L1® Classic for DJ

hello i just today purchased a bose classic l1 system, the ps1 ser number 03249... with the blue tagged base amp 3 out. sorry folks, i dont know the lingo so ill tell you what i do now, kj/dj on fri nights have a qsc amp feeding 2 ev sx 300 passive speakers mix comes from a mackie board with external effects, 2 samson air line wireless mics, i play the music from cdg only (sounds warmer) thru a pioneer v10g . i play dance sets whenever using a thinkpad laptop with an external drive with some...Read More...
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Tonematch t8s

hello. I bought the t8s tonematch along with the l1 model II. I get nothing but a delay, echo sound from channel one. this happens with mic or instrument and with xlr or 1/4 cable input. All other channels are good. Any ideas? ThanksRead More...
Hi Dennis, Another thought - do you have the Aux set on channel 1? Does the sound change if you set Aux on channel 1 to Bypass? See: Aux STRead More...
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T1 with TC Helicon Play Acoustic

Hi Sparkysings, I am curious why you are using the T1 with the Play Acoustic. Is there something this offers that the Play Acoustic alone does not? Also, is there a particular preset from the Play Acoustic that you prefer? I practice in a bonus room over my garage and when I crank up the volumn outside, everything changes. Thansk in advance, MartyRead More...
Thank you Kirk. I appreciate your help!Read More...
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Advice for using S1 Pro outdoors

CityFolk
We just finished an outdoor gig with a single S1 at a local farmers market where we were under a 10x10 canopy with open sides. To keep us and the S1 out of the blistering sun, we had it positioned on a speaker stand behind us just at head level under the tent. The volume was just a little over 50%. There was a little wind and the area has no buildings just an open parking lot with tents going about 75-100 yards ahead of us. While this was probably one of the worst case scenarios for the S1...Read More...
Last night I played an outdoor patio gig at a local restaurant. The patrons sitting directly in front of me were pretty close me. I worried about being too loud for them and yet not loud enough for the other customers. The S1 Pro was on a small speaker stand, to my right about even with my shoulders. I simply picked up the whole unit (since it was battery powered) and moved it back about three feet -- problems solved. I thought the speaker actually sounded better to me and also solved the...Read More...
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DJ/Karaoke Setup

I recently purchased the L1 Model II/wB2. I also own an L1 Model I/w2B1's. For DJ/Karaoke, I use the Numark IDJ Pro, a laptop and run everything through an Alesis MultiMix 8 USB FX Mixer. I want to be able to use both of my L1's. I am thinking about purchasing the ToneMatch T4S. Would I be able to use the ToneMatch T4S in place of the Alesis Mixer?Read More...
Hi Mcghee, Please tell us about all the connections you have running into the Alesis Multimix 8 USB FX mixer. What would you like to change or improve by moving to the T4S ToneMatch mixer? Let's understand what you're doing now and what you'd to change and then we can talk about how the T4S will work for you. Thanks, STRead More...
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Can a Bose S1 Pro Portable Battery PA be connected to an L1 Compact?

Does anyone know if this is possible, thereby forming an extension into another room , from where I am playing. If this is OK? ...Where do I plug into my Tonematch T1 Mixer, and where into the S1 Pro, and whats the most appropriate cable to use. Any help most welcome. Thanks all. Ron. HRead More...
Just for reference, here are examples of some different length of TRS cables (3 and 10 feet). https://www.parts-express.com/...s-male-3-ft--240-911 https://www.parts-express.com/...-male-10-ft--240-913Read More...
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Need specs on S1 Pro TRS Output

My question is about your S1 Pro described at https://www.bose.com/en_us/products/speakers/portable_pa_speakers/s1_pro_system.html with regards to the TRS output. I need to use it for other than a speaker. What is its nominal output level, impedance, and allowable load so that the load does not affect the S1? Many thanks. (I looked at the manual and tried Google, but to no avail - the info is just not there.)Read More...
ST, All: Thank you very much for the information. I have just ordered a suitable impedance matching transformer that will do what I need. Very many thanks again.Read More...
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Considering Purchase

Guitargal58
I am considering purchasing this little jewel for my solo shows. I currently use my Yamaha Stagepass 600i and love it...but need a monitor for my Beat Buddy and Digitech VLHM harmonizer. I was using a TC Helicon FX150 but have had issues with both (sent one back...got a replacement...now more issues). I really don't need another PA system but am wondering how this compares to the L1 system (I also have Fishman SA220 solo amp). The larger PA is used mainly for my outdoor gigs at festivals and...Read More...
Yes there is sound and then Bose sound. Thanks for the kind words re our website. Good luck with the gigs.Read More...
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