August 2018

T8 and L1 II, really loud beep occasionally

Daniel Blohm
So, I used my "new" T8 last night (i´ve used it one gig before). But for the first time in my career with Bose L1 (used it for years and hundreds of gig) it occasionally started to "beep" with high volume. The "beep" sound is like, well like a fire alarm thats running out of battery, it starts to beep as a warning signal that its time to change battery. The sound was like that, but very occasionally, it could be a couple of times right after each other, or could go like 20 minutes between...Read More...
Hi Pastor Troy, We haven't back from Daniel (or anyone else) in over a year so we're closing this discussion and we'll resume in the discussion you started today. Loud occasional digital noise Please follow the link above. Thank you. Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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3 Bose S1 speakers and a T4S

Hello, I fell in love with the S1 so much that I bought three of them. I play acoustic gigs in small bars and coffee houses and this is perfect for it. My issue is that I like to have people sit in when I play, whether another guitar, vocal, mandolin, etc. Im looking to buy either a T1S, T4S, or T8S. I'd like to use one S1 for the L and R mains and one as a monitor. Before I invest can anyone point me in the right direction. Is it even possible to link all three together and have a nice pa...Read More...
Thank you. This helps tremendously. I am grateful for the replies. I'm learning as I go with this. Lastnight I played a gig and I noticed that one of my S1's was clipping (light turning Red). Am I supposed be be gain staging when I run my acoustic through the T8S? I had the S1's channels set at 11:00. I gain staged the microphones, but when I input two guitars when they mixed together and started playing the left speaker was blinking red. That being said I turned down the guitar channels and...Read More...
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Mixer to L1 Compact T8S vs Touchmix8

I am planing to buy a mixer for my L1 Compact. Mostly is will used for small live performances. The most common devices are Yamaha digital piano(only has headphone out to connect) Yamaha acoustic guitar, Violin with AKG pickup, Roland TDK11-v electronic drums (again head phone out) and vocal 4 to 5 mics. Wireless Sure and AKG. I am not a pro when it comes to mixing and do not know the basics of audio mixing and EQ gates stuff. Therefore, I would mainly rely on the presets and then adjust...Read More...
I don't have the L1M2 any more. I'm down to my JBL EON One, 2 Behringer Subwoofers and 2 Bose S1 Pros. When I last had it set up I ran one channel of the QSC Touchmix to the Bose using a balanced XLR to TRS 1/4" cable. There's no reason (unless you're segregating the voices and instruments -- left and right) to use 2 channels from the Touchmix (or any external mixer) into a monophonic L1M2. When I used the T1, I'd go from Touchmix to channel 1 using XLR to XLR.Read More...
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T4S USB 2.0 Type A Ishues w playback “error”

Victor T
Hi looking for help on how to get the USB Stick to be able play back mp3and WAV files. I formatted the usb stick on a Mac I tried all the formats and nothing seemed to work. I have a Micro Center 16Gb stick. Is there a particular format the the USB stick needs to be in? Any help would be aprishated. I did firmware update to curent 1.1.0Read More...
Understand the need for prior planning, this guy was sprung on me on the day as a surprise guest. Think I’ll carry a SanDisk as an empty spare. Had access to a pc last week but they’re not always available....Read More...
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Using S1 Pro as a stage monitor

I have my first gig this Sat with my L1 Compact and T1. I have been using it a lot at home but won't have a chance to try it at the venue until sound check the afternoon before the show (rectangular building...20 x 60 and stage is at the small end of the rectangle looking down towards the bar). If I need to use a monitor with my L1 Compact (using Line out of the L1) due to feedback at high volume I would like to use my S1 Pro as a monitor. Question is could I use the S1 behind me and off to...Read More...
peterindc, Please see this new discussion for your question. S1 Pro as Monitor - How many instruments can you monitor through it? Bose Pro Community AdminRead More...
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S1 battery replacement in 2-3 years?

(Wow, the Bose forum has changed, I think, since I last visited!) Anyway I was strongly looking at getting the S1 Pro but the best info I have says that, regardless of how much I use the unit, its rechargeable LI-Ion battery will have a maximum life of 2-3 years (and I assume that's the same battery that Bose sells for it for $99). Is this correct? It's less of a deal-breaker than I thought, since $99 isn't horrendously expensive, but it's definitely a factor for me.... Comments? Thanks....Read More...
Nice. Answers a question I had on another thread. It also suggests that getting a second battery to swap in and out isn't a good idea (or necessary) since then in 2-4 years you'd be spending $200 to replace both of them, instead of just waiting to replace the one when it needs it.Read More...
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Support Contacts in Europe

Bose Pro Community Admin
We're happy to announce you have more ways to reach Bose Technical Support for Bose Portable PA Products. Starting today, August 31, 2018 you can call or write to us in these locations. Country Telephone Email Hours France +33 1 7308 9720 technical_support_fr@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET Sat: 09:00 - 18:00 CET Netherlands +31 299 39 0318 technical_support_nl@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET Belgium +32 1225 9898 technical_support_be@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET Sat:...Read More...
Would be great to add spain to the contact points here: https://pro.bose.com/en_us/sup...able_pa_support.html otherwise Spain based users have to contact another country?Read More...
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T8S mixer - reverb and delay

I have upgraded my mixer to T8s. Have been using T1 ToneMatch for many years. I have been experimenting with t8s but not getting the same sound and warmth that I get with T1. To begin with I have kept all the setting same as T1 on T8s; specifically Delay and Reverb. THat's my starting point and then I started tweaking to get the same sound as T1. My voice sounds very dry and it looses the volume if I a move even little bit away from the microphone which was not the case with T1. Any...Read More...
Hi Shaime, I treat Reverb and Delay as effects. That is, I start with the signal dry and add as little as necessary (if any at all) to get a good sounding result. I find the L1 models can create pleasant side reflections when running at performance volume in a good sized room. There's lots of natural reverb, so I don't usually add more. I place a high priority on clarity and intelligibility. Reverb and Delay diminish both, so I don't use them unless I am trying to recreate a specific sound.Read More...
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Sound quality of single F1 vs S1 pro

I'm looking for thoughts/opinions on how a single F1 would compare I sound quality to an S1 Pro. I understand many of the differences/pros and cons of each speaker and a lot of boils down to the needs of the venue but I'm interested in knowing if I would be better off using one F1 as FOH along with an S1 as a monitor or using 2 S1 speakers. Would sound QUALITY be comparable? This application would be for solo acoustic guitar and vocalist and possible a second acoustic guitar and vocalist at...Read More...
Great points made and based a number of gigs this year, Chet 3 is right on form my experience with my band. When I play indoors, 2 S1s on poles slightly behind us and off to the side work, great as FOH/Monitor and in some venues I have been asked to turn down . When outside, the S1s are used as monitors and the F1s as FOH.Read More...
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S1 update problems

Hi, I got a S1 yesterday and wanted to update the speaker today. The speaker connects to my Surface computer, firmware is recognised (5.07) but when I want to update I get the message "we lost connection". Any ideas? Thank you PeterRead More...
Hi again ST. Good news - all fixed. I had another try using Internet Explorer - the upgrade to Ver 7.0 proceeded to completion, Bose Connect now operational. A suggestion for clarification re the link mentioned above: S1 Pro Amber Light on Channel 1 My initial expectation was that after Step 7 the unit would reset to its status before the upgrade attempt and would be operational with blue lights. That wasn't the case - no blue, and the amber light was still on Ch1, but the firmware upgrade...Read More...
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Mobil DJ and Karaoke

I would like to hear from Mobil DJs and KJs that have used 1 or 2 S1’s at small to medium sized parties do you have any videos you can post the only video I saw was from a 55 plus party playing country and 50’s and 60’s music thank youRead More...
I’ve done a beach party and 2 pool parties, both had no power available so battery was a must. 2 in Stereo is WAY better than 1 (or even 2 in dual mono), but does force you to use Bluetooth to do it. Which can get glitchy, since it’s Bluetoth... but these speakers have a very robust connection wirelessly, just don’t forget and walk off with your iPad to talk!Read More...
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My S1 is dead…

RobJVM
I haven't really begun to dig into this but I'm posting in the hope that someone else has had a similar experience and might say "oh yeah, it's this…" I frequently use my S1 as a personal monitor at low volume acoustic solo gigs. I am plugged into it from the output of a ToneMatch mixer. Not red-lining the S1 channel at all. Finished a set, came back from my break last and the power light is off. Thought maybe someone bumped the switch but it was in the on position. The unit was a little bit...Read More...
Hi Frank, Thank you for joining the community. Welcome. I am sorry you're having a problem with your S1 Pro. Please contact Bose S1 Support in Belgium. They will help you. Here is the contact information. Belgium +32 1225 9898 technical_support_be@bose.com Mon - Fri: 09:00 - 18:00 CET Sat: 09:00 - 18:00 CET STRead More...
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Setting up Stereo Keyboards

Hi, Was hoping someone could guide me. Just got 3 L1 Model 2 systems with 1 T1 and 2 T4S mixers for my band. 4 musicians. 4 Mics, 2 Stereo Keyboards, 1 Guitar, Electronic Drums (could run stereo), Bass guitar. To start we are not putting the bass through the L1. He has a rig and is bringing it. Can someone give advice on the best way to run the systems. We do want to run the Keys in stereo. Drums optional and everything else mono. Any help greatly appreciated. GrazRead More...
Hi Graz, Terrific - thanks for coming back to tell us. You're going to set the balance by ear. I'd start at 10:00 o'clock on the L1 Model II Power Stand and fine-tune from there. STRead More...
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Mobile Nutzung des Forums

Forum: Deutsch
RF-Musiker/ Musician
Ich wollte das Bose Forum vom Handy aus nutzen und es war zum Mäusemelken. Beim Versuch, das Forum zu lesen, tauchte ein großes schwarzes Rechteck auf, verdeckt mir fast alles und sagt auf englisch, dass wenn ich die Website weiter nutze, ich mich mit Cookies einverstanden erkläre. Nichts, um es wegzuklicken, ein alberner Link, den ich aus lauter Verzweiflung anklickte, obwohl mich die Details nicht interessierten. Ich hoffte, das Teil würde weggehen, wenn ich mich einlogge, aber genau das...Read More...
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Mixer to F1 recommended setup

I am the new owner of an F1 system (one 812 and one subwoofer unit). I will be running everything into this system from a Yamaha MG10XU mixer. The Yamaha, of course, has L and R stereo outs, both XLR and TRS. I am curious about the best connection setup between the mixer and the 812. I have an XLR splitter which could plug into the L/R outs on the mixer and then run one cable into Input 1 on the 812. Or I could run separate cables from the L/R outs on the mixer and then go into both Input 1...Read More...
Hi AGP, Yes, that's it. STRead More...
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T1 tone match with TC Helicon Harmony Gxt and Boss RC300 looper

Hey Crew! I am planning on purchasing the T1 tone match, to use with my L1 1S with a TC Helicon Gxt Harmonizer and Boss RC 300 looper. I want to take advantage of the microphone presets in the T1 while also triggering the harmonizes on my TC, and am trying to figure out how it will all connect. Can I run the preamp out of the T1 channel my mike is plugged into, into the input of the harmonizer, and then run the output that contains only the harmonies back into a separate T1 input? Or I could...Read More...
Wow - This nails it - Thank you sooo much for your detailed reply. I was comcerned it may not flow well but this confirms that it will. Much Appreciated! - DanielRead More...
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L1 Model 1S System Seems to be down for the count

I purchased my L1 Model 1S a couple years ago and as far as I can tell. the power stand has gone out. I have called for the last 6 months and was passed around from person to person, also tried the e-Mail route and never a response. When I talk to them. I tell them if they can't fix it, please just let me know if I can purchase, just the power stand and where. Has anybody else had this problem with Bose and what did you to to correct it. Better yet where can I buy a power stand?Read More...
Hi Alex P. Please call Bose L1 Support - Note the different number. Bose Technical support is available today until 9:00 PM ET in the US & Canada. Call toll-free 1-877-335-2673 I just called to double check on our standard repair options and the information you received from the agent at the other number was incorrect. Please call 1-877-335-2673 Thanks, STRead More...
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S1 Pro system Review in Guitar Player Magazine

Review: Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position PA System The Bose S1 Pro marks yet another evolutionary stride towards easy gigging. Dave Crimmen Aug 20, 2018 Those who work hard to make a living as a musician, take note: There’s a new sheriff in town — the Bose S1 Pro Multi-Position P.A. system ($599 street). Its flexibility and innovative features were certainly a boon to my gigging business over the months that I used it. For solo acoustic shows, the super-portable S1 Pro is great for reducing time...Read More...
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T4s

Hi Gang What is the score with the new T4s? I am told it operates in stereo so essentially if I bought one I could run both my Compacts in full stereo? I was always given to understand that running stereo live is not a particularly good idea especially if using backing tracks. Surely if I operated in stereo my audience would need to be right in the middle to benefit from true stereo! So what would a user actually gain upgrading from a T1 to a T4s? I am tempted but is it really necessary. GeoffRead More...
Hi Geoff There are many many PA systems offering stereo functionality and a great number of bands using stereo - which makes the T4S in stereo mode no different in principle. You can if you want adopt lazy stereo if using an iPad for any backing music by setting up the T4S with both channels panned left and right BUT flick the output mode on the iPad to mono or stereo as and when you need. I prefer to leave it stereo on the iPad and choose from three presets I put on the T4S. 1. Single L1...Read More...
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Recent Articles in the Bose Portable PA Wiki

ST
Here's a list of some recent articles in Bose Portable PA Wiki . If you are looking for something in the wiki, you can follow this link and use the search box at the top right corner of the page. S1 Pro system S1 Pro System - the master article There have been lots of changes and most of the articles below have been incorporated in the S1 Pro System master article Balanced vs Unbalanced‎‎ Bose Connect App to Two S1 Pro Systems‎ Bose S1 Pro Compared to Bose L1® Compact‎ Feedback / Microphone‎...Read More...
Wow, Very nice article summary ST! Thanks for compiling that!Read More...
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Microphone Feedback with T8S, two L1 Model II with B2

This is helpful, thank you. I'm hoping that you can help us with the biggest challenge our 4 piece rock back has had from using the T8S and two L1 II system/B2 bass which is microphone feedback. We have done all you recommend on the video in the past, but unless our main vocalist is physically blocks the mic from the speakers, we get huge feedback. We have noticed if we turn the trim way down, we get less feedback. I don't like doing that however, because I'm guessing we are compromising the...Read More...
Hi Jami, Thanks for coming back to tell us how you're doing. I'm looking forward to hearing from you when you've done a few gigs with the new setup. Cheers! STRead More...
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Reverb

Steveconwaymusic
absolutely love the S1 pro and seem to be taking this every where at the moment ! the reverb on the voice is perfect at a 1/4 can anyone tell me how to get the same setting on my T1 Tonematch mixer as I just don’t seem to get the nice warmth on the reverb ? regards SteveRead More...

F1 Model 812 Line Out - Post EQ?

Okay, here we go. The line out on the F1 812 is "post volume." Is it pre-EQ? That is, if the EQ switch is set for "With Sub," Does the line out still pass a full frequency signal, or just the high pass signal?Read More...
Hi Smitty, Yes. I'm sorry, you'll have to set the volume on the second F1 Model 812 by ear. You can't assume the center detent is Unity (more on that below). But even if it was Unity, if the reason you are running your source to the F1 Model 812 is to add gain, setting the volume at Unity wouldn't add any gain. Unity? The concept of Unity doesn't quite apply here because there's no input trim control on the F1 Model 812 and, you've got different outcomes depending on whether you use balanced...Read More...
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