I know you like it. If I am playing my normal rig through it with it behind me, will it feedback? Thinking of downsizing to one instead of a full PA as I am starting up a duo (some acoustic some electric). I am wondering if doing vocals and harp will lend itself to feedback. Thanks! ---------- Custom Harmonicas Optimized Harmonicas
Mike, I currently use 2 L1's with my electric band with no issues. I also have an acoustic duo where I play a large condenser mic on a stand. Never had F/B issues with either set up.Nowwww you can get feed back if you turn up the volume real high. If You gain stage the mic properly the feed back is a non issue. I also use a bose Compact as a clean travel rig or personal monitor that works real good and it's got a line out to send to the PA. I'll never go back to the conventional set up. Mike
The BOSE systems will do whatever it is you ask of them. However, there may be a slight learning curve to discover the full capabilities. They are only limited by your imagination.
By design, they are made to sit behind the performers, so FB is easily controlled and eliminated by proper usage of the system.
Remember, they are not made to BLAST the sound out, but do deliver crystal clear studio quality sound that will fill the venue w/out a geometric drop off in volume as the listener moves to the back of the venue.
As Shredder suggests, once you "get it", you'll never go back to conventional PA's. ---------- The Iceman
I am realizing there is a L1, L1 Model 1 (discontinued), and L1 Model 2. I had a buddy who had a pair, but he sold them off a while ago.
I'd love to get my hands on one, but am realizing the all inclusive unit (Model 2) is like $2,500 new. The Model 1 seems to be what I would want. I haven't seen any used in the area other than the one my buddy had, and I guess I didn't realize he had unloaded it.
Did some more checking - someone has the L1T used, but it was confusing which that meant and the price seemed high. I guess the M1 with Tone Core and Bass module can be had for just under $2,000. That'd work if I sold my whole PA. Having to lug a mixer for a duo sorta defeats the purpose of going compact. ---------- Custom Harmonicas Optimized Harmonicas
Mike, I have the l-1 model 2. with the 4 channel Tone match mixer and 2 B1 bass units. Yes they are pricey and yes they are hard to come by 2nd hand. If it's just 2 of you 1, B-1 bass unit will do. The model 1 units had every thing in the base unit which was big and bulky. I know several owners and they like my model 2 better.The Tone match is nice because it has tons of mic presets and effects along with compression. I mount mine to a mic stand and can adjust it as needed with out having to go back to the unit and turn a knob. Usually around march Bose will run a factory sponsored discount thru all its vendors. Any other time you pay full price no matter where you buy new. The attached demo was recorded thru our Bose. The mixer has line outs and a master out. Mike
I am a pro "speakers behind" the band. In my youth, when we played too loud, that was stupid idea to think about. Also, having miss matched mics made it a problem. But now, I say it's the only way to really know what you sound like. Not to mention, I don't use a sound man.
I will say, speakers behind, are not for guys that don't play at a reasonable volume, and not for amatuers that don't listen to each other in the band, and adjust their volume accordingly.
This is a good place to quote Phil Wiggins after listening to The Harmonica Club play one night. "This is a magical place. It's the only place I know where guys don't keep turning up knobs all night long" ---------- theharmonicaclub.com (of Huntington, WV)