PS1 Powerstand / Daisy Chain

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L1 Model I This information is applicable to the L1 Model I
Classic This information is applicable to the L1® Classic

On the relatively rare occasion where you might need to connect the output from one PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I to another PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model I.

Here are some ways to approach it.

Two PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model Is for one Vocal

You can

  • Run your microphone into the first L1® PS1 Powerstand (let's say - Channel 1).
  • In the Channel 1 section run an XLR cable from the Channel 1 Line Out
  • At the other end of the cable connect a Pad. The people-at-Bose usually recommend a -20 dBu pad. Some owners have reported success with a -10 dBu pad.
    • Why use a -20 dBu Pad?
The XLR connects to a balanced low impedance input stage with a lot of gain. The 1/4" input is unbalanced, has about 20 dB less overall gain but a very high input impedance. [1]

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Arrows indicate the direction the signal is flowing.

Two PS1 Power Stand (Classic) / Model Is for Mono Tracks (or one side of stereo pair)

In this example, we are using Channel 2 so that you leave Channel 1 available for another input like a vocal.

You can

  • Run your input into the first L1™ PS1 Powerstand (let's say - Channel 2).
  • In Channel 2 section run an XLR cable from the Channel 2 Line Out
  • At the other end of the cable connect a Pad. The people-at-Bose usually recommend a -20 dBu pad. Some owners have reported success with a -10 dBu pad.
    • Why use a -20 dBu Pad?
The XLR connects to a balanced low impedance input stage with a lot of gain. The 1/4" input is unbalanced, has about 20 dB less overall gain but a very high input impedance. [2]

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XLR Female to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve Male

Here is another method - use a cable with a XLR Female to ¼ Inch Tip-Sleeve Male from a Powerstand Line OUT to Channels 1, 2, 3 or 4 on a second Powerstand.

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