T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine without L1®
Should you or should you not use a ToneMatch preset when using the T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine with other systems?
But that wouldn't be quite right.
If that other system had a similar "voicing" or tonal response as the L1 then you would expect the ToneMatch® preset to be of value with that other system.
There are potentially a class of systems that fit this description. The L1 system is voiced to make high quality commercial recordings sound the best we know how. Some studio systems are voiced the same way, as they are where those recordings were mixed.
Thus, on some studio systems, you should expect ToneMatch® presets to be of value.
Other systems, including PA speakers and monitor speakers are voiced in an almost random and widely varying way, in our experience. Thus, as MikeZ points out, it's impossible to say whether a ToneMatch® preset will help or hurt.
With best regards,
MikeZ Comment to which Ken refers above.
The whole thing with using the T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine with other systems is that we don't really know how its going to sound since all big house systems are different. Generally folks have reported the presets work well - so I think you will be fine with them. If the presets are not working, you can always go Flat using the Acoustic Guitar zEQ for adjustments (last preset in the Acoustic Guitar bank). And you'll still have all of the effects and tools in the T1 at your disposal.
T1 ToneMatch Audio Engine Power Supply Required
The T8S ships with a ToneMatch power supply because the T8S cannot draw power from an L1 Model 1S or L1 Model II Power Stand.
You will need the ToneMatch power supply to power your T1 or T4S mixer when running with an L1 Classic, L1 Model I, L1 Compact, S1 Pro System or non-Bose equipment. You will need a one of these if you have two ToneMatch mixers running into a single L1® Model II or L1® Model 1S. — details below the picture.
If you are attaching two ToneMatch mixers to a single L1® Model II or L1 Model 1S then you will need this power supply to support the second ToneMatch mixer - the one connected to the Power Stand Analog Input.
See: Connecting Two T1®s to a Model II for details.