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The Bose Pro Portable PA Encyclopedia FAQ & Wiki
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To share our collective and growing knowledge about the L1® technology so that we all spend less time thinking about the technology, and more time playing Music.

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  • To make it possible for musicians to take their music and share it with their audiences, contributing recognizable value and being fairly compensated for what they contribute.

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Bose L1® Model II


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Release Date: 2007-03-29
Height: 84 inches
Weight: 84 pounds (includes B1)
Power Stand Depth:27.2 inches
Power Stand Width:26 inches
Description: FAQ, documentation, hints and tips for owners of the L1® Model II
Description:

Key Features

  • High-performing, powered, portable two-way loudspeaker system with a 195° H x 0° V nominal dispersion designed for the production and reproduction of live music, music playback, speeches and A/V sound reproduction

  • 24-driver articulated line array loudspeaker technology produces wide, uniform sound coverage throughout the entire listening area—even off to the extreme sides

  • Consistent front-to-back coverage, 24 drivers mounted in a vertical line array produce little drop in sound pressure level per doubling in distance than a conventional point source

  • Retractable folding leg mechanism for easy transport

  • Lightweight, interlocking components

  • Expandable bass design supports the use of multiple B1 bass modules or a single B2 bass module

  • Digital Ethercon port provides single-wire connectivity for the T1 ToneMatch audio engine

Physical

Enclosure
Power Stand: Polypropylene cover with cast aluminum legs and steel chassis base
Cylindrical Radiator: Aluminum enclosuure with ABS baffle

Dimensions
Assembled height: 84.0" (2134 mm)

Net Weight
Power Stand: 23.7 lb (10.7 kg)
Cylindrical Radiators (pair): 33.7 lb (15.3 kg)
B1 bass module: 26.6 lb (12.1 kg)
B2 bass module: 45 lb (20.41 kg)

Color
Black

Package Contents
1 system

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Bose L1® Model I


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Release Date: 2007-03-29
Height: 82.5 inches
Weight: 97 pounds (includes B1)
Power Stand Depth:26 inches
Power Stand Width:26 inches
Description: Bose Spatial Dispersion™ system technology delivers sound evenly across the stage and throughout the audience. The L1 Model I and L1 Model II systems project sound waves forward and to the sides at nearly 180 degrees and with little vertical dispersion, reducing unwanted room reverberation. Amplified sound is spread more evenly across the stage and into the audience. The volume level drops off much more slowly than with a conventional speaker.
Description: High-performing, powered, portable two-way loudspeaker system with a 160° H x 0° V nominal dispersion designed for the production and reproduction of live music, music playback, speeches and A/V sound reproduction

  • Spatial Dispersion loudspeaker technology produces wide, uniform sound coverage throughout the entire listening area—even off to the extreme sides

  • Consistent front-to-back coverage, 24 drivers mounted in a vertical line array design produce a loss of only 3 dB in sound pressure level per doubling in distance

  • Integrated ToneMatch® presets for popular vocal microphones and instruments

  • Integrated 4-channel mixer with wired remote control

  • Lightweight, interlocking components for easy transport

  • Expandable bass design supports the use of multiple B1 bass modules

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    Bose L1® T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine


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    Release Date: 2007-03-29
    Height: inches
    Weight: 2.1 pounds
    dimensions 8.22" H x 6.52" W x 2.66" D (209 mm H x 165 mm W x 67 mm D)

    Power Stand Depth:n/a
    Power Stand Width:n/a
    Description: FAQ, documentation, hints and tips for owners of the T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine
    Description: T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine

    Features

    ToneMatch - Features
    Technical Specifications

    Audio Channels
    4

    Outputs
    2- Master and AUX

    A/D and D/A Converters
    24-bit

    Sample Rate
    48 kHz

    USB & Interfaces
    1.1 protocol, Type A to Type B cable

    Dimensions
    8.22" H x 6.52" W x 2.66" D (209 mm H x 165 mm W x 67 mm D)

    Shipping Weight
    2.1 lb (.97 kg)

    The T1 ToneMatch® audio engine is a digital multichannel mixer designed for use with Bose® L1® sound systems. It provides four independent channels, over 100 proprietary ToneMatch presets for instruments and microphones and a complete suite of studio-class effects and sound processors.

    Proprietary ToneMatch presets optimize L1 system to match the intended natural sound of specific instruments and vocal mics. Over 100 presets are organized into quick-access banks and can be independently assigned to each channel. Free ongoing updates can be downloaded via a USB connection between your computer and the ToneMatch audio engine.

    • More than 100 proprietary ToneMatch presets for a variety of popular microphones and instruments

    • Four input channels with independent selection of ToneMatch presets and effects

    • Proprietary zEQ for precise tone control, plus a complete suite of studio-class effects and processing, such as reverb, delay and modulation

    • Chromatic tuner

    • Phantom power

    • Compatible with any L1 system
      (requires T1 power supply for use with L1 Model 1 and L1 Compact systems, and with a PC)


    User interface

    ToneMatch - User Interface
    1. Input signal/clip LEDs (1-4/5) — Displays the input signal status in color: Green indicates the presence of an input signal, yellow indicates a signal near clipping and red indicates clipping

    2. Trim controls (1-4/5) — Adjust the input sensitivity for the respective channel

    3. Phantom power switch — Applies +48V power to input channels 1-3. A red LED indicates that phantom power is on

    4. Display — Provides function menus and system status information

    5. T1 rotary selector — Allows access to both global and channel related parameters, which are adjusted using the editing controls

    6. Editing controls — These three rotary/push-button controls allow you to select or adjust items/values appearing on the display

    7. CH edit buttons (1-4/5) — Select the channel you want to modify using the T1 rotary selector and display-related editing controls

    8. FX mute buttons (1-4/5) — Bypass the Mod, Delay and Reverb effects on the selected channel

    9. Volume controls (1-4/5) — Adjust the volume level for the respective channel

    10. Mute buttons (1-4/5) — Silence the audio output for the respective channel

    11. MASTER volume control — Adjusts the overall output level

    Inputs and Outputs

    ToneMatch - Inputs and outputs
    1. ToneMatch port — A digital output used by the L1 Model 1S and Model II systems. Also delivers power to the T1 audio engine from the L1 Model 1S and Model II power stands. Accepts the included ToneMatch cable

    2. Power switch — Turns the T1 audio engine on or off

    3. IN — Analog input channels 1-3. Accepts XLR balanced cables for microphones, or ¼" TRS balanced or TS unbalanced cables for high-impedance inputs such as guitars

    4. USB port — A USB interface that allows you to connect the T1 to your computer. This feature enables you to stream audio to/from your computer, update the T1 and back up performance scenes

    5. Preamp OUT — Preamp outputs for channels 1-3. Accepts ¼" TRS balanced or TS unbalanced cables

    6. Master output — User-definable analog output. Can be configured for a pre- or post-master volume analog output. Accepts ¼" TRS balanced or TS unbalanced cables

    7. Aux output — User-definable analog output. Can be configured for a pre-fader, post-EQ, and effects or post fader output. Accepts ¼" TRS balanced or TS unbalanced cables

    8. Line IN — Analog input channels 4/5. Accepts ¼" TRS balanced or TS unbalanced cables for line-level inputs. Can be used for stereo input signals

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    Bose L1® Compact


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    Release Date: 2012-09-27
    Height: 78.5 inches
    Weight: 29.2 pounds (includes B1)
    Power Stand Depth:16.8 inches
    Power Stand Width:13.2 inches
    Description: FAQ, documentation, hints and tips for owners of the L1® Comppact
    Description:

    Key Features

    • High-performing, powered, portable two-way loudspeaker system with a 180° H x 40° V nominal dispersion designed for the production and reproduction of live music, music playback, speeches and A/V sound reproduction

    • Articulated line array loudspeaker technology produces wide, uniform sound coverage throughout the entire listening area—even off to the extreme sides

    • Curved array design provides 40° of vertical coverage

    • Integrated ToneMatch® presets contain hardwired equalization curves for dynamic handheld microphones and acoustic guitars

    • Lightweight, interlocking components for easy transport

    • Offers both collapsed and extended setup positions

    Physical

    Enclosure
    Power Stand: Polypropylene
    Extensions and Array: ABS

    Dimensions
    Assembled height, collapsed position: 16.5" (418 mm)
    Assembled height, extended position: 78.5" (1995 mm)

    Net Weight
    Power Stand: 24.6 lb (11.2 kg)
    Extensions (each): 2.3 lb (1.1 kg)

    Color
    Black

    Package Contents
    1 system

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    Bose L1® B2 Bass Module


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    Release Date: 2012-09-27
    Height: 23.4 inches
    Weight: 45 pounds
    dimensions 23.4H x 13.31W x 18.9D (59.4 cm x 33.8 cm x 48 cm)

    Power Stand Depth:18.9 inches
    Power Stand Width:13.31 inches
    Description: FAQ, documentation, hints and tips for owners of the Bose B2 Bass Module
    Description:
    • High-performance flexible bass module
    • Designed to provide deep, impactful bass for higher SPL live music and DJ applications
    • Features two 10" high-excursion woofers mounted in a rugged enclosure
    • Features a three-position sensing switch, allowing bass output to be adjusted for different applications
    • Interlocking end caps allow up to two B2 modules to be stacked together
    • Includes a slip cover and NL4 cable

    [edit] Electrical Specifications

    • Impedance: 4 ohms
    • When used with Model 1S or Model II
      • Frequency Response (+/-3 dB) 40Hz - 200 Hz
      • Frequency Range (-10 dB) 32 Hz - 200 Hz


    • When used with Model / Classic
      • Frequency Response (+/-3 dB) 40 Hz - 180 Hz
      • Frequency Range (-10 dB) 32 Hz - 180 Hz

    [edit] Mechanical Specifications

    Dimensions: 23.4H x 13.31W x 18.9D (59.4 cm x 33.8 cm x 48 cm)

    Weight: 45 lb (20.41 kg)


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