Ipod to Compact to L1

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To connect backing tracks (e.g. iPod or other device with headphone output) to Compact, and the connect to an L1®.

Connecting to Compact Input

Use a cable like this from your sound source (iPod, Computer, CD / DVD player) to Compact Channel 2.

MiniToMini.jpg Sources for this kind of cable

iPod iPad Tablet

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or if your cable has RCA (phono) jacks you can use this connection below.

Other Devices using RCA (phono) jacks

Sources for this kind of cable

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Line Out

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Rear panel outputs

¼-inch output – Mono analog output that accepts either ¼ inch Tip-Ring-Sleeve balanced or Tip-Sleeve unbalanced cables.

Can be used to link multiple L1 Compact systems together by connecting the ¼-inch output from one L1 Compact system to the ¼-inch input (Channel 2) on a second L1 Compact system. This will provide additional coverage in larger spaces. You can also use the ¼-inch output to connect to a house PA system and use the L1 Compact system as your personal monitor.

Output Level

¼ inch (6.3 mm) jack: Nominal +2.2 dBu, Max +20 dBu

Note: Using a TS unbalanced cable will result in a drop in the audio level of -6dBu.

Source: Page 6 of the L1® Compact Owner's Guide (pdf format)

¼ inch jack output EQ

The Compact has a balanced line-out that is a mix of all the inputs, post level and EQ settings on the input panel. The signal at the line out will be full range down to 30 Hz. There is an exception. The Channel 2 input will be band-pass above 60 Hz (nothing below that) when the ToneMatch® switch is ON (up position). The other inputs are unaffected.


If the Tonematch switch is engaged on Channel 2 then sources connected to the 1/4" input will not pass anything below 60Hz out of the line outputs.
This does not apply to the 1/8" and RCA inputs which will pass information down to 30Hz through the line outputs regardless of where the ToneMatch switch is positioned.
If the ToneMatch switch is set to line level sources connected to the 1/4" input will also pass information down to 30Hz through the line outputs.


Source: Neil-at-Bose


Connection to an L1® Model 1S or Model II

L1 Model II This information is applicable to the L1®  Model II
L1 Model 1S This information is applicable to the L1®  Model 1S

To connect to an L1® Model 1S or Model II take a cable from the ¼ inch jack Line Out directly to the ¼ inch jack Analog input on the Power Stand. Use a ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve to ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable for best results.

Connecting to an L1® Classic or Model I

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

To connect to an L1® Classic or Model I take a cable from the ¼ inch jack Line Out to one of the inputs on your L1®. you can connect directly to the ¼ inch jack Analog input on the Power Stand. Use a ¼ inch jack Tip-Sleeve to ¼ inch jack Tip-Sleeve cable. You can use a ¼ inch jack Tip-Ring-Sleeve cable if you like, but there is no particular benefit to doing that with a Classic or Model I.