Are Monitors the Only Option?
We are new to the L1 system. We have an L1 Model 2 with two B1s and a T8S. We have only played two gigs with it. The first gig was nearly an ideal set up with the L1 about 5 feet behind us. We were blown away with the sound, how well we could hear, etc. The second gig was a problem. Due to the logistics of the venue, we had to place the L1 off to one side, right in line with us. We know the sound out front was great. However we were having a very difficult time hearing, locking into harmonies, picking out cues from other musicians, etc. Everything we were hearing was very muffled, had no detail, and was completely flat.
I see that Bose makes the S1 which seems like a perfect fit for the L1 for use as a monitor. We just ditched PA speakers, monitor speakers, amplifiers, miles of cables, etc. for the L1. So we certainly appreciate not only the superior sound of the L1 but the fact that we are now quite parsimonious with equipment. So we are in no hurry to add more to the mix. Does anyone have any hints/tips/tricks for a situation such as this where the L1 can not be placed behind the performers? Is the use of a monitor the only option? Thank you.