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Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

Hello, I would like to ask what is the best mixer for L1 Model 1s aside from T1 tone match. 

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

That's an extremely broad question! How many inputs do you need? Do you want analog or digital? 

There are hundreds of options so it depends what options you want/ need. 

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

Hi oka,

Please tell us why you are excluding ToneMatch mixers from your options. Understanding that will help others to make suggestions.



Thanks,

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

I am curious about why you don't want a Tonematch too.

Lack of more Inputs, seems to me, the only drawback.

I've heard many L1 users with analog mixers, it never sounds as clear as T1.

Maybe if you have golden ears, it could be replicated.

 

Digital mixers I've looked into are the QSC Touchmix, and the Presonus 16:4:2, which is what my new band uses.

I DO use my T1 with the kick drum gate for my bass drum, and run it into a channel on the Presonus.  From their we can distribute sound to either or both Model IIs.

 

 

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

I use a QSC Touchmix TM8.  The big advantage for me is the ability to control the mix from the audience via I-Pad.  The TM 8 offers a ton of features, small and light weight, 8 inputs and multiple outputs are also very useful.  

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

Hi there !

How many channels do you need ?

How about the new 8-channel Tonematch T8S ?

It has 8 fully equipped channels AND two Auxillary channels that you could connect TWO T1 Tonematches to !

 

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I think the best option for any Bose PA owner is to go with one of the Bose mixers. Not because they're the best mixers on the planet (although very good for the price), but because the Bose stuff tends to be very proprietary, made to sound the best with other Bose gear. I found this out to the extreme when I replaced a Bose T1 mixer with a $3500 Rupert Neve Design 5059 summing mixer, and it sounded harsh through a pair of Bose L1 Model II's! This was running flat, without any eq on either mixer. These Neve mixers are used in top studios to mix down tracks, and are about as transparent and un-harsh as they come. But with the Bose Model II it was harsh. The same Neve mixer through other conventional PA's sounded amazing--just not through the Bose speakers. Some non-Bose mixers will be a better fit than others matched with a Bose PA, but none are made for the Bose PA, and won't sound quite as good as a Bose mixer with a Bose PA. I've heard everything from  Mackie mixers to the aforementioned Rupert Neve mixer with the Bose PAs, and they're all a slight miss match compared to the Bose T series mixers. It's been unfortunate for me in this regard, because the Bose mixers (including the new ones) never seem to have enough of the features I need to get the job done. (Tap tempo from a foot switch, stereo L/R ping pong delay, single vol control of a stereo track backing track, etc. etc.)

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

brysava posted:

I think the best option for any Bose PA owner is to go with one of the Bose mixers.

bysava, thank you so much.

This is what I always want to say, about this subject, and had given up.

I opt to suggest what I've looked into, for one reason or another.

End analysis, a Tonematch is hands down the simplest, best option.

 

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

I was ready to purchase an L1 S at guitar center for a solo acoustic gig  coming on the weekend but Guitar Center  did not have a  tone match in inventory and I was told it would take a week or so to get one. 

So I went directly to Bose in Wrentham where there told me the same thing. I was perplexed. How does Bose not have this stuff. I purchased the L1 S unit that day at  Bose. However, I had to go back to guitar center where I started and bought a Yamaha MGXU 10.  It works great so far. And was inexpensive. 

 

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Re: Best mixer for L1 Model 1S (not ToneMatch)

Good to read that you found something that works, and was cheap.

I got my T4S from Bose direct, in one day.

Loved it so much, I bought a T8S from Sweetwater, got it in one day!

Bose "Stores" and GCs might not have had good stock on T4S & T8S Tonematches, as there has probably been a sudden demand for them, since the discontinuation of the T1.

As for the Yamaha, you'll be fine, you'll never know what you're missing.