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Best way to connect T4S mixer to bar's existing XLR speaker system

Good afternoon,

New to the site. I am a performing musician, effectively a 'one man show'. I am my own sound tech, light tech etc.

I recently purchased a T4S mixer and L1 Model 1s and it's the best thing i've ever done. For 90% of my shows, I use this setup seemlessly and I have no problem connecting and integrating the T4S with the Model 1s.

However, I have a weekly residency at a large bar, and they have their own PA system with speakers in multiple rooms, outside, toilets etc.

Their setup is wall-mounted XLR which connects into their Allen and Heath mixing desk. I don't mind their desk, but my question is:

Is there a way that I can substitute their Allen and Heath mixer for my T4S? How can I connect my T4S mixer to their speakers via XLR? I'm not particularly clued up with this and the T4S mixer uses a CAT5 connector for connecting the Model 1s so i'm just a bit at a loss as to how I can connect this to a non-bose output.

I presume this is possible, and i'm just not smart enough to figure out how.

Could somebody please help?

Thanks in advance!

James Riley

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Re: Best way to connect T4S mixer to bar's existing XLR speaker system

Hi, James Riley.

Thank you for joining the Bose Portable PA Community.  Welcome.

That's an interesting question.

JamesRiley posted:

Good afternoon,

New to the site. I am a performing musician, effectively a 'one man show'. I am my own sound tech, light tech etc.

I recently purchased a T4S mixer and L1 Model 1s and it's the best thing i've ever done. For 90% of my shows, I use this setup seemlessly and I have no problem connecting and integrating the T4S with the Model 1s.

Great.

On the T4S there is an analog output that provides the same signal as the one you are sending to the L1 Model 1S.





However, I have a weekly residency at a large bar, and they have their own PA system with speakers in multiple rooms, outside, toilets etc.

Their setup is wall-mounted XLR which connects into their Allen and Heath mixing desk.

It sounds like you may be connecting this output

to the wall-mounted XLR jack using a cable like this.

Hosa HSX003 Pro Balanced 1/4-Inch TRS to XLR Male Interconnect Cable, 3-Feet



I don't mind their desk, but my question is:

Is there a way that I can substitute their Allen and Heath mixer for my T4S? How can I connect my T4S mixer to their speakers via XLR?

Well, the management of the venue probably wouldn't want you to do that. You would have to disconnect the Allen & Heath mixer from the speaker distribution system.  That would disable their ability to control the sound (yours, and anything else they might have connected like TVs, background music, public address system).

I'm not particularly clued up with this and the T4S mixer uses a CAT5 connector for connecting the Model 1s so i'm just a bit at a loss as to how I can connect this to a non-bose output.

I presume this is possible, and i'm just not smart enough to figure out how.

It might be possible. I doubt the venue management would let you do it.



Could somebody please help?

Thanks in advance!

James Riley

Thanks for the interesting question.

ST

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Re: Best way to connect T4S mixer to bar's existing XLR speaker system

Hi James & ST

Im also a full time musician in Australia. I play many venues with a similar system as you described.

I'm currently using the T1 ToneMatch with the L1 Model II & B2 sub. I find the easiest way is to use my Bose setup and just send the Master out 1/4" jack to one of the available channels on the Allen & Heath house mixer. I can then have my system as loud or soft as i like on stage & control the house system level from the Allen & Heath to suit.

If your happy with your Bose T4S mix and sound from your L1 Model 1s, you would come out of the R OUT(mono) on your T4S then you only have to EQ the one input on the Allen & Heath to suit the in-house system.

I hope this helps...Nick