Bose S1 Pro as monitor, what should I use for FOH ?
I've been on break from music for awhile but I'm back and I have a question
Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Small shows mostly
Average crowd 50 to 100 people ( 250 max, not often )
mixture of indoor and outdoor gigs
I purchased an S1 Pro recently and I like it. I plan on using it as my monitor and mixer and I would run a line out of it into FOH.
Question is, what should I use for FOH ?
My thoughts so far are this:
1) Another S1 pro ( light !, quick setup, could run 2 up front for better coverage [ if necessary ] , battery power !, would have a back up to my existing unit, using a preamped line level signal in [ from other S1 Pro ] may give me fairly substantial volume out front, however its possible it may not be sufficient for larger crowds, less throw than L1 models )
2) L1 compact ( rave reviews, better dispersion than S1 pro, should easily cover most of my shows volume wise, better throw, extra weight though and no battery power )
3) L1 model 1S with B1 ( great reviews, great dispersion and throw, easily sufficient for my largest shows, more weight and bigger price tag though, no battery power )
4) F1 812 ( so many happy users, quick setup, cheaper than a compact, quite powerful, limited dispersion and heavier than S1 and Compact though, no battery power )
I don't think I want to go all the way up to the L1 model 2 unless I would start getting a lot of requests to do larger shows.
So, what do you guys think based on Y'alls experience ?
Thanks ! Ted