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Connecting l1 pro 16 to computer output

I currently connect my PC to a T1 and run into an L1 Model II for DJ Gigs.  I am considering an L1 Pro 16, but I know the T1 won’t Feed the Pro16 through the Tonematch cable. 

Is it acceptable to still run the T1, but just run a Master line out to one of the Pro 16 channels or is there a better way?

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Re: Connecting l1 pro 16 to computer output

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Hello Wayneatchley,

 

"Is it acceptable to still run the T1, but just run a Master line out to one of the Pro 16 channels or is there a better way?"  That's exactly the was Bose recommends, and the only way I know of using a T1.

 

Run a 1/4" TRS-TRS cable for best results.  If you plan on using Bluetooth or the 1/8" input for tracks on Channel 3, use Channel 1 or 2 on the Pro 16.  If you don't run channel 3 for anything else, I'd use it, and leave Channels 1 & 2 available if you want to run mics or other instruments there.

 

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Hello Wayneatchley,

 

"Is it acceptable to still run the T1, but just run a Master line out to one of the Pro 16 channels or is there a better way?"  That's exactly the was Bose recommends, and the only way I know of using a T1.

 

Run a 1/4" TRS-TRS cable for best results.  If you plan on using Bluetooth or the 1/8" input for tracks on Channel 3, use Channel 1 or 2 on the Pro 16.  If you don't run channel 3 for anything else, I'd use it, and leave Channels 1 & 2 available if you want to run mics or other instruments there.

 

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Re: Connecting l1 pro 16 to computer output

Thanks!  I really like my T1 and that I can run my PC via USB as an input.  I suppose if I needed more volume I could still run the T1 through my L1 M2 and still send the line out to the Pro16.  That gives me more options, but are there any downsides to running both?  I've read where they would need to be 20-30 feet apart and that is easy enough. 

 

I appreciate you taking the time to answer!  Bose users are a different breed and very helpful!

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Re: Connecting l1 pro 16 to computer output

Hello again Wayneatchely,

 

Thanks for the kind words, and yes there are a lot of helpful Bose users!

 

The recommendation for 20' or more separation is to avoid phase cancellation.  In layman's terms, it's a perceived drop or boost in loudness when the waves from two sound sources playing the same material, and the time at which those waves reach your ears.  There's a nice explanation at this link.

 

The opportunity is more prevalent when running two systems with wide dispersion (such as the L1 systems) running "dual mono".  If you are daisy-chaining the line out from the Pro 16 to the Model II, then you may have that phenomenon.  Separating the units by that distance should reduce (not necessarily eliminate) the chance of listeners being in the same sound field.

 

I've always read here in the forum, that running two systems won't necessarily make you much louder, but it will definitely give you more side-to-side coverage (which will happen naturally when you separate the units!)

 

Does that help?