Help me choose? (Set B1's or B2)
So I've read a bunch of posts about this exact topic and it seems the info is different on every post. I'm curious on anyone who has had recent experience with this.
I'm currently burrowing an L1 Model 2 from a friend that has the B2. I thought these systems were gimmicks until I started to use one. My band and I absolutely love it. Played an outdoor BBQ last weekend and it was brilliant, especially when it came to packing up at the end of the night
I just found a pretty solid second hand deal on the L1 Model 2 but with a set of B1 subs instead. On the system with the B2, I find having it on the normal, or + modes to have WAY too much bass. It's on the - mode full time. Last weekend the host was playing a bunch of terrible pop music and even with the sub set to -, the input trim set to just tickling the red light, and 50% on the master, the B2 was extremely loud. I felt like I wanted it to come down a touch more, but didn't want to start digging into menus during an event (I will figure that out this week).
So we usually only use the Bose for 2 singers, and my kick drum. At that show it was dual vocals, and an electric kit (on the DJ preset, couldn't find an e-kit setting). The toms were way too boomy and loud, but the kick was nice and full. I didn't have time to EQ, but I'm sure that could have helped the toms.
So what do you folks think? Should I go for the deal with the set of B1's? Or hold out until I find a used system with an B2? Some posts say a set of B1's is better, and others say the B2 puts even 4 B1's to shame. Just a bit confused here.
Thanks for the help
P.S. Every time I move the B2 I think to myself, "man I wish this was smaller". So I'm heading in the direction of the B1's simply for that fact.