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How to get stereo with Bose L1?

Hi guys,

I am going to buy BOSE L1 Model II system.

One quick question is how to get stereo with Bose L1 system(only single system, not two for left and right).

If the music source is stereo file then the single line array can make "Stereo Sound" or it requires one more system for Left and Right to make stereo?

The stereo source can send T1 4/5 channel and then the single line array(speaker) can make stereo sound or it can be mono sound?

 

Thank you for your kind help.

HY 

 

 

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Re: How to get stereo with Bose L1?

Hi HY,

Thank you for joining the Community.

HO YOUNG posted:

Hi guys,

I am going to buy BOSE L1 Model II system.

Wonderful.

One quick question is how to get stereo with Bose L1 system(only single system, not two for left and right).

If the music source is stereo file then the single line array can make "Stereo Sound" or it requires one more system for Left and Right to make stereo?

The L1® is mono. If your source is stereo (two channels designated Left and Right) you would require two L1®s to make stereo.

The stereo source can send T1 4/5 channel and then the single line array(speaker) can make stereo sound or it can be mono sound?

T1® channel 4/5 combines the Left and Right channels to mono.

Thank you for your kind help.

HY 

Please tell us how you will be using your L1®. Will you be playing pre-recorded music, or using it for live performances?

Thank you,

ST

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Re: How to get stereo with Bose L1?

Thank you, ST, for your quick and kind explnation. I expected the stereo sound with just one "L1 Model II System".

I am playing Saxophone with stereo back-sound source but it might be just one L1 system doesn't make stereo sound unfortunately.

Having two L1 system is cost for me.

Um.........@^.^@....

 

Thank you,

HY

 

 

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Re: How to get stereo with Bose L1?

Hi HY,

Thanks for the added information.

Let me suggest that you may not need to run stereo for your back-sound source. The L1® Model II has extremely wide sound dispersion. This means

  • you don't need two systems to fill a room
  • you may not need two to create a sense of fullness for your back-sound

I have done many shows with background music during the breaks through a single L1®. No one has ever asked for stereo. 

I also know several solo performers who use a single L1® for backing tracks. Again, no one has expressed that stereo would be better.

Let me encourage you to try a single L1®.  You may be very pleasantly surprised.

ST

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Re: How to get stereo with Bose L1?

I would think the wide dispersion of the line array speakers would negate any stereo imaging with 2 compacts. I have used stereo backing tracks with a single unit and when playing back normal stereo tracks you get a room filling sound with such an even volume thoughout the room that stereo would probably not add much for you. Recently I was able to set up in a huge shop of a friend of mine and he was amazed at the way the Compact was so even all over the room. Even behind a half wall on one side the sound was still coming through nicely.