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L1 Model 1 and L1 Compact

I have two L1 Model 1 systems that were purchased 10 years ago for a small women's acapella group to use at small outside venues.  One of the power stands has been having intermittent outages.  We have been advised to pick up an L1 Compact and use with the still functioning L1 Model 1 running everything through the Tonematch.  Will this solution work?

 

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Re: L1 Model 1 and L1 Compact

Have you gotten a quote on fixing the faulty L1 Model 1? I would almost guarantee it'll be cheaper than buying an L1 Compact and Tonematch mixer.

 

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Hi Patty,

Patty posted:

I have two L1 Model 1 systems that were purchased 10 years ago for a small women's acapella group to use at small outside venues.  One of the power stands has been having intermittent outages. 

Please tell us about the intermittent outages. What's happening?

We have been advised to pick up an L1 Compact and use with the still functioning L1 Model 1 running everything through the Tonematch.  Will this solution work?

How large are the areas where you perform? How many people are listening?

How many microphones are you using now?

Thanks,

ST

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Jeff K posted:

Have you gotten a quote on fixing the faulty L1 Model 1? I would almost guarantee it'll be cheaper than buying an L1 Compact and Tonematch mixer.

 

Jeff

I can't find anyone local to work on it.  We already have a Tonematch so it would just be the cost of the L1 Comapct

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ST posted:

Hi Patty,

Patty posted:

I have two L1 Model 1 systems that were purchased 10 years ago for a small women's acapella group to use at small outside venues.  One of the power stands has been having intermittent outages. 

Please tell us about the intermittent outages. What's happening?

We have been advised to pick up an L1 Compact and use with the still functioning L1 Model 1 running everything through the Tonematch.  Will this solution work?

How large are the areas where you perform? How many people are listening?

How many microphones are you using now?

Thanks,

ST

Typically, in an outdoor bandstand with 50-100 in the audience.  We use two microphones for the chorus and a third microphone for emcee work.

 

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Hi Patty,

Thanks for the additional information.

Patty posted:

I can't find anyone local to work on it.  We already have a Tonematch so it would just be the cost of the L1 Compact

You can call Bose Support to see if they can help you to diagnose the intermittent outages. It's a free call.

Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673
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Patty posted:

Typically, in an outdoor bandstand with 50-100 in the audience.  We use two microphones for the chorus and a third microphone for emcee work.

 

Setting aside you comfort with having used two L1 systems up until now; you might find you can do your shows with the T1 connected to the one L1. The horizontal dispersion of the even a single L1 should reach 50-100 people outdoors.

Have you tried that?

Back to your original question.

Patty posted:

I have two L1 Model 1 systems that were purchased 10 years ago for a small women's acapella group to use at small outside venues.  One of the power stands has been having intermittent outages.  We have been advised to pick up an L1 Compact and use with the still functioning L1 Model 1 running everything through the Tonematch.  Will this solution work?

 

Yes, you can use an L1 Compact with an L1 Model I.

The L1 Compact does not project as far as the L1 Model I, but in an outdoor setting for 50-100, you might not notice the difference. 

I would try running with the single L1 Model I before investing more money although you might consider getting the L1 Compact as a backup. It could probably do the job alone in a pinch.

ST

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Do you use a bass module with the L1 M1 such as a B1?

@ST I’m thinking a L1S, even though more expensive than a Compact, might be a better match to pair with their L1. Your thoughts?

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@ST - I did contact Bose support but was told that they no longer provide tech support on the L1 Model 1.

@CityFolk - yes we do have a bass module for each of our L1 Model 1 systems. 

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Hi CityFolk,

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Do you use a bass module with the L1 M1 such as a B1?

@ST I’m thinking a L1S, even though more expensive than a Compact, might be a better match to pair with their L1. Your thoughts?

The L1 Model 1S would be a better match for the L1 Model I, however for an audience of 50-100 people outdoors, the difference may not matter.

ST

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@Patty If you do opt for the L1S, the B1 Bass module from your M1 will work with it.