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New S1 louder than early S1?

Has anyone else noticed that newer S1's are much louder than the first ones produced?  I bought one when they were first released which was replaced when the issue with the scratchy pots was reported by me and others.  I bought another one just last month and I notice that both channels are much louder at the same setting on the volume than the first one or the replaced one.  I haven't been on the forum much, so I don't know if there was an update to the S1 that I missed that might account for the volume difference.

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Tom I’m afraid I only have a newer one so have nothing to compare it to. However, I did update the firmware to get the Bose Connect App to work with it. Maybe there’s something in that update? It’s worth doing it anyway to get that app connectivity.

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

I didn't see that update.  I'll try it and see if that changes anything.

Are you related to the trio CityFolk that used to be based out of Santa Cruz?

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Turns out both the older and newer one didn't have the update.  I'll report back if I hear any change in either one.

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Sounds good Tom. Darn, I was hoping that the difference would be due to a simple update. Oh well. 

No we’re out of North Carolina. Washington, DC before that so we’re east coast folks, but we are a trio when our daughter (on upright bass) isn’t in school. 

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

I didn’t figure you were connected to them. I ran into at least one of them when I was doing sound for Bose in Oregon a few years back.

I still haven’t tried the S1’s. I will at gigs this afternoon. 

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Hi Tom,

Checking in: Do you...

  • Have two S1 Pro systems side-by-side (older and newer)
  • Hear different volume outputs for the same inputs with the same settings on the volume controls


Thanks,

ST

 

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Yes, ST.  That's exactly what I hear.

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Hi Tom,

Let me dig into this here.

Overall, is one unit actually louder at maximum usable volume than the other - or is the issue that the volume controls have to be set higher on the older unit to get the same volume as the newer one.



Thanks,

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Re: New S1 louder than early S1?

Hi Tom,

Please check the tone controls. Are they also the same?

Thanks,

ST