Glad the mixers have been updated, but a couple of questions on them. Why a camera tripod mount? That seems odd to me. Can the T4S not mount to a mic stand? This also seems like they won't be able to mount on the L1s either. Also, I get that the L1 MII won't output enough power from the stand, but it should be able to connect digitally to them.
Again, to me these all seem like odd exclusions/decisions. Hopefully one of the Bose folks will chime in with some answers.
For others reading along, we're talking about this.
You're right, the screw mount will not mount directly to an L1® Cylindrical Radiator® or L1® Compact extension.
There are lots of inexpensive adapters convert the 1/4" (6mm) mounting screw insert to work with a microphone stand.
Likely, the most criticized aspect of the T1® was the much-maligned microphone stand adapter. With the screw in capability and compatibility with standard mounting systems, those criticisms have been addressed.
I may or may not use a camera tripod, but I have at least a couple lying around here. I also have some brackets that clamp onto a microphone stand
that I can use with adapters like the ones in the picture above.
Sep 25, 2005
Thank You ST,
I had purchased several of those adapters & then I was forced to buy several more from Bose Corp. because the things literally crumbled in one's hands when simply installing them or when removing them to place on a different mike stand, etc.... What a nightmare!
This new arrangement, with a quality quick release mounting bracket(..or not), would allow for more versatility & for more creative locations to mount. Bravo!
Here are some pictures of some mounting options I'm exploring.
Here are the T4S (left) and T1 (right).
The T4S weighs 2.1 lb / 2 kg. This is the same as the T1.
Note - the T4S display is brighter than the T1. It just doesn't appear that way in the picture.
Here are the pieces that are supporting the T4S.
The black arm (bottom) is an On Stage MY550 Microphone Extension Attachment Bar
I flipped the 5/8" thumbwheel around (silver knob) so I could have the bar above the where it meets the microphone stand.
The piece at the top right is an On Stage CM01 Video Camera / Digital Recorder Adapter
Unfortunately, the L shaped piece rotated freely. That's not supposed to happen. It only took a few minutes for them to come apart.
I may get some epoxy to repair this - or just return it. I got two of them. The second one seems fine.
This combination of the two pieces seems a convenient way to mount the T4S because it allowed me to adjust the pitch to get a great viewing angle. Both pieces fit into my gig bag easily.
PS - T4S and T8S shown in this thread are pre-release versions.
I also got a Quiklok MS329 clamp on table.
It doesn't let you change the pitch to change the viewing angle of the screen, but the T4S display is easy to read anyway.
The clamp on table feels more secure, but it's heavier and bigger pack and carry.
holding up a T8S (4.1 pounds / 1.9 kg)
Yes, the microphone extension attachment bar is bending down. I haven't attached any cables yet.
I doubt that I would really set up the T8S on my microphone stand at a gig. I might put it on a separate stand though.
Here is the Quiklok MS329 clamp on table holding up the T8S.
And yes, it's leaning.
I've got some other bits 'n pieces in transit. I'll have more to report when they arrive.
I cobbled together some bits and pieces and came up with this arrangement for the T8S ToneMatch mixer. Please follow the link below.