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The Bose and Winter outdoor use

This is a question for the techs and engineers at Bose.

I have a show tommorrow night at a ski resort village. Just wondering how the Bose will hold up in that kind of environment. I am thinking it should be no trouble for equipment built to military spec, but I thought I should ask anyways.
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Hi ajellsay,

Please see Temperature.

Does that answer your question?
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Not sure how to get it to this page but do a search for this thread No Place for an L1

It was JD at a polar Bear Plunge
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Hi Ajellsay,

How was the show?
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Thanks for the response. I did check out that wiki temperature page, and was glad to see the results from -30c temperature storage & 0c performance testing that Bose did.

Once I got up there on Friday evening, they had me playing in a tent at the top end of the Village. My stage was made from snow, so I used the power stand case underneath the tower for protection. After I let the unit warm up for several minutes before using it, as recommended, I began playing with no problems until I noticed the sound was shorting out. I unplugged the ethernet cable at both ends and blew on them, and got the sound again. This happened several times throughout the show. In my opinion, the obstacle was more than likely being caused by condensation in the cabling.

If it was, some cable insulators that seal the connections and keep moisture from getting in, might be a good permanent solution.
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My stage was made from snow

It was 34 last night when I left the beach to head home. I thought that was bad till I read this. YOU THE MAN Eek
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... I unplugged the ethernet cable at both ends and blew on them, and got the sound again. This happened several times throughout the show. In my opinion, the obstacle was more than likely being caused by condensation in the cabling.

If it was, some cable insulators that seal the connections and keep moisture from getting in, might be a good permanent solution.
Hmmm ... there are gel-like products intended for use with low-voltage light bulbs used in sidewalk lights and similar at- or below-grade lighting. You smear the gel on the base of the bulb before plugging it into the socket to create a water-seal, but it does not impair the electrical connections.

Maybe this is a question for the Bose engineers!
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Hello, I was wondering if I could some advice on the cold temperature topic. I am performing outside at a town event this Sat. night at 6 pm. The weather temperature in Central NJ is supposed to be around 20 degrees.

I will be using my L1- model 1, T1 mixer and 4 B1's w/ amp. Also a sennheiser wireless mic. I sing with backing tracks. I was going to leave my equipment inside my house until showtime. Will I be ok? Last thing I want to do is wreck my precious Bose equipment. Any help is appreciated. Bob
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Hi Bob,

If you haven't already seen this - check out

Temperature

If you want to talk to someone about the exact sequence and timing about when to load out and set up - call the folks at L1 Support - great people.

Bose® Product & Technical Support at (877) 335-2673 (U.S. and Canada only)
Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM - 9:00 PM ET
Saturday 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ET
Currently no support available on Sunday
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Re: The Bose and Winter outdoor use

Hi Steve, thanks for your help. Yes, I just re-read the information on the link. I also just spoke with Joe at the support group. He suggested letting the system warm up for around 30 minutes prior to using it. Thanks for your help. Regards, Bob