Its Interesting to read everyones comments because I just saw the same thing happen to me this weekend past.I was asked to perform at a special care home and play Christmas Music and I agreed.Got set up in minutes and began playing through my L1 Bose.The residents were all gathered around in a living room setting.Not one of the residents complained about the sound ,in fact I was only supposed to play for and hour and ended up playing four and a half hours fo the workers and made a wad of money in the process......God is great ...Beer is Good and The L1 Rocks.......!!!!!!!!!!!
At the risk of belaboring the topic, I would like to say that this apparent psychological effect is proving to be very real indeed. The nearly ‘invisible’ aspect of the Bose Compact has added to our success in a decidedly measurable way. The compliments are unending. It’s not just the quality of the sound, which is expected, but the un-intrusive presence of the system. The Bose ‘PA’ simply disappears into the background. Anyone who earns their keep in the small bar/restaurant business absolutely MUST consider this aspect of the Bose technology.
I must join in and totally agree! We are a vocal duo with keyboards and some backing tracks. We did New Years Eve with the Compact...85 people. The Compact was almost invisible ( we had it decorated with Silver Ribbons ) The Director of Guest Services was standing right in front of the Compact and asked me where the speakers where!!!!!! LOL!!!!!! I said 'behind you with ribbons all over it. His comment...."nice". Also I may add that we had a table of 8 about 4 feet in front of the keyboard and "never" heard a loudness complaint. With proper EQ settings I can get my compact to sound "close" to my model2. For ourlarger events, yes the Model2 with 2 bins is needed, but if you are doing middle of the road music with under 100 people in the average sized dinning room , then the compact serves you well. The entire music world does not thrive on thumb and bump alone. OH, my back loves both of our Bose Systems also. also!