Nov 1, 2011
May 18, 2019
quote:Originally posted by ST:
"In addition, it is my understanding that line array systems are very inefficient, requiring more power than normal speaker systems. "
"How does one measure efficiency? If it is sound pressure level at 1000 Hz at one metre (about 3 feet), you might come to one conclusion, but if you you were to measure sound pressure level at 1000 Hz at 24 metres (80 feet) you might come to a different conclusion.
You will probably find this interesting... How much power?. Follow the link and you'll see why I chose 80 feet.
It is a very early discussion, and unfortunately some of the images are long gone, but the text conveys the meaning anyway.
Please check it out.
How much power?
quote:Originally posted by Tom the Guitar guy:
If I recall correctly, the L1 Classic did have 750 watts - but 250 was "reserved" for the Bass Modules, so it is more like 500 watts.
I bring that up, because the newer L1 Model I and Model II are 500 watts each, with 250 to drive the Bass Modules.
I believe I also read somewhere that even though there was a reduction in power to the Model I and Model II compared to the Classic, they were able to get the sound level difference between the Classic and the Model I/II to be less than 2db.
I can tell you this though - tonight I brought my Compact out to an open mic jam - bass player, another guitar player and drums along with me and a Fender Mustang Floorboard into Channel 2.
The Compact was by far the best sounding. When I got to the place, I mentioned that the PA sounded like it was clipping and distorting. When I brought that up, someone agreed.
When it was my turn, I set up the Compact, ran my microphone to it, set up the Mustang Floorboard (like a Line 6 POD) and by far had the cleanest and crispest sound - and the other guys could hear me across the stage and across the room - and I never had to worry about my guitar overpowering my vocals - because I could hear if it did.
May 13, 2018
guitpic posted:...Today, I tried using the mixer from our Yamaha Bose PAS with a sub out to the Bose from the mixer and also in combo with one of the Yamaha speakers. It actually works pretty well.
The Bose compact tends to be a bit more mid and high range sounding and the Yamaha filled out the bottom a bit more.
I can get sufficient bass from only the Compact by using the Yamaha EQ but it's nice to know the two can work together.
Again, thanks for the help.
Regarding the "mid and high range sound" I am curious which input on the L1 Compact you are using. Channel 1 has a Vocal Mic preset permanently applied and will have less bass and more treble due to the EQ characteristics. Is this the input you are using?
Apr 13, 2018
Watts are rated in so many ways that are inconsistant. Bose has nailed it with clean and accurate sound quality, along with dispersion patterns that allow us to cover a venue without ripping the heads off both the performers and the audiences.