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Harry Reid March 20th, 2009 02:42 PM

Bose L1 System
 
Kicking around the idea of buying a Bose L1 system. Are there any KJ's using this type of sound system? If so I would like to know what you think of it, and was it worth the investment.

Lonman March 20th, 2009 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Harry Reid (Post 90969)
Kicking around the idea of buying a Bose L1 system. Are there any KJ's using this type of sound system? If so I would like to know what you think of it, and was it worth the investment.

If your club is small, it may work. I tried it out in my current club (2 sticks & one sub module - would've retailed $3400), very bass lacking & not a very full sound. Used it as a monitor on stage (original intent of the system) & it worked great, however it was pretty pricey just for a monitor.
It was no comparision to my regular PA & for that price you can get a REALLY nice PA system.

muzicman144 March 20th, 2009 05:29 PM

Bose L1
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry Reid (Post 90969)
Kicking around the idea of buying a Bose L1 system. Are there any KJ's using this type of sound system? If so I would like to know what you think of it, and was it worth the investment.

Some of the old guard are very reluctant to acknowledge the Bose L1 system as a great system. I recommend the L2 with double bass module, and the little tone engine mixer does a fantastic job with quality effects. I had the L1, sold it, but bought two L2 w/double bass. I plug my computer via usb, no mini plugs to mess with. Single bass units DO NOT do the job. I have played in venues seating 4-600 using one single L2, double bass, played 1000 seat venue using two L2 systems. Great even sound that fills a room without pushing to get sound to the back. One well known R&R singer joined me one night and couldn't believe what he was hearing.
As i said, old guard does not want to accept it, but, i have used it for two years up and down the east coast without fail. Buy it without fear. Someone said it was pricey, Hell, i have had mixers that cost that much alone. i thought $3,400 was a great deal compared with what my other stuff cost, and only weighs 65lbs in the back seat of a car, replacing a fourteen foot trailer full of gear! Give me a break. Now i did keep my pro system for pro concert work when needed, but i haven't met anyone who uses the Bose system that would change back.
muzicman:c:c:c

RIKKI TIKKI March 21st, 2009 05:17 PM

Bose Monitors?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Harry Reid (Post 90969)
Kicking around the idea of buying a Bose L1 system. Are there any KJ's using this type of sound system? If so I would like to know what you think of it, and was it worth the investment.

Not just for monitors anymore! :g

I have been using the Bose L1 original with 2 bass modules, a little over 5 yrs now! Not one glitch! ( I replaced one of the cables for the base modules )

I can play a large room, or a house party, and not have any complaints. Most of my regulars report their complaints about other KJ systems, and I just smile. I know by checking out different shows, when I get the chance,:r that there are better sounding systems, but as Muzicman mentioned, you don't carry that kind of gear around in the back seat, and that was one of the criteria I weighed when I was looking to replace my original speaker/power amp configuration. Did I mention I weighed the advantages? That's exactly why I purchased the Bose unit! It breaks down to 3 pieces that are light enough that your betterhalf can carry it around ( My Roadie / My girlfriend is 59ish), and won't warp your back trying to push it up on a stand! :r

Sounds great... you can talk in front of the setup, while it's in operation.... It's now more versatile if you purchase the L2 ( Get the full system with effects mixer, and double base module! as per Muzicman's recommendation! ) which is a little lighter, and compact than the original L1. That will be where my next purchase upgrade would be, knowing what the newer model can do! Kick the tires! Go down and check it out at a Guitar Center Store, listen to it, tear it down, and check out the return/free trial offer that Bose allows, play a couple of practice sessions with it, and see if it doesn't blow you away!

Great investment in my opinion!:)

Rick
Rikki Tikki Karaoke

capnvic March 25th, 2009 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by muzicman144 (Post 90978)
Some of the old guard are very reluctant to acknowledge the Bose L1 system as a great system. I recommend the L2 with double bass module, and the little tone engine mixer does a fantastic job with quality effects. I had the L1, sold it, but bought two L2 w/double bass. I plug my computer via usb, no mini plugs to mess with. Single bass units DO NOT do the job. I have played in venues seating 4-600 using one single L2, double bass, played 1000 seat venue using two L2 systems. Great even sound that fills a room without pushing to get sound to the back. One well known R&R singer joined me one night and couldn't believe what he was hearing.
As i said, old guard does not want to accept it, but, i have used it for two years up and down the east coast without fail. Buy it without fear. Someone said it was pricey, Hell, i have had mixers that cost that much alone. i thought $3,400 was a great deal compared with what my other stuff cost, and only weighs 65lbs in the back seat of a car, replacing a fourteen foot trailer full of gear! Give me a break. Now i did keep my pro system for pro concert work when needed, but i haven't met anyone who uses the Bose system that would change back.
muzicman:c:c:c

One of my competitors has an L1 system, and I have to admit it sound great when adjusted properly. She has the single subwoofer unit. she's also a senior, so the less weight the better...Go for it!

muzicman144 March 25th, 2009 09:42 PM

Bose l1
 
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Originally Posted by capnvic (Post 91078)
One of my competitors has an L1 system, and I have to admit it sound great when adjusted properly. She has the single subwoofer unit. she's also a senior, so the less weight the better...Go for it!

The single sub just doesn't cut it. The difference between the L1 and the L2 is night and day. I sold the L1 w/2subs and bought the L2 w/subs. The sound adjustment is just like any mixer i have ever used, requires no additional knowledge. Wouldn't trade it for anything up to 600 seat venue, two L2's for up to 1000 seat capacity without losing sound quality that i'll match with anyone. And, i don't call $3400 cheap for a quality sound system. As i have said, i have had mixers that cost more than that alone.
muzicman:c:c:c

Lonman March 26th, 2009 04:45 AM

Again, I tried out the system, it did not fit my club. They want LOUD with BASS THUMPIN sound, the Bose did not fit that bill. We run live band sound levels & they want to FEEL the bass!
I can see it fitting clubs that huge volume is not an issue and pumping bass response.

muzicman144 March 26th, 2009 09:47 AM

Bose L1
 
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Originally Posted by Lonman (Post 91083)
Again, I tried out the system, it did not fit my club. They want LOUD with BASS THUMPIN sound, the Bose did not fit that bill. We run live band sound levels & they want to FEEL the bass!
I can see it fitting clubs that huge volume is not an issue and pumping bass response.

You stated you tried the L1 with one sub. That don't cut it. The L2 with 2Subs do cut it and if you want more you can use 4subs. Currently when i play clubs that want the pumping bass, i can make the stage vibrate. I have played with top pro equipment, complete band. I KNOW sound. I have played 1000 seat clubs and have never used over half the volume on this system.
I can appreciate your opinion as to what you have used, but the Bose L2 with 2 or more subs is the real deal. Volume, pumping bass, quality sound, its there or you can bet your last dollar i certainly wouldn't be using it OR talking about it.
muzicman

Lonman March 26th, 2009 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by muzicman144 (Post 91084)
You stated you tried the L1 with one sub. That don't cut it. The L2 with 2Subs do cut it and if you want more you can use 4subs. Currently when i play clubs that want the pumping bass, i can make the stage vibrate. I have played with top pro equipment, complete band. I KNOW sound. I have played 1000 seat clubs and have never used over half the volume on this system.
I can appreciate your opinion as to what you have used, but the Bose L2 with 2 or more subs is the real deal. Volume, pumping bass, quality sound, its there or you can bet your last dollar i certainly wouldn't be using it OR talking about it.
muzicman

The point is for me, I can't see spending the money on the system. I know if I need more bass I can add more subs, but for the price that I would need to spend, a really nice PA system can be purchased that I won't need to keep adding more subs to get the sound I want.
For a compact standpoint, they sound ok, I really wasn't impressed personally - again this was based on the L1 system - 2 sticks & 1 sub and was not using the processor as they (music store) did not have it in stock yet, but assured me it wouldn't be needed with the front end I already had on the PA.
Now granted I have not tried or heard the L2 model.

capnvic March 26th, 2009 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by muzicman144 (Post 91082)
The single sub just doesn't cut it. The difference between the L1 and the L2 is night and day. I sold the L1 w/2subs and bought the L2 w/subs. The sound adjustment is just like any mixer i have ever used, requires no additional knowledge. Wouldn't trade it for anything up to 600 seat venue, two L2's for up to 1000 seat capacity without losing sound quality that i'll match with anyone. And, i don't call $3400 cheap for a quality sound system. As i have said, i have had mixers that cost more than that alone.
muzicman:c:c:c

My competitor friend plays mostly small venues (small bars, clubs, where seating cap is less than 75....

marklwood March 26th, 2009 03:17 PM

With a good quality sub, I prefer a couple dozen of these
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/63/17...26f786.jpg?v=0
:g:g:g

madjim- with the Lord March 26th, 2009 04:33 PM

Add a couple of these and your sytem will ROCK!

http://madjim.com/Washtub-Bass.jpg

Jim :g

marklwood March 26th, 2009 05:00 PM

If you want it to REALLY rock
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...500_AA280_.jpg

ddouglass March 26th, 2009 05:20 PM

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Bored are we guys???:r:w:g:g:g
Wouldn't it be great to be able to add one of these to your system too.

marklwood March 26th, 2009 06:11 PM

I already have these

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TQDyS7FINc...dDancers86.jpg

RIKKI TIKKI March 26th, 2009 06:15 PM

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Harry,

These testers are getting bored because Hoster 4.08 is running without any new complaints to troubleshoot! Please consider what idle minds ( good ones at that -- in most cases! Ha!) must do to entertain themselves! LOL:w

I went over to the Bose forum and plucked out this photo!

This guy has an awesome setup for DJ'ing, and he didn't even have the T1 (mixer / effects) included yet!

This is a little overboard... but if you need pro sound bass, this would have the windows rattling a bit!

Even with the Classic L1 system, with 2 bass modules that I run presently, I can clean out the cobwebs from the rafters!:g

Rick
Rikki Tikki Karaoke

marklwood March 26th, 2009 10:00 PM

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Originally Posted by RIKKI TIKKI (Post 91097)
I went over to the Bose forum and plucked out this photo!

This guy has an awesome setup for DJ'ing

Just think of how unimpressive that would be without the hat!!!

madjim- with the Lord March 27th, 2009 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by marklwood (Post 91096)

Do you keep them in a box?

Jim :g

madjim- with the Lord March 27th, 2009 03:21 AM

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Originally Posted by marklwood (Post 91102)
Just think of how unimpressive that would be without the hat!!!

http://madjim.com/DJ-no-hat.gif


Gee Mark, you're right!

Jim :g

madjim- with the Lord March 27th, 2009 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by RIKKI TIKKI (Post 91097)
Harry,

These testers are getting bored because Hoster 4.08 is running without any new complaints to troubleshoot! Please consider what idle minds must do to entertain themselves! LOL:w

Harry,
Rikki is right but all that has changed. We just got the latest Micostudio beta to test. Now we can focus on testing and leave you guys alone.

Quote:

( good ones at that -- in most cases! Ha!)
Rikki,
Thanks for pointing me out! :e :c :g

Jim :g


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