My band got a chance to try out the system this past Friday night in a real gig situation, we played for free at a coffie house. The room was a little deeper than wide but not by much. I'd say 40' deep by 25' wide with an 10 foot ceiling.
There was aprox 20 to 30 patrons moving in and out of the room during the 3 hrs. we played.
I have a wireless set up for my Harmonica and was able to move around the room to check sound. It's uncannie how the system fills the room evenly from front to rear. We didn't have the option to place the T1 behind us very far, maybe the width of the T1 base. We could all hear our sound well but we felt the B1 units weren't bumping like they should. We turned them up but the sound didn't increase on stage. I walked out from the stage and felt my lungs rattle from the B1 units. We turned them back down and played on. I guess we weren't far enough in front of the B/1's to feel the effect, lesson learned. I had several other musicians ask about the Bose system. The most ask was" is all that sound coming from that 1 tower?" when I said yes it was always a wow or man that awesome. We had the master volume set at 12:00 and that was a little loud IMO but hey, it's Rock & Roll
Just a run down of our set up. The T-1 base input was getting a signal from a 6 channel mixer, it had back up vocals Bass guitar and lead guitar on it. The T/M Ch1 had lead vocals,ch2 had kick drum ch3 had clean harmonica fed straight into the T/M and ch 4 had dirty harmonica fed from a direct out on my Harp Gear2 5 watt harmonica amp. I used an A/B "Morley" switch to move from dirty to clean playing with out having to swap mic's, I only use one mic.I did use a Electro harmonics LPB1 leniar boost pedal when I played lead breaks. The LPB1 works good but it dose add some gain to the signal and will dirty up the harp sound if pushed to hard, fine for dirty harp but not good for clean style playing.
Any way, all went well and our backs are happier not having to haul all the extra gear we used to have.
Mike This message has been edited. Last edited by: Mikee,
Thanks for the report! Glad to hear that things are working out thus far.
At two of the Bose L1 User Conferences I attended, Chris-at-Bose gave demonstrations of the reaction of bass frequencies in a room. They played low frequency tones thru the B1, and we all walked around the large rooms. There were obvious hotspots and deadzones all over the place, within a couple feet of each other. It was an ear opening experience.
This is the case with all bass frequencies, not just the B1. Some sound guys compensate by just drowning the room in bass, which, I suppose works to a degree, but you aren't getting natural, well balanced sound at those levels.
There is much in the L1 wiki with helpful info on getting the best bass. Here is one such article, by Chris.
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