had the m1 mII and 2 compacts for a while now,,,,wife is a solo performer woth backing tarcks and guitar.
never really managed to get the coverage the system promises unless smaller venues were played.
last night i messed around with things during sound check.
i ran vocals and guitar only into the mII and just the tracks int the 2 compacts,daisy chained using balanced leads.
all 3 systems were set at the back of the stage with the mII center and compacts either side,,space was an issue so distances between were only 2feet,,(corner stage and around 18'' high.
i was very aware that the compacts needed to be turned up much more because of their lower throw but the music sounded awesome out to aound 30 feet then became a bit muddy
the vocals on the other hand were very powerfull easily filling the room and beyond ino the car park lol.
the wife said it was the best she had been able to hear herself and found it much better.
her only problem was volume,,ie; blancing the sound between vocal and music.
i'm thinking that if i can move the compcts out and forward a bit this will be better??.
still very dissapointed that the system wont cover bigger venues and work on high stages but have to say last night was way better
Glad to hear it is working better for you. This setup is something we talked about in another thread.
The results for the vocal are what we would expect.
The results for the music suggests that there is interference between the two compacts. If your tracks are not true stereo then you might encounter some cancelleling / interference when used very close together like your corner setup.
Even though the Compact might not "throw" as far as the Model II, they should, and will, still deliver clarity a long way unless there are good reasons not to. While there may be other reasons for the "bit muddy" my bet is on interference.
At the next opportunity run the tracks through only one Compact, then both. Compare and see if there is a change of clarity thoroughout the venue. If it seems less clear with two it may be because your tracks are mono. It has been suggested by someone from Bose that running dual mono with the Compacts should work with a separation of about 10 ft.
I don't think things will improve for your wife if you move the Compacts farther forward. Try to get at least 10 feet of separation and have her 4 to 6 feet in front if possible.
Don't be afraid in the small venues with tight stages to use only one of the compacts with the model II or just the Model II for everything.
Hang in there a while longer, you may end up getting the most from these systems yet!
thanks buddy,,,i keep hanging in there.
in the past we have used just the model II for everything,,vox,guitar and tracks and its been great in the smaller venues,,in other venues we have used a single compact with the model II and this has worked too,,,but the biggest problem is that if music is ran through just one compact with vox through the mod II the sound is never balanced evenly and sounds awfull.
so to sum up,
if i have the model II in center stage at rear for vox and guiter and place a compact 5-6 feet either side running just the tracks,this could work well????,,,
another thought i had was to run the compacts as left and right outs and put the model II on a sub out channel seperate from the main mix?
just thought i would add a link to a recent gig to give you some idea of the wifes powerfull vocal sound.
this was using 2 compacts to run the backing track and the modell II for vox
Just noticed this...
I don't see a link.
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