So, can a Compact be used with only one extension?
I finally bought a Compact and can't believe how good my Yamaha S90 sounds through it. I never thought it would have enough bass for the piano patches but it certainly does.
This got me to thinking that maybe I could use the compact as a monitor in a southern rock band I play with. I always play in a sitting position and have a horrible time trying to hear myself through the monitors on stage and when I do it sounds terrible. I usually don't carry an amp and just rely on the monitors. The compact with one extension would be the perfect height.
I'm thinking I could use my T1 for my vocal, my acoustic guitar and my S90. Then feed that to the compact from the main out of the T1 and send separate line outs from each channel's aux out. For the aux outs I would have to go 1/4 outs to 3 direct boxes then xlr to the snake.
As far as hearing everyone else through the monitors, that's not a problem, cause their monitors are loud enough to wake the dead! I'll hear them fine.
It says in the owners manual that if you use one extension you have to use both. I can see why you wouldn't normally do this if you were using it as a Pa system. Is this just the intended design or will I ruin my poor compact if I do this?
Hi Big Tom,
You can use the Compact with one extension. No harm will come to it using it that way.
Here's a reference: Compact Extensions
Thanks ST, I looked every where and didn't see that. Do I have things configured correctly for the T1 and the compact as a monitor?
Hi Big Tom,
In your shoes I would probably use the T1® to create my own mix and send that from the T1® ¼ inch jack Master Output to Compact Channel 2 with the ToneMatch switch set to line level.
Then I would use the T1 ToneMatch® Audio Engine Aux Output to create a mix for whatever is at the other end of the snake. For simplicity, I would set all the Aux levels to Post Fader so that the mix will be the same as you are hearing. There is no reverb at the Aux output, and that's probably not an issue.
If you want to send the external system EXACTLY what you are hearing through the Compact there is a 1/4 tip-ring-sleeve (balanced) output on the back of the Compact.
If you really want to send three separate signals down the snake ... (and I can see why you might)
You have T1® PreAmp outs for Channels 1,2,3 (not 4/5) but you could use the Aux send from Channel 4/5 if you needed it.
You've got lots of choices. Give yourself time to experiment to see what works best for you.
Does that help?
Thanks ST, the preamp outs on channels 123 are what I was mistakenly referring to as aux outs. I think this will give the sound man what he wants and let me have the monitor sound I want. I'm not so much looking for a mix but rather the ability to hear myself clearly. The lousy monitor sound now is so loud and blaring, I can't tell what's what.
It's funny, this band has been around for over 30 years. This was the first band I ever played with and that was over 30 years ago. They only play a couple times a month and have not learned more than 10 new songs in the last 30 years. I've only been with them this time for a few months and they can't believe how fast I learned the songs. The truth is I never really forgot them.
They are a great bunch of guys, but stuck in the old louder is better rut. Since using the L1's I can't hardly stand that kind of loud anymore.
Welcome to the Club!
I've done the "short" Compact monitor, just recently, see my Post about it.
Also... HERE is a video clip of my friend Burr singing thru his Compact with a single extension in.
(sitting atop a trash compactor if I'm not mistaken!)
You might notice the volume is down in the mix a bit, but it's due more to his distance he keeps from the mic, than the Compact's lack of one extension.
All in all, not bad.
Hey Tom --John here.What part of PA are you from? I live in Niles,Oh..about 20 miles from Sharon.I'm playing solo tomorrow(Dec 31) at the Butler VA Hospital 2PM..stop in if ya can!..Ive had my Bose for about 5 + years now...Love It!
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