I currently use a pair of JBL G2 Eons and 1 monitor for a 3 piece computer sequence band. Our usual venue is 150 persons. Sequenced drums, bass, and backgrounds. Live keys, guitar, and vocals. Would 1 L1 setup replace these 3 speakers? If so, 1 or 2 bass ? Anyone ever owned the Eons that now uses this setup as a replacement?
yes. I have an EON 15P, it's a great powerful unit(not even as powerful as your G2's). but since I got my PAS with 2-B1's, I do not use it anymore. for anything. I am currently getting my band talked into investing into two more Cylindrical Radiator systems. or more.
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Unlike ANY convnentional speaker, the Cylindrical Radiator(r) speaker projects sound across the stage and throughout an audience of several hundred with little change in tone or level.
It is the unique shape of this new speaker that allows it to perform this way.
There are no hot spots, or shadow zones. The sound in the back of the room is about the same as that on stage.
The need for PA, monitors, mixing consoles, and their interconnections are eliminated.
As is the need for speaker stands.
I hope you decide to give this a try. If it does not perform as claimed, and as experienced by tens of thousands of customers, bring em back.
The Big Bonus, Rumoursband, is that YOU get to hear the mains, like the audience does. No more cheesy monitor speaker. Yippee! Wouldn't you just love to sit in the audience and hear yourself & your whole band? This is what it's like when you play in an all Bose band.
I played briefly in a country band in the 90's that used a couple of EONs. I was used to my birch enclosed JBLs, and plastic cabs just didn't sit right with me, although these days I hear them, and they are okay. But no 15/horn combo will sound as smooth as a lot of little speakers like the Bose 802 or this new system.
You can't beat the Bose 45 day trial either.
I have some friends here in town, a duo that have your exact instrumentation, they use only one system and love it. They tell me they've had nothing but compliments on their sound.
My guess would be that after you fall in love with the first double bass system, you will buy another (as I did). Two would be the ultimate setup for you, it would give you a huge sound even at low volume levels.
Thanks, I did however call a music store today and didn't tell them what I have, but rather which would be better ...and was told the JBL's unless I were to buy 2 setups. Thats not going to happen. This was also confirmed by a tech here at Bose today. Would 2 setups at $4600.00 blow away a $1300.00 system ? I would certainly hope so. I think I'll keep what I have.
Recently I did a demo for a local Neo-Soul band at their weekly gig at a 3500 sq. ft. club, Tribecca Lounge, in Houston.
This night is run by a DJ/promoter who was running through JBL Eon 15's.
The week before, I'd been invited by my friend in the band to come hear them, since they were looking for a new guitarist, he thought I might be interested.
It was a good crowd for a Wed. night. The band's PA was a double JBL cab on each side, plus monitors, a sub, and normal backline.
I'm not one of those sensitive-ear kinda guys. I own some hear-o's but almost never wear them. This band was great, but the sound was AWFUL.
It was too loud, harsh, painful, and the concrete floors, high, cavernous ceilings and glass wall didn't help it any. By the end of their last set (9:30) only about 25% of the crowd remained.
I had a headache.
When I saw James start to tear down and realized that this was his P.A. and he set it up and tore it down every week for a 2 hr. gig, I persuaded him to let me bring the Bose system the following week.
a week later
I brought the Bose
We were using 2 systems for a 5 piece band (my 3rd system was busy that night)
Bass, Kick, and Lead Vocal out of one with 4 subs and an A1.
Other side was a standard double bass system for Keys, Guitar (all direct) and another vocalist.
Band sounded great, Bass was SLAMMIN, we were actually too loud for the club and we lost a bit of clarity in the lead vocal due to the shared system, but overall it sounded great!
The crowd seemed to come closer to the stage-like area the band was in.
This time, when they finished at 9:30, 85% of the people were still there. Same club, same band, same hours, same night of the week, same size crowd, even some of the same people.
This is where it got interesting.
After the band stopped,the DJ started up (through his JBL Eon 15's). When the band cleared out of the section of the floor they were using, there was this large, 25 foot "no man's land--pseudo dance floor" that almost no one even touched. In fact the crowd seemed to move back from the sound of the Eons, creating an even bigger empty space on the floor. A few couples were dancing on the fringe of that space.
I talked to the DJ and plugged him into the Bose instead, just pulled out his signal lines from the JBL's (one line at a time, so as not to disturb the music) and plugged em into the PS1 on preset 57.
A strange thing happened. IMMEDIATELY, the entire area filled with people who began dancing. They were dancing right next to the L1's. One girl even tried to set her drink down on the B1's! They partied and danced almost 2 more hours!
That's when the little devil on my shoulder decided to try an experiment.
It was 12:00 midnight, the club usually stays open until 2.
"You should put em back into the JBL's" the voice urged...strangely, he sounded like Butthead .
The DJ begged me not to, but the devil made me do it. I plugged em back into the JBL's.
The dance floor cleared in 2 songs and people began leaving. About 20 min. later they gave last call and At 12:45, the club closed early.
Customers will stay longer and drink more when their ears aren't being fatigued by bad sound. The bartenders even commented that they actually heard the drink orders better. Win-Win all around!
Since then I've had 2 calls from the DJ wanting to rent my systems until he can buy his own. The band has started saving their pennies and has talked it up among their friends...
BOSE Product Specialist and Purchase Consultant
Wow, wow, wow. Chad that's a great testimonial. I don't know what to say but wow. Thanks for doing all that work and for posting your results.
You made my day man,
I think I just woke up the 3rd floor of the hotel with a belly-laugh! Thanks for this great post, Chad...
I laughed at that one too.
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A Classic! Great reason why not to listen to the devil or his horn loaded incarnations. Go tellet on the mountain, I say! Made my day.
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