Summary: I purchased a Bose L1 II system with double bass a couple of years ago. Did not get the tonematch. We use this system for band performances and set it up right behind the band. (We use an unpowered 12 channel mixer for five instruments: guitar, fiddle, upright bass, piano and drums). The system will fill the room with sound but, unless I really crank it, there is no feedback.
Summary: Ordered the L1 model 2 for duo gigs. 2 vocals, guitar and violin. Used it on our first live job last night and it was great. Until that point we have used all QSC and presonus gear for the last three years. When i got the system i set up a single QSC K10 through a Presonus 16:0 and the Bose with its tone match. Both flat EQ. The sound of the vocal was basically the same from 30 feet away. The volume was set at the same DB. Both very clean.
Summary: I recently bought the L1 and the compact and use them together with the double bass pkg. On the advice of a friend I passed on the Tone Match engine and intead bought a small passive mixer. I have a five piece band with drummer, bass, two electric guitars and acoustic. I was really skeptical that the system would have enough punch to cut thru all the noise on stage. I've been hauling around tons of equipment for years and finally decided to give it a try.
Summary: I am an acoustic performer who performs a wide variety of music onstage and I am thrilled beyond belief to be playing through the Bose L1-II Sound System. I play out every weekend in a variety of acoustic settings and this system is phenomenal!! First, the sevice and ease of ordering through zZounds was awesome. Knowledgeable and friendly assistance provided me with a quick but thorough ordering experience. Then on a Saturday morning of a gig, my system arrived.
"Solo Acoustic/Vocal Artists - do yourself a favor and buy an L1 system today!"
a customer from knology.net, zzounds.com
2 November 2010
Summary: As a solo acoustic artist/vocalist, once you try the L1, you'll never go back to the traditional PA system, at least not for small/med venues. I am hanging on to my traditional mixer/amp/speaker/monitor system for large/festival type venues, but for what I do most - small clubs, back decks, house parties -- the L1 is all you need.
Summary: From what I've read about Bose, they seem to be a company that takes an unorthodox approach to common problems, and this tends to set their products apart from others. The L1 Model II system is definitely no exception, and offers a fuller array of features and controls than any all-in-one PA solution I've seen before.
Summary: This is not a bass amp, cab or combo, but I didn't know where to put the review. Anyway - here it is! I've been playing bass a long time, mainly electric, but the last four years also upright. I have three stout bass rigs in the basement: Eden WT1205, Genz Benz SH Max 12 and a Markbass 121P combo. I got a truckload of Eden cabs: like D410XST and D112XLT, so I got my share. I like them. My back doesn't. My back hates toting heavy old gear around.