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Bose L1 Model II with B2 Bass

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Very good, but still some annoying details (Bose - L1 Model II with B2 Bass)

By alcools, 24/01/2016
Being a satisfied user of the L1 model 1 (two L1 systems with two B1 each at the mixer’s out), I switched to this model II with a B2 for each.

The cons (yes, there are): P
- No possibility to mix 4 ins without Tone match like with the model I. A jack in, and this is it. Not a problem for me as I do the mix before, at home.
- No more column locking system (at its base and between both), so it’s more sensible in case someone would inadvertently push it.
- The B2 sub is heavier, but I knew that from the start and it remains very easy to transport

The persisting flaws:
- still no secure in (like XLR or speakon). For the price…
- still no detailed technical specs
- connectors still unprotected (in case someone spills a drink for instance)

The improvements:
- The base is lighter and easier to cram in reduced spaces
- The horizontal sound dispersion is more homogenic thanks to the staggered speakers, and less full-on when facing exactly the system (with model 1 you had better be off-center)
- More aesthetical (especially the base), and the B2 look much better
- The B2s: a real change! Didn’t try the “-” mode but standard mode offer at least as much volume as a B1 but wider, and you start to feel the physical effect of the low frequencies – something which almost didn’t happen with the B1s. In “+” mode the bass level is getting serious, yet a little less accurate (which may still be fine for some kinds of music or DJing, but for rock I still have to try it in a live situation). Anyway, finally the kick really kicks…!

After this small comparaison, my quick review on the whole system:
Always clean and accurate, almost hi-fi, the different instruments sound distinct. True to the concept of this PA, the sound very slowly decreases with the distance (you can stand 3 ft away without getting too much right in the face, even at high volume).

Very easy to set up, transport and equalize, it sounds well easily and the sound is not too much distorted when listening from the side or move. It’s not too much feedback-prone either. In a nutshell, it’s almost a dream system for a 150 to 300 attendance (with two L1/B2). Others tell me it can work for way bigger crowds… I didn’t have an opportunity to try so won’t take a stand on this. I never needed a stage monitor so far. Of course, not needing it doesn’t mean it wouldn’t be a little more comfortable using one, but you really can do without for at least, this way, there’s no feedback problem at half-power with the vocalist’s mic 7ft from the columns (using Sennheiser e855 and e945 dynamic hypercardioid microphones).

Overall:
The columns are better, but nothing revolutionary
The bass are getting really good!
I believe model 1 users should only switch to model 2 if they need more low end presence (drummer, full band to mix, possibly a synth although it’s my case and it’s not really a necessity for that).

For the record, the B2s can be used on a model 1 after upgrading the system (through Tone match or at your retailer’s), but it’ll only work in “normal” mode (no – or + mode).
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EXELLENT (Bose - L1 Model II with B2 Bass & ToneMatch Engine)

By jluchaag, 29/11/2014
I used the last 3 months I have used many other systems before and the best JBL
Martin Audio dynacord The acoustic etc ... all these systems work very well {still happy considering the price it costs]
But such a versatile sound that the L1 I have never had one branch and it sounds the front or back little feedback
I have 2systemes do with extra bass and 1caisson room "800 people.
And feature ca also works at low rate
Good start to the AC seems expensive but it's worth I would do without this purchase Hesitate
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Unbelievable but true (Bose - L1 Model II with B2 Bass & ToneMatch Engine)

By atgo58, 21/11/2014
After extensive research on the web, several test store, I broke down and bought L1 model II with B2.
I had ignored the various criticisms of all those who speak evil without trying.
I'm a guitarist and played with a bass player and a singer. I finally found the perfect material. I pass on all the benefits of size and weight of the equipment.
The sounds, then there is great, pure, clean. I go through a mixer Line 6 StageScape.
It is in the same style as the T1 but with more inputs, settings and possible return.
Of course it's expensive, but after several tests other brands, we must admit that this is the best.
I can only recommend this Bose.
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THIERRY ALARY's review (Bose - L1 Model II with B2 Bass & ToneMatch Engine)

By THIERRY ALARY, 07/11/2014
c is super
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