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#236793 - 06/24/08 06:56 PM To Bose or Not to Bose
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Registered: 01/27/08
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Ok, I need the Bose users opinions - buy a new L1 or find a used one - All I will do is plug in my PSR3000 and play - no other gear except a mic.

Which version the latest one or the original. I can afford either.

Hammer

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#236794 - 06/24/08 07:10 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Well if money is no real issue, I don't see why you wouldn't get the Model 2.

It's:

1. Smaller and more portable.
2. A greater "spread of sound" due to the angled speaker drivers.
3. Works well with the T1 Tone Engine ** (Mixing desk) in case you need some flexibility in the future - we all need that sooner or later.

**To be fair, the T1 works just as well with the Model 1.


Possibly reason # 1 is the most important overall, I'm not exactly sure of your current gigging situation.
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#236795 - 06/24/08 07:13 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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I have to be careful about weight - back problem. Sold my PA1X last week - just to heavy to handle for me. So that is an important consideration for me. All of my gigs are "one night" stands - so setup ease is also important.

Hammer

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#236796 - 06/24/08 07:41 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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If you really want & need the Bose get the new one. Otherwise do your homework on your options.
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#236797 - 06/24/08 07:47 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Hi Donny,

I don't need tons of sound - almost all of my venues are small to medium size rooms. I need good quality sound with great sound dispersion. I have heard the Bose system overcomes the "uncomfortably" loud up front and little sound in back issue. If true, that alone is worth the price for me.

Hammer

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#236798 - 06/24/08 08:00 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Hammer as I always say first off dont listen to ANYONE.... take your KB ....go to the store....or if you have too drive a few hours to TRY OUT THE SYSTEM with YOUR KB......PLAY through it & sing at FULL PERFORMANCE VOLUME....Play some SMF songs thru it and go out in front of it......A/B it with some other PA systems & make an educated decision. If your back is a problem consider weight & transporting it also.

have fun



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#236799 - 06/24/08 08:12 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Registered: 09/09/02
Posts: 2006
Loc: Stuart, Florida, USA
Hammer,
You heard the Bose in action at the Bosier City Jam. If you walked the room, you undoubtedly know the dispersion was excellent.

In your situation (back problems) you should know the Bose Model I or II is 4 pieces. The model I power stand (which house 3 amps)is 34 pounds. The Sub is about 28 pounds. The stacks, just 15 pounds each. A snap to set up and tear down. But,...still 4 pieces. No problem on a Rock'n Roller. Without a cart, that 34 pounds can feel like 50. The Model II has a slightly lighter power stand.

Take care of that back of yours.

Eddie
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#236800 - 06/24/08 08:31 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Hi Donny and Eddie,

I think Bose offers a 45 day try out period. Might be worth giving it a try.
Eddie, I heard you have been sick lately. Hope nothing serious. Whatever - I wish you well.

By the way, I do have a rock n roller cart and it has been a life saver. Best money spent in years.

Hammer

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#236801 - 06/24/08 08:55 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Hammer is there a restocking FEE for returns?
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#236802 - 06/24/08 09:10 PM Re: To Bose or Not to Bose
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Loc: Benton, LA, USA
Bose has no restocking fee.
Hammer, bring your 3000 when you come to town, and we'll run it through my system if you want.
DonM
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