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#269563 - 08/19/09 09:58 AM I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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Selling two keyboards and putting my keyboard amp up for sale has given me the opportunity to buy a Compact. With luck it will be here by the weekend for my three jobs. I'm very excited, as I heard them live and was very impressed.
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#269564 - 08/19/09 10:05 AM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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Cass, Welcome to the club and as Gary Diamond says " You're gonna love what you hear!!"

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#269565 - 08/19/09 10:25 AM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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Cass enjoy I love mine!

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#269566 - 08/19/09 02:47 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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Donny, can you give us an honest assessment of your Compact - warts an' all? What sort of power does it really have, say in a room of 200 compared to a conventional PA system? Will it handle keyboard and two vocalists at the same time without flinching? I'm seriously looking at the Bose. Thanks.

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#269567 - 08/19/09 05:27 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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124...
I have never tried it as you describe so I couldn't give you an honest answer on that ....but I have used it in many gig situations and it has peformed admirably...it has it's limitations of course & when I need more I add some power 15's to the compact with no problems to cover the crowds..I think its 150-200 watts.

Here are some great Bose Compact demos you might enjoy...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-zHx3KfX3U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pEk1msUvC0&feature=related
http://products.bose.com/pdf/customer_service/owners/og_l1_compact.pdf

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#269568 - 08/19/09 05:45 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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The Bose compact is 110 watts RMS. But that's Bose RMS which are really conservative figures.

So in the real world that's probably more like 125.

Dennis

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#269569 - 08/19/09 05:51 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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I heard two outside with added SRM-350's and you could hear clearly but not overly loud thru the entire block.

QUESTION - EQ settings are basic, but what do you find works for you? I'm just going to use an SM58 plugged into my G70 and then into channel 2 with no ToneMatch - is that right?
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#269570 - 08/19/09 06:09 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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A lot is going to depend on what Mastering settings you use on the G70, cassp...

Me, I'd set it up at home (isn't the whole POINT of the Bose, that you get the same sound regardless of the room it is in?) and play a sequence through it, stand back at about the audience distance, and adjust it from there...

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#269571 - 08/19/09 06:22 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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Cassp,

Regardless of which sound system you use, every venue has it's own acoustics to contend with. Everyone will hear the same volume, but the acoustics of the room, obviously, will vary depending upon a number of factors including floor composition, ceiling height and composition, wall composition, number of people in the audience, etc.. There is no, single EQ setting that will work in all venues. Sometimes the basic smile pattern works just fine, while there are times when you may have to lower the bass because it's overwhelming. When I first began using my L1 Compact I created a midi file on the keyboard, turned on the midi, and walked throughout the venue while it played. Then I would go back to the keyboard, make a few EQ changes and walk the venue again. When it sounded good, I saved the information in the keyboard's user area so it could be recalled the next time I performed at that location. This will take a bit of experimenting, but the little bit of time it takes is well worth it.

Good Luck,

Gary
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#269572 - 08/19/09 09:31 PM Re: I just joined the Bose Compact Club
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Quote:
Originally posted by miden:
The Bose compact is 110 watts RMS. But that's Bose RMS which are really conservative figures.

So in the real world that's probably more like 125.

Dennis



I was considering checking into these, but one of my JBL Eon 10G's alone is 175 watts RMS.

Now I'm thinking what would be the benefit in spending $1000 for that scenario?

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