Bose T1 ToneMatch Reviews4.8/5.0 based on 12 customer reviews
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from Phoenix, Arizona
April 8, 2013Music Background:
What a system...I must admit, I was a wee bit concerned about parting with my hard-earned $2,600.00 as I seriously considered purchasing the L1 S1 Bose System - complete with the B2 Bass Module and T1 ToneMatch.
I'd read reviews (good and bad), spoke with musician friends who had played through the system (some liked and some didn't), and watched quite a few YouTube reviews by various persons - with varying opinions. Honestly, I was happy with my Yamaha StagePas 500 PA but just wanted something more - including an easier and more compact / portable set up.
Anyway, when I received my new Bose system and tried it out (at home) for the first time, I was so, so happy with my decision to get one of these great sounding systems. Still, I hadn't tried it out on a live gig yet - well, until this last Friday, that is, when my jazz playing mate, Paul and I were blown away with how great it sounded as we played live on a busy shopping street corner. Incredible!
Amazingly easy setup; great sound and versatility of sound adjustment; and the wonderful experience of being able to hear every nuance of the vocals and the two guitars. Our two guy jazz setup had never sounded so great.
Thanks John Ptak for taking great care of each and every purchase I've made from Sweetwater.
Sincerely, Bob McCarroll.
November 22, 2012Music Background:
Hobbyist, occasional pro musician.
Bose PerfectionAnother brilliant piece of sound engineering from the leaders in this field. The perfect compliment to L1 system. Do yourself a favor and buy the best PA system the first time around. It only costs a nickel more to fly first class. Buy the Bose!
from New Jersey
September 17, 2012Music Background:
Live Sound Engineer, Pro Musician (Singer, Guitar)
Love this MixerThis mixer is just amazing. I love Bose equipment. I own two L1 Model II's and the L1 Compact. This mixer works seamlessly with both units. What's great about this is you get to save your settings for up to 10 different band configurations so that you don't need to reset your mixer for your gear. You can perfectly dial in your specific mic, guitar, or any instrument. You can even use it with a traditional PA set-up if you need to. The Main Out and Aux Out can be hooked up right to a crossover or power amp, that way you can ensure your perfected custom sound. They way it's set up, you basically have incredible pre-amps for your mics and instruments, but also acts as a direct box for you acoustic guitar or bass, thus eliminating stops in your signal chain. Add in that it gives great clean sound and effects, it about the perfect mixer. Would love to see two more inputs, but that's it. Thanks Bose.
from Bay Shore, NY
September 13, 2012Music Background:
Professional Musician and Electronic Engineer.
Nice MixerSuch a great mixer! I am very pleased with it. The only thing I wish is that the mounting system is not very stable. I am getting ready to buy a second one.
from Rutherfordton, NC
May 25, 2012Music Background:
Live sound, Pro Musician, recording
This makes the whole systemWithout the mixer the system is good. With it the system is very good. This mixer is very easy to operate, and small enough that I can lay it on my keyboard when performing. I wish they would come out with a larger version so instead I had to buy three complete systems and let everyone have thier own! Great idea but a little expensive.
from Columbus, OH USA
December 2, 2011Music Background:
ToneMatchI use this on my Bose L1 M1
This was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I was able to dial in the exact reverb, depth and fullness I wanted on both guitar and mic.
Only improvement I would like to see....... a remote footswitch to turn off the effects for talk between songs.
from WA, United States
November 2, 2011Music Background:
Second Tonematch as good as the first!I have the Bose Model II double bass rig with a T-1. In collaborating with others without such fine gear, I need more channels, so I got a second T-1 and what an improvement! Even with others' personal amps, outboard gear, running all through a second T-1 into the Analog port makes our sound that much more consistent.
from Martinez, Ca
September 13, 2011Music Background:
Bose ToneMatchThis mixer is everything I expected from Bose. I use it with the Bose L1 Compact system for our 5-piece band and couldn't be happier. One system does it all!
from Northern MI
August 6, 2009Music Background:
Acoustic musician (only a few gigs a month)
Simple and PowerfulI've only had this a short amount of time, but have used it on my Bose Compact and Bose L1 with 2 subs. It's very simple to set up and find your ideal sound. The first models of the T1 were sketchy at best with a high degree of failure during operation. Bose has assured me that the problem was remedied, and I hope they were being truthful because I love this thing:)
A little sidenote; being an acoustic muscian in Northern Michigan, one would think that high price systems would be hard to find at live gigs. On the contrary, there are 8 Bose L1 systems within a 5 mile radius of my house (from the L1 with the packlite and 4 B1s to the simple Compact) - we all play them and absolutely love them!
from Pensacola, Florida
August 8, 2011Music Background:
ToneMatchI bought this unit with the L1 Compact. and I am glad I did. I tried the L1 compact without it and although it was OK when I hooked up the ToneMatch the sound improved greatly. Actually it is not as user friendly as they claim but then again I am only a average to intermediate player and user.I am having problems trying to download more guitar schemes into it only wants to take 2 schemes at a time. But it is probably something I am doing wrong so I need to research it more.
from Orlando, FL
January 5, 2013Music Background:
Full time musician, part time sound engineer
Works great without the L1!!For my acoustic setup I use 2 QSC k12s and a JBL PRX 612 for a monitor. This little board is perfect for small setups. You don't need the L1 tower. Although it isn't stereo, I still haven't found a board this small with this much processing. Presets, compression, delay, verb, SCENE SAVING!!!! If you play often you know how awesome scene saving is! Bottom line, taking everything into consideration (size/portability, features, overall sound), this board is pretty great.
from Tempe, AZ USA
June 18, 2012Music Background:
Recording Engineer, Live Sound Engineer and Pro Musician
A Better Choice Than A Off Brand MixerWe are using this device with an original L1 and found that it allowed for better headroom. We were using a Mackie and Soundcraft mixers before we decided to try one on these. Since it's made by Bose it is obviously more compatible than the other mixers. We needed more than the 4 channels it provides so we added a second T1. Now we have 8 channels for our three member band. On our first gig the Manager approached us and wanted to know what we were using as it was the best sound reproduction he had ever heard. So it is a state of the art mixer with complete functionality. The original L1 required an outboard mixer to obtain the necessary channels and we always had trouble with headroom.