Wow! Better than I imagined.
This item deserves 6 stars on a scale of 1-5. I am literally blown away. The clarity is amazing. This system would easily put out to 500 people. Very few cables, very small footprint. I can now unload, set up, and hit my first note all in 15 minutes. If you don't have one of these, you may not be in contention for the real gigs. Every night I have used it so far I have had compliments about my awesome sound. Last night a guy told me that it doesn't sound like I am using a system at all, it's just louder.
My wife and I play in a duo in Colorado that is a violin, archtop guitar, and both of us sing. We do 100+ shows per year at coffee shops, breweries, pubs, farmers markets, upscale private parties, etc. We are career musicians that teach music as well. We have been getting hired a lot lately by local breweries. The new style around here are cement rooms with metal beam ceilings. Very difficult sound engineering situations. We had to drag fronts and monitors just to be able to hear what the audience was hearing. We couldn't possibly sound check ourselves. In comes the Bose!
The tower is pretty tall and may not fit in snug spaces. As well the bracket that attaches the Tonematch to the tower is odd. At first I didn't trust the bracket, but I use it all the time and it has never failed me. The Model 2 is loud, but can easily be turned down to fit smaller applications. Last night I played at a busy farmers market outdoors in front of a couple hundred people. I have the system turned up to about 4. It was really loud! At first I had it turned on 5, but the market mgr told us it was pretty loud, so we backed off. This was outdoors at a beer tent looking situation. You can make it feedback if you turn the bass up too much, but when everything is balanced, it won't. It takes a fair amount of tinkering to get it all dialed in. Once you get it, you store it and you're done. Easy to recall it whenever, wherever. The presets are really cool. We still run the violin into a DTAR preamp, and I run the archtop into a Two Notes Le Clean pedal to get me that tube warmth. Sounds a little thin if I run my archtop direct into the Bose. Same for the violin.
All in all this system is killer. We sound better. If you are reading this, then you are considering one. Trust me, you probably need one. If you are a career player, stop telling yourself you are still in contention for that high payed gig if you are dragging in an old dinosaur of a system that sounds half as good as mine.