Issue 94

Bose S1 Pro & New Tonematch Mixers


29 January 2018

The Bose S1 Pro is a compact portable PA system designed for singer-songwriters, DJs and musicians. Drawing on technology employed in the Bose L1 and F1 portable loudspeaker systems, the S1 Pro weighs just 6.8kg and is constructed to be ultra portable. It can be used in four different positions — tilted back, mounted on a speaker stand, placed on its side, or elevated. Built-in sensors detect positional changes and trigger Auto EQ which recalibrates the system’s internal settings for each different placement/application to ensure optimised sound for however the speaker is set up. A three channel mixer is onboard, along with reverb and tone controls. The S1 Pro features Bluetooth connectivity.

At NAMM, Bose also introduced the T8S and T4S ToneMatch mixers as the ultimate companion for performing artists. The T8S has eight inputs while the T4S has four.

The larger T8S mixer features the ToneMatch audio engine onboard to give EQ, dynamics, and effects like a compressor, limiter, de-esser, noise gate, chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, delay, and reverb. A tap tempo delay and chromatic tuner are built-in. The eight XLR-combo inputs with mic preamps can provide phantom power to microphones and two aux inputs allow for additional source inputs. Outputs include four aux sends, balanced quarter-inch TRS and XLR stereo outputs, and an independent headphone output.

The four-channel T4S offers most of the same features as the T8S, except for an aux send count of two, and outputs to either quarter-inch TRS balanced stereo or dual ToneMatch links.



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  1. Can’t wait to add this to our repertoire of musical equipment, especially with the battery facility – this will be amazing for outdoor background music events such as wedding ceremony or drinks reception – toying with the idea of using these as our tops / mids and pair with sub-woffer for Dj and Steel Band sets!! – hope to get a live demo over the next few days!

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