I bet that would be sweet.As I stated earlier when I talked to a rep at Bose and ordered mine, is that one B2 is equivalent to four B1's. You can only use two B1 Bass Bins on each L1. So, if you bought two B2's, and used one on each of your L1's, it would be like having eight B1's altogether. Does that make sense to you now?
Indeed. I think I might finally be ready to think about considering making the change. I've always resisted because I still do dances for two schools, but that may change after this year.
As a wedding guy, who already doesn't setup an 18", who does receptions up to 300 often, in some painfully wide or large rooms, what Bose setup should I consider?
Though we generally agree on most things, I have to call foul here. The size of the driver really has little to do with it...the size of the motor structure is what determines how "fast" a sub is of any size. To be fair, many people believe as you do, however most respected speaker designers I know all agree that motor structure means a 18" sub can be just as "fast" as a 10"...simple physics. Given the same size motor, the 10" will be faster to be sure. Given the proper size motor a 15, 18 or larger can be just as fast or faster if you you will.Small diameter speakers can indeed go very low. But there is a trade off at work here.
10" drivers can easily go as low as 18" drivers ... but (generally speaking) they will either not be as loud or they will require much larger amplifiers (and driver power handling) to do it. There's no free lunch.
I also prefer the sound of smaller woofers as compared to larger woofers. Here again, generally speaking, because the weight of the cone is less the speaker can start and stop faster than a driver with a larger, heavier cone. So smaller drivers generally don't suffer from hangover. When you play a "click" into them you hear a "click" and not a "bong".
I don't believe I said anything against this product at all sir...please point out where I said anything like that. I simply responded to a post about drivers, nothing was said good nor bad about the Bose product...other than Don said he generally prefers the quickness of smaller drivers...and that would be not a knock, but a positive. Please do feel free to point out where I said they did anything wrong in their design...if not, then tone down the attitude dude!I'm glad there are a few people here that are electrical engineers. Maybe you can put a resume in and work for Bose and tell that all you know and what they did wrong in their design. Or better yet, design your own, buy out Bose, and become a billionaire. Good grief!!! Can't we just appreciate the fact that something new was developed, tested, and is better than the product it replaced?
Not saying you did, Bob. But it seems like others, who think they know everything electronics, want to point out their "Electrical Expertise", and quite frankly, they don't know a hill of beans when they see one. That's why I made the statement. Too many times, know-it-alls want to pick apart a product because they think they know how to build a better one. I say, have at it. Build one!! Prove you can put your so-called "expertise" to work. Good grief!!I don't believe I said anything against this product at all sir...please point out where I said anything like that. I simply responded to a post about drivers, nothing was said good nor bad about the Bose product...other than Don said he generally prefers the quickness of smaller drivers...and that would be not a knock, but a positive. Please do feel free to point out where I said they did anything wrong in their design...if not, then tone down the attitude dude!
Scott,First off, I love my L1 Model 2's. Been using them since they came out with 2 b1's, and they've been perfect for me and the events I do, mostly weddings and corporate parties. Loved the model 1's before that, but like the M2's much more.
Just got the new B2's. They are really cool, and yes, now I have more bass options. I suppose it's better to have that option now to simply switch to more bass, but I don't think I'll be using it(+) very often. Maybe if we did schools. But I've always felt 2 B1's per tower sounded perfect to me, so I'm thinking the switch will stay in the neutral position most often. Just my opinion.
I do believe some DJ's use too much bass sometimes. They know that adding bass will improve the sound, so they think adding a lot of bass will improve the sound a lot. Not always the case. There is a right balance there. Kind of like cooking. Cooking 30 minutes at 300 degrees? Let's just do 15 minutes at 600 degrees
But hey, I've been wrong before, maybe I'll end up using it alot