Z's Review of the BOSE B2s

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DJSTEVEZ

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I knew they were bigger than their B1 cousins, but I wasn't prepared for the just how big they were. When I walked into my local UPS store to pick them up, I nearly fell over. I was also surprised at how light they were for their sized...very agile too. Smart weight distribution by the Bose Boys. I bought the Tuki covers. The quality is excellent, and the turn around time was lickity split. That being said, I was a bit disappointed in their loose fit over the B2's...especially after Tuki's reputation for how snug their covers fit over so many other speakers. Still, an excellent item for them.

As for their sound and performance...in a word; T H U N D E R O U S ! There were certain songs where I had to dial down the bass a notch or 2. The Bose L1 R&D team must've really listened and taken to heart the feedback of so many of us DJ's...and they nailed it IMHO. I had sold my B1's in great frustration d/t their anemic bass for certain applications and purchased a QSC KW-181 (18", 1000 watts class D amp). I liked the KW-181 for the system, but after hearing the B2s, I could hear what my system had been missing in frequency loss (a narrow low end band) d/t the miss match of the 2 different manufacturers.

If you're rocking the BOSE L1 system without the B2s, I highly recommend you consider them. A++
 
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Cap

Always At Your Service
DJ Steve Z:
I liked the KW-181 for the system, but after hearing the B2s, I could hear what my system had been missing in frequency loss (a narrow low end band) d/t the miss match of the 2 different manufacturers.
Yup, and the L1 systems take the heat for these mismatches, including problems due to those ancillary audio processors. Unfortunately, those users were listening to the wrong people, including existing well-meaning L1 owners.

Enjoy the new and better sound.
 

DJSTEVEZ

DJ Emeritus
As I was putting my B2s away this morning, I was once again blown away impressed at the level of BASS one gets over the extreme ease & agile portability of these 2 subs. No need for wheels, they're very light. To be honest, when I first carried them, I was a little worried they may not be as awesome as I had heard (and hoped) given their weight. I would have to think that regardless of branding, this is the best bass over weight system available. I know we shouldn't consider protability before sound quality, and you won't be with these, but it's sure one hack of nice surprise not to be humping a huge sub to get the yam bag shaking bass these bad boys provide :multi:. I'm just saying... -Z-
 

DJSTEVEZ

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Uh oh....must. buy. bose. must. resist. spending. money.
Sam, forgive me if this is a re-run for you...but one does not spend money on BOSE, they invest for a fine ROI with BOSE. I market my BOSE as either an add on, or as an enticement to go for one of my high end packages.

I explain to the client that every year. every survey of client complaints about DJ's they've hired is the same "The music was too loud!". I go on to explain that given the BOSE Line Array technology, the client can have their cake and eat it to...meaning with the BOSE I can rock the dancefloor, YET guests can still have a conversation at their table without having to shout to be heard or straining to hear. Once prospective clients hear this, they can't live without having the BOSE system at their affair. Some pay extra for it, others choose a higher level package then they would've. Either way it's an invaluable USP for my biz.

The othe money making aspect to them are these:
  1. The BOSE name. BOSE has incredible consumer brand recognition and a phenominal reputation. You don't just buy their system, you are also buying the power of their branding and it reflects well on you as the DJ to the consumer. How many other pieces of gear do any of us own about which this can be said?
  2. Their look...the L1 family of products look like nothing else out there, and as such generate guest inquiry...which if handled correctly by the DJ, translates into a chance to market on a 1:1 level while at your event with guests who might not have come up to say hello.
 

DJSTEVEZ

DJ Emeritus
always nice to read "real world" reviews,,,, after a few gigs I hope you do a follow up....
Thank you Chuck, will do.

Uh oh....must. buy. bose. must. resist. spending. money.
Sam, forgive me if this is a re-run for you...but one does not spend money on BOSE, they invest for a fine ROI with BOSE. I market my BOSE as either an add on, or as an enticement to go for one of my high end packages.

I explain to the client that in industry surveys, year in & year out, the number one complaint clients have about DJ's they've hired (guests too) is "The music was too loud!". I go on to explain that given the BOSE Line Array technology, this issue has been solved. I explain that the client can have their cake and eat it to...meaning with the BOSE I can rock the dancefloor, YET guests can still have a conversation at their table without having to shout to be heard or straining to hear. Once prospective clients hear this, they can't live without having the BOSE system at their affair. Some pay extra for it, others choose a higher level package then they would've. Either way it's an invaluable USP for my biz.

The other money making aspect to them are these:
  1. The BOSE name. BOSE has incredible consumer brand recognition and a phenominal reputation. You don't just buy their system, you are also buying the power of their branding and it reflects well on you as the DJ to the consumer. How many other pieces of gear do any of us own about which this can be said?
  2. Their look...the L1 family of products look like nothing else out there, and as such generate guest inquiry...which if handled correctly by the DJ, translates into a chance to market on a 1:1 level while at your event with guests who might not have come up to say hello.

I wish all of my gear had half the revenue genrating power the BOSE system does (past it's primary function). This is truly a product that will help pay for itself by the USP it brings to your business. Oh, did I mention that the sonic fidelity is the best I've ever heard...I guess that's important too ;) -Z-
 
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Scott Hanna

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Steve,
If you think the b2s sound good with the model 1, you should listen to them with the model 2.

Just my opinion, but I think they sound much better with a model 2.

Well, technically mine is a classic, not a model 1, though I'm not sure what the difference would be regarding the b2
 

DjOtto Olson

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Even with four, I still need a little bit more for school dances:) Traded in 6 of the B1's and applied the credit towards the B2's.
I think they look pretty sweet stacked on top of each other too.
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