Ok, If I might chime in. You stated as draw backs, The PAS system's field of dispersion. The type of auditorium you are describing would have benefited from the larger pro-line of linear array technology, and perhaps a more forward, and center placement of the columns. The PAS (Personnel Amplification System) is really designed for more of a small to medium size club performance application. The auditorium you described sounds like it was a bit beyond what the PAS is designed to accommodate. However, You could have given the house guys a DI and used the PAS as your own personal monitoring system with the house providing the Filla for your Killa. The unit has four inputs, the first two of which have the mic preamps and eq/presets for different mic and modeler types (a list they are continuing to build on) that. If you are giving the PAS a submix from your own mixer, it is imperative to use the two line in channels. I was having fits with a persistent distortion that I couldn't get rid off, and because I have been borrowing this system and didn't have a manual, I was running my mackie board into the channels one and two ( the ones with the cool microphone and modeler presets) and low and behold, the result was cascading preamps, and distortion. Plugging in to the appropriate line in channels 3 and 4 resulted in splendid sound, fully restored. Over New Year's I used it with the soul band I gig with regularly in a room that was L shaped and about 110 feet long 80 feet wide, and I walked around on a wireless guitar transmitter, while we were playing to see how the vocals were projecting in the corners of the room, and only when I got out of sight line did the sound taper off, as did all the other instruments with the exception of the bass, for obvious reasons. Bill -----Original Message----- From: Dennis Moser [mailto:email@example.com] Sent: Saturday, January 28, 2006 6:44 AM To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com Cc: Luis Angulo Subject: Re: BOSE PAS Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com 060127 I used two of these systems this past summer in a smallish coffee house space, routing my "left" channel to one unit and the "right" channel to the other. They were the tower with the bass subwoofer units. In the right space, these units are ... astounding. Which is to say, they are not the ONLY solution you'll ever need. They have some drawbacks that simpy cannot be overcome, due to sheer physics/acoustics. The sound comes off these things in an amazingly flat and "linear" manner and out past about 75'-100', it drops of VERY QUICKLY. Inside that zone, it's all around you. If you are playing in a steeply pitched auditorium-type space, that flat field of soundbecomes a serious drawback. The A/V guys who let me use these units were setting up an event on campus recently, in one of the older performance auditoriums and had to give up on using the PAS. It just wouldn't push the sound up to the second balcony fromthe stage that was a good 40' below balcony level, so they had to bring in the conventional speakers. Straight line out...just no easy way to push the sound "up" to there. Their sound is really sweet and, as I said, in the right spaces they are absolutely dynamite. In a perfect world I'd have a set of these to go with the arena system. On 1/27/06, Ron Baggerman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > some love , some hate it. some find it cold, i think you gotta get use to > it. > > i use 1 woofer with it now, but if you need more bass/balls , you can >add > more. > > did you check the comments on the bose site? > go to http://www.bose.com en check 'musicians' and check the forum > > Yes, you can still use the ins and outs of a mixer. There's also a 4 > channel mixer inside with adaptations for any instrument or mikes. > > Here in Holland it costs almost 3000 euro (with VAT) but I think in the > States it's around 2000 dollar? I'm not sure, you have to check. > > good luck, > > ron > > > > Luis Angulo <email@example.com> wrote: > Hi Ron, > sounds like a dream come true! does it have enough > balls bass and all ofr a whole band? can u still use > it with the outs of a mixer? > what did it cost u? > thanx > Luis > > --- Ron Baggerman wrote: > > > Hi Luis, > > > > Since 2 years I'm using this system and I think > > it's great. > > > > No problem with monitors, everybody on stage and > > in the room can hear you. > > > > Volume is evenly spread. No problems anymore with > > soundmen from hell who give you a bad monitor or bad > > room sound. > > > > Easy to transport! > > > > I use it with either solo or in a group with > > Chapman Stick,Electronic > > drums,Vocals,Keys,Basguitar,Guitar,etc. > > > > To be recommended, > > > > Ron > > http://www.galaxygypsy.nl > > > > > > Luis Angulo wrote: Hi > > Gangsters, > > dont know if this has been brought up but since we > > are > > always bring up the subject of too much carrying > > gear,bad monitor mix,back pain issues and other > > musicians illnesses i just came across this PA > > system > > which would be quite suitable for solo artists like > > a > > lot of us loopers, but it sounds too good to be > > true!is anybody playing through one of these or had > > a > > chance to audition one in a live band situation? > > please watch every video anyway, they are very > > interesting and informative whether this system is > > good or not! > > cheers > > Luis > > > > > > > > > > > > --------------------------------- > > Bring words and photos together (easily) with > > PhotoMail - it's free and works with your Yahoo! > Mail. > > > www.luis-angulo.com > > __________________________________________________ > Do You Yahoo!? > Tired of spam? 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