nunosfr4 wrote:Hey everyone,
I gig actively at restaurants, weddings, receptions, etc. These discussions of the Bose L-1 have been extremely helpful, though I had a question: Which exact model are you referring to? I see there is a $1,000 & $2,000 model (the $3,000 is way more than I need). I have played a couple of receptions at big hotels here in the Chicago area and am really in need of something that would fill the sound with 250+ guests.
I have the L-1 compact. (That's the one for around 1000 bucks -- I got it 'on sale' for 900. I have found that for the sound levels I need to generate, this system, which Bose rates for around 125 people, is adequate for larger venues. If I were using it for a spoken-word presentation, maybe it wouldn't be as good in larger settings. Example: I played a bridal expo at the Automobile Museum in Saratoga Springs. The room I was in was probably about 100 feet square with a fifty foot ceiling. My wife, a total stage mom, always walks to various corners of the room and signals if I am too loud, too soft, etc. Even with a talkative crowd, she was giving me the thumbs-up from all around the room.
My best advice is to see if you can borrow an L-1 Compact and try it out. It may be very suitable to your acclication.