Bose T1 Tonematch Audio Engine
Power to shape your true sound
The new ToneMatch® audio engine is designed to enrich the sound of musicians using any L1 system. Its powerful features and tone-shaping tools quickly bring you closer to the true sound of your voice and instruments.
Better audio tools—only from Bose
This versatile audio engine helps you sound your best in live performances. It expands the input capacity of your L1® system and gives you instant access to a host of proprietary EQ presets, standard effects and processors. Key features include:
• Library of customized ToneMatch® presets
• Intelligent zEQ tone controls
• Suite of reverbs, effects and dynamics processing
• Storable scenes
• Large backlit display
• Chromatic tuner
• Three mic/line inputs/outputs
• Two line inputs (L/R)
• USB port
Hundreds of sonic refinements—instantly
The ToneMatch® audio engine puts our largest library of customized presets at your command. These presets instantly adjust your system to match the intended natural sound of popular instruments and microphones. So you reproduce factory-specified tonal balance—precisely and at the touch of a button.
Different presets can be independently assigned to the engine's four channels. For example, select Audix® OM5 mic presets for channels 1 and 2, Taylor® guitar for channel 3 and Lakland® bass for channel 4—all at the same time.
Our engineers continually work with manufacturers to expand the ToneMatch® preset library. Updates are available to you free, with easy downloading via the engine's USB port.
Intelligent equalization: zEQ
Fine tune your sound with greater accuracy. Bose® intelligent zEQ redefines low, mid and high ranges for each ToneMatch® preset. When you need to cut or boost specific frequency ranges for different instruments and mics, zEQ gives you the power.
Suite of effects and dynamics processing
Globally assign one of five different reverbs to each mic/line channel. You can also choose from three delay types, ten additional effects, and seven dynamics processors—and assign them independently to each channel.
Store your customized settings for specific gigs with the 'scenes' feature. The engine comes with five predefined Bose® scenes and ten you can define. Fast, one-touch scene recall helps you make quick work of repeat setups.
Simply link the engine to an L1® Model II system via the included digital cable—and rev it up. A sleek bracket is also included to attach the engine to the loudspeaker. For easy connection to a Model I system, use an analogue cable and a T1 power supply.
Integrated ToneMatch® and audio technologies
Powerful, multichannel ToneMatch® audio engine designed for use with L1® Model I and Model II systems. Contains our largest library of ToneMatch® instrument and microphone presets, proprietary zEQ and a complete suite of studio-class effects and sound processors.
Proprietary presets optimize L1 system to match intended natural sound of specific instruments and vocal mics. Presets are organized into quick-access banks and can be independently assigned to each channel. Free ongoing updates via USB connection between your computer and ToneMatch® audio engine. See list of current presets.
Proprietary zEQ automatically adjusts the range of tone controls to match your voice or instrument, making it easier to fine tune your sound. Conventional mixers may have fixed EQ ranges that don't accurately affect desired frequencies when adjusted. But zEQ appropriately redefines low, mid and high frequency ranges of specified sources.
Single-band parametric equalizer centers on frequency you specify for each independent channel. Valuable tool for reshaping problematic frequencies in certain venues.
Select from five reverb types: small, medium, large, plate and cavern. Quickly assign global reverb type to desired channels and control individual channel's decay time, brightness and mix level.
Choose from analog, digital or tape delay. Independently assign different delay settings for desired channels—with control over feedback time and mix level for each channel. For example, you can select tape delay for your vocal on channel 1 and analogue delay for your guitar on channel 2.
Independently assign 10 different modulation effects: three chorus types, two flange types, four phaser types and one vintage tremolo effect. Gives you discrete control over designated parameters for each channel.
Apply and adjust dynamic sound processing to independent channels. Choose from three different compression types, plus a limiter, de-esser, kick gate and noise gate.
Store, recall and edit performance 'scenes'—snapshots of key ToneMatch® audio engine settings at any given time. Includes five predefined Bose® scenes, five My scenes and five Shared scenes you can give to other L1 owners. Scenes help simplify and reduce setup time when you're using an L1 system repeatedly in different venues.
Tune instruments easily.
Large backlit display
Features intuitive layout and easy-to-read text for modes and settings.
Turn for quick access to engine modes, effects and parameters, including ToneMatch® presets, zEQ, ParaEQ, reverbs, delays, modulators, dynamics processing, scenes and tuner. Features clean, circular layout.
Aux mode (channels 1 – 3)
Send channels' dry, pre-fader or post-fader audio to aux output for connection to additional L1® systems or recording devices. Independent level controls for optimal signal output.
Channel volume, mute and FX mute (1 – 4/5)
Adjust volume and mute individual channels. Use FX mute to silence all effects on selected channels.
Adjust overall level of master output.
Apply +48V power to input channels 1 – 3 to drive specific microphones.
Single digital cable provides audio and power to ToneMatch® audio engine from power stand.
Mounting bar and carriage
Securely attach ToneMatch® audio engine to L1® Model I or Model II loudspeaker with this sleek, custom support.
Protective cover and carrying case
Protect controls and case when storing and transporting.
Mic/line inputs (1 – 3)
Analog channels with combination connectors accepting balanced XLR or unbalanced 1/4-inch TRS audio cables.
Line inputs (4/5, L/R)
Analog channels for stereo connections to keyboards, mixers and computers. Inputs accept balanced 1/4-inch TRS cable. Edit control affects both channels.
Trim controls and signal/clip LEDs (1 – 4/5)
Adjust levels of input signals. Green/yellow/red LEDs show signal status and help you set gain levels properly.
Preamp outputs (1 – 3)
For connecting channels' dry output signals to recording gear or other amplifiers via balanced 1/4-inch TRS cable.
Use with aux mode to create independent submix of channels 1 – 4/5 to route to other amplifiers or recording gear.
Analog output for connecting to additional L1® systems, amplifiers or recording gear via balanced 1/4-inch TRS cable. Select from pre- or post-master volume settings.
Connect digital output of engine to L1® Model II power stand via included ToneMatch® digital cable. Single cable also supplies power to engine.
Update ToneMatch® audio engine and back up scenes via USB connection to your computer.