By: Dave from Indiana
Your general opinion of this product.
Best PA I have ever used and or owned. Club/venue owners/managers love it too!! Loud or soft, the quality of sound is unmatched by any conventional loud speaker.
Would you consider this product to be made well? How dependable?
Quality of sound is the best any PA user could hope for. Durability will prove itself as we go. I do know a few other musicians who have been using L1's for some time with no failures. Have had mine for a month.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How easy is the product to use with other products? Did it take long for you to learn to use this product? Was the manual helpful? How playable do you consider this product to be?
Plug your mixer into the TRS input, set the trim to 12noon, easy.
Using the tone match may take getting used to, as to interfacing, however, well behaved monkeys could work it all out quickly. Again, easy.
What do you consider to be the best features of this product? What features would you add to this product if you could?
No top cabinets to carry, no monitor cabinets to carry, no mixer or outboard gear. Speaker stands and cables, GONE! All you need is safely packed into 3 padded, black zippered bags. Also, live it is very discreet, and oh so professional/ state of the art.
Only thing I would like is a 6 or 8 channel mixer/ tone match.
How is the tone?
Fantastic. Sub-mixing, ie into the analog input, sounds as good as whatever your plugging into it. And the Tone Match Engine makes for quick work of sound check. Solo gigs I set up ch1 for beta sm58, ch 2 for Taylor acu, and ch4 kick general for a porchboard style tump box. When I have a harmonica player I set up ch3 as Accordion and mic the harp amp. When I play with a band/ elec gtr rig, ch's2,3,and 4 change, and I save all that info in "scenes".
Also the room coverage is unique to the L1. This is where venues will love you, all of the patrons can hear and still hear each other, even at higher volumes. Its kind of like magic... but not.
I know bands who are talking about using these in their Bio's if that tells you anything.