New System for Musicians
Playing live should
be about the music, not the equipment. That's what's so great about acoustic performances.
With no gear in the way, there's just the artist and the instrument. The audience
also becomes part of the performance, active participants in a unique, exciting
Nearly a decade
ago Bose® engineers began researching ways to address the problems of performing
live. Our study led to the new Personalized Amplification System family
of products. This system breaks from convention with an entirely new way to play
live. Instead of monitor, PA system and amplifier, musicians perform with the
Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker.
One of the frustrating things about conventional systems is the
setup. In addition to three main components monitor, PA and amplifier
there's a stack of cables and a mixing board, too.
Loading bulky equipment
can take longer than the show, leaving you tired before you've played a single
note. Audience members might not see these hassles, but with a stack of monstrous
speakers they also don't see the band.
The new Bose system
is compact and lightweight. Just place the Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker into
the power stand. Plug your instrument in and you're done. In less than a minute
you've set up your system and can focus on what matters mostthe music.
The slender loudspeaker also opens up the stage and fans can see exactly what
they're listening to.
Why do musicians step off stage and immediately say
"how did we sound?"
they know? Unfortunately they don't. Instead, they hear their instrument coming
from a monitor while the audience hears a completely different mix of music from
the PA system. What sounds good onstage might sound horrible in the crowd. And
the sound guy controls the music, not the band, taking the quality of the performance
away from each musician.
With the unique
design of the Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker, the band and audience hear
the same natural sound. There’s no jumble of music from a mixing board,
just the clear tone of each note from the instruments and vocals.
In a traditional system, fans at the front and back have a different experience.
PA systems are designed to send out a conical pattern of sound that's very loud
in the front, very quiet in the back. And audience members outside that defined
area of sound get a very incomplete performance.
Cylindrical Radiator loudspeaker has a radiation pattern of almost
180 degrees. That means that the band hears their own performance and the entire
room gets the same rich sound. Deadspots are virtually eliminated and there's
not a bad seat in the house.