Bose Professional Products T8S ToneMatch Mixer

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Take control of your music with the T8S ToneMatch mixer, a compact 8-channel interface designed for performers. Engineered with a powerful DSP engine and intuitive user control, the T8S offers studio-quality EQ, dynamics and effects. Sound great with integrated BoseToneMatch processing and zEQ, especially when connected to a Bose L1 or F1 system for full end-to-end tonal control. Play confidently on stage with the rugged T8S using its tactile controls, easy-to-read LED display and scene recall. The T8S, a true performers companion.

KEY FEATURES

Powerful Audio Processing

  • Updated, studio quality effects with advanced digital audio processing

  • High quality effects include compressor, limiter, de-esser, noise gate, chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, delay and reverb

  • Bose ToneMatch processing for natural sounding vocals and instruments

  • zEQ focuses the sound of ToneMatch presets for effective adjustments on the fly

  • Independent ToneMatch, EQ, dynamics and effects per channel

  • Dedicated reverb on Aux 1 send and a global shared reverb for use across all channels

  • Master output EQ helps compensate for venue acoustics

  • Full end to end tonal optimisation when used with Bose L1 and F1 systems

Seamless Live Control
The T4S/T8S integrates with your performance using illuminated, tactile controls and indicators for spontaneous sound adjustments, even on dimly-lit stages. Jump into settings with the fast-learning, intuitive control interface. Additional features like tap tempo delay, built-in chromatic tuner, master out EQ, and recallable scenes makes it easy to be ready to play. The T4S/T8S is the ultimate on-stage companion for performing artists.

High-Density Connectivity
For its size, the stereo T8S mixer gives you unprecedented connectivity with control. Eight main channels feature high-quality audio preamps with XLR-combo jacks for microphones or instruments, and switchable phantom power. Additionally, the T8S offers four Aux sends, two Aux inputs, USB-A and -B for USB drive playback or PC/Mac interfacing, and a dedicated headphone jack, and balanced 1/4" TRS and XLR stereo outputs.

Convenient Gig-Ready Features
Rugged and ready to go, the T8S includes a protective magnetic cover and a bottom insert allows you to use standard mounting accessories to keep the T8S within reach. Also includes a universal power supply.

TECHNICAL SUMMARY

• 8x Combo XLR-1/4" mic/line inputs
• 2x Aux inputs
• 4x Aux sends
• 1/4" TRS and XLR analog stereo outputs
• Dedicated headphone output
• USB A and B for drive playback or PC
• Front-panel output meters
• Protective magnetic cover
• Universal power supply
• 214 x 311 x 83 mm (D x W x H)
• 8.4" x 12.25" x 3.25"
• 1.9 kg | 4.1 lbs

Worth it (after spending time with it . . .)9 of 10 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreRegina, Saskatchewan
I bought this to replace a Bose T4 (4 channel) mixer that I loved as I needed more channels. I'm a solo performer (12 string acoustics, singer, harmonizer, foot drum stomp boxes, etc). I thought I'd give anyone who is thinking of purchasing the T8S a few tips that I wish someone would have told me before I gigged with it! 1. If you're replacing the Bose 4 channel mixer remember that you cannot plug the T8S into the L1 power stand with the T4 digital cord--the T8S uses too much power for the T4 cord to handle. You need a balanced cord (either 1/4 inch OR xlr to plug into the T8S, and a 1/4 inch to plug into the L1 power stand in the "analog input". You also have to plug the T8 into an outlet for power with the supplied adapter, unlike the T4 that gets its power from the L1 power stand. You'll get some white noise (hiss) unlike the T4--the hiss is exactly the same as any traditional analog sound system, and it's not overbearing. 2. I had a heck of a time eq'ing my 2 acoustic 12 strings (Baggs element pickups) at my last gig. The same 3 band eq on the T4 is also on the T8, but it didn't help much--the guitars sounded really tinny and way too much mid range no matter what I did--it was a really frustrating gig. Also, there are limited selections for Tonematch; on the T4 I used the Breedlove Focus for my 12s--there is no 12 string preset on the T8. I solved the problem with the eq by stumbling upon the master 6 band eq (a new feature on the T8 that the T4 doesn't have)--I raised the low end a bit and reduced the mids--that was the biggest problem solver. The master eq is hidden in the "preference" selection via the rotary knob so it's easy to overlook. The master eq needs to have its own selection on the rotary knob. I also (strangely) found that the "nylon string with piezo" had the best Tonematch sound for my 12 strings--full and deep with crisp highs. 3. The mixer seems to have way more power than the T4, which may give you more issues with feedback--which hardly ever existed with the T4. I'm new to this scenario with the T8 so I can't really comment any further! 4. The sound seems substantially more "full" than the T4 (once I found the solutions to my eq problems). I prefer it too the sound of the T4 but the T4 was simpler to use. 5. I don't really use any effects so I can't comment on them (I use a bit of reverb but that's controlled by my harmonizer). Overall, I'm glad i bought this and it helped with input issues. The sound is superior to the T4 from my perspective, but it took some frustrating experiences to get there. Hoped this can help someone!
Posted by Ray on Apr 23, 2019
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Closest StoreSt. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
had a problem on first gig with the new bose t8s mixer it keep making noise on all channels distoration coming out of one side speakers --tried new speakers still same change mikes and cords still same -it happen on two gigs --I sent it back --try to get new one -the board do sound good if it was working right
Posted by clyde drew on May 23, 2018
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I just picked this baby up yesterday!! I connected the 2 S1 Pro Units which I purchased 2 weeks ago and my immediate reaction was " WOW " !!!! This is truly gig ready , smooth, and so easy to operate!! Thank you L&M ( Dan McNab ) for always looking out to improve my music with the best products!! Thank you Bose for Creating Amazing products that allow my music to be heard the way it was intended to be heard!!
Posted by Enrico Galante on Feb 23, 2018
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Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I just picked this up yesterday from L&M Brampton! I have waited a long time for this one. I connected 2 Bose S1 Pro systems which I purchased 2 weeks ago and All I can say is "WOW"!!!! This product is truly gig ready and so easy to navigate and I no longer have to bring 2 T1 Tone Match Mixers to my performances!! Thank you to L&M Brampton ( Dan McNab ) for always doing your best to improve my music experience and thank you to BOSE for creating Incredible Music Products to make my music heard the way it was intended to be heard!!!!
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