Bose Professional Debuts T8S and T4S ToneMatch Stereo Mixers

Bose Professional has extended the ToneMatch audio engine series with a new eight-channel T8S ToneMatch mixer and the four-channel T4S ToneMatch mixer. Compact and portable, both the T8S and T4S are gig-ready.

The compact eight-channel T8S ToneMatch Mixer is intuitive to operate, with illuminated tactile controls, an LCD display and scene recall and ToneMatch processing presets with the DSP engine (including studio-quality effects and Bose zEQ equalization, which redefines low, mid and high ranges for each ToneMatch preset) are designed to simplify usage.

Each T8S channel has dedicated ToneMatch, EQ, dynamics and effects. The T8S effects includes compressor, limiter, de-esser, noise gate, chorus, flanger, phaser, tremolo, delay and reverb functions. Tap tempo delay and a chromatic tuner are built-in. Aux send 1 has a dedicated reverb of its own while a master output EQ helps compensate for venue acoustics.

The T8S offers high-density connectivity unparalleled in a small digital stereo mixer. Eight high-quality audio preamps with XLR-combo jacks accommodate microphones or instruments, with switchable phantom power. Two aux inputs allow for additional source inputs. Outputs include four aux sends, balanced quarter-inch TRS and XLR stereo outputs and an independent headphone output. USB-A and USB-B connections allow for USB drive playback or PC/Mac interface. The T8S includes a ToneMatch power supply.

The four-channel T4S offers most of the same features as the T8S, except for the following differences: The T4S features an aux send count of two and outputs to either quarter-inch TRS balanced stereo or dual ToneMatch links — designed to send digital audio to L1 Model 1S/II systems while receiving power on the same provided ToneMatch cable. (When not used with an L1 system, the T4S can also be optionally powered by an accessory ToneMatch power supply.) The final difference between the mixers is the T8S exclusive output meter.

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Sara Abrons

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