DPA 4099-G with Fishman SA 220 (Solo Amp) & Bose L1 & Compact review

I have had the opportunity to play my DeVoe and other Nylon string guitars using the DPA 4099-G mic with the Fishman SA 220, Bose L1 w tone match, L1 Compact and to my ears, and others in the audience the Fishman SA 220 (Solo Amp) sounds the best.  I think the features in the Fishman SA 220 are really geared for the  acoustic guitar player who is playing out and only wants to carry in his guitar in one hand and the amp (Fishman Solo in the other)  The Fishman SA come with at stand for the Amp and a bag/case on wheels.  The amp is a two channel mix with gain, eq trb, mid, bass,  and reverb level for both channels, phantom power/  (Bose Compact has none of these features only a treb and bass on the mic xlr but no phantom power) The Fishman also has line in for your mp3 iPod etc.  The main reason for my decision to go with Fishman is (IMHO) it sounds better the mic pre amps are quieter,  I have had to send two Bose L1 compact systems back because of noise in the pre amp and failure in one to work.  For me the Fishman with the DPA 4099 really is abel to capture the sound of my DeVoe the way I am hearing it when I play with out and coloration.  I have others said they cant believe how good it sounds thats what its about for me if I am playing a smaller venue 150-200  after that I bring out a bigger PA system.  The Fishman also has feedback control and notch,  the Bose has neither.  Both are street price 999.00 If you are trying to get a great guitar sound and that the primary focus then I think the Fishman is the way to go.  If you are needing a PA system that you will run audio like a DJ would then the Bose may be the way to go.  I have had great result with the Fishman SA 220 and no problems with bass response even when I hood up the iPod to it.  So I have sent my last Bose system back yesterday and don’t think I will try a Bose system for some time,  I am very happy and satisfied with the Fishman SA 200 (Solo Amp)


DeVoe, DPA, Martech, Bose (Sounds is just pure and amazing)

Since the Godin is getting all set up by Audric, I tied the DeVoe with the DPA 4099 and the Martech MSS-10 Mic Pre into the Bose L1 Compact and was blown away by the amazing tone and purity of the sound. This is by far the best system I have played into with the DeVoe. I was looking a pic of Ottmar Liebert on his web photo blog and noticed that he was using the Martech MSS-10 Mic pre on stage. I wondered how it would sound using the DPA 4099 Guitar Mic and DeVoe running into the Bose L1 Compact. I hooked it up and was just blown away it just sounds pure and clean like the guitar made by Lester DeVoe. NO effects eq, limiting, compression etc. Just Pure DeVoe Guitar into the Bose L1 and the sound is pure real magic. The DPA dose a great job at taking the sound of the guitar to the Martech MSS-10 Mic Pre and does its magic then the Bose amplifies the signal with no coloration and makes it amazing.

Bose L1 Compact, Godin Grand Concert SA, DeVoe Negra, (Live Set Up)

Victors Live Set Up