Hope I've posted this in the right forum... I'm sort of interested in a line array system for me, but it is neither a need or nor a priority. For my kid brother, on the other hand, he's got some gigs where his Fishman Loudbox Mini doesn't quite do it. On rare occasions, he gigs with others, but mostly it's as a singer/songwriter solo performer, playing private gigs, restaurants, coffee shops, patios, outdoor venues, etc. He's looking at a used Bose L1 from a friend, I have no idea what model of Bose it is, what the price is, or if they've talked price yet. I don't have experience with either the Bose L1 Compact or the Fishman SA330x, but like my brother I have a Loudbox Mini, so I'm more inclined to look first at Fishman. From what I can tell the Bose L1 Compact and the basic Fishman SA330x are priced the same. I've watched one video where three line array systems are compared, a BagAmp, the L1 Compact and the SA330x. To my ears, the Fishman sounded best, although the Bose system was very good too. It was just the basic SA330x, without the optional Fishman SA Sub. So anyone out there working with either of these two? If so, do you find that your system sounds good without the optional sub? Again, in a singer/songwriter kind of application? Can the system handle the outdoor patio of a restaurant, or a venue of 100+ people?