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NAMM 2012: Line 6 Launch StageSource L3t & L3s

Active 3-way loudspeaker & subwoofer

Press Release: Line 6 has announced the launch of StageSource L3t loudspeaker and L3s subwoofer.

These new StageSource loudspeaker systems are built on a powerful new technology platform that enables a single enclosure to provide best-of-class performance in multiple live sound functions.

StageSource L3t Loudspeaker

Line 6 StageSource L3t LoudspeakerLine 6 StageSource L3t Loudspeaker

StageSource L3t is the most flexible loudspeaker available for musicians.  Using six innovative Smart Speaker modes, the L3t optimizes its output for a variety of performance scenarios: front-of-house PA, floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard and acoustic guitar backline or with Line 6 POD® multi-effect processors as a high-performance electric guitar speaker system. Smart Speaker modes are set automatically via built-in orientation sensors that detect whether the speaker has been pole-mounted or tilted for use as a monitor.

A compact, full-range three-way speaker system, the StageSource L3t tri-amped design delivers 1,400 watts of balanced, clean and articulate audio through dual 10-inch woofers and a horn-loaded, one-inch, exit-compression driver that combine to deliver a powerful 132 dB maximum SPL.  A precision-engineered 100x50 degree constant-directivity waveguide delivers consistent coverage throughout its entire frequency range and optimal dispersal throughout the audience area, wide enough for solo use yet controlled enough for arrayed pairs.  The narrow vertical pattern ensures minimal energy is reflected off the ceilings and floors.

“Our new powered speakers were designed to meet the performance needs of all musicians and sound great in every scenario, from solo performances in a coffee shop through to full-on rock shows,” says Simon Jones, vice president of new market development at Line 6.  “StageSource L3t goes way beyond the capabilities of a standard powered loudspeaker, offering advanced DSP, smart design and true scalability with L6 LINK™ digital networking.”

For the solo performer or duo the StageSource L3t is a simple, powerful and compact integrated live sound solution.  Used as a standalone PA system, performers can benefit from a feature set designed to cover all their needs, including a built-in mixer with two mic/instrument inputs, full three-band EQ with sweepable mid, Smart Effects (modulation and reverb), Line 6 acoustic guitar modelling, which improves the output signal of an acoustic guitar outfitted with piezo pickups, and 12-band feedback suppression technology.

For larger bands, live sound events or houses of worship, StageSource L3t can be configured into full front-of-house and monitor systems.  Connected via L6 LINK, the proprietary Line 6  networking protocol, StageSource L3t speakers automatically detect each other and adjust their settings accordingly.  Used in a system with StageSource L3s subwoofers, crossovers and levels are automatically set for best performance.

When connected via L6 LINK, StageSource speakers and the StageScape M20d digital mixer are capable of unparalleled power and flexibility.  Together they redefine the typical mixer-speaker paradigm to introduce a smarter live sound experience in which the live rig is a complete, intelligent eco-system rather than merely a linear combination of components.

StageSource L3t features heavy-duty plywood construction, durable fitments, a steel grille with a protective screen backing and four M10 suspension points and a pull-back for install scenarios.

“Line 6 recognized that it’s a challenge for the performing musician to choose the perfect high-performance loudspeaker system.  Over the course of their career, a musician may play many styles of music, using multiple instruments and play many different sized venues,” Jones said.  “The scalability, integrated feature set and sound quality of StageSource loudspeaker systems meet that challenge, delivering a high-performance speaker for every musician’s entire career.”

Learn more at http://line6.com/l3t

StageSource L3s Subwoofer


Line 6 StageSource L3s SubwooferLine 6 StageSource L3s SubwooferStageSource L3s is the most versatile subwoofer for high-power sound reinforcement applications.  Using four innovative Smart Speaker modes, the L3s optimizes its output for a variety of performance scenarios: Reference and High Punch for PA applications, Extended Bass and Ultra Bass for playback applications. Smart Speaker modes can be set manually or via an L6 LINK™ digital network.

“Our new powered subwoofer is uniquely designed to meet the demanding performance needs of both live and pre-recorded music.  StageSource L3s can achieve a supremely punchy kick and bass for a live rhythm section and reproduce the deep, controlled sub-bass lows of a DJ rig,” said Simon Jones, vice president of new market development at Line 6.  “Combined with other Line 6 speakers or integrated into a traditional rig, StageSource L3s goes way beyond the capabilities of a standard powered subwoofer, offering advanced DSP, smart design and true scalability with L6 LINK digital networking.”

StageSource L3s features L6 LINK, the new multi-channel digital audio networking protocol from Line 6.  Connection to other StageSource speakers via L6 LINK triggers the automatic configuration of the system: crossovers and polarity are set, stereo signals are summed as required, all enabling stunning signal integrity.  The L6 LINK signal transmission between speakers is high-resolution digital audio for maximum sound quality.  Three threaded pole mounts support multiple configurations with other Line 6 speakers.  Stereo inputs and out/thrus provide easy integration with traditional live sound gear.

When connected via L6 LINK, StageSource speakers and the StageScape M20d digital mixer are capable of unparalleled power and flexibility.  Together they redefine the typical mixer-speaker paradigm to introduce a smarter live sound experience in which the live rig is a complete, intelligent eco-system rather than merely a linear combination of components.

StageSource L3s features a dual 12-inch bass reflex configuration with 1,200 watts of power for maximum headroom.  It can easily deliver punchy and powerful low-end to large audiences.

Boasting tour-grade construction, StageSource L3s features a heavy-duty plywood enclosure, durable fitments and a steel grille with protective screen backing.  The robust speaker is also very portable with built-in, “no-rattle” wheels and three handles for easy mobility.

Learn more at http://line6.com/l3s


 

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