Line 6 has announced the availability of the new StageSource L3t loudspeaker, outfitted with Smart Speaker mode that optimizes output for a variety of performance scenarios: front-of-house PA, floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard and acoustic guitar backline.
The L3t can also be used with Line 6 POD multi-effect processors as a high-performance electric guitar speaker system.
Smart Speaker modes can be set manually or automatically via built-in orientation sensors that detect whether the loudspeaker has been pole-mounted or rotated and tilted for use as a monitor.
The compact, full-range StageSource L3t tri-amp design delivers 1,400 watts to dual 10-inch woofers and a horn-loaded, one-inch exit compression driver that combine to deliver 132 dB maximum SPL.
A precision-engineered, 100-degree x 50-degree constant directivity waveguide delivers consistent coverage throughout its entire frequency range and optimal dispersion 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.”
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 modeling, 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 loudspeakers 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 loudspeakers 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 ecosystem rather than merely a linear combination of components.
The L3t has a plywood enclosure, durable fitments, a steel grille with a protective screen backing, 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 adds. “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.”
More about the Line 6 StageSource L3t here.
Left to right: Front view; side view with mixer; back view with rear panel.