Upgrade Your Live Sound with Line 6's DSP-Loaded Powered Speakers
A modular, 1400-watt tri-amped workhorse of a loudspeaker, the Line 6 StageSouce L3t makes excellent use of the DSP-modeling expertise that established Line 6 as an industry pioneer. Bring Line 6's groundbreaking DSP technology to your front-of-house PA system -- or virtually any performance scenario -- with the L3t.
6 Useful "Smart Speaker" DSP Modes on Board
As a working musician, it is inevitable that you'll find yourself schlepping kit from your home studio to band practice, from the church to the coffee shop, from the dive bar to the banquet hall. Using powerful Smart Speaker DSP modes, the L3t applies onboard processing, tailoring its output to fit into whatever the situation needs. Its powerful live sound applications include a Floor Wedge setting that takes full advantage of the onboard feedback suppression, PA/Reference mode for front-of-house mixing, and a Playback preset optimized for DJ performance and the reproduction of pre-recorded music.
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The Musician's Loudspeaker
As an instrumentalist, you'll find the dual inputs and built-in two-channel mixer ideal for accompanying vocal performances, adding an iPod to your setup for backing tracks or break music, or reason enough to bring out that extra synth to complement your guitar rig without throwing another speaker in the van. The Acoustic Guitar DSP setting is specifically meant to bolster tinny-sounding piezo-style acoustic pickups, flattering mid-range frequencies and accentuating the resonant body of the instrument with built-in EQ, modulation and reverb effects. Keyboard mode offers two channel inputs and a 3.5 kHz crossover for a warmer sweet spot, and the Electric Guitar amp setting is the perfect companion to Line 6's extensive range of effects and modeling products.
L6 LINK: Smarter than the Average Speaker
Connect two or more L3ts via the L6 LINK ports in the back, and they will automatically self-configure, panning stereo signals, adjusting Smart Speaker settings, and setting crossovers if used in conjunction with the LS3 Subwoofer. The built-in accelerometer detects whether each L3t is wedged on the floor, standing vertically, or flown on a pole -- configuring the speaker's throw accordingly. Take this intelligent PA configuration to the next level with the addition of Line 6's StageScape M20d smart mixing platform to create a networked, self-aware live sound system.
The Name of the Game is Versatility
Whether it's your practice amp, your solo rig at the cafe, or half the PA for your wedding gig, the L3t provides a flexible, fully modular solution for the multi-dimensional musician. Built tough with a small footprint, the L3t makes a strong bid to be your go-to speaker for a wide array of musical applications.
- 1,400 watts of 3-way amplification
- 132 dB max SPL
- Dual 10" drivers with 1' Exit HF compression Drivers
- 6 Smart Speaker DSP modes for FoH PA, floor monitoring, and instrumental back line applications
- Onboard multi-channel mixer with EQ, Reverb and Modulation effects
- 12-band feedback suppressor and master output limiter
- Built in accelerometer optimizes speaker throw for floor, vertical and pole-mounted orientations
- Retractable floor wedge braces for quick monitor orientation
- L6 LINK technology for intelligent digital networking and StageScape M20d compatibility
- Direct Thru and Mix outputs
- Rugged dual-braced plywood construction for road worthy reliability
- M10 suspension points
- Retractable handle and floor wedge stand
Line 6 long ago established themselves as pioneers in the arenas of digital studio and stage effects, precision modeling of amplifiers and vintage preamps, and through their groundbreaking Variax guitar modeling instrument. In the StageSource L3t, Line 6 brings this expertise to front of house.
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Line 6 StageSource L3t 3-Way Loudspeaker
The Line 6 StageSource L3t is the world's most versatile loudspeaker system for musicians. Based on a powerful an innovative technology platform, the Line 6 StageSource L3t combines multi-function design, powerful DSP and precision components to deliver the perfect blend of high-powered performance and true scalability. A compact, full-range, three-way speaker system, the StageSource L3t features a tri-amped design that delivers 1,400 watts of balanced, clean and articulate audio via dual 10-inch woofers and a horn-loaded, one-inch exit titanium diaphragm compression driver. With Smart Speaker modes, an integrated mixer and digital networking, StageSource L3t delivers best-of-class performance across the widest variety of live sound applications.
Smart Speaker modes
StageSource L3t is designed to be the world's most versatile loudspeaker system for musicians. Using six powerful DSP-based Smart Speaker modes, StageSource L3t optimizes its output for a variety of performance scenarios including front-of-house PA, floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard backline, acoustic guitar backline, or with a Line 6 POD multi-effects processor as a high-performance electric guitar speaker system. Onboard accelerometer and pole mount sensors automatically detect the speaker's orientation and set the Smart Speaker mode accordingly, or the speaker mode can be set manually on the rear control panel.
When used in a backline configuration (keyboard, acoustic guitar, or electric guitar), the L3t speaker activates the Virtual Tilt Back mode. Virtual Tilt Back optimizes the speaker's tuning to achieve an upward tilt to its main axis and aim the sound towards the performer.
Reference/P.A mode is for live sound reinforcement and features a flat frequency response, a 2.2 kHz crossover frequency, and maximum low frequency extension. This mode is optimal whether your cabinet is mounted on a tripod, on stage, or installed as part of a larger multi-component system.
Playback mode is optimized for prerecorded music. Functionally, Playback mode is similar to P.A. mode but includes an EQ curve that emphasizes extreme low and high frequencies, making it well-suited for playing back music from a CD or MP3 player, or for DJ applications.
Floor Monitor mode
Floor Monitor mode is automatically activated when the onboard accelerometer detects the unit is in a horizontal position (the user can manually override this setting). This mode provides a slight reduction in low frequency content to counteract coupling when the speaker is placed horizontally on the stage. StageSource loudspeakers offer two built-in solutions for 30- and 60-degree monitoring angles achieved via dual integrated kickstands and a robust, retractable handle. When the speaker is in use, kickstands and handle lock into secure, rattle-free positions.
Keyboard Mode optimizes the L3t for use as backline amplification for a keyboard rig This mode features a flat frequency response with a 3.5 kHz crossover frequency, adding more relative energy to the cone and providing a warmer response that is pleasant for instruments.
Acoustic Guitar mode
Acoustic Guitar mode is optimized to provide a warm and balanced full-range amplification experience for acoustic instruments. This mode also features a 3.5 kHz crossover frequency, with a custom-tailored low-frequency response to minimize "boominess" than can occur when amplifying acoustic instruments.
StageSource L3t offers another benefit for acoustic performers: acoustic guitar modeling. Most acoustic-electric guitars utilize a piezo pickup that captures string vibrations but typically does not convey the resonance of the guitar's body. The acoustic modeling feature of the L3t, based on Line 6's Variax Acoustic technology, supplements the piezo signal with a physical model of an acoustic guitar's natural body resonance. The combination of the 3-way loudspeaker, acoustic modeling, and feedback suppression make the L3t a powerful live sound solution for acoustic musicians.
Electric Guitar mode
Electric Guitar Mode was designed to accommodate the modern guitarist who uses a multi-effects floorboard device such as the Line 6 POD. Rather than sending the signal from the guitarist's floorboard to an amplifier and then mic'ing the amp, this L3t mode features an overall frequency response that emulates the sound of a 212 combo amp. The L3t's dual 10" speakers play full range, with the horn adding only the smallest amount of sparkle to the sound. Users of the Line 6 POD HD500 or POD HD Pro can plug directly into the L3t's L6 LINK input on the control panel for digital audio and logic integration.
Powerful 1,400-watt, 3-way design
The 1,400-watt, 3-way, tri-amped speaker system and a dual-braced tour-grade plywood enclosure combine to deliver astounding power and reliability. The innovative multi-function design enables the L3t to be the perfect loudspeaker in a wide variety of applications including floor or stage-stacked, pole-mounted, horizontal as a floor monitor, virtual tilt-back for instrument backline, or flown with the integrated M10 suspension points for installation.
The electro-acoustic configuration of the L3t, combined with its powerful DSP implementation, provide a unique platform to adapt and optimize the loudspeaker's performance for a variety of applications. Using Smart Speaker Modes, the system enables the fine adjustment of crossover points, component levels, and dynamic control, ensuring the L3t performs optimally across all applications.
The woofer/horn/woofer design of the L3t, a common reference monitor configuration, reflects years of research and has multiple benefits over a traditional two-way 12" woofer and horn design. In the L3t, one 10" driver is optimized for low frequencies, and the other for low- to mid-frequencies, delivering maximum detail and performance where needed. The combined radiating surface area of two 10" drivers is nearly 40% greater than a single 12" resulting in a more dynamic low frequency transient response, and the lighter cone and mass of 10" drivers also result in faster overall transient response.
With the 10" driver handling more of the critical vocal range, the output is incredibly smooth, musical, and natural throughout the spectrum. The 10" driver in the L3t has a greater mid-high frequency range than a typical 12" speaker, permitting a higher crossover point to the high frequency driver. Finally, a dual 10" driver design improves thermal management, as heat is now dissipated from two voice coils rather than one, resulting in high performance durability.
A precision-engineered 100x50-degree constant-directivity waveguide delivers consistent coverage throughout its entire frequency range ensuring everyone in the audience gets the same acoustic experience. The 100 degree horizontal dispersion is wide enough for solo use yet controlled enough for arrayed pairs. The 50 degree vertical coverage reduces acoustic smear from reflective sound surfaces, as minimal energy is reflected off of ceilings and floors.
Integrated multi-channel mixer with world-class Smart Effects
The L3t is its own integrated sound reproduction system. With a fully featured onboard mixer including multiple inputs for microphones, instruments, external mixers, and MP3 players, the L3t provides you all of the tools you need to sound great from solo performances to large venues. 3-band EQ with sweepable mid, Smart Mod, and Smart Reverb effects on each input channel allow you to sweeten the sound of any vocal or instrument. Line 6 Acoustic Guitar modeling adds depth and warmth to any acoustic guitar fitted with piezo pickups. Onboard 12-band feedback suppression and an output limiter protects against squeals or distortion during your performance. The combination of effects, acoustic guitar modeling, and feedback suppression make the L3t a powerful live sound solution for acoustic musicians.
Onboard Mixer Features
- - 2 mic/instrument combi inputs with -20 dB pad switches and gain pots
- - 1 XLR line aux input
- - 1 stereo RCA aux input
- - 3-band EQ with sweepable mid
- - Acoustic guitar modeling
- - 12-band feedback suppression
- - Smart Reverb and Smart Mod effects
- - XLR outputs
- - Master volume
Integrated feedback suppression and limiting
Because feedback and unwanted distortion can ruin a performance, StageSource L3t uses intelligent 12-band feedback suppression and limiting to identify the problem frequencies and adjust levels without affecting the overall sound.
L3t feedback suppression continuously analyzing the audio signal, identifying frequencies that have the characteristics of feedback (steady frequencies with few overtones, rising in amplitude), and then applies a narrow notch filter to remove the offending frequency. Up to 12 independent feedback frequencies can be removed with the L3t's feedback suppression.
The feedback analyzer can be set to one of three modes, depending on how aggressively the analyzer will seek out potential feedback frequencies.
Fast networking via L6 LINK
For bands, live sound events, or houses of worship, setting up a multi-speaker PA just got much easier. In live sound situations where two or more speakers are needed, StageSource products use a proprietary digital networking protocol called L6 LINK to simplify setup. Loudspeakers will automatically self-configure, pan stereo signals, adjust Smart Speaker modes, and perform system-wide optimization. Add StageSource L3s subwoofers to the mix and the system automatically sends summed signals and sets the crossovers.
If you want to take your live setup even further, connect your StageSource speakers to the StageScape M20d smart mixing system via L6 LINK to form a complete, networked live sound system capable of unparalleled power and flexibility. Together they redefine the typical mixer-speaker paradigm and create an intelligent live sound eco-system rather than merely a linear combination of components.
Multi-function design and scalability
Multi-function design combined with powerful Smart Speaker modes and digital networking provides true scalability whether you're using a single L3t as a standalone PA or multiple L3t speakers for use as mains, monitors and backline. Together with StageSource L3s subwoofers, a variety of configurations are available to meet whatever live sound or installation needs you may have.
Rugged tour-grade construction
Designed to give years of reliable service, StageSource L3t features heavy-duty plywood construction, durable fitments, and a strong steel grille with protective screen backing.
Polypropylene end caps provide additional handling locations and add protection. For install applications, StageSource L3t features four M10 suspension points plus an M10 pull-back.
- - 1400-watt, 3-way, tri-amped speaker system
- - Dual direct radiator design with 1" Exit HF compression driver
- - 132 dB max SPL
- - 100 +/- horizontal x 50 +/- vertical coverage
- - Smart Speaker modes for main PA, personal PA, floor monitor, instrument backline and more
- - Multi-function, modular architecture for true scalability
- - Multi-channel mixer with 3-band EQ, Smart Effects, acoustic guitar modeling and more
- - Digital networking via L6 LINK
- - 12-band feedback suppression and output limiter
- - Onboard accelerometer and pole-mount sensors for sound optimization in horizontal, vertical, or pole-mount applications
- - M10 suspension points
- - Dual-braced tour-grade plywood construction
- - Retractable Handle
- - Direct Thru and Mix outputs