Musicians often buy a PA speaker only to find out that it can only do one thing well: amplify the output of a mixer. But as you start adding other musicians to the band or you move from electric to acoustic sets, you find out you need more gear, or you end up compromising your sound. Line 6 StageSource L3t is designed to be a lifesaver for the performing musician by providing an integrated professional live sound solution for a variety of common scenarios.
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, the StageSource L3t output is optimized for a variety of performance scenarios including front-of-house PA, floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard backline, acoustic guitar backline, or with a multi-effects guitar 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.
Powerful 1,400-watt, Three-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.
Fast Networking via L6 LINK
In live sound situations where two or more speakers are needed, StageSource products use a proprietary digital networking protocol called L6 LINK to simplify set up. 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 them the summed signals and sets the crossovers. When combined, Line 6 live sound products form an intelligent ecosystem that sets up faster and helps you sound your best.
Integrated Multi-channel Mixer With Effects
The L3t can function as a self-contained live sound solution. With a full-featured onboard mixer including multiple inputs for microphones, instruments, external mixers and MP3 players, L3t delivers all of the tools you need for great live sound.
Orientation and Pole-mount Sensors
StageSource L3t uses an internal accelerometer, optical sensors and DSP to accelerate setup and optimize the sound of your system. Based on the information the system detects, it selects the right Smart Speaker mode for the application, and automatically adjusts its performance.
For example, when the unit is powered on in a horizontal position, it automatically selects Floor Monitor mode. This mode provides a slight reduction in low-frequency content to counteract coupling when placing the speaker on the floor.
If any "backline" mode is chosen (Keyboard, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar), the L3t then checks its orientation (via the accelerometer) and looks to see if it is on a pole (via the pole sensor). If the speaker is vertical and not on a pole, the L3t activates Virtual Tilt-back, which optimizes the speaker tuning to achieve an upward tilt to its main axis. This helps to aim the sound upward towards the performer's ears when the speaker is placed on the ground. If the speaker is on a pole, it doesn't activate Virtual Tilt-back because it assumes that the speaker is elevated and aimed in the desired direction.
Integrated Feedback Suppression
Since feedback can ruin a performance, StageSource L3t uses intelligent 12-band feedback suppression to identify the problem frequencies and adjust levels without affecting the overall sound.
L3t feedback suppression continuously analyzes 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. L3t feedback suppression can remove up to 12 independent feedback frequencies. You can set the feedback analyzer to one of three modes, depending on how aggressively the analyzer will seek out potential feedback frequencies.
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 as main PA, monitors and backline. Add StageSource L3s subwoofers and customize a configuration to meet your live sound or installation needs.
StageSource L3t is ready for whatever the road can throw at it. The burly enclosure is constructed of dual-braced, heavy-duty plywood and a tour-grade steel grille with protective screen backing that protects the drivers from impact damage.
If you need to fly the speakers, each StageSource L3t features four professional M10 suspension points with a pull-back.
Scalable systems with L3t and L3m
In addition to the L3t loudspeaker and L3s subwoofer systems, the StageSource series also includes the L3m 1,400-watt, 3-way tri-amped, high performance powered loudspeaker system. Designed to expand the capabilities of any existing L3t based or third party PA system, StageSource L3m features balanced XLR/TRS combo jack input, stereo auxiliary inputs, integrated L6 LINK, and the same multi-function design, Smart Speaker modes, and multi-band feedback suppression from the StageSource L3t loudspeaker system.