Q: Where can I find product manuals and specifications for the StageSource speakers?
Q: How do I use the StageSource L3t or L3m?
Q: What are Smart Speaker Modes?
A: The StageSource L3t and L3m use six powerful DSP-based Smart Speaker modes 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. The six available Smart Speaker Modes are:
- Reference/P.A. - Reference/P.A. mode is for live sound reinforcement and features a flat frequency response, a 2.2kHz crossover frequency and maximum low-frequency extension. This mode is the optimal reference setting, whether your cabinet is mounted on a tripod, on stage or installed as part of a larger multi-component system.
- Playback - Playback mode is optimized for pre-recorded 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 - Floor Monitor mode is similar to P.A. mode with a slight reduction in low frequency content to counteract coupling when placing the speaker on the floor. If the speaker is powered on while in a horizontal position, Floor Monitor speaker mode will be selected automatically, you can then change to a different mode, if desired.
- Keyboards - Keyboard Mode optimizes the L3t for use as backline amplification for a keyboard rig. This mode features a flat frequency response with a 3.5kHz crossover frequency, adding more relative energy to the cone and providing a warmer response that is pleasant for instruments. This mode also provides Virtual Tilt-back, which optimizes the speaker’s tuning to achieve an upward tilt to its main axis and aim the sound towards the performer.
- Acoustic Guitar - Acoustic Guitar mode is optimized to provide a warm and balanced full-range amplification experience for acoustic instruments. This mode also features a 3.5kHz crossover frequency, with a custom-tailored low-frequency response to minimize “boominess” than can occur when amplifying acoustic instruments. Acoustic Guitar mode provides Virtual Tilt-Back, which optimizes the speaker’s tuning to achieve an upward tilt to its main axis and aim the sound towards the performer.
- Electric Guitar - 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 dual 10” speakers play full range, with the horn adding only the smallest amount of sparkle to the sound.
Q: Will StageSource L3t and L3m function as a floor monitor?
A: The StageSource L3t and L3m feature two sets of kickstands that can be used to angle the speakers upwards towards the performer. The two back-panel kickstands flip out, allowing the L3t and L3m to be angled upwards at 60°, the side mounted carrying handle doubles as a kickstand as well, allowing the L3t and L3m to be angled upwards at 30°. The StageSource L3t and L3m both include a smart speaker mode optimized for using the loudspeaker as a floor monitor. If the speaker is powered on while in a horizontal position, Floor Monitor speaker mode will be selected automatically. Check out our video tutorial on "Getting Started With the StageSource L3t and L3m" to see how to how to use the built in kickstands.
Q: How does the L6 Link Network work with the StageSource speakers?
A: Check out our video tutorial "Using L6 Link with StageSource L3t, L3m, & L3s". When connecting speakers together in a L6 Link network, we recommend using 110-ohm AES/EBU XLR cables.
Q: Can the StageSource speakers be pole mounted?
A: The StageSource L3t and L3m both feature a pole mount that accommodates standard 35 mm diameter speaker poles. The L3s features three threaded pole mounts (one on top, two on the right side) to accommodate Line 6 M20 threaded speaker poles. The M20 threaded speaker pole part numbers are:
- Short pole - for mounting an L3t/L3m tower (Part # 98-037-0003)
- Long pole - for mounting an L3t/L3m tower (Part # 98-037-0004)
Q: What is the proper method for suspending the StageSource speakers?
A: The StageSource L3t and L3m provide four threaded M10 attachment points for suspension and one threaded M10 attachment point for pull-back and aiming the speaker. These are designed to allow for suspending the loudspeaker only by a qualified professional familiar with safe rigging practices. Improper installation may result in damage to the speaker or support structure, or injury or death.
WARNING! If you are unfamiliar with suspending loudspeakers, consult an authorized, qualified professional prior to installation.
WARNING! Before rigging or suspending any loudspeaker product, inspect all rigging hardware, cabinets, attachment points, transducers, and associated peripherals. Any absent, warped, or non-load rated equipment could seriously compromise the strength of the installation and should be immediately corrected.
WARNING! Always follow all municipal building codes, as well as any local, state, and federal safety guidelines regarding the installation and operation of loudspeakers and associated peripherals.
Always use two attachment points on either the top or bottom of the L3t/L3m The rear panel pull-back attachment point is only for aiming the speaker downwards (see illustration below); it is not to be used as a load-bearing suspension point.
For permanent installations, use only the Line 6 eyebolt kit (Part # 98-037-0005).
Q: Can I use a different crossover with the StageSource speakers?
A: Using an external crossover is not recommended when using L3t tops with L3s subs. Simply connecting the pair via Line 6 link activates the precision engineered internal crossover and DSP. However when matching the L3t speaker system with a 3rd party subwoofer an external crossover may be necessary. In this case, connect the Main outputs of your mixer into your crossovers inputs. Connect the high/mid frequency output of the crossover to the rear panel Line Level Input of the L3t or L3m loudspeaker, than connect the low frequency output of the crossover into the line input of a self-powered subwoofer system or into the power amp that powers your passive subwoofer cabinet.
Q: Can I install a different speaker driver into the StageSource speaker cabinet?
A: The speaker drivers used are specifically designed for the speaker cabinets and speaker modes used with the StageSource series. Changing the speaker drivers can effect reliability and performance and will void the manufacturer warranty.
Q: Where do I register my new StageSource speakers?
A: Line 6 products can be registered to your Line 6 User account Here.
Q: Where can I find out more information about Live Sound?