and this is a great thread because I want to do the same thing and am looking at a pair of L2t's. If this can't be done, fuggedabowdit...
Perhaps I am missing the significance of this thread. As far as I understand it, we are talking about a very specific configuration where the actual performance of the setup differs from what some might expect. Perhaps there is some marketing material that is misleading or inaccurate - I don't know for sure because I haven't looked for it. But setting any marketing claims aside, I believe the gear is very flexible and its performance is of very high quality - and it will do what people want with the proper setup, namely a 2-way bi-directional L6 LINK setup between the two StageSource speakers, and using the analog inputs for all connected devices.
The limitation of the actual performance is, in my view, minimal. The limitation we're talking about here is that in situations where one wants to connect both a Pod HD device to the L3t stereo speaker setup, and also use the analog inputs of the L3t in true stereo, one must connect the Pod HD via its analog outputs rather than using the L6 LINK connection. The question then is - what exactly is lost by doing this? In other words, what exactly does the L6 LINK connection from the Pod HD device enable that is missing when you use the analog outputs?
I can think of two things:
- using the L6 Link connection, you can restore the L3t speaker(s) to a specific speaker mode as saved in the Pod HD preset. However, this benefit is not particularly useful when also using external audio sources; one would generally want the speakers to remain in PA/Reference mode when switching POD presets so as not to affect the tone of the other audio. In fact, it could be a disadvantage because one might unknowingly and undesirably be switching speaker modes when switching presets connected this way.
- using the L6 LINK connection you can control the setup and routing of the POD HD amps to the L3t speakers as described on page 2-17 of the Advanced Guide. I confess that I have never used these settings and so may not fully appreciate their significance. Please educate me on the importance of this.
I can't think of anything else that one loses by connecting the Pod HD device to the L3t speaker via the analog outputs rather than L6 LINK. So to me, this is certainly not something that would cause me to 'fuggedabowdit' if I were considering a pair of L2t speakers to use with my Pod HD and other audio sources.
What am I missing?