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Pod HD Pro through Powered Speaker... StageSource L3T/L3M?
by jacetaylor on 2013-01-26 20:37:27

Hi all,

I've been recently looking into purchasing a powered speaker system to run my HD Pro through.  I am really looking to eliminiate the need in lugging around a tube head and 4x12 cab (or a power amp & 4x12 cab), so a powered speaker seems to be the logical solution.

I want something LOUD ENOUGH to where if I'm in a situation of running my HD Pro straight to board isn't an option (in which case I'd use the powered speaker as an onstage mointor), I will still have the volume needed to play the show.

I've looked at a few different options as far as these go:

Mackie HD's

JBL PRX's

and the EV ELX's

I am leaning towards the EV ELX115p merely based on price (seems to be on par with the JBL and Mackie options), but was wondering if anyone had used their POD through the Line 6 powered speakers, the StageSource L3T and L3M?

I didn't know if there was perhaps an advantage with using the HD Pro with one of the StageSource speakers as it may be optimized for this or if it'd pretty much be the same regardless with what setup I went with.

Also, can anyone tell me what the difference is between the StageSource L3T and L3M is besides price?

Any and all help is greatly appreciated.



Re: Pod HD Pro through Powered Speaker... StageSource L3T/L3M?
by groovedggr on 2013-01-26 21:04:13

The stagesource L3t has a small built in mixer with effects and I believe the price difference is $200. There is a forum dedicated to the stagesource speakers. Recommend using the L6 link cable!



Re: Pod HD Pro through Powered Speaker... StageSource L3T/L3M?
by silverhead on 2013-01-27 06:27:17

I am using the HD Pro with two L3t speakers now. The sound is incredibly crisp and clear - so much better than my previous (admittedly, budget-value) portable PA system. I have no problems with volume; for studio/practice purposes I connect the HD Pro to the L3t using L6 LINK and I need to have the speaker volume controls at no more than 20% to avoid hurting my ears. I expect these two speakers would easily be able to fill the room at your gigs (unless you are playing to more than 2 or 3 hundred people).

The reason I chose the L3t rather than L3m is because of the onboard mixer. With two L3t I don't need any other mixer for solo/duo performances. Together the two speakers have enough inputs and felxibility to handle two guitarists, two vocalists, and two other Line In devices (e.g. mp3 player).



Re: Pod HD Pro through Powered Speaker... StageSource L3T/L3M?
by jacetaylor on 2013-01-27 09:20:22

Do you think just one would be loud enough if I'm only running my HD Pro to it?



Re: Pod HD Pro through Powered Speaker... StageSource L3T/L3M?
by silverhead on 2013-01-27 09:33:40

That depends a lot on the venue. Both speakers will produce the same volume. The real advantages of two are:

- the extra mixer (which you wouldn't need to just run the HD Pro)

- stereo sound vs. mono

- wider/more coverage

For venues like a small pub one speaker would do just fine. For venues of 100+ people you probably want two. It really depends on unpredictable things too, like room configuration.



Re: Pod HD Pro through Powered Speaker... StageSource L3T/L3M?
by salihinjumat on 2013-03-02 08:02:14

I'm using a POD X3 thru two Behringer 1000 watts BD115. It's a cheaper option but does the job. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=42TfaW79oAs




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