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I'm comparing different "all in one" PA systems.  Was recently able to demo an HK Lucas Nano 300 in a store and was quite impressed, especially for the price and weight. Downside was that it did not have any built in effects or EQ.  The Stagesource series, if I understand it right the "t" models have the built in mixer and effects, while the "m" models do not, is that correct?  What are the major differences between the L2 and the L3 t models? Just power or?  Has anyone here played a jazz guitar through the StageSource,, if so, how did it sound?  Thanks!!

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There is really just one significant difference: the L3t has 2x10" speakers while the L2t has one. They both have the same high frequency speaker/transducer.

 

Yes, the L2/3t have the side panel 2-Channel mixer while the L2/3m do not.

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The L3t seems to offer a significant increase in bottom end.  Not to say that the L2t has none but not as good as L3t.  For guitar I would say the L2t will be fine in that regard, if you were looking put put bass guitar or electronic drums through the L2t you would notice the difference.  This is probably because the L3t is tri-amped and one of the 10" speakers is dedicated to low frequencies.  I would imagine the the 2t the 10" driver handles both low and midrange frequencies.

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Only owning my L3t for less than a week now, I am blown away with the sound quality and the differences of the "Speaker modes." The Electric Guitar speaker mode is completely different because it emulates a 2x12 open back guitar cab. That would be great if all you play are electric guitar tones. For me though, I play a lot of acoustic through my variax. Also I am very excited to own the L3t because I can use it for an electronic guitar amp, acoustic guitar amp, electronic drum amp, keyboard amp, PA system, etc. This is why I went with the L3t over a DT series amp. It is very loud. I am very pleased with it and can't wait to play some shows with it because it's hard to crank it in my apartment. 

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Thanks for the replies. I probably should have mentioned that the archtop jazz guitar is an 8 string that can go as low as a bass. In this case, I suppose the L3t would be better. But then again, I was very impressed by the handling of the bass in the woofer of the Lucas Nano and it is only 8"

 

Will it (L3t) give you a true/warm jazz guitar tone like a dedicated amp would while at the same time reproducing MP3 tracks with a rhythm section, strings, etc.? In other words, I wouldn't be able to use the Electric Guitar speaker mode while also playing the tracks at the same time. So does the other general PA mode work well for everything?

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It definitely would work well for acoustic guitar like that, but I think you would need some sort of amp and or speaker cabinet modelling on the signal before it hits the L3t.  So if you want to run mp3s to play along with, you may some sort of multi-effects unit or there may even be a single stomp that can accomplish this these days.  But I would suggest bringing your guitar to a Line 6 dealer and trying it out.  Also the fact that your guitar can go that low still doesn't preclude using the L2t.  I would try it out as well the tone you get may be just fine.  I just like the L3t a lot better for running my Roland TD-11K drums through.  I like it even more with the L3s sub attached, that doesn't mean it still isn't good with just the L3t.

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