Call this the time of the speaker. Earlier at NAMM we saw micro, macro – and now here’s something right in between.
Line 6 grows the list of new listening systems with the latest additions to their StageSource live sound line with the L2m and L2t loudspeakers. Designed to deliver for solo performances as well as high-powered rock shows, they emphasize increased flexibility and portability, superior fidelity, extremely high DSP power, modular architecture, and Line 6’s proprietary L6 LINK digital networking.
The L2m and L2t (which also features an onboard mixer) offer the same sound quality, DSP, feedback suppression, and digital networking capabilities of Line 6’s StageSource L3 series. Like the L3, they integrate directly with Line 6’s StageScape M20d digital mixer.
Shipping is in full gear, with the L2T available for a street price of $849, and $749 for the L2M. Here are more details, directly from Line 6:
StageSource L2m is an 800-watt, two-way, bi-amped speaker system that delivers great power, sound quality and dependability. StageSource L2t adds an onboard mixer that provides world-class effects, acoustic guitar modeling and feedback suppression, making it a self-contained live sound solution. StageSource L2m and L2t are designed for seamless integration with other Line 6 live sound products, so customers can use them to extend the capabilities of a StageSource L3m- or L3t-based system, pair them with the 1,200-watt L3s subwoofer, and more.
Both L2-series speakers feature six powerful DSP-based Smart Speaker modes, which enable musicians to optimize the loudspeakers’ output for a variety of performance scenarios including front-of-house PA, floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard backline, acoustic guitar backline, or for use with a multi-effects guitar processor as a high-performance electric guitar speaker system. Onboard accelerometers and pole-mount sensors automatically detect the speakers’ orientation and set their Smart Speaker modes accordingly.
In live sound situations that require two or more speakers, the StageSource L2 series—as well as the larger L3-series speakers—use a proprietary digital networking protocol called L6 LINK to simplify setup. Loudspeakers will automatically self-configure, pan stereo signals, adjust Smart Speaker modes and perform system-wide optimization for exceptional sound. If users add one or more StageSource L3s subwoofers, 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 musicians sound their best.