The New Line 6 L3T PA Speakers

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The Line 6 L3t Speakers Are Ready For Action

Line 6 L3T Pa Speakers Back View
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As I am sitting here writing this, and presumably as you are reading this, provided the stars are lined up properly, Line 6’s new L3t loudspeakers are in transit to any and every dealership that has proper authorization to sell Line 6’s products. I know you’re not reading this paragraph just to embrace my expertise in introductions, so let’s just jump ahead and see what the new gear looks like.

The L3t Loudspeakers

In the case of the L3t (that’s the model name, not crazy leet talk) – it can handle up to 1,400 watts with tri-amped speakers boxed into a plywood enclosure. Since I’ve gone and brought up the speakers I should mention there is a smart speaker mode that lets you select one of six DSP-based modes that sets the speakers up for whatever kind of venue or situation you may find yourself in, provided they fit into the categories of “Reference/PA”, “Playback”, “Floor Monitor”, “Electric Guitar”, “Acoustic Guitar”, and “Keyboards”. Of course, thoughtful as Line 6 is, they’ve implemented a fully sentient, self-aware AI that uses sensors to detect the speaker orientation and set the mode accordingly.

Editor’s Note: I didn’t actually see any resource that suggested a self-aware AI was built into these speakers. I’m just making assumptions that any cool gear would have to be aware of how awesome it is.

Reference/PA Mode

Reference/PA Mode is designed for your straight forward live performance setup with 2.2khz crossover frequency and low-frequency extension.

Playback Mode

Line 6 L3T Pa Speakers Back View
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Playback Mode is better set for using the speakers for playing pre-recorded music and has a bit different of a default EQ setup.

Floor Monitor Mode

Floor Monitor Mode uses the L3t’s accelerometer to determine if the cabinet is laying on its side and cuts the lows a bit, and with the kickstand, allows you to angle it properly to use as a monitor.

Keyboard Mode

Keyboard Mode’s crossover frequency is bolstered up to 3.5khz and offers the ability to replicate the sound of angling the speaker upwards without actually aiming the sound away from the would be listeners.

Acoustic Guitar Mode

Acoustic Guitar Mode is not terribly unlike the Keyboard Mode as it too uses 3.5khz crossover frequency and the virtual tilt-back, but also reinforces the lows rather than cutting them. Also included is the acoustic modeling to help replicate the sound of the body’s resonance.

Electric Guitar Mode

Electric Guitar Mode’s greatest strength is that it it caters towards POD users. Emulating a 2 12 combo amp, Electric Guitar Mode allows you to bypass a lot of the micing processes and get right into what you’re aiming to do. Also included in this mode is the virtual tilt-back.

L6 Link

Line 6’s L6 LINK makes its return yet again to offer Line 6 junkies an even more accessible setup. When connected with other L6 LINK compatible equipment the speakers will automatically pan stereo signals, adjust the speaker mode, as well as optimize any other system detail accordingly.

Multi-Channel Mixer

Line 6 L3T Pa Speakers Mixer
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The integrated multi-channel mixer gives you a 3-band EQ with fully sweepable mids, and a Smart Mod and Smart Reverb effect built in to compliment your already amazing sound.

Just in case you have a bit of unwanted noise there is a 12-band feedback suppressor and an output limiter to kick that unwanted nonsense to the curb.

Closing Thoughts

On top of all of that The L3t is so durable that you could probably use it as a battering ram, so it’s certainly safe enough to lug around on the road with you.

By now you’re probably wondering what it will take to get one of these for yourself.

Swing by your local dealer with a pocket full of $1,199.99 and this thing can be yours. That simple.

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Kyle Smitchens

Kyle Smitchens is the Guitar-Muse Managing Editor, super hero extraordinaire, and all around great guy. He has been playing guitar since his late teens and writing personal biographies almost as long. An appreciator of all music, his biggest influences include Tchaikovsky, Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Steve Vai, Therion, and Jon Levasseur of Cryptopsy.

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