L-Acoustics announced the new L Series at a private event held at the Hollywood Bowl
USA/UK - At a private event held at the Hollywood Bowl, L-Acoustics announced the new L Series with its patented Progressive Ultra-Dense Line Source (PULS) technology. Having debuted at the BRIT Awards with pilot phase partner Britannia Row/Clair Global, on tour with Helene Fischer and pilot phase partner Solotech, and at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival with support from RAT Sound, L Series will continue its pilot phase validation with PRG, Tokyo Sanko, Novelty and Winly, before it becomes available in production this fall.
“L Series is a breakthrough concept in concert sound that is made possible through the culmination of 30 years of intensive R&D in software modelling, loudspeaker technology, and electronics,” says Germain Simon, director of product management, loudspeakers at L-Acoustics.
“When we analysed hundreds of projects using line source arrays across all genres and venues, we realised that most audience geometries and array shapes followed a similar trend. This led to the understanding that a fixed element with pre-defined progressive angles would provide incredible gains in quality, efficiency, and sustainability.”
L Series comprises two elements that are designed to work together or on their own: L2 above and L2D below. One L2 or L2D element provides the same contour as four K2 elements in a format that is 46% smaller and 40% lighter. The audio benefits of L Series encompass industry-leading SPL per size, unparalleled consistency over the audience area, and improved rejection everywhere else.
Accompanying the audio benefits, L Series addresses deployment with a smaller, lighter footprint that reduces truck space and requires fewer elements, cutting the number of actions needed to load in and out.
Josh Lloyd, Britannia Row head of engineering and special projects, led the BRIT Awards’ team from design to delivery while continuing his tenure as the BRIT Awards Music FOH Engineer. “L Series was truly impressive in terms of its coverage consistency, it was nearly impossible to hear any transition between elements of the array,” he commented. “The tonal consistency was incredible; every listener had the same audio experience. The cardioid behaviour of the box meant that once moving out of the coverage zone, it was difficult to tell if the system was on.”
“At the BRITs, where we hear presenters, acceptance speeches and a wide variety of musical performances, gain before feedback wasn’t a worry. The broadcast team received inputs that were uncoloured due to the remarkable off-axis performance. L Series sounded incredibly musical, delivering output and punch that do not seem possible, based on its size.”
L Series will be at Prolight + Sound and at Infocomm, and ships in Q4, 2023.

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