L-Acoustics has announced the new L Series, featuring 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 Autumn.
L-Acoustics introduced the modern line array concept in the ’90s, and three decades later, this technology is still the standard for live events around the world.
“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,” said 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 SPL per size, consistency over the audience area, and improved rejection everywhere else. Accompanying the audio benefits, L Series revolutionises 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.
The power density of the new L Series is unprecedented, says L-Acoustics. Each element contains eight three-inch high-frequency drivers with eight 10-inch low-frequency drivers, complemented by four side-loaded 12-inch drivers with front and back exits to deliver efficient, high precision broadband coverage with a choice of cardioid or supercardioid patterns.
L Series also features L-Acoustics Panflex technology, which provides sound designers with quick access to a choice of four horizontal directivity patterns: 70° or 110° symmetrical, or 90° asymmetrical on either side.
Each L2 element includes four Panflex modules, while L2D contains two Panflex modules on the top elements, and two fixed L-Fins progressing from 110° to 140° on the bottom elements.