L-Acoustics to Demo New L-Series Offerings at InfoComm 2023

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L-Acoustics continues to “deepen its commitment to the commercial and residential installation markets with new integration tools that build upon the company’s history of designing sound systems for the world’s top tours, festivals and live performance venues.”

The L-Acoustics L Series line source array is the lineup of new offerings, which visitors can experience in the 2,643-seat Linda W. Chapin Theater (Room W320, Level 3) of the Orange County Convention Center. With its patented Progressive Ultra-Dense Line Source (PULS) technology, L Series comprises two elements designed to work together or independently: 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 the SPL per size, consistency over the audience area and improved rejection everywhere else. L Series also claims to improve 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 supported by eight 3-inch high-frequency drivers with eight 10-inch low-frequency drivers, complemented by four side-loaded 12-inch drivers with front and back exits on each element to deliver efficient, high-precision broadband coverage with cardioid or supercardioid patterns. L Series also features L-Acoustics Panflex technology, providing sound designers quick access to four horizontal directivity patterns.

Also being demoed at the Chapin Theater and shown at booth 5751 is the company’s new LA7.16 amplified controller. Following last year’s launch of the L-Acoustics LA7.16i for the installation market comes its sibling for the road. The new model aims to offer an improved level of efficiency and sustainability in modern touring applications. The LA7.16 controller includes a high-density format with 16×16 architecture in a 2U design. L-Acoustics says this format will translate to energy and time savings, along with the ability to address multichannel and hybrid productions while offering a level of efficiency and sustainability required in modern touring applications. L-Acoustics also says the high-density format saves space, weight and time in deployment.

LA7.16 and LA7.16i respond to the amplification needs of L Series, whose L2 and L2D elements contain 20 drivers and require 16 high-power amplifier channels and 16 DSP channels. The product features a touch screen, an encoder wheel to rapidly set up initial parameters and a single SC32 connector on the rear for connecting loudspeakers. Using new connection accessories, LA7.16 powers any L-Acoustics line source array up to K2.

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The new companion LA-RAK III touring rack houses three LA7.16 amplified controllers boasting 48 amplification channels and 48 individual DSP channels totaling more than 60,000 watts of peak power in a 9U rack, with two LS10 switches to support MILAN AVB redundancy.

At booth 5751, L-Acoustics will also demonstrate L-ISA 3.0, a comprehensive, immersive audio software platform for the live sound and music creation markets. Serving the live immersive audio community since 2016 with the L-ISA platform and the immersive music-creating and mixing communities since 2021 with L-ISA Studio, L-Acoustics says it makes investing in spatial technology even easier with powerful new features in its upgraded L-ISA 3.0. Among the additions of this latest version are new Snapshot and FX Engines, Stereo Mapper, which supports both stereo and immersive content, and exciting augmented audio possibilities with Mixhalo integration.

Other products on display at this year’s InfoComm will include Soka, the smaller sibling of the Syva. Launched last year, Soka combines features nine integrated 3.5-inch MF drivers and three 1-inch HF transducers to transmit a 140-degree horizontal directivity and a 26-degree vertical directivity. Soka and its companion SB6i subwoofer are both an ultra-shallow 3.9 inches designed to be easily enclosed in-wall or discreetly mounted on-wall. Soka can also be combined with the larger SB10i subwoofer making it ideal for main music systems in residential, commercial, luxury and hospitality spaces. Rounding out the range of solutions is X4i, a coaxial loudspeaker designed to be unobtrusive and highly weatherized and tailored to the unique needs of installation applications.

On Wednesday, June 14, in room W320, L-Acoustics and AVNU will jointly host a presentation on updates in the MILAN AVB ecosystem, followed by a Q&A with MILAN members. Registration for this session can be found at: