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A Total Paradigm Shift in Live Sound Reinforcement

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Comprised of a StageScape™ M20d smart mixing system and StageSource™ loudspeakers, the Dream Stage combines several breakthrough technological advancements into one powerful system—so you can experience sound in a whole new way.

From October 1December 31, 2012, you can save $150 per StageSource loudspeaker (limit 10 per customer)—and up to $1,700 on the Dream Stage.

When you network StageScape M20d with StageSource loudspeakers via L6 LINK™, the integrated system makes it fast and easy to get great live sound. Whether you need a single loudspeaker or a multi-speaker Dream Stage system, there’s never been a better time to invest in Line 6 live sound solutions.

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Danley Debuts SM-80 Loudspeakers

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imgGainesville, GA (September 19, 2012)—Danley has debuted the SM-80, the latest in its SM-series of lightweight, molded-horn loudspeakers.

The SM-80 weighs 65 lbs. and is designed for small to mid-sized live sound and installed sound applications. It sports an 80x80 coverage pattern and its frequency response reportedly extends from 110Hz to 20kHz, with 102dB SPL sensitivity. Its continuous power rating is 400W in and 128dB SPL out, peaking at 1600W and 134dB SPL, respectively.

Its single 12-inch coaxial driver and paired horn offer 8ohm impedance. Constructed out of 13-ply Baltic birch, the SM-80 measures 25.5 inches high by 24 inches wide by 12.75 inches deep. MSRP on the SM-80 is $2,999.

   

Guy Coker: Digital Wireless; why digital works

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Guy Coker: Digital Wireless Pioneer | Part 2   

You’ve heard the challenges with analog wireless—now let Guy Coker explain the benefits of digital wireless in general, and Line 6 solutions in particular.

So what are some of the key advantages of digital?

Digital wireless provides a 100% 24-bit digital picture of whatever you’re playing or singing. It’s just like going to a high-end studio, recording a vocal or the output of your very nice instrument, and then sending it to the receiver. A series of ones and zeros gets transmitted in the air—there’s no ambiguity or room for error.

When the receiver gets the signal, it’s crystal clear just like it was when you put it into the device. There’s no change of dynamics, there’s virtually no loss of dynamic range and more importantly, there’s no loss of frequency response. You get up to 120dB of dynamic range. You can transmit Earth-shattering lows, which is awesome.

What’s your design philosophy and inspiration for continuing to develop each new generation of Line 6 digital wireless systems?

I always take the approach that using our wireless should be seamless and enjoyable for the user, so I innovate by automating common tasks.

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Line 6 - Tour-quality wireless at an entry-level price point.

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After 25 years on the road, including almost a decade as front of house engineer and production manager for blues artist Jonny Lang, Gerry Stinson is back home in St. Cloud, Minnesota, about an hour north of Minneapolis.

Since his return, Stinson has found a new favorite wireless system. "The Line 6 XD-V digital wireless is a game-changer," he says. "They sound great, and finding available frequencies just isn't an issue. Plus, they hit a great price point and are as physically tough as most products I've used out on tour. It's just a great design - and that's making a huge impact in my community."

Like Stinson, we always look for a combination of great sound and ease of use for our customers.  "Churches and schools need...

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Guy Coker: Digital wireless; it's all about tone

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Guy Coker: Digital Wireless Pioneer | Part 1
 

Once upon a time, Line 6 Principal Wireless Product Developer Guy Coker was a musician on a quest for great tone. Hear how he went from answering phones for an electronics company to revolutionizing the pro audio market with his digital wireless technology. 

How did you first get into wireless technology?

I was a frustrated musician. I was broke and without a job, so I started to work for a small electronics company answering phones. I would bring my music gear in all the time, which would spark conversations about different products to develop, and I got the idea to start working on digital wireless.

The fact that I couldn’t buy a good wireless system was really problematic—there was nothing out there that felt or sounded like a cable. The company liked the idea, and we started working on it. It took about three years to develop the first digital wireless system.

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