L-Acoustics Updates LA Network Manager Software, Amplified Controller Firmware

by Frank Hammel
in New Gear

L-Acoustics’ LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers pictured with screen captures from LA Network ManL-Acoustics announced the latest version of its LA Network Manager software ( as well as a firmware update ( for its LA4 and LA8 amplified controllers.

The full release pack with updated documentation is now available from L-Acoustics’ online download center at http://www.l-acoustics.com/support-download-center-13.html.

More details from L-Acoustics (www.l-acoustics.com):

New features to LA Network Manager version include:

•       Compatibility with Windows 8

•       New L-COM network engine with fast detection of units and improved protocol of data transfer

•       Enhanced contour EQ: zoom factor with wide range and fine steps, eight IIR filters with Q factor up to 40

•       Universal firmware package included, auto-detection of unit type for facilitated firmware update process

•       Various bug fixes and improvements

Version firmware for the LA4 and LA8 now offers:

•       Audio available within nine seconds after power is turned on

•       Output delay extended to 680 ms per channel

•       LA8 comes with both LA8 and LA4 presets onboard

•       The routing (input selection) for the output channels can be set from the preset parameters menu

The new Preset Library 3.0, accompanying both releases, offers a simplified preset structure and integration of various LA4 presets (5XT, KILO, KIVA_SB15, SB15_100 and SB15_100_C).