Great question. The L1® Compact has two different stereo inputs:
In the picture below the stereo inputs are marked "Connect backing track device here"
We have notes here: Stereo Mixer to Mono L1®
If you need more information, please tell us about your stereo source device.
Thanks for the reply! But I’m asking how to bring a stereo signal into the L1. I want to know how the unit handles stereo. When it receives a stereo signal does it render a stereo image? Do I truly get both channels?
A stereo signal is mixed to mono internally. You get both channels, but without the stereo image.
Are you near an L1® dealer where you can hear it?
How are you planning to use an L1® Compact?
To tell the truth I own and love an L1. I was thinking of using it as our home “stereo” and I was curious about the way the system handles stereo. I always feel like I’m hearing both channels, but wanted to be sure. Thanks very much for your help!
Your L1® Compact has extremely wide horizontal dispersion. In a room at home, you will often get very nice early side reflections and a generous sense of spaciousness.
Enjoy your L1®.