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Dynaudio LYD-48

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Do you want to equip your professional studio or home studio with a monitor speaker that displays a highly accurate sound spectrum to guarantee impeccable mixing? You can opt for the Dynaudio LYD-48 surround speaker. It is a 3-way active designer speaker, meaning that this speaker benefits from a specific triple driver design. Discover throughout this article the complete test of this microphone, and without forgetting to give you our opinion on the quality of this speaker from Dynaudio.

Test and review of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speaker

🎤 by Kevin Jung

Summary of the Test 👇

Based on a Bass Reflex system Dynaudio PRO LYD proximity monitor range , the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers benefit from a completely new three-way design concept.

Compared to a large number of speakers, they provide increased sound clarity , detail and precision since they integrate a new dome tweeter added with formidable performance midrange and woofer.

Each element that makes up the three speakers integrated into the Dynaudio LYD-48 has been carefully crafted by hand . Which makes them particularly valuable for use in recording studios.

The Dynaudio LYD-48 surround speaker is also qualified as an active speaker in that it integrates a Class D amplifier added with a passive DSP filter . Which makes the monitors much more powerful whether at short or medium range to provide sound in a large room.

The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers are as effective and efficient as the high-end and sophisticated floor-standing speakers such as the Focal chorus 726 or CC8V. Does purchasing a Dynaudio LYD-48 type speaker rather than any other wall-mounted speaker really make your home studio project profitable?

How do Dynaudio LYD-48 powered speakers differ from other active speakers currently available on the market? Let's test this surround and amplified speaker to attest to its sound quality and also to give an objective opinion about its true audio performance!

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Overview of Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers

Combining the best between precision, performance and sound quality, the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers offer everything you need to mix and process sound correctly in a home studio. Each element that makes up the Dynaudio LYD-48 near and medium distance monitors has been entirely handcrafted .

Which allows this pair of speakers to offer a refined and better defined sound reproduction than other active speakers (like the Yamaha HS 5 or the Adam S3V for example) which are available at the price at which they are offered. More elegant and refined than the Dynaudio PRO LYD proximity speakers, the Dynaudio LYD-48 benefits from a 3-way design .

Each compact speaker therefore has a midrange in addition to the woofer and tweeter. The Dynaudio LYD-48s being active (by their nature and design) also integrate a state-of-the-art class D amplifier

Added to this is a new generation, highly efficient Digital Signal Processor This is to provide perfect adaptation of the monitors to the audio interface of a mixing desk or mixing console.

This pair of Danish-made, tri-amplified audio speakers has a total Rms power of 180 Watts ( 50 Watts for the Tweeter, 50 Watts for the Midrange and 80 Watts for the Woofer). The Class D amplifiers integrated into the Dynaudio LYD-48 provide a resolution of 96 kHz by 24 bits .

In addition, a carefully designed DSP offers the possibility of widening or narrowing the low frequency response by 10 Hz if necessary. These powered speakers also feature “Position” and “Sound Balance” controls.

This greatly improves the audio performance of speakers and provides the best possible listening experience in all audio mixing and monitoring environments. The dome tweeters of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers (made by hand, remember) are made of soft , lightweight with an aluminum voice coil .

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Thus making it possible to reconstruct the high-pitched sound in the most natural, fluid and transparent way possible. The aluminum coating on the copper significantly reduces the weight of the voice coil and significantly improves the thermal behavior of the conductor. This thus makes it possible to considerably reduce thermal distortion .

Note also that these ingeniously designed and handcrafted dome tweeters do not cause reverberations in the high frequencies. Which eliminates any hiss or saturation that could affect the sound quality of your mix in the treble.

Dynaudio LYD-48: a pair of high-end active speakers

Each speaker that makes up the Dynaudio LYD-48 is hand-built by the factory in Denmark to meet very high audio performance standards . These speakers are only part of the listening system.

Dynaudio LYD-48 active speakers interact with the environment of the room in which they are integrated and also help boost your sound system . For application on a performance stage, these speakers (as elegant and almost as compact as satellite speakers like the GENELEC 8040 BPM ) also allow you to obtain better stage monitors.

The audio gain these Hifi speakers are likely to generate as well as the sound quality likely to be produced, however, depends on how they are placed and configured. Whatever the configuration adopted (and as long as it is correct), it is easier to set up a listening system which offers precise and high-fidelity .

Of course, depending on your listening requirements, you can always try various ways of placing the Dynaudio LYD-48 Hifi speakers to obtain better audio performance . Indeed, when these audio monitor speakers are configured correctly and the rear panel controls are properly set up, your mixes will only translate better to various other playback systems.

These include: home cinemas, hi-fi speakers, speakers, subs, car radio speakers, headphones and studio monitoring headphones . The Dynaudio LYD-48 active speakers can also be connected to allow the Dynaudio iOS meter application to position and calibrate the audio speaker system according to your listening room.

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All via the interface of an Apple mobile device (iPhone or iPad). To successfully place each Dynaudio surround speaker unit correctly, you will also need to use a tape measure, a cord and a marker.

The entire range of LYD speakers from Dynaudio are active. This means that they all include a class D amplifier with analog inputs. The use of a pre-amp or a power amplifier therefore remains optional for this type of high-end audio speaker.

The Dynaudio LYD-48s are also equipped with all the necessary connections and adjustments to purify the sound reproduction. These connections and controls are directly accessible from the rear panel. No need to use a remote control or (external) sound card to operate high-cut and low-cut audio filtering .

This acoustic and sophisticated speaker is also quite capable of reproducing a clean and refined sound without the need to pass through an audio equalizer or a mixing desk. The three Hifi speakers that make up each unit of Dynaudio LYD-48 speaker pairs will be able to obtain better sound quality after a certain break-in time.

After the first eight hours of active listening to these two audio speakers, you will undoubtedly notice a significant improvement in sound quality . Other subtle improvements may still occur over the following hours of use.

On the rear panel of the Dynaudio LYD-48 monitoring speaker, we find:

  • An on/off switch,
  • An AC power input (100 – 230 Volts),
  • A balanced analog XLR input,
  • An unbalanced analog RCA input,
  • A sleep mode switch to enable or disable automatic sleep,
  • A sensitivity switch to adjust the input voltage,
  • A bass extension switch to adjust the speaker cutoff frequency,
  • A “Sound Balance” switch to toggle between three available tilt filter settings,
  • A position switch to turn effect filters on and off.
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To get the most out of the performance and sound quality of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers, you will need to ensure that you position them correctly in the listening environment dedicated to them. The nature, dimensions and configuration of each room are likely to seriously affect the sound.

The distance and angle of placement of these monitoring speakers from the walls, ceiling and floor are crucial. And this, whatever the listening environment in which you wish to establish any audio speaker configuration.

Acoustic axis:

The acoustic axis is an imaginary line that passes through the center point of the speaker. It is ideally used as a reference to properly position the Dynaudio LYD-48 and various other high-performance audio speakers.

This axis should be used to measure the distance and angle of placement of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers relative to the listener. This center point is halfway between the boundary of the tweeter and that of the woofer or midrange of the loudspeaker.

Most Dynaudio speakers in the LYD range (and particularly the LYD 5, 7 and 8) are designed to allow vertical positioning pointed directly towards the listener's ears. The Dynaudio LYD-48s are an exception to this rule since they must be erected horizontally .

Room boundaries:

Each surface boundary of a room (both in length and width as well as in height: floor, walls and ceiling) constitutes a boundary for sound . The Dynaudio LYD-48s will therefore reproduce a sound which may differ more or less depending on the size of the rooms, the materials which make up their surface, the different pieces of furniture which equip them, etc.

We must at all costs avoid placing the speakers too close to any boundary (floor, walls, ceiling). Note in fact that the closer the speakers come to a limit, the more likely there will be anomalies in the restitution of the response in the low frequencies. Placing the Dynaudio LYD-48 and any other high-performance active speaker like the KRK Rokit 5 G4 in a corner will cause even more serious distortions in most situations.

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Conversely, one should also avoid placing these speakers exactly halfway between the boundaries of these rooms since this will have the effect of over-boosting the fundamental standing sound waves in the room, making the bass response frighteningly artificial . Likewise, we must also ensure that we adopt the correct listening position .

These room anomalies are quite common, but as a general rule, you should always make sure to place the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers at the correct distances from the surfaces of the room and from the listener.

Theoretically, we should manage to position the speakers between 25 and 30% of the distance which separates them from the room. Then, you will need to ensure that the listening position is sufficiently symmetrical in relation to the angle of the speaker (so approximately 60% ) so as to be able to form an equilateral triangle .

Sometimes, this positioning (although ideal) is not possible due to space limitations and the presence of other equipment which may prove more or less cumbersome. These constraints may condition certain aspects of speaker location and impose other, more complex configurations to put in place.

In all cases, you must above all rely on your listening skills and do your best to adapt the configuration to the environment in which you wish to place these surround speakers.

Listening distance:

The majority of speakers in Dynaudio's LYD range (and particularly the LYD 5, 7 and 8) are specifically designed to serve as near-field monitors . The Dynaudio LYD-48s have the particularity of being more versatile by being both near and mid-field monitors.

For Dynaudio's LYD-48 active speakers, the ideal listening location distance is between 1.5 and 2.5 meters . The Dynaudio LYD-48 hi-fi speakers can also be used perfectly as desktop speakers and can even be configured to perform optimally in a wide variety of positions. And this, even at a very short distance, on a work surface and directly in front of the listener.

If the speakers are placed on a desk or pedestal, they should be angled so that they are aligned with the listener's ears to ensure best results. If the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers must be placed on supports located behind a work surface or behind a computer at a further distance, the use of a subwoofer or subwoofer is recommended as an addition.

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Listening angle:

Since the Dynaudio LYD-48s benefit from a specific design with triple drivers (Bass, midrange, and high) they must be placed horizontally unlike the other speakers that make up the Dynaudio LYD range.

Horizontal angle:

The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers should be positioned to create a 60 degree angle between the speakers and the listener . The simplest and quickest way to achieve this is to create an equilateral triangle between the two speakers and the listener.

In other words, the speakers must be placed at an equal distance from each other and from the listener. Remember that it is necessary to carry out this distancing by taking measurements from the acoustic axis of the enclosure.

To do this, all you need to do is use a tape measure, a string and a marker (or chalk, if necessary). We must only ensure that the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers are not placed more than 2 meters between them and in relation to the listener in order to obtain an improved and optimal response .

Dynaudio LYD-48: balanced natural sound for excellent results

The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers display a clearly divided sound spectrum in which each frequency range is precisely reproduced. As is generally the case with three-way high-end speakers, the different midrange zones are nuanced.

The low mids are more accentuated while the high mids display a much clearer sonic presence without being rough. This presence of high midrange stands out particularly at high volume, while the Dynaudio LYD-48s always reproduce these frequencies in a very balanced manner.

The same goes for the medium and high treble, which does not tire the ears. Not even during long mixing sessions. The upper bass is extremely powerful, while the lower end sounds much more subtle. The subdivision of the two ranges is clearly perceptible and this strict separation of nuanced bass is clearly discernible in the mixes.

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The Dynaudio LYD-48's tuning options focus especially on treble and bass. These adjustments can be made according to your preferences and taking into account the acoustic constraints of the room.

Coupled with an 18S subwoofer , the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers sound wonderful with a result that results in the display of a beautiful full-bodied response in the lowest frequencies . Frequencies below 40 Hz are clearly audible and perceptible.

Even when you increase the volume, the sound of the 18S subwoofer coupled with the Dynaudio LYD-48 remains punchy and precise. Thus highlighting a big difference compared to various other entry-level subwoofers.

This subwoofer generates neither annoying resonances nor muddy signals. The power amplifier integrated into the Dynaudio LYD-48 refines the work by removing any distortion. time alignment function are also significantly improved .

Thus, the delay and phase compensator can be activated by adopting the correct distance of the monitors from this subwoofer. We also obtain a more punchy and precise sound spectrum . The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers and 18S subwoofer combine beautifully to create a four-way system with exceptional sound reproduction.

Thanks to the many options of Dsp systems for frequency adaptation , better results can be obtained in rooms that are not sufficiently configured acoustically.

Due to their three-way design, the Dynaudio LYD-48s are quite easy to get started in a relatively short period of time while offering excellent value for money. You only need to spend a few hours to become familiar with these speakers and get used to working with their main settings.

The Dynaudio LYD-48s deliver balanced sound and all frequency ranges are reproduced evenly. The transparency of sound reproduction of acoustic instruments via these two speakers remains quite surprising.

Each track that makes up the song is clearly audible. We therefore cannot make a mistake in the mixing, because everything we are likely to hear is clearly highlighted whether in the bass, in the mids or in the highs.

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By the way, you can also consult our test guide for the M-Audio BX8 D3 . This guide presents: the overview of the M-Audio BX8 D3 speaker, the elements on the rear side of the speaker, its Acoustic Space function, its sound quality, its technical characteristics, as well as our opinion on this monitoring speaker from M-Audio.

Dynaudio LYD-48: easy, quick and efficient handling

The first good thing to do is to equip yourself with an appropriate power cable . The speaker's power supplies have switching inputs that automatically sense the incoming voltage to adjust them to 120 Volts or 220 Volts , depending on the country you are in.

These speakers being easier to power, their nominal impedance fluctuates very little from 1 kHz , over a wide frequency range of between 20 and 20,000 Hz . From bass to treble, including midrange and mid-high. This impedance reflects the resistance of the speakers to the alternating and variable sound signal emitted when broadcasting and listening to music.

This resistance is measured in Ohms. Symbolized by the Greek letter omega (Ω), the Ohm is a universal reference unit which is used to indicate the unit of measurement of electrical resistance . This, in honor of the German physicist Georg Ohm, to whom science owes the famous “Ohm’s law”.

We will connect the dedicated AC cable to the speaker, then to the mains socket. You must take great care to turn on the speakers to check that they are working properly. This can be easily verified thanks to the power LED indicator that lights up on the rear panel. Once this is done, you can safely turn off the speakers before connecting them to the audio source.

Just like the Tannoy Gold 5 monitor , the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers also have a sleep mode which greatly helps save energy without the risk of damaging them when not in use.

  • “On” Switch: When the speakers are switched to “ON”, they remain active until this main switch is turned off.
  • “Auto” Mode: When the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers are configured in “AUTO” mode, they automatically enter a power saving mode when not in use. The amplification section therefore remains inactive until the audio signal is detected and perceived at the input.
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To bring out the audio signals through the monitors of the two Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers, you can choose between two physical inputs. One is an unbalanced RCA type while the other is a or unbalanced XLR type .

It is preferable to make a balanced XLR connection since this connection significantly eliminates the nuisance of noise and hum due to ground loop effects for example.

To bring out the audio signals coming from a source (microphone, instrument, or line level device), we will then connect the outputs of the mixing desk or those of the equalizer or those of a preamplifier to the speaker inputs.

However, care should be taken before passing audio signals through the Dynaudio LYD-48 monitors. To be on the safe side, it is recommended to set the sensitivity to -6 dB and set the outputs of your mixer, DAW or audio interface to the lowest setting.

We can then adjust the signal rate level gradually until we obtain an audible sound reproduction at moderate volume . This will prevent damage to your hearing system and will also prevent your speakers from being exposed to the risk of accidental overload.

You will need to use an appropriate adapter to bring out the sound from an old VCR or any type of device equipped with a 21-pin RGB SCART socket through these speakers. The same goes for connecting these speakers via coaxial cable to the output of an old television, for example.

Volume adjustment:

The Dynaudio LYD-48s have a three-position switch ( +6 dBu , 0 dBu and +12 dBu ) allowing you to adjust the sound sensitivity at their input. This will mainly depend on the output level of your mixing desk, your audio mixer, your audio interface or your monitoring system.

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Depending on the studio equipment at your disposal (see also the essentials and equipment needed to get started in a home studio ), you can choose the most appropriate setting to optimize the staging gain in the speakers . If you have a professional interface with a maximum output of at least +20 dBu , then a setting of -6dBu on the Dynaudio LYD-48s will be essential.

Conversely, a setting of +6 dB will be more appropriate for studio or sound equipment offering a nominal output level of -10 dBV (domestic or general public).

DSP settings:

Dynaudio engineers took care to equip the LYD-48 with a DSP controller. This is to make these speakers compatible with your specific listening environment and above all to perfect the audio signal modulation. Dsp tuning parameters provide high-precision adjustments optimizing these speakers for any listening space.

Bass Extension:

Almost all frequencies that fall in the low end of the audio spectrum require an enormously large surge of energy and flow to reproduce in the highs. The bass extension setting thus affects the frequency response power of each unit that makes up the two Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers.

Configured at its lowest level (at -10 Hz ), this setting extends the low frequency range to 10 Hz . This will also have the effect of the maximum speaker volume by 5 dB

Configured by default at 0 Hz, the same setting limits the low frequency range while emphasizing the maximum speaker volume. Positioned at +10 Hz , the setting limits low frequencies to their minimum threshold. All while increasing the maximum speaker volume +5 dB

Since most professional audio mixers tend to mix the respective tracks at relatively low volumes (between 70 and 85 dB Spl ), the greatest bass extension (at -10 Hz ) may be used.

Each time you want to increase the playback volume from the source, you should particularly consider reducing the amount of bass extension coming out of the speakers to avoid overloading the speaker woofers.

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Dynaudio LYD-48: an exceptionally precise mixing experience

The triple-way design of the Dynaudio LYD-48s constitutes a real breakthrough for a brand that is already well-known and has been present for several years on the professional audio market. Extensive testing in professional recording studios proves that Dynaudio LYD-48s provide an extraordinarily precise and clean mixing experience .

And this, with the least possible hearing fatigue for prolonged use for hours. The Dynaudio LYD-48s are real reference speakers in studio monitoring. Their unusual, compact three-way design is suitable for mixing almost any musical genre.

These range from classical to the most popular rhythms, including jazz, blues, pop, rock, punk, hip-hop, reggae, RNB, techno and electro among many others. 'others. The Dynaudio LYD-48s display a high accuracy sound spectrum to guarantee impeccable mixing .

These speakers reproduce the sound with extreme precision in the bass and wonderfully accentuate the punch on fairly aggressive pieces such as rock, hard rock, hip-hop and electro. The Dynaudio LYD-48s also produce a substantial amount of bass power , particularly when boosting the bass by setting the Bass setting to “ -10 Hz ”.

The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers also demonstrate excellent performance in creating a wide and precise soundstage for each channel track on a mixer. We will thus be able to mix, purify and process each sound in isolation to perfect the spatial mixing quality of any audio recording.

The sound balance, also called a " tilt filter ", reproduces in a refined way the overall tone assignment of the speakers. However, the clarity and sound quality of your broadcast will depend on the treatment of the room and various other factors.

Depending on the situations and usage needs, it may sometimes be necessary to darken or lighten the speaker setting compared to the normal default setting. An acoustically very insulating room will need treatment and may also require more lighting adjustment than a reverberant interior or a very spacious and relatively sparsely furnished room surrounded by various reflective surfaces.

Sound Balance adjustment control provides three main settings: bright ( 20 Hz -1.5 dB, 20kHz +1.5 dB ), neutral and dark ( 20 Hz +1.5 dB, 20 kHz -1.5 dB ). Typically, this setting tilts the entire spectrum by 1.5 dB at each end using minimum or linear phase filters.

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And this in particular, depending on whether we wish to lighten or darken the tone of the overall response. Minimal filtering changes the tone without causing audible phase anomalies. Which more effectively maximizes the linearity of the speakers .

If you are forced to place the Dynaudio LYD-48s less than 50 cm from the rear wall , you will need to position the switch on the “Wall” or wall setting. This will rectify anomalies created by reflections coming from the background wall and particularly in low frequencies. If the speakers are far enough away ( more than 50 cm ) from the wall, however, you can make a free adjustment.

Focus on the sound quality of Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers

Once the Dynaudio LYD-48s are correctly placed, it is now time to start testing them. To do this we have two choices: carry out a subjective test and a rational test . For the subjective test, you will only have to refer to your albums, your favorite pieces or your favorite musical compositions.

However, objective tests provide the possibility of evaluating the real capabilities and sound performance of the Dynaudio LYD-48 by using a dedicated application or by using a and much more sophisticated measurement system

All you have to do is play your favorite songs or favorite compositions using a classic player or Dap ( Digital Audio Player ). This will allow you to check if the speakers are bringing out the sound exactly the way you want to hear it or even better.

To enhance the sound quality of your musical compositions or songs, you can adjust the tilt filters and adjust them in both directions. This is to hear the tones in different possible nuances .

The advantage of having Dynaudio LYD-48 type active speakers in your possession lies in the fact that they allow you to obtain , correct and much more neutral sound reproduction This greatly helps improve the audio mixing quality of a sound recording and even corrects certain imbalances in the sound balance.

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We can then carry out an objective test of the response of the Dynaudio LYD-48 to be able to measure its performance and limits. To do this, we will need a measurement system. This type of device is capable of measuring in real time the spectral output rate of the speakers and that of the pink noise source likely to be reproduced by these speakers.

Dynaudio has specially designed and developed a dedicated iOS application allowing you to test and calibrate LYD speakers using an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. This application is free to download via the Apple App Store.

Note, however, that these speakers are not compatible with Amazon's Alexa personal intelligent assistant and that we will instead have to turn to the choice of an appropriate communicating speaker (from Ibiza Sound for example) to better respond.

You can then connect your iPhone or iPad to the speakers while using appropriate headphones for an audio monitor. Afterwards, we will only have to read the pink noise (or pink noise) and adjust it according to the desired sound reproduction. noise ” we mean

The audio file containing this pink noise is also available in WAV format on the manufacturer's official website. We can also use a computer's audio interface to broadcast pink noise through the DYNAUDIO LYD-48 speakers via a mixing desk or an appropriate audio equalizer.

It is also possible to play pink noise in Dolby Surround Stereo (5.1 or 7.1) through these two Hifi speakers at a reasonable level of between 80 and 85 DBA . We will modify the Sound Balance filter to check how the audio signal modifies the response curve in the spectrum analyzer (RTA). In the display of this spectral analyzer, the reading must be as horizontal and uniform as possible .

In this case, if we notice that the levels are excessive in the bass (the bass is overly accentuated for example), we can simply set the Sound Balance filter to Bright (B) to brighten the sound and check what this gives. .

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Conversely, if we notice a fairly high level in the high frequencies, we will simply adjust the tilt filter to Dark (D) or dark, and check the results. Once the tilt filter setting is complete, you can return to playing a playlist, a mix or a particular composition to check how it sounds.

By combining objective listening tests (with the RTA spectral analyzer ) and subjective listening tests (with any song of your choice), you can more easily find the best setting to really take advantage of the sound quality and performance of Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers.

Beyond all these settings, other additional adjustments can be made. These additional adjustments help improve the frequency response of the system relative to the room environment in which the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers are integrated.

It could indeed be that we notice slight anomalies in the high frequencies due to the reverberation of the room or a room layout which disrupts the response in the low frequencies.

Hard surfaces that are too close to the listening position often cause sound to reflect exaggeratedly. This may interfere with listening since this phenomenon is also likely to cause a distorted response at high frequencies.

Sound reflected from hard surfaces near the listening position can cause problems with the high frequency response and speaker picture This can be remedied more easily by ensuring that the two Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers are placed symmetrically between them and in relation to the listener .

The other method to effectively suppress these reverberations is to place an absorbent material on these surfaces in order to reduce the reflection effects and above all to improve the sound quality of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speaker system. The thicker the acoustic insulation, the better the Dynaudio LYD-48s will sound.

If you notice peaks or valleys in the low frequency response curve of the spectral analyzer ( between 20 and 250 Hz ), these phenomena are probably caused by the room modes. These affect specific low frequencies whose wavelength equals or exceeds the total dimensions of the listening room.

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So for a room measuring 4 meters long, there may be a room mode at 43 Hz, because its wavelength is equivalent to about 8 meters. For this frequency therefore, the room response will change significantly depending on the listener's location in relation to the Dynaudio LYD-48 loudspeakers.

You will be able to hear a relatively variable frequency response depending on the listening position in the room. Modes can be generated from all dimensions of the part: length, width and height.

The best way to remedy this is to install acoustic insulation panels specially designed to trap low frequencies in the most effective locations to reduce the effect of room or room modes.

A large number of manufacturers design and offer acoustic insulation panels called “ bass traps ”. These insulators are specially designed to be placed near wall corners to reduce the amount of low frequency energy reflected into the room.

By attenuating the resonance caused by these room modes, we can more effectively smooth the bass frequency response. The bass traps once installed on the sides of the walls, we must always check the resulting frequency response curve by carrying out an objective test (with the RTA spectral analyzer and using pink noise) followed by an objective test with all the songs and playlists of your choice.

Perfectly balanced and uniform sound

We installed the Dynaudio LYD-48s in a room to demonstrate their real performance. Although the room was not very spacious and did not allow us to configure them optimally (triangle of just over one meter, compared to the recommended minimum of 1.5 m), their sound quality still exceeded our expectations.

We really enjoyed the (rich and coherent) sound that came out of the monitors, resulting (in our humble opinion) from excellent engineering in the horizontal development . And this, with an ingenious choice of symmetrical speaker layout.

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Rich sonic details with pinpoint transient response

The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers provide surprising sonic detail in the high frequencies . They provide precise and correct transient response with substantial, precise and nuanced bass reproduction. Mixing and post-production elements could be with very noticeable results.

The finalized audio production sounded excellent on various types of speakers: speaker or passive speaker, hi-fi speakers, portable speakers, soundbars, Bluetooth speakers, focal speakers (like the Focal Solo6 ), wireless speakers, speakers for PCs, home cinema speakers, PA speakers and professional monitors.

The same is true for ordinary audio and multimedia devices such as televisions, smartphones, tablets, docking stations and car radios.

Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers provide high-precision and correct sound reproduction across the entire audio frequency spectrum. These three-way horizontal active speakers provide remarkable sound detail in the highs while they offer extremely precise transient response in the mids .

The low frequencies remain singularly quite substantial with a tone that is at once rich, transparent, neutral, balanced, and pronounced. The Dynaudio LYD-48s display exceptional sound quality in the bass with high definition audio reproduction.

All with a and well-nuanced transient response in the mid and high frequencies, even when the bass tends to shake the floors. Until now, no other compact speaker with a single midrange unit other than the Dynaudio LYD-48 has managed to cover such a wide bandwidth.

We also appreciate the absence of any anomaly due to crossover in the mediums. This makes it possible to reproduce vocals with more clarity and to isolate them more effectively from the sounds of instruments which are in this frequency which is quite difficult to work with in mixing.

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The soft dome tweeter making up each Dynaudio LYD-48 speaker unit also delivers smooth, detailed and pleasant-to-listen performance. Making the Dynaudio LYD-48s completely comfortable to listen to for long hours.

LYD 48: the perfect choice of speakers for placing vocals in a mix

We were also surprised by how well the Dynaudio LYD-48s handled vocals. These speakers have no difficulty in enhancing the voice over the mix and harmonizing it with the various accompaniments: choirs, instruments and other sound effects.

A good balance of frequencies for a smooth, refined and precise mix

After getting some idea of ​​the overall frequency and tonal balance of the Dynaudio LYD-48s through these various listening tests, we decided to test them in the mix. We took two discs at random, one contains a techno song and the other contains electro music.

On both disc tracks, the Dynaudio LYD-48s provided better mixing sound quality regardless of the configurations, whereas with other speakers we had to adjust the mids (for vocals) and bass (for vocals) each time. for synthetic basses) to perfect the mix.

Not only did the final mixes turn out to be better than all our previous ones, but we also noticed that the Dynaudio LYD-48s enhanced vocals better compared to most high-end audiophile hifi speakers. Equipped with Dynaudio LYD-48 type speakers, you can mix a variety of musical genres more comfortably for long hours with more reliable results.

The woofers integrated into the Dynaudio LYD-48 reproduced the bass in a surprising way. The bass drum elements combine and interact wonderfully with the acoustic basses and synthetic basses. Which seems much less obvious to us when using other pairs of active speakers, even sophisticated ones.

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The technical characteristics of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers

  • Type: powered speakers
  • Brand: Dynaudio
  • Model: LYD-48
  • Max. SPL: (1m, pair) 112 dB
  • Bass principle: Bass-reflex , rear port
  • Crossover frequency: 460 Hz / 5.5 kHz
  • Tweeter: 1 inch (≈ 2.54 cm ) soft dome
  • Medium: 4 inches (≈ 10.16 cm )
  • Woofer: 8 inches (≈ 20.32 cm )
  • Amplifier: power (tweeter/midrange/woofer) 50 Watts /50 Watts /80 Watts
  • Amplifier type: class D
  • Standby power consumption: <0.5W
  • Max. power consumption : 100W
  • Input voltage: 90 – 264 V AC , 50 – 60 Hz
  • XLR inputs: balanced
  • RCA: unbalanced
  • Outputs: N/A
  • Sensitivity: ( 85 dB at 1m , free field)
  • +6dB: 50mV
  • 0dB: 100mV
  • -6dB: 200mV
  • Frequency response limits at -6 dB:
    • Bass extension +10 Hz: 60 Hz – 21 kHz
    • Bass extension 0 Hz: 50 Hz – 21 kHz
    • Bass extension -10 Hz: 40 Hz – 21 kHz
    • Free-field frequency response: 50 Hz – 19 kHz
  • Frequency response limits at -10 dB:
    • Bass extension +10 Hz: 52 Hz – 24 kHz
    • Bass extension 0 Hz: 42 Hz – 24 kHz
    • Bass extension -10 Hz: 32 Hz – 24 kHz
  • Dimensions: 369 x 234 x 328 mm
  • Weight: 12 kg
Dynaudio LYD-48 monitoring speaker
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Our Overall Opinion

Overall Sound Quality

4,8 /5

Value for money

4,6 /5

Global mark

4,7 /5

Our opinion on the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers

As we have seen through the above tests, the Dynaudio LYD-48s do an incredibly great job of creating a wide and precise soundstage for mixing. The Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers, in addition to integrating a class-D amplifier, also provide a large number of useful and functional settings to optimize its configuration.

Reflective spaces can be defined and controlled more easily. These compact speakers can also be modulated to better integrate into the listening environment for which they are intended. The Dynaudio LYD-48s also do a huge job in being more capable of handling sound dynamics, compression and audio limiting.

This makes them effective for integrating into a home studio or a record production company, particularly for recording rap, hip-hop and electronic music. These compact speakers reserve no unpleasant surprises at the audio mastering stage and in post-production since you can clearly hear the compression and limitation effect during mixing.

The Dynaudio LYD-48s also provide near-impeccable sound reproduction in stereo with a wide and uniform frequency response compared to other monitors and active speakers in this range. The possibility of adding a sub, an additional active subwoofer or an amplified subwoofer is also a real strong point for this pair of unique three-way hi-fi speakers.

Combined with a subwoofer, a high-performance active subwoofer or a powerful subwoofer, the Dynaudio LYD-48s are capable of delivering impressive and clearly defined bass depth. These can be combined with an active subwoofer, that is to say a Yamaha HS 8S type subwoofer to extend and improve low frequency responses.

Bass expression is both extended and tight. You can perfectly hear the double basses sounding in three dimensions. All extensions are reproduced in a nuanced way in the bass without generating a muddy or distorted sound reproduction. We are also delighted to learn that the Dynaudio LYD-48s have been awarded a “Choice Award”.

These speakers were therefore elected as a flagship product of the Dynaudio LYD range by Musictech Magazine. He reports that the Dynaudio LYD-48s display a rounded restitution, offering a spacious, refined, deep and revealing sound. Beyond these specificities, Dynaudio's LYD-48 monitors display more accentuated sound details in the midrange and mid-high range.

These ranges (quite difficult to differentiate) can be separated correctly during mixing in order to obtain a sound rendering that is both nuanced and harmonious in the midrange. Without hesitation therefore, we recommend the acquisition of a unit or a pair of Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers as your (near and medium) monitor of choice.

This choice better meets the needs of audio professionals who work in the production of various musical genres in recording studios: Rap, hip-hop, RNB, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Hard-rock, Grunge, Punk, Heavy metal, techno , electronic, World music…

Moreover, purchasing a unit or a pair of Dynaudio LYD-48 type speakers is suitable for all people who wish to improve the sound quality of their mixing and production whether in a home studio or in a professional recording studio. The main strengths of the Dynaudio LYD-48 speakers include:

  • Balanced audio rendering,
  • The precise sound reproduction,
  • The expanded depth of field,
  • Efficiency for near and mid-field audio monitoring,
  • Robust and durable construction,
  • The ingenious three-way design,
  • The possibility of adding a subwoofer or other external subwoofers,
  • The clarity, transparency and accuracy of tones (voices and instruments) in the mid frequencies,
  • The comfort and pleasure felt when hearing (the Dynaudio LYD-48s are among the least tiring audio speakers to listen to for hours),
  • The correct, neat and avant-garde finish facilitates the integration of the monitors into almost any home studio and recording studio environment,
  • Intelligent power saving mode,
  • The dedicated iOS calibration app and configurable wall compensation modes to provide a perfect fit for any listening environment.

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