NAMM 2017: Dynaudio adds to LYD studio monitor range

Dynaudio has provided details of the latest addition to its LYD studio monitor range at the 2017 NAMM Show.

The new LYD 48 features a 3-way speaker design, coupling an 8in and a 4in woofer with a 1in tweeter, making them well suited for nearfield and midfield monitor applications. It will be available as white and black, as the original LYD range, but also in a classic all-black version.

Each of the woofers and the tweeter are powered by a Class D amplifier, delivering 80W/50W/50W of power per monitor. The amp features a 96kHz/24bit signal path and selectable input sensitivity, as well as the same Standby Mode as the original LYD speakers.

Like the other LYD monitors, the new 3-way version features Bass Extension, allowing for a choice between the default setting or pushing towards maximum bass or maximum volume. Changes will affect the low-end response, while the linear frequency response remains intact.

The Sound Balance option is basically a tilt filter that tips the tonal balance gently. In short, it emphasises one end of the spectrum while decreasing the opposite end by the same amount. This approach is different from typical shelving filters, as it alters the frequency response, but without interfering with the phase. By default the monitor is set flat, but the Sound Balance toggle switch can go for either ‘Bright’ or ‘Dark’.

“We are very excited to now add a bigger brother to the LYD range,” said Sebastian Rodens, product manager for Dynaudio’s PRO division. “This new 3-way monitor shares many of the same benefits as the original LYD range, including significant low-volume precision. Obviously, the new 3-way is even more powerful and brings audio precision to your passion regardless of whether you produce electronic music, rock, jazz, classical or any other genre – and at any listening volume.”

LYD 48 carries an MSRP of $1,529 and, along with the other LYD monitors, can be experienced at NAMM 2017 at Yorkville, Dynaudio’s US distributor, in Room 210B on the second floor.