Dynaudio LYD-48 Active Monitor Speaker available from Kazbar Systems

Dynaudio PRO set out to redefine the game of personal reference monitoring with the LYD range in 2016. Now the award
and review-topping range is expanded further with a brand-new 3-way studio monitor design. LYD-48 couples a 4”
midrange and an 8” woofer with a 1” soft-dome tweeter, making the monitors well suited for nearfield as well as midfield
monitor applications.

Featuring custom hand-made and consistent legendary non-fatiguing Dynaudio drivers, each is powered by a dedicated
state-of-the-art Class D amplifier. This delivers 80W for the LF, 50W for the MF and 50W of power for the HF per monitor,
with a 96kHz/24bit signal path and selectable input sensitivity, as well as a ‘Standby Mode’ to help cut down on power
usage when the monitor is silent. Just like with the rest of the LYD series, a DSP used in just the right way allows the ‘Bass
Extension’ option to extend or curtail the low frequency response by 10Hz where needed, while both ‘Position’ and ‘Sound
Balance’ controls ensure the best possible performance for any environment.

The perfect choice for unrivalled accuracy at any volume, LYD 48 brings precision to passion delivering all the power
needed and at the right time. Available in the sleek white and black design as with the rest of the LYD range, LYD-48 is
also available in a classic all-black version. 

LYD – 48 Main Features

  • Handcrafted personal reference monitors
  • Tri-amped Class D speaker design (50/50/80w)
  • Bass Extension control – extends or curtails the low end frequency response
  • Position Mode control – better sound when monitors are placed close to a wall
  • Sound Balance control – influence the overall response of the speaker
  • Made in Denmark 

LYD-48Bring precision to your passion

Building on the award-winning and review-topping range of Dynaudio PRO LYD personal reference studio monitors,
LYD-48 is a brand new 3-way design that achieves its unerring accuracy thanks to a new soft-dome tweeter and Dynaudio’s
proprietary MSP midrange and woofers. Each of its three hand-made drivers are fuelled by a powerful, state-of-the-art
Class-D amplifier and DSP, making the monitors well suited for nearfield as well as midfield monitor applications. The
perfect choice for unrivalled accuracy at any volume, LYD 48 brings precision to passion delivering all the power needed
and at the right time.

  • Handcrafted mid/nearfield reference 8” monitors
  • Tri-amped design with state-of-the-art Class-D amplification
  • Next generation DSP for tailoring the monitor to the mix-space
  • Made in Denmark

Power and DSP

Each LYD-48 drive unit is tri-powered (50w HF/ 50w MF/ 80w LF) by state-of-the-art Class-D amplifiers that feature a
96kHz/24bit signal path, plus a DSP used in just the right way offers the option to extend or curtail the low frequency response
by 10Hz where needed, while both ‘Position’ and ‘Sound Balance’ controls ensure the best possible performance for any
mixing or listening environment. 

Hand-crafted Drivers

LYD-48 uses Dynaudio’s legendary handcrafted soft-dome silk tweeter with an aluminium voice coil to
reproduce upper frequencies in a natural, uncoloured manner. Using aluminum over copper drastically
reduces the weight of the voice coil, whilst also improving the thermal behaviour of the driver (less
thermal distortion). Also, these type of tweeters don’t give off any shrill high-frequency resonance that
can plague some other designs, meaning you can work for long hours without ear-fatigue. 

For the mid and lower frequencies, Dynaudio’s trademark handcrafted 4” and 8” drivers are made
from Magnesium Silicate Polymer (MSP), which offers the perfect balance between stiffness, weight
and dampening. Combined with the better thermal behaviour of aluminium in itself and the die-
cast aluminium basket of the LF driver, the overall sonic performance is improved with less thermal
distortion. Using lightweight aluminium instead of copper allows for a larger diameter voice coil,
which results in increased cooling and enables our flat cone design to give better off axis frequency
response and means transient response is blazingly fast. 
Tech Specs

  • Near to Midfield Monitor
  • Handmade drivers – 1” soft-dome tweeter, 4” midrange and 8” woofer
  • Max. SPL (1m, pair): 114 dB*
  • Freq. Response: 40Hz – 21kHz*
  • Bass Reflex
  • HF 50W/MF 50W/LF 80W Class-D amplifier with 96kHz/24bit signal path
  • Adjustable Input Sensitivity
  • Selectable Auto-Standby Mode
  • XLR and RCA inputs
  • Available in Black/White and all Black finishes 

Powerful Amplification

State-of-the-art Class-D

As with the rest of the LYD family, the LYD-48 features the same new state-of-the-art
Class-D amplifier design.

LYD-48 is tri-amped with separate 50W amplifiers for the tweeter and midrange and
an 80W amplifier for the woofer.

The digital amps feature a 96kHz/24bit signal path and the crossover is handled
by an Analog Devices DSP. The DSP also processes the Bass Extension, Sound
Balance and Position tuning modes.

Different input sensitivities can be chosen to account for different types of studio
equipment and audio devices.

The amplifier also offers a selectable Standby Mode to save energy when the monitor
detects silence. An incoming signal will quickly wake the monitor out of standby. 

DSP used in just the right way

Bass Extension Control


Due to the fact that low frequencies need a lot of energy and therefore membrane movement, every monitor
design involves a compromise between low frequency reproduction and maximum SPL.

By offering presets for the cut–off frequency of the woofer, you can choose to either have the speaker perform
as loud as possible (+10Hz/+5dB) or as deep as possible (-10Hz/-5db). The 0Hz setting is our default factory
setting. Neither of the three settings will influence the linearity of the frequency response though, so your mix
remains pure.

  • Extend or reduce the low frequency response by +10 Hz or-10 Hz
  • Changes the low end response while maintaining a linear frequency response 

Position Control

Placing a speaker close to a wall can prove to be problematic and this is especially true for bass-ported systems.
The issue is primarily audible on low frequencies.

Therefore we created two different tunings, one for when your monitors are free standing (“Free”) and one for
when they are placed within 50 cm of a back wall or closer (“Wall”). This will help to provide a more balanced
response at whatever your choice of listening position.

  • Changes tuning presets
  • Provides better sound characteristics when used close to a wall 

Sound Balance Control

Different to simple Shelf-EQs that features on most studio monitors, the Sound Balance control is a so called
‘Tilt-Filter’ that lifts one end of the frequency spectrum, while lowering the other end by the same amount.

This can be used to influence the frequency response of the monitor, without affecting the critical phase that
EQ can influence on the imaging of your mix. Our tilt filter lifts 20 kHz by 1.5 db, while lowering 20Hz by1.5dB
(“Bright”) and the other way around (“Dark”).

  • Tunes the speaker by tilting the whole frequency spectrum
  • Linear phase response