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Dynaudio LYD-48 3-Way Monitor - Left

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Dynaudio set out to redefine the game of personal reference monitoring with the LYD range in 2016. Now we expand the range with a new 3-way monitor. Please meet LYD 48.

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

The LYD-48 3-way near to midfield monitor reaches eyebrow-raising levels of accuracy thanks to a new soft-dome tweeter and Dynaudios proprietary MSP midrange driver and woofer. Each driver is fuelled by a powerful, state-of-the-art Class-D amplifier and a full 24-bit/96kHz signal path. And, like the rest of the LYD range, it lets you fine-tune low frequency response, position and sound-balance using cutting-edge DSP.

Sound good but they hiss like crazy3 of 4 customers found this review helpful

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The sound is good and they are able to compensate for poor spaces well (i.e. against wall or on desk). The problem is they hiss white noise like nothing I've ever heard before even when they have nothing hooked up to them and are set to -6db sensitivity. The hiss is clearly audible at their recommended listening distances (1.5 - 2.5m). Some are going to say, "All audio equipment will have some noise" - yes, but since I didn't just teleport here from the 1500s, I have had experience with a very wide array of audio devices and nothing hisses like these hiss. They hiss. A lot. If you can't live with that, don't get them. If they didn't hiss I'd be giving them 4.5 but as it is its 3.5 and thank god they sound good when at volume. They should have proper volume control on the devices and then, in theory, you could reduce this noise by reducing their max volume level. They also take a long time to come out of standby. If I sit down to do some work I usually just start up Spotify for a while until they decide to click on. I like how they look, I like how they sound, I like the features. ...but man, get your hiss under control Dynaudio!
Posted by Jason on May 15, 2020
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