LYD 5

LYD 5

The LYD 5 is the redefinition of nearfield, compact monitors. 

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Introduction

LYD 5

The LYD 5 is the redefinition of nearfield, compact monitors. 

The LYD 5 is our premium small-format near-field monitor. With its low volume precision, LYD is the perfect fit for smaller setups and home studios. LYD uses lightweight aluminium wire and voice coils in its handmade drive units, along with a state-of-the-art Class-D amplifier with a 96 kHz / 24bit signal path and DSP used just right to provide outstanding performance.

The aluminium voice coil and wire are low mass so its transient response is quick and accurate. To ensure the ideal mix between stiffness, weight, and dampening for unrivalled accuracy, we mould the diaphragm and dust cap in one piece with our proprietary Magnesium Silicate Polymer.

Features

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  • Nearfield Monitor with 5" Woofer

  • Bi-amped speaker design with 2 x 50W and state-of-the-art Class-D amplification

  • Bass extension to extend or curtail the low end frequency response

  • Two different tunings: one for free standing and one designed for speakers within 50 cm of wall

  • Sound balance to influence the overall response of the speaker

  • Made in Denmark

Reviews

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Engineering Integrity Makes LYD Classy and Capable

"Both the LYD 5 and LYD 8 are classy and capable nearfield monitors invested with thoughtful electro-acoustic engineering. They look great, their performance is up there with the best in their class, and that they’re relatively affordable only increases their appeal. (…) If you asked me, and I’m sure you did, to come up with one phrase to describe my feelings about the LYD monitors it would be ‘engineering integrity’.”

- Sound on Sound

Pro Tools Expert LYD Review: Near Field Size. Main Monitor Sound.

Pro Tools Expert took the entire LYD studio monitor in for a detailed review. As James Ivey points out, each model shines in its own way and is ideal for significant purposes.

Bonedo Considers LYD a Genuine Danish Delicacy

German online magazine, Bonedo, reviewed all 3 LYD models. In short, they conclude that LYD preserves the classic Dynaudio virtues: The design is modern, the standard of craftsmanship is high and the sound is immaculate and very transparent.

We believe monitors should sound great at all volume levels - low and high

Technical specifications

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Specification sheet for LYD part 2
Frequency Response: 50 Hz - 21 kHz
Max SPL 1m, pair (IEC Short Term): 106 dB
Principle: Bass reflex
Crossover Freq.: 5200 Hz
Tweeter: 28mm Soft Dome
Specification sheet for LYD part 1
Woofer: 5''
Amplifier: HF 50W/LF 50W Class-D
I/O Connectors: XLR Balanced: RCA Unbalanced
Dimensions (W x H x D): 170 x 260 x 211mm
Weight: 5.4 kg

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