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THE NAMM SHOW

January 20, 2017

NAMM 2017. Booth-sharing with Yorkville. New studio monitor. Beautiful people. Day one of this year’s NAMM is done. Get our recap of the day here.

We’re in Anaheim, California for the annual NAMM show. However, this year we’re hosted by Yorkville, who is our American distributor. But, that’s where the difference compared to last year ends.

It’s been an incredible first day, where we have met so many vibrant, happy musicians and other like-minded that together have helped create a fantastic atmosphere here at the Anaheim Convention Center.

In 2016, we had our own dedicated Dynaudio booth at NAMM. We talked to Sebastian Rodens, Product Manager for PRO, who manned the booth.

The New 3-Way LYD 48

In the days before NAMM, we started to reveal plans for a new studio monitor. Now, it is as official as it gets. The LYD 48 is reality. So, we wanted to catch up with Sebastian Rodens, Product Manager for PRO, for a couple of quick questions about the newcomer.

Hi, Sebastian. Talk to me about the new LYD 48.

“In the past, we have had success with 3-way speakers in both the AIR and M-series. Now, we can offer a 3-way design in very reasonable price range with a compact footprint. From the get go, we have wanted to make a flagship model for the LYD series, but we wanted to incorporate important customer feedback into the development process of it – that’s why we’re first releasing it now. 

From the get go, we have wanted to make a flagship model for the LYD series, but we wanted to incorporate important customer feedback into the development process of it – that’s why we’re first releasing it now.

Sebastian Rodens, Product Manager for PRO

How does this new flagship model compare to the LYD 8 – previously the biggest unit in the series?

“Obviously, it has the added midrange driver. And this is a huge benefit. In a 2-way design, the woofer covers a large frequency area. Having the dedicated midrange driver helps massively in getting a more balanced and natural sound. It increases control over each driver.

We’ve expanded the LYD series: say hello to our 3-way LYD 48 near- to midfield monitor.

“And thanks to the more focused use of the 8’’ driver in LYD 48, it plays deeper than LYD 8 despite having the exact same woofer. We also get a more precise upper mid. Please, don’t get me wrong. The LYD 8 is an excellent monitor, but with 2-way monitors, there are always sacrifices. So, you get a better and more balanced response from the new 3-way LYD 48.”

Front of LYD 48