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December 05, 2016

Resident Advisor: Excellent Clarity Even at Very Low Volumes

"The bass on the LYD 8s is excellent. It was never cloudy or woolly and, in fact, revealed some of the flaws in my own audio interface converters. The high-end is equally impressive, with excellent clarity even at very low volumes. (...) It allows you to make decisions faster and move quickly through the mix process, a benefit that cannot be overstated."

DJ and electronic music magazine Resident Advisor's Declan McGlynn spent some quality time with LYD 8 on the test bench - and liked what he heard. We we're particularly happy that it was noticed and stressed that the LYD monitors sound great across different playback volumes. And that they help you make faster and better mix decisions, which at the end of the day pays off in the form of saving time as well as money, not least that they contribute to a thriving creative process. 

"The usual Dynaudio low-end tightness is well and truly intact. The bass on the LYD 8s is excellent. It was never cloudy or woolly and, in fact, revealed some of the flaws in my own audio interface converters. The high-end is equally impressive, with excellent clarity even at very low volumes. Much like the BMs, they require some break-in time and the highs may seem too strong for the first few days. Dynaudio is known for frequency separation and it's very easy to pick out subtle changes as you mix. Not only will you hear a 1dB cut in a crowded frequency range, it allows you to make decisions faster and move quickly through the mix process, a benefit that cannot be overstated.

The stereo field is impressive, too. Tilt your panning one degree to the left or right and you'll begin to hear the shift. I A/B'd these speakers with the similarly priced but slightly smaller Focal Solo 6BEs and although both have an excellent high- and low-end response, the LYD's remained more consistent across volume ranges.

Whether you're a full-time mix engineer working for clients or producing and mixing your own music, trusting what you hear is vital. Ideas, money and time can be saved when you don't have to check yourself at every stage and the creative process is allowed to thrive."

- Declan McGlynn, Resident Advisor

 

 

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