Things just sound like they should. When A/Bing with some other speakers, coming back to the Dynaudio combo just felt right.
Dale Pro Audio had Joel Guilbert have a critical listening session with an LYD 48 and 18S sub setup, and when asked to sum up his impression of LYD 48 in a single word, his response was:
"In a word - even. These aren’t a hyped monitor by any means. They don’t impart as much of their own timbre to the sound as some other monitors, even some with similar Nordic heritage. You could listen to these for hours without experiencing fatigue; the top end isn’t brittle or bright. The critical 1-2kHz range is unimpeded. Things just sound like they should. When A/Bing with some other speakers, coming back to the Dynaudio combo just felt right; whereas it made some wonder if a pair of more “colorful” speakers was broken, especially in the midrange."
And for the 18S sub, Joel replies: "The subwoofer integration is really impressive. With the sub dialed in, for all intents and purposes, it disappears. It does exactly what it is supposed to - extends the bass response. The most commonly uttered expression regarding bass after hearing it was “tight” James Cammacks upright bass on Ahmad Jamal's recent Marseille recording sounded 3 dimensional, all the low-end extension there without becoming flabby or loose as some subwoofers tend to do to upright bass."