"The detail in the top end is fantastic, the transient response is on point, and the low end is quite substantial while being well-controlled. If you’re shopping in this price range, you should give these a listen."
(Brandon T. Hickey, Mix Magazine)
Mix Magazine's Brandon T. Hickey got a pair of LYD 48 studio monitors for review. While listening closely and evaluating, using dedicated reference tracks that you know by heart and in great detail is always a great way to assess studio monitors. And Brandon did indeed listen to final tracks through LYD 48, but he also took it a step further and decided to actually use them for mixing some real-world projects, which gave him a great idea about not only the sound, but also what they are like in a mix situation, as well as how well this mix translates to a variety of playback systems.
"I was able to mix TV spots at ATSC-approved loudness levels consistently without having to rely heavily on metering. I could confidently compress and EQ elements within mixes of both the music and post-production variety with very translatable results. The final products sounded great on all types of speakers, from the phones and TVs to car audio systems, as well as on other professional monitors. I could listen for long periods of time without getting fatigued. Altogether, they turned out to be very useful reference monitors.
The monitors perform with impressive accuracy throughout the entire frequency spectrum. The detail in the top end is fantastic, the transient response is on point, and the low end is quite substantial while being well-controlled. If you’re shopping in this price range, you should give these a listen."