LEFT monitor (see here for the RIGHT monitor)
Nearfield or midfield, take your pick. LYD-48 powered monitored play happily in either space.
Let’s look at the ‘vitals’ for LYD48, in no particular order.
3-way, powered monitors, made in Denmark. Class D amplifier onboard, giving the following:
8″ woofer – 80w
4″ midrange – 50w
1″. soft dome tweeter – 50W
Flip LYD-48 around to take a look at the back… you’ll note that it’s ported, and has inputs via either XLR or RCA.
There’s also some handy DSP onboard, which is certainly worth investigating further (see detailed description below)
LYD-48 physical specs:
Low frequencies take an exponentially larger amount of energy to reproduce than high frequencies. That is why the bass extension setting affects how loud the speaker will respond.
At its lowest setting (-10 Hz), the low frequency range is extended by 10Hz. This will also reduce the maximum volume that the speaker can achieve. The default setting of 0 Hz limits the range of low bass while increasing the maximum volume of the loudspeaker. The +10 Hz setting has the least amount of bass extension but the loudest volume possible from the loudspeaker.
- -10 Hz (greatest low frequency extension, – 5 dB output)
- 0 Hz
- +10 Hz (loudest output with least low frequency extension, +5 dB output)
The sound balance, or tilt filter, represents a refined way to affect the overall tone of the speaker. Depending on the room treatment among other factors, it may be necessary to make the loudspeaker darker or brighter than the ‘normal’ setting.
A dead sounding room with a great deal of treatment might need a brighter setting than a live room with many reflective surfaces.
Sound Balance has three settings:
- Bright (20 Hz -1,5dB, 20kHz +1,5dB)
- Dark (20 Hz +1,5dB, 20 kHz -1,5 dB)
What this filter actually does, is tilt the entire spectrum by 1,5 dB at either end using minimal phase or linear phase lters to either brighten or darken the overall response. This minimal lter alters the tonality without inducing audible phase anomalies, thereby maximizing the linearity of the loudspeaker.
There is a three-position switch that adjusts the input sensitivity for the loudspeaker.
Depending on the output level of your audio mixer, interface, or monitor control system, you can choose a setting that optimises the gain staging into the loudspeaker.
- +6dB = 0dBu
- 0dB = +6dBu
- -6dB = +12dBu