Dynaudio LYD 5 Powered Studio Monitor

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92 out of 100. Incorporating 10+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$499
Dynaudio LYD 5 Powered Studio Monitor

Meta Analysis Overview

Our rating of 92/100 is based on analysis of 10+ sources comprised of online reviews and discussions. Under the Pros and Cons headings below you'll find a condensed analysis of what those owners and users have been saying. Feel free to ask questions or add your thoughts in the comments section.

The Dynaudio LYD 5 is a small, nearfield monitor engineered for precision.

It receives the same level of engineering and attention to detail as their home and car sound systems, tweaked for the studio.

It features the same lightweight aluminum voice coils like the company's high end hi-fi systems.

Class D amplification is paired with hi-resolution signal path and DSP for a wide range of tweakability for different room types.

Features:

  • Driver: 5" Woofer, 1.1" Dome Tweeter
  • Amplifier: 50W LF, 50W HF
  • Inputs: 1 x XLR, 1 x RCA
  • Frequency Response: 50Hz-21kHz (-10dB)
  • Crossover Frequency: 5.2kHz
  • Enclosure: Ported
  • Controls: 3-way bass switch, 3-way sound balance, 2-way position switch, sensitivity settings
  • Dimensions: 10.2" x 6.7" x 8.3"
  • Weight: 12.5 lbs.lbs.

Pros

Users love the monitors for rock oriented music, stating the clear midrange helps dial in great guitar tones that translate well to various listening devices. It also is noted to sound excellent at all volume levels making it a great, consistent reference. Mixing in reverb was also noted to be great on the speakers.

Cons

The low frequency extension is said to be lacking. A subwoofer might be needed for genres like EDM and Hip Hop.

Overall

The Dynaudio LYD 5 is a great performer for band oriented music. With its exceptional midrange clarity and response, rock mixes translate well to other speakers.

Although this is a well regarded model, there are more highly rated options available which you can see in our guide to The Best Studio Monitors.

About the Author

Raphael PulgarRaphael Pulgar

An audio engineer of nearly 20 years who specializes in rock and metal recordings, he also plays guitar and produces original music for his band and other content creators.