Product Comparison: Dynaudio BM5 MKIII vs Dynaudio LYD-7


General Specifications
Brand
Dynaudio
Dynaudio
Model
BM5 MKIII
LYD-7
Origin
Denmark
Denmark
About the Product
The BM5 mkIII is the next generation of the tremendously successful BM5A MKII. With greater SPL, broader frequency and power response compared to the previous model, its ultra-high dynamic range and hand-crafted drivers.
The new LYD 7 uses advanced Digital Signal Processing to extend or curtail the low-frequency response by 10 Hz where need while both Position and Sound Balance ensure better performance in any environment.
Key Specs
Type
Active
Active
Number Of Speakers
1
1
Output Power
100 W
100 W
Driver Configuration
7" woofer, 1" tweeter
7" woofer, 1" tweeter
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Dynaudio BM5 MKIII 100-Watt Studio Monitor
  • Great set of monitors for my home mixing projects as well as general listening on my home PC.
  • After living with these for a while, I really like them. They are very good product.
  • These active monitors are fantastic. Great for home use.
  • These are for sure the best monitors I ever had. Paired with an Apogee Duet for Mac is just Audio Nirvana!
  • For the first time ever, I can now hear what every single knob does in my DAW. It a world class monitor to a reasonable price.
Dynaudio LYD-7 Lightweight Class D 7 Inch Woofer Speaker
  • I honestly prefer these speakers since you can perfect pick apart a mix and hear where your problems are.
  • First off, they are amazing! The first big difference I noticed was the bass frequencies.
  • I put on a few reference recordings to get the ball rolling, and was immediately drawn to its overall clarity across the entire spectrum.
  • When it comes down to putting a spotlight on a mix, they were absolutely fantastic.
  • They sound simply amazing and especially considering how great they perform, the price is very moderate.
Size & Weight
Height
12.5 in.
12.6 in.
Width
7.3 in.
7.3 in.
Depth
11.6 in.
11.7 in.
Weight
16.9 lbs.
17.6 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Dynaudio BM5 MKIII 100-Watt Studio Monitor
  • It's impressive how loud these speakers go for their size, even if it's unlikely you'll need to hit that kind of level in a project studio.
  • Amazing grey aluminium design with pretty light sizes and weight.
  • Transients are fast and detailed and the low frequency extension is amazing considering the size.
  • These speakers are capable of putting out a peak level of 118dB SPL at one metre, which is pretty good for a speaker of this size.
  • Wonderful sized speaker for the budget. If you can't make good mixes on these speakers, then it's not the speakers you need to upgrade!
Dynaudio LYD-7 Lightweight Class D 7 Inch Woofer Speaker
  • The sizes and music quality are perfect for smaller rooms.
  • The near-field monitors are made with solid build quality. Nice size, little heavyweight. Amazing look. Perfectly fits in any studio.
  • As for me these monitors are very compact sized. Giving my desktop new nice look.
  • They looks really cool. This white design with well balanced cabinet dimensions catching eyes.
  • The only complaint is that they are a bit big, using as desk speakers.
Audio
Min. Frequency Response
42 Hz
45 Hz
Max. Frequency Response
24 kHz
21 kHz
Sensitivity
118 dB
109 dB
What customers say about "Audio"
Dynaudio BM5 MKIII 100-Watt Studio Monitor
  • Very good sound quality, leagues ahead of the cheap stuff at Guitar Center.
  • Whenever I go away for a while and come back to these, I realize how much I miss their great sound.
  • The sound is very accurate.I love it! Surely recommend with any type of use.
  • Sound is clear, accurate a detailed. I can listen to them for hours without ear fatigue.
  • Most notably present in the frequency response. While the original mkIs stretched down to 50 Hz, the mkIIIs go all the way to 42 Hz.
Dynaudio LYD-7 Lightweight Class D 7 Inch Woofer Speaker
  • Amazing balance sound to play a lot of music when I play it with Sony NW-WM1A in XLR mode.
  • I love that these translate super well at both low and high volumes.
  • These monitors are very very nice. They translate is super well.
  • I found that the LYD 7 offers great precision at low volumes. Basically, I missed no details in the sound compared to when listening at loud volumes.
  • I wished they had a bit more power, it is not enough for my room sizes.
Features
Color
Black
White / Black
Enclosure Material
MDF
MDF
Cabinet Type
Ported
Ported
Interfaces
XLR, Unbalanced RCA
XLR, Unbalanced RCA
Magnetic Shielding
No
No
Controls
High-Pass filter, Input Sensitivity, HF trim, MF trim, LF trim, Auto standby/On selector, Power ON / OFF
Power ON / OFF, Bass extension, Sound Balance, Position, Sensitivity, Auto standby/On selector
Extras
Handcrafted drivers with aluminum voice coils, Class-D Amplification, Next generation of the tremendously successful BM5A MKII
Bi-amped speaker design, Pro Monitoring for the Home Studio, Pairs well with nearly any room, Neutral, uncolored sound reproduction
What customers say about "Features"
Dynaudio BM5 MKIII 100-Watt Studio Monitor
  • I can consider myself a 'green guy', as the speakers have this 'power-down' standby mode that I wanted to try.
  • They go into a low-power standby mode, and they take a few seconds to 'wake up' once audio is detected.
  • I've used the HF tilt switch to turn the highs down a bit, which works well for me in a close near-field config.
  • Just wish the any speakers had the auto standby that these bad boys do. It's a great feature. The 100W in each monitor are more than enough!
  • I dislike that all controls are in the back, and a missin gain knob.
Dynaudio LYD-7 Lightweight Class D 7 Inch Woofer Speaker
  • They feel very 3dimensional and very responsive to dynamic changes. I really enjoy these every day.
  • This sleek and modern speaker is innovation at its finest and is an absolute joy to work on.
  • I immediately noticed the monitors outstanding depth and imaging, including a rock-solid phantom center.
  • Once the speakers were unpacked, I immediately noted the LYD 7's rear-mounted "voicing" settings for Bass Extension, Sound Balance, and Position.
  • I noticed that the horizontal (side-to-side) off-axis response of the LYD 7 was fairly forgiving, with a wide "sweet spot."
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
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