Isn't the list price of the new LS50 active $2200, not $2500? That's the price my dealer gave me, and I hadn't even asked.
It doesn't appear that Lyd-8 has a built-in DAC. The Dynaudio Xeo-2 might be a closer comparison, though I don't understand that speaker having equal power amps for LF and HF.
KEF R500, R200C, R100, SVS SB2000 sub, NAD T758 receiver, Pro-Ject RPM1 TT w/ Ortofon 2M Red, Bluesound Vault2, Sony BDP-S480 BlueRay player, Samsung UN55JU6500F 4K LED TV, KEF M500 headphones, Sony CDP-CE500 CD changer.