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Lyra Kleos Mono

Lyra Kleos Mono

Low Output MC Cartridge

The New Angle on LP Reproduction, Level 2:Introducing the Lyra Kleos MC Phono Cartridge
Although many MC cartridges have good performance, their sound is held back by how they are designed. The problem is, the signal coils should have the same angle as the magnetic circuit during playback, but MC cartridges are typically designed so that the opposite happens - applying normal tracking force pushes the coils out of alignment. This impairs coil sensitivity and linearity, and reduces sound quality. Lyra's "New Angle" technology solves this fundamental problem by compensating for how the signal coils are affected by vertical tracking forces, and optimally aligning the coils when it matters most - during playback. Introduced on our entry-level Delos, the New Angle technology enables the Delos to perform well above its pricepoint. But being audiophiles, we wanted to achieve the next higher level - which is the new Kleos. Building on New Angle technology, the Kleos innovates with a stronger chassis machined from aircraft-grade alloys, narrowed mounting area to improve energy transfer, and pre-stressed construction combining multiple materials with non-parallel surfaces to inhibit internal body resonances. The fully hand-made Kleos also has a Lyra-designed line contact stylus and platinum-plated output pins, achieving an exceptionally quiet noise-floor with superior immediacy, resolution and tracking, wide dynamic range and explosive transients, plus a warmer and natural tonal balance. The Kleos is a high-value cartridge that surpasses the sound quality of substantially more expensive cartridges.

- Type : Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge
- Frequency range : 10Hz ~ 50kHz
- Channel separation : 35dB or better at 1kHz
- Cantilever system : Solid boron rod with Lyra-designed long footprint line-contact stylus (3um x 75um) and one-point suspension, directly mounted to cartridge body 
- Coil : 6-N high-purity copper, 5.4ohms internal impedance, 9.0uH inductance Output voltage: 0.5mV@5cm/sec. (CBS test record, other test records may alter results)
- Compliance : Approx. 12x10 cm/dyne at 100Hz 
- Vertical tracking angle : 20 degrees
- Cartridge body : One-piece machining from solid 7075 alloy billet, with reduced-surface higher-pressure headshell contact area, and resonance-controlling mechanism
- Cartridge weight (without stylus cover) : 8.8g
- Recommended tracking force : 1.6 ~ 1.75g
- Recommended load directly into MC phono input : 91ohms ~ 47kohm (determine by listening, or follow detailed guidelines included in user manual) 
- Recommended load via step-up transformer : 5 ~ 15ohm (step-up transformer's output must be connected to 47kohm MM-level RIAA input)
- Recommended tonearm : High-quality pivoted or linear tangential) tone arm with rigid bearing(s), adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA

You have 3 options
1 - New
2 - Rebuild (Revision old Lyra)
3 - Upgrade (Trade-in old Lyra)

€ 3000.00