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Lyra Kleos


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The New Angle on LP Reproduction, Level 2:Introducing the Lyra Kleos MC Phono 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.

Let the Lyra Kleos show you how good a New Angle on LP reproduction - Level 2 - can sound.

Technical Specification

Frequency range10 Hz to 50 kHz
Channel separation35 dB or better at 1 kHz
Cantilever systemSolid boron rod with Lyra-designed long footprint line-contact stylus and one-point suspension, directly mounted to cartridge body
CoilsSix Ns high-purity copper
Internal impedance5.4 Ohms
Cartridge weight8.8 g without stylus cover
ComplianceApprox 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne at 100 Hz
Recommended tracking force1.6 to 1.75 g
Recommended load into phono stage/head amp91 Ohms to 47 kOhms (best value determined by listening)
Recommended load into step-up transformer5 to 15 Ohms


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