Lyra Kleos MC Cartridge

£2,895.00£3,095.00 inc.VAT

The Lyra Kleos MC Phono Cartridge

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 can sound.

Clear
SKU: Lyra Kleos MC Cartridge Categories: , , , Tag:

Lyra Kleos MC Cartridge

The fully hand-made Lyra Kleos MC Cartridge 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. 

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.

Kleos – Moving Coil Cartridge, medium output 0.50mV
Featuring The New Angle on LP Reproduction technology. Boron coated cantilever, aircraft grade alloy body.

Kleos SL – Moving Coil Cartridge, low output 0.25mV
Featuring The New Angle on LP Reproduction technology. Boron coated cantilever, aircraft grade alloy body.

Kleos Mono – Monaural Moving Coil Cartridge, low output 0.25mV
Featuring The New Angle on LP Reproduction technology. Boron coated cantilever, aircraft grade alloy body.

About Lyra

Based in Tokyo, LYRA is headed by Stig Bjorge from Norway, with American design engineer Jonathan Carr, and Japanese master craftsman Yoshinori Mishima making cartridges and supervising production. All products are manufactured in Japan with microscopic attention to detail under the direct supervision of these three.LYRA products are characterized by advanced design engineering allied with Japanese artisanal craftsmanship and build quality. All our products are developed and crafted to be among the very finest available in their category.

Every detail of each LYRA product is thought through and executed with extreme care. LYRA is one of the few audio companies with truly original design development capability. Each new product is designed from the ground and up and introduces meaningful industry-leading advances.

Type

Kleos, Kleos SL, Kleos Mono

Specifications

Designer: Jonathan Carr

Builder: Yoshinori Mishima (final build, testing), Akiko Ishiyama (preliminary build)

Type: Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge

Stylus: Lyra-designed long-footprint variable-radius line-contact nude diamond (3um x 70um), slot-mounted

Cantilever system: Solid boron rod with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted into cartridge body

Coils: 2-layer deep, 6N high-purity copper, square-shaped chemically-purified high-purity iron former, 5.4ohm self-impedance, 9.0uH inductance

Output voltage: 0.5mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees (CBS test record, other test records may alter results)

Frequency range: 10Hz ~ 50kHz

Channel separation: 35dB or better at 1kHz

Compliance: Approx. 12×10-6cm/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, partially non-parallel shaping, phase-interference resonance-controlling mechanism, and body threaded directly for mounting screws

Cartridge mounting screws: 2.6mm 0.45 pitch JIS standard

Distance from mounting holes to stylus tip: 9.5mm

Cartridge weight (without stylus cover): 8.8g

Recommended tracking force: 1.65 ~ 1.75g (1.72g recommended)

Recommended load directly into MC phono input: 95.3ohm ~ 816ohm (determine by listening, or follow detailed guidelines in user manual)

Recommended load via step-up transformer: 5 ~ 15ohm (step-up transformer’s output must be connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level RIAA input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable)

Recommended tonearms: High-quality pivoted or linear tangential) tonearms with rigid bearing(s), adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Lyra Kleos MC Cartridge”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *