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The Kleos is the lowest cost Lyra cartridge to feature the full fledged Ogura manufactured boron cantilever and coil system with Lyra original line-contact (3 x 70μm) stylus. This is similar to what is employed on even the most expensive Lyra models.

Lyra Kleos

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€4,110.00Price
    • 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
    • Body: Nickel-plated duraluminum
    • 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: Greater than 30dB at 1kHz
    • Compliance: Approx. 12×10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
    • 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
    • Tracking force: 1.65 ~ 1.75g (1.72g recommended)
    • Recommended load directly into MC phono input: 95.3ohm ~ 816ohm (detailed guidelines in instruction manual, finalize by listening)
    • Recommended load via step-up transformer: Use a step-up transformer designed for 3 - 6 ohms cartridge impedance (step-up transformer’s output must be connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level RIAA input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable)
    • Recommended tonearms: Medium to Medium-High mass arms recommended, which is bulk of tonearm market
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