Lyra Delos MC Cartridges

Lyra Delos

  • Product Code: Delos
  • £1,195.00

An analogue LP played back with an MC cartridge can sound exceptionally good. Normally, the more cost put into the cartridge, the better the sound. However, sometimes what is required is not more cost but more clever engineering, as with the Lyra Delos.

A major problem with most cartridges is that the signal coils are located so that applying normal tracking force restricts performance. The reason is that the cartridge's signal coils should have the same angle as the magnetic circuit when the tracking force for playback is applied, but are nearly always designed so that applying normal tracking force pushes the signal coils out of alignment with the magnetic circuit. This impairs the sensitivity and linearity of the coils, and reduces the quality of sound.

The Lyra Delos solves this problem with a new body structure and pre-angled damping system. The pre-angled dampers work together with the angle of the body structure so that, when tracking force is applied, the signal coils are optimally aligned with the magnet circuit.

The Lyra Delos also has a microridge stylus for outstanding tracking, a non-parallel solid metal body for low resonances, and nude construction for greater clarity. The result is clearly improved sound quality, particularly resolution, dynamic range, transient impact and immediacy.

The Delos also has a microridge stylus on a boron cantilever for outstanding tracking, a non-parallel solid machined metal body for low resonances, and 6-N high-purity copper coils and nude construction for greater clarity. The result is clearly improved sound quality, particularly resolution, tracking ability, dynamic range, transient impact and immediacy.

The Lyra cartridges are special order.

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge
Cartridge Body One-piece machining from solid 6063 aluminum billet, partially non-parallel shaping, body threaded directly for mounting screws
Stylus Type Namiki microridge line-contact nude diamond stylus (2.5um x 75um), surface-mounted
Cantilever System Solid boron rod with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted into cartridge body
Output Voltage 0.6mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees
Frequency Range 10Hz ~ 50kHz
Tracking Force Range 1.7g ~ 1.8g (1.75g preferred)
Recommended Load Impedance MC phono input: 97.6ohm ~ 806ohm, Via step-up transformer: 5 ~15ohm
Compliance 12 x 10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
Weight (without stylus cover): 7.3g

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

An analogue LP played back with an MC cartridge can sound exceptionally good. Normally, the more cost put into the cartridge, the better the sound. However, sometimes what is required is not more cost but more clever engineering, as with the Lyra Delos.

A major problem with most cartridges is that the signal coils are located so that applying normal tracking force restricts performance. The reason is that the cartridge's signal coils should have the same angle as the magnetic circuit when the tracking force for playback is applied, but are nearly always designed so that applying normal tracking force pushes the signal coils out of alignment with the magnetic circuit. This impairs the sensitivity and linearity of the coils, and reduces the quality of sound.

The Lyra Delos solves this problem with a new body structure and pre-angled damping system. The pre-angled dampers work together with the angle of the body structure so that, when tracking force is applied, the signal coils are optimally aligned with the magnet circuit.

The Lyra Delos also has a microridge stylus for outstanding tracking, a non-parallel solid metal body for low resonances, and nude construction for greater clarity. The result is clearly improved sound quality, particularly resolution, dynamic range, transient impact and immediacy.

The Delos also has a microridge stylus on a boron cantilever for outstanding tracking, a non-parallel solid machined metal body for low resonances, and 6-N high-purity copper coils and nude construction for greater clarity. The result is clearly improved sound quality, particularly resolution, tracking ability, dynamic range, transient impact and immediacy.

The Lyra cartridges are special order.

Analogue - Cartridges
Type Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge
Cartridge Body One-piece machining from solid 6063 aluminum billet, partially non-parallel shaping, body threaded directly for mounting screws
Stylus Type Namiki microridge line-contact nude diamond stylus (2.5um x 75um), surface-mounted
Cantilever System Solid boron rod with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted into cartridge body
Output Voltage 0.6mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees
Frequency Range 10Hz ~ 50kHz
Tracking Force Range 1.7g ~ 1.8g (1.75g preferred)
Recommended Load Impedance MC phono input: 97.6ohm ~ 806ohm, Via step-up transformer: 5 ~15ohm
Compliance 12 x 10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
Weight (without stylus cover): 7.3g

1 Year Warranty - Terms and Conditions Apply

At Audio Destination we use various delivery methods to suit various needs from standard Royal Mail services (1st Class,Recorded or Special Delivery) to a fully insured courier service (one we have used for many years) depending on size,weight and cost of item.

Postage costs will show at checkout.

One thing customers can rely upon is Audio Destination will do whatever we can to get the item you have purchased to you as quickly as possible but again we will inform you if there are likely to be any delays.

Should any problems arise or any special request need to be catered for then please call us on 01884 243584 (and ask for Mike or Caroline) or leave a message in the comments section when ordering and this way we can make your experience of ordering from Audio Destination as enjoyable as possible.

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