Lyra Kleos MC Cartridges

Lyra Kleos

  • Product Code: Kleos
  • £2,495.00

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 Lyra's entry-level Delos, the New Angle technology enables the Lyra Delos to perform well above its pricepoint.

But being audiophiles, Lyra wanted to achieve the next higher level - which is the new Lyra Kleos. Building on New Angle technology, the Lyra 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 Lyra 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 Lyra Kleos is a high-value cartridge that surpasses the sound quality of substantially more expensive cartridges

The Lyra 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.

Nevertheless, the most important element of the new Lyra Kleos is it's sound. Lyra firmly believe that the Kleos is capable of extracting more information from the vinyl grooves than it's predecessors, and that the reproduction of music is both more dynamic, more detailed, and more natural than the models preceding it. Lyra also are of the opinion that the Kleos will set a new standard for sonic performance at it's price point.

Today there are only a small handful of master cartridge builders in the world, and Lyra's Yoshinori Mishima belongs to this elite group of individuals that are capable of crafting the highest level MC transducers on the planet. His assistant Akiko Ishiyama, who has undergone several years of apprenticeship, is also involved in the building process leading to each Kleos. The Kleos is not only hand made, but each cartridge is listened to extensively and "voiced" by the master cartridge builder, like the finest musical instruments.

Lyra offers a unique combination of capable, advanced cartridge design by Jonathan Carr and complete handmade execution by the above mentioned individuals. Investing in a Lyra Kleos through an authorized retailer will offer you an unparallelled analog experience from your stereo microgroove vinyl records.

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 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
Stylus Type 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
Output Voltage [email protected]/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees
Frequency Range 10Hz ~ 50kHz
Tracking Force (Recommended) 1.65 ~ 1.75g (1.72g recommended)
Recommended Load Impedance MC phono input: 95.3ohm ~ 816ohm, Via step-up transformer: 5 ~ 15ohm
Compliance Approx. 12x10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
Vertical Tracking Angle 20 degrees
Weight (without stylus cover): 8.8g

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.

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 Lyra's entry-level Delos, the New Angle technology enables the Lyra Delos to perform well above its pricepoint.

But being audiophiles, Lyra wanted to achieve the next higher level - which is the new Lyra Kleos. Building on New Angle technology, the Lyra 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 Lyra 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 Lyra Kleos is a high-value cartridge that surpasses the sound quality of substantially more expensive cartridges

The Lyra 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.

Nevertheless, the most important element of the new Lyra Kleos is it's sound. Lyra firmly believe that the Kleos is capable of extracting more information from the vinyl grooves than it's predecessors, and that the reproduction of music is both more dynamic, more detailed, and more natural than the models preceding it. Lyra also are of the opinion that the Kleos will set a new standard for sonic performance at it's price point.

Today there are only a small handful of master cartridge builders in the world, and Lyra's Yoshinori Mishima belongs to this elite group of individuals that are capable of crafting the highest level MC transducers on the planet. His assistant Akiko Ishiyama, who has undergone several years of apprenticeship, is also involved in the building process leading to each Kleos. The Kleos is not only hand made, but each cartridge is listened to extensively and "voiced" by the master cartridge builder, like the finest musical instruments.

Lyra offers a unique combination of capable, advanced cartridge design by Jonathan Carr and complete handmade execution by the above mentioned individuals. Investing in a Lyra Kleos through an authorized retailer will offer you an unparallelled analog experience from your stereo microgroove vinyl records.

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 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
Stylus Type 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
Output Voltage [email protected]/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees
Frequency Range 10Hz ~ 50kHz
Tracking Force (Recommended) 1.65 ~ 1.75g (1.72g recommended)
Recommended Load Impedance MC phono input: 95.3ohm ~ 816ohm, Via step-up transformer: 5 ~ 15ohm
Compliance Approx. 12x10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
Vertical Tracking Angle 20 degrees
Weight (without stylus cover): 8.8g

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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