Lyra KLEOS

£2,895.00£3,095.00

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

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Lyra KLEOS

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.

Lyra KLEOS

This is similar to what is employed on even the most expensive Lyra models.

Nevertheless, the most important element of the new 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.

They 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 will offer you an unparallelled analogue experience from your stereo microgroove vinyl records.

Specifications Lyra Kleos

Specifications Lyra KLEOS
  • 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

Specifications for Lyra Kleos SL

  • 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: Single layer, 6N high-purity copper, square-shaped chemically-purified high-purity iron former, 2.7ohms self-impedance
  • Output voltage: 0.25mV@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: Detailed guidelines in instruction manual, finalize by listening
  • Recommended load via step-up transformer: Use a step-up transformer designed for 1 – 3 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

Specifications for Lyra Kleos Mono

  • 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: 0.25mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees (CBS test record, other test records may alter results)
  • Frequency range: 10Hz ~ 50kHz
  • 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 1 – 3 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

Brand

Lyra Phono Cartridges

Lyra Phono Cartridges

Lyra’s exquisite phono cartridges are the beautiful result of a collaboration between a remarkable trio, Jonathan Carr, the American conceptualiser and designer, Yoshinori Mishima, the Japanese master-craftsman.

Under his watchful eye ensures state-of-the-art manufacturing and assembly, and Norwegian Stig Bjorge, the business head, who ties the enterprise together.

All three share an intense passion for audio and are fanatical about creating and producing the most advanced possible phono cartridges.

This Tokyo-based team not only lives on the frontier of design and manufacturing, they are constantly moving that frontier forward.

Lyra’s mission is to create long lasting products that combine original thinking, advanced engineering, and ideal materials application.

Lyra’s cartridges are built 100% from the ground up in Japan, with the artisanal craftsmanship that Japan is revered for.

The result is a family of transducers that extract an unprecedented level of revealed texture, transparency, and dynamic contrast from an analog music collection, ensuring maximum immersion and emotional involvement in the music.

Music can inspire, energize, or relax. Immersion into our personal music can rejuvenate us, nourish us intellectually and emotionally, and can stimulate our imaginations.

Listening to music can be an effortless form of meditation.

Just like a live performance, analogue playback has a unique ability to allow us to relax, let our guard down, and to disappear into the music and ourselves.

Lyra phono cartridges provide a direct and transparent conduit to the music waiting for us in our LP collection. It is with these objectives in mind that Lyra presents its latest works of art

Additional information

Version

Kleos, KLEOS MONO, KLEOS SL

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