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Cartridges by Lyra
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The Lyra Kleos takes over the proud position as Lyra's mainstay model in the heritage of Tsurugi (ca. 1976), Clavis (ca. 1991), Clavis D.C. (ca. 1995), and Helikon (ca. 1999) (the latter had a very successful decade long run and will still remain in production for some more time.) Jonathan Carr's new design builds further on "The New Angle" concept as introduced earlier with the Lyra Delos. The advantages are better tracking ability and a fuller, more capable, very natural sound. The Kleos main body is more massive, and the aluminum alloy with a beautiful plated finish normally only seen on expensive camera equipment.
Viewing the Kleos from the rear reveals two cylindrical elements, of a particular heavey metal, that are press-fit into the main cartridge structure. Numerous prototypes and continuous testing produces a final result where the total sonic effect of combining the two material components produced the desired results.
The new Kleos also employs Lyra's latest damping system which tilts the cantilever in the rest position, but facilitates that the geometrical relation between cantilever, coils, and the main cartridge structure is perfectly aligned during play without the common playback error that most cartridges suffer from.