Lyra phono cartridges offer superb performance and true hand-crafted quality and attention to detail.

Based in Tokyo, Lyra is headed by Stig Bjorge from Norway, with American design engineer Jonathan Carr, and Japanese master craftsman Yoshinori Mishima making the Lyra phono cartridges and supervising their production.  All Lyra phono cartridges are manufactured in Japan with microscopic attention to detail under the direct supervision of all three leaders of the company.

Lyra products are characterized by advanced design engineering allied with Japanese artisanal craftsmanship and build quality. All Lyra products are developed and crafted to be among the very finest available in their price category.

Every detail of each Lyra product is thought through and executed with extreme care. LYRA is one of the few audio companies with truly original design development capability.  Each new product is designed from the ground and up and introduces meaningful industry-leading advances.

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, analog 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.

We at Osage Audio Products are proud to have been chosen as a retailer of Lyra phono cartridges.  If you have questions about the Lyra product line, or would like to purchase a Lyra product, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

Lyra Products are available only by telephone, in our showrooms, or by email.  They are not available in our Online Store.

You can find more information about Lyra and their exceptional phono cartridges by visiting their website.



Delos Specifications:
            ■Designer: Jonathan Carr
            ■Builder: Yoshinori Mishima (final build, testing),
               Akiko Ishiyama (primary build)
            ■Type: Medium weight, medium compliance,
               low-impedance moving coil cartridge
            ■Stylus: 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
            ■Coils: 3-layer deep, 6N high-purity copper,
               square-shaped high-purity iron former,
               6.3ohm self-impedance, 9.5uH inductance
            ■Output voltage: 0.6mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak,
               45 degrees (CBS test record, other test records
               may alter results)
            ■Frequency range: 10Hz ~ 50kHz
            ■Channel separation: 30dB or better at 1kHz
            ■Compliance: Approx. 12 x 10cm/dyne at 100Hz
            ■Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
            ■Cartridge body: One-piece machining from
               solid 6063 aluminum billet, partially non-parallel
               shaping, 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): 7.3g
            ■Recommended tracking force: 1.7g - 1.8g
               (1.75g preferred)
            ■Recommended load directly into MC phono
               input: 97.6ohm ~ 806ohm (determine by listening,
               or follow detailed guidelines in instruction manual)
            ■Recommended load via step-up transformer:
               5 ~ 15ohm (step-up transformer's output must be
               connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level RIAA
               input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable)
            ■Recommended tonearms: High-quality pivoted
               or linear (tangential) tonearms with rigid bearing(s),
               adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA
               adjustment

Retail Price:  $1995.00

 

Kleos Specifications:
            ■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
            ■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: 35dB or better at 1kHz
            ■Compliance: Approx. 12x10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
            ■Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
            ■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
            ■Recommended tracking force: 1.65 ~ 1.75g
               (1.72g recommended)
            ■Recommended load directly into MC phono
               input: 95.3ohm ~ 816ohm (determine by listening,
               or follow detailed guidelines in user manual)
            ■Recommended load via step-up transformer:
               5 ~ 15ohm (step-up transformer's output must
               be connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level
               RIAA input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable)
            ■Recommended tonearms: High-quality pivoted or
               linear tangential) tonearms with rigid bearing(s),
               adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA

Retail Price:  $3695.00

 

Kleos Mono Specifications:
            ■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
            ■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
            ■Compliance: Approx. 12x10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
            ■Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
            ■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
            ■Recommended tracking force: 1.65 ~ 1.75g
               (1.72g recommended)
            ■Recommended load directly into MC phono
               input: 95.3ohm ~ 816ohm (determine by listening,
               or follow detailed guidelines in user manual)
            ■Recommended load via step-up transformer:
               5 ~ 15ohm (step-up transformer's output must
               be connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level
               RIAA input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable)
            ■Recommended tonearms: High-quality pivoted or
               linear tangential) tonearms with rigid bearing(s),
               adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA

Retail Price:  $3995.00

 

Etna Specifications:
            ■Designer: Jonathan Carr
            ■Builder: Yoshinori Mishima
            ■Type: Medium weight, medium compliance,
               low-impedance moving coil cartridge
            ■Stylus: Lyra-designed long-footprint variable-radius
               line-contact nude diamond (block dimensions
               0.08w x 0.12d x 0.5h mm, profile dimensions
               3um x 70um), slot-mounted
            ■Cantilever system: Diamond-coated solid boron rod
               with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted
               into cartridge body via high-pressure knife-edge system
            ■Coils: 2-layer deep, 6 N high-purity copper, cross-shaped
               chemically-purified high purity iron former,
               4.2 ohm self impedance, 11uH inductance
            ■Output voltage: 0.56 mV@5 cm/sec., zero to peak,
               45 degrees (CBS test record,
               other test records may alter results)
            ■Frequency range: 10 Hz-50 kHz
            ■Channel separation: 35 dB or better at 1 kHz
            ■Compliance: Approx. 12 x 10 cm/dyne at 100 Hz
            ■Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
            ■Cartridge body: Multi-material (titanium, duralumin,
               bronze, stainless steel) self-clamping construction
               with reduced-surface higher-pressure headshell
               contact area, predominately non-parallel shaping,
               phase-interference resonance-controlling mechanisms,
               body threaded for mounting screws
            ■Cartridge mounting screws: 2.6 mm 0.45 pitch JIS standard
            ■Cartridge weight (without stylus cover): 9.2g
            ■Distance from mounting holes to stylus tip: 9.52mm
            ■Recommended tracking force: 1.68 ~ 1.78g
               (1.72 g recommended)
            ■Recommended load directly into MC phono
               input: 104ohm ~ 887ohm (determine by listening,
               or follow detailed guidelines in owner's manual)
            ■Recommended load via step-up transformer: 5 ~ 15ohm
               (step-up transformer's output must be connected
               to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level RIAA input, preferably
               via short, low-capacitance cable)
            ■Recommended tonearms: High-quality pivoted or
               linear (tangential) tonearms with rigid bearing(s),
               adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA adjustment

Retail Price:  $8995.00
A mono version of this phono cartridge is available for $9995.00 as a special order.  Contact us for more information.

 

Atlas Specifications:
            ■Designer: Jonathan Carr
            ■Builder: Yoshinori Mishima
            ■Type: Medium weight, medium compliance,
               low-impedance moving coil cartridge
            ■Stylus: Lyra-designed long-footprint variable-radius
               line-contact nude diamond (block dimensions
               0.08w x 0.12d x 0.5h mm, profile dimensions
               3um x 70um), slot-mounted
            ■Cantilever system: Diamond-coated solid boron rod
               with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted
               into cartridge body via high-pressure knife-edge system
            ■Coils: 2-layer deep, 6N high-purity copper, cross-shaped
               chemically-purified high-purity iron former,
               4.2ohm self-impedance, 11uH inductance
            ■Output voltage: 0.56mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak,
               45 degrees (CBS test record, other test records
               may alter results)
            ■Frequency range: 10Hz ~ 50kHz
            ■Channel separation: 35dB or better at 1kHz
            ■Compliance: Approx. 12 x 10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz
            ■Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
            ■Cartridge body: One-piece machining from solid
               titanium billet, with reduced-surface higher-pressure
               headshell contact area, predominately non-parallel
               and asymmetrical 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): 11.6g
            ■Recommended tracking force: 1.65 ~ 1.75g
               (1.72g recommended)
            ■Recommended load directly into MC phono
               input: 104ohm ~ 887ohm (determine by listening,
               or follow detailed guidelines in user manual)
            ■Recommended load via step-up transformer: 5 ~ 15ohm
               (step-up transformer's output must be connected
               to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level RIAA input, preferably
               via short, low-capacitance cable)
            ■Recommended tonearms: High-quality pivoted or
               linear (tangential) tonearms with rigid bearing(s),
               adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA adjustment

Retail Price:  $11,995.00
A mono version of this phono cartridge is available for $12,995.00 as a special order. Contact us for more information.

 

Lyra SPT
Lyra Stylus Performance Treatment (SPT) is a purified water-based, non-alcohol stylus cleaner that helps keep cartridge styli scrupulously clean.

In addition to highly purified water, SPT contains only very small amounts of organic chemical cleaning agents. SPT has proven to be completely safe to use with all phono cartridges (not only Lyra’s).  Whatever the cartridge make and model, excessive amounts of liquid should never be applied to the stylus and cantilever.  

A key component of SPT is the accompanying brush which has been designed with super-soft bristles.  Thanks to the bristles it is OK to drag the brush across the diamond stylus of the cartridge.  Most other stylus brushes on the market have harder bristles that are not gentle with the diamond stylus, and could potentially cause damage.  Even the Lyra brush must not be allowed to come into contact with any other part of the cartridge.

Retail Price:  $60.00


We at Osage Audio Products are proud to have been chosen as a retailer of Lyra phono cartridges.  If you have questions about the Lyra product line, or would like to purchase a Lyra product, please call us at 573-696-3551 or email us at your convenience.  We are open late and weekends.

Lyra Products are available only by telephone, in our showrooms, or by email.  They are not available in our Online Store.

You can find more information about Lyra and their exceptional phono cartridges by visiting their website.

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  573-696-3551
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