Lyra Skala moving-coil phono cartridge Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Moving-coil phono cartridge with solid boron cantilever and natural diamond, line-contact (3 by 70µm) stylus. Frequency range: 10Hz-50kHz. Channel separation: 35dB or better at 1kHz. Internal impedance: 5.5 ohms. Output voltage: 0.5mV (5cm/s, zero–peak, 45°). Compliance: ca 12 x 10–6 cm/dyne at 100Hz. Recommended tracking force: 1.65–1.75gm. Recommended load: 100 ohms to 47k ohms.
Weight: 9gm.
Serial Number Of Unit Reviewed: K046F.
Price: $3200. Approximate number of dealers: 60.
Manufacturer: Lyra Co. Ltd., 3-53-14-102 Daita, Setagaya-ku, Tokyo 155-0033, Japan. Web: US distributor: Immedia, 1101 Eighth Street, Suite 210, Berkeley, CA 94710. Tel: (510) 559-2050. Fax: (510) 559-1855. Web:

Lyra Co. Ltd.
US distributor: Immedia
1101 Eighth Street, Suite 210
Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 559-2050

RPeck's picture

I am in the process of looking for a replacement cartridge for my Lyra Helikon. I am thinking about either the Kleos or the Skala. I was wondering if anyone has heard the new Kleos and when will there be a review, Mr. Fremer?