Lyra Delos Retip

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1) After placing an order for a Lyra cartridge from the Needle Doctor's online store, a return authorization number will be generated and emailed to you in the following 1-2 business days. 2) Needle Doctor will process your order immediately and ship your new cartridge. 3). Send your cartridge to us: Needle Doctor Contact Info and Address Please write your Return Authorization number on the outside of box. 4). You will be given a two week grace period to send us your old cartridge, after which point we are authorized to bill you the full retail value of the new cartridge.

  • Designer : Jonathan Carr
  • Builder : Yoshinori Mishima (final build, testing), Akiko Ishiyama (primary build)
  • Type : Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge
  • Frequency range : 10Hz - 50kHz
  • Channel separation : 30dB or better at 1kHz
  • Cantilever system : Solid boron rod with Namiki microridge line-contact stylu (2.5um x 75um) and one-point suspension, directly mounted to cartridge body
  • Coil : 6N high-purity copper, 8.2ohms internal impedance, 9.5uH inductance
  • Output voltage : 0.6mV@5cm/sec. (CBS test record, other test records may alter results)
  • Compliance : Approx. 12 x 10 cm/dyne at 100Hz
  • Vertical tracking angle : 20 degrees
  • Cartridge body : One-piece machining from solid aluminum billet
  • Recommended tracking force : 1.7g - 1.8g (1.75g preferred)
  • Recommended load directly into MC phono input : 91ohms - 47kohm (determine by listening, or follow detailed guidelines above)
  • Recommended load via step-up transformer : 5 - 15ohm (step-up transformer's output must be connected to 47kohm MM-level RIAA input)
  • Recommended tonearm : High-quality pivoted or linear (tangential) tone arm with rigid bearing(s), adjustable anti-skating force, preferably VTA adjustment
  • Features

  • Ogura-made cantilever/coil/diamond stylus assembly
  • Boron rod cantilever and original Lyra line-contact stylus
  • Body machined from a single billet of aluminum alloy then hard anodized for superior rigidity
  • Entirely hand-made and "voiced" by Yoshinori Mishima for consistency and performance
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