Lyra Delos Moving Coil Cartridge
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Lyra Delos Moving Coil Cartridge

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Lyra Delos Moving Coil Cartridge 


An analogue LP played back with an MC cartridge can sound exceptionally good. Normally, the more cost put into the cartridge, the better the sound. However, sometimes what is required is not more cost but more clever engineering, as with the Lyra Delos.

A major problem with most cartridges is that the signal coils are located so that applying normal tracking force restricts performance. The reason is that the cartridge's signal coils should have the same angle as the magnetic circuit when the tracking force for playback is applied, but are nearly always designed so that applying normal tracking force pushes the signal coils out of alignment with the magnetic circuit. This impairs the sensitivity and linearity of the coils, and reduces the quality of sound.

The Delos solves this problem with a new body structure and pre-angled damping system. The pre-angled dampers work together with the angle of the body structure so that, when tracking force is applied, the signal coils are optimally aligned with the magnet circuit. The Delos also has a microridge stylus for outstanding tracking, a non-parallel solid metal body for low resonances, and nude construction for greater clarity. The result is clearly improved sound quality, particularly resolution, dynamic range, transient impact and immediacy.



  • 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 Stylus (2.5um x 75 um) & One-Point Suspension, Directly Mounted to Cartridge Body
  • Coil: 6-N High-Purity Copper, 8.2 ohms 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 100 Hz
  • Vertical Tracking Angle: 20 Degrees
  • Cartridge Body: One-Piece Machining from Solid Aluminum Billet
  • Cartridge Weight: 7.3 Grams Without Stylus Cover
  • Optimal Tracking Force: 1.75 Grams (1.7g ~ 1.8g Acceptable)
  • Recommended Loading: 91ohms ~ 47kohms (w/o Transformer), 5ohms ~ 15ohms (w/ Transformer Connected to 47kohm MM-Level RIAA Input)
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Excellent Cartridge
04 June 2020  | 

Delos is an excellent cartridge for the value. Reveals every single detail of a record. Highly recommend for anyone shopping at this price points.

Analog Seductions have shipped it with careful packaging and it arrived in excellent condition.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

Amazing Cartridge
19 May 2020  | 

It's just a week since I received the Delos. It's like night and day from the previous mc cartridge I had. Extremely efficient service from AS, accommodating and knows what they are doing. Delivery was lightening fast during the height of Covid 19. I will definitely return for more products.

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Lyra Delos
04 September 2018  | 

Good service. Cartridge sound amazing although it is entry level. Cheers!

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2 of 3 people found this review helpful.

A very likeable dynamic performance.
27 May 2017  | 

Arrived in a large box for protection. Very easy to fit on to SME IV up and running within an hour. The detail presentation of the Delos is quite amazing I was hearing things on Dark Side Of The Moon that I have never heard before. Highly recommended

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3 of 5 people found this review helpful.

Arrived OK, sounds fantastic
19 November 2016  | 

Shipping was fast. The cartridge arrived safely. Installed easily (SME 3009 series 3) and sounds fantastic.

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful.

You know what? I'am happy!!!
11 April 2014  | 

This is an excellent cell. European and Australian journals, American ... I've read are unanimous on the qualities of this cell Lyra Delos. Purchased less than 800 Euros a year there, she now costing half as much. I use EMS 5 Series Arm mounted on platinum Rega P9, 308 and connected to Accuphase phono card, the whole gives a sound that fills the listening of music play fluid and very well realized. Recommend without restraint!

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11 of 17 people found this review helpful.

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