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Lyra Etna Mono Moving Coil Phono Cartridge
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Lyra Etna Mono Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

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  • Lyra Etna Moving Coil Cartridge


The Lyra Etna Mono is a version of the Etna designed for monaural records.

On mono records, the vertical axis of the groove contains no musical information, but it will frequently have noise, in the form of groove damage and dirt. With two separate mono coils, the Etna Mono has been designed to be completely insensitive to the vertical axis, which greatly improves the signal/noise ratio without any downside on monaural records. The separate coils also help avoid possible ground loops and hum problems that could otherwise be caused if a single coil is fed into a stereo two-channel amplification system.

All Lyra cartridges are designed by Jonathan Carr in collaboration with Yoshinori Mishima, and manufactured by Lyra in Japan. Yoshinori personally checks and fine-tunes every Etna Mono before it is shipped.








Specifications for LYRA ETNA Mono

Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance, low-output moving coil cartridge
Lyra-designed long-footprint variable-radius line-contact nude diamond (3um x 70um profile, block dimensions 0.08 x 0.12 x 0.5 mm), slot-mounted
Diamond-coated solid boron rod with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted into cartridge body via high-pressure knife-edge system
Two individually isolated monophonic/monaural 6N high-purity copper coils wound in parallel (on top of each other) on a square-shaped chemically-purified high-purity iron former with 3.0 Ohms internal impedance
0.25 mV@5 cm/sec.
Frequency range
10 Hz-50 kHz
Channel separation
35 dB or better at 1 kHz
Approx 12 X10 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
Distance from mounting holes to stylus tip
9.52 mm
Cartridge weight (without stylus cover)
9.2 g
Recommended tracking force
1.65 ~ 1.78 g (1.72 g recommended)
Recommended load directly into MC phono input
Determine by listening
Recommended load via step-up transformer
Step-up transformer designed for 2 - 3 ohms cartridge impedance; the transformer output must be connected to standard 47 kOhm MM-level RIAA input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable




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