This is the ultimate monophonic cartridge available, in my opinion.
Music Direct seems to agree:
“Hands-down one of the most superb- and lifelike-sounding mono phono cartridges ever made, the Lyra Etna Mono MC phono cartridge uses unique engineering to remove resonance. Not reduce it. Remove it completely. Everything is upgraded in the Japanese-made Etna Mono. Literally. Yes, it's a big step up in price from most cartridges, but one that yields gains in transparency, the removal of distortion, and remarkable accuracy. In short, the advanced design principles allow the focus to be placed on the music buried in the grooves of your records. Etna Mono is simply a work of art. ”
See their website, and the Lyra website, for more details.
I bought my Etna Mono from authorized Lyra dealer in L.A.. I’ve put 45 hours of playing time on the cartridge, which is less than 2% of the stylus 3500 hour estimated lifetime.
Cartridge and stylus, as you can see from the pictures, is in excellent condition.
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