Selling a Lyra Atlas low output MC cart. The cart is a few years old. The hours are not known exactly but most likely 2 thousand hours. Cantilever is straight. Every record was ultra sonically cleaner before being played. Cart sound very nice but will probably need re-tipped at some point. This cart can also be used as a trade in toward the newer lambda.
Type: Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge Stylus: Lyra-designed long-footprint variable-radius line-contact nude diamond, slot-mounted Block dimensions 0.08w x 0.12d x 0.5h mm Profile dimensions 3um x 70um Cantilever system: Diamond-coated solid boron rod with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted into cartridge body via high-pressure knife-edge system Coils: 2-layer deep, 6N high-purity copper Cross-shaped chemically-purified high-purity iron former 4.2ohm self-impedance 11uH inductance
Output voltage: 0.56mV@5cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees (CBS test record, other test records may alter results) Frequency range: 10Hz ~ 50kHz Channel separation: 35dB or better at 1kHz Compliance: Approx. 12 x 10-6cm/dyne at 100Hz Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees
Cartridge body: One-piece machining from solid titanium billet, with reduced-surface higher-pressure headshell contact area, predominately non-parallel and asymmetrical shaping, phase-interference resonance controlling mechanism, and body threaded directly for mounting screws Cartridge mounting screws: 2.6mm 0.45 pitch JIS standard Distance from mounting holes to stylus tip: 9.5mm Cartridge weight (without stylus cover): 11.6g
Recommended tracking force: 1.65 ~ 1.75g (1.72g recommended) Recommended load directly into MC phono input: 104ohm ~ 887ohm (determine by listening, or follow detailed guidelines in user manual) Recommended load via step-up transformer: 5 ~ 15ohm (step-up transformer’s output must be connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm