Reviews

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LYRA

Lyra Etna SL Phono Cartridge

The Absolute Sound 05 August 2018

Over the years, the Lyra line has been a mainstay in my stereo system. I’ve had everything from a Titan Mono to a Helikon to an Atlas. Each seemed [...] Read More

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LYRA

Lyra Etna SL

Hi Fi News 23 May 2018

Lyra products inhabit a niche within a niche: they are all hand-built, low-volume pick-ups that, for nearly a generation now, have sold largely to [...] Read More

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LYRA

Lyra Atlas SL

The Absolute Sound 01 April 2018

When I installed the Lyra Atlas cartridge in my system a few years ago, I was agog at its sheer dynamism and slam. Listening to a London recording [...] Read More

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LYRA

The Japanese Audio Industry

The Absolute Sound 29 March 2018

My next stop was Lyra, a renowned Japanese cartridge manufacturer whose products are familiar to TAS readers. The company was founded and is run [...] Read More

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LYRA

Lyra Etna SL

Hi Fi News 02 December 2016

With a radically different design to other MCs, Lyra’s second-to-top cartridge has a sound unlike anything else around. Costly yes, but what price [...] Read More

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LYRA

The Lyra Delos Review

Hi Fi Critic 05 May 2015

The £1000 Delos is a skeletal design, so all its internal workings are on view and it’s therefore rather more vulnerable to damage than most. A strong [...] Read More

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LYRA

Lyra Delos

Hi Fi News 05 May 2013

Lyra’s new entry-level moving-coil cartridge costs as much as many manufacturers’ range-toppers, so does it justify its price? Read More

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LYRA

The Lyra Connoisseur 4-2L SE Line-stage

Hi Fi Plus 01 October 2012

Can it really be more than three years ago that the Connoisseur Definitions 4-0 L passed through my life? Roy had sent it over with no fanfare and [...] Read More

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LYRA

Lyra Connoisseur 4-2P SE

Hi Fi Plus 01 April 2012

Each time I revisit the whole issue of phono-stages I discover anew just how critical they are to system performance - and just how breathtakingly [...] Read More

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LYRA

Cream Of The Crop

Hi Fi Plus 16 June 2011

Scantech’s cartridges may not have been the first to dispose of the conventional metal body (that was probably vdH’s EMT modifications) but they [...] Read More

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LYRA

Connoisseur Definitions 4.0 Phono and Line Stages

Hi Fi Plus 05 February 2010

Retired audio reviewers should be able to turn a healthy living as landscape gardeners, judging from the frequency with which we are accused of creating [...] Read More

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LYRA

The Lyra Olympos SL

Hi Fi Plus 01 August 2009

None of you, so long as you have a pulse and a passing interest in analogue replay, will be unaware of, even unfamiliar with, those doyens of Japanese [...] Read More

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LYRA

Lyra Titan

Hi Fi Plus 16 August 2008

At a time when analogue is supposed to be on the wane, it’s amazing how many new cartridges come and go. Of course, each one doesn’t necessarily [...] Read More

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LYRA

The Brothers Dorian

Hi Fi Plus 01 August 2007

I seem to have been a bit of a cartridge snob. I’ve always tended to look at a company, like Lyra, and see what fruit is blossoming in the highest [...] Read More

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LYRA

The Lyra Argo Moving-Coil Cartridge

Hi Fi Plus 01 September 2006

Although by no means the most expensive Lyra cartridge, the Argo is a very impressive performer. My over-whelming first impression was one of sharpness, [...] Read More


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