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Lyra cartridges

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Hi all thinking of changing my cartridge from AT to a Lyra so if anyone has one in use and what does it sound like compared to top end MC carts. It will fitted town SME ARM So wondering if it will need any additional weight added? Thanks
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I wouldn't think any additional weight would be necessary...my AT-OC9ML/II weighs 8.0 grams, my Lyra Kleos SL is 8.8 grams. The AT-ART1000 is 11 grams, but a SME Series V tonearm's range is from 4.2 to 18.0 grams; another SME arm tops out at 12.0 grams so you should be OK.
I have used Lyra cartridges for over the last 12 years, first a Argo, now a Kleos SL and have had no problems.
Just sounds like music, nothing added, nothing removed. :smt020

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Thank you
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I am a big fan of Lyra cartridges and I currently use a Lyra Kleos SL in an Aro.

I think that it is the sweet spot in quality v cost (although I have not heard the new Lambdas) and in an Aro, in an equivalent system to mine, in a shoot-out I preferred it to the various alternatives that we tried.

I have had about 500 hours use on my current cartridge and it is sublime - imho obviously.
Cymbiosis Tangerine LP12 Karousel Klimax Radikal/Chord Sarum T, Keel/A, Urika/Chord Sarum T, Aro, sKale, Lyra Kleos SL - Sondek owner since 1982 - the rest is very Naim and Kudos
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