Brand: Lyra


Certified Factory Rebuilt Lyra Argo i MC Cartridge 0.45mV

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The Argo i replaced the discontinued Lydian Beta as Lyra's entry-level cartridge when it originally came out. The Argo i made tremendous strides in sonic performance, trackability and ease of setup.

"I can’t think of too many better ways to spend $1500 upgrading an analog front-end than buying a Lyra Argo i. While Lyra makes three more expensive and probably better-sounding cartridges, the Argo i is the top of the line for audiophiles like me who don't have the big bucks to spend. It doesn’t just let you have a taste of what its bigger brothers offer; it lets you sit right down at the same table. It simply makes listening to music more enjoyable by bringing you closer to the recording itself, and I can’t think of a greater compliment to pay this fine cartridge than that." - John Crossett,

Type: Moving Coil, low-impedance, low-output, medium compliance
Frequency range: 10Hz ~ 50kHz
Channel separation: 30dB or better at 1kHz
Cantilever system: Solid boron rod with line-contact stylus (3 x 70 micrometers profile)
Internal impedance: 4ohms
Output voltage: 0.45mV (5.0cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees at 1kHz)
Cartridge weight (without stylus cover): 6.5g
Compliance: Approx. 12 x 10-6 cm/dyne at 100Hz
Recommended tracking force: 1.7 ~ 1.8g
Recommended load: Into non-inverting RIAA equalizer amplifier or head-amplifier: 10ohms ~ 47kohms
Into step-up transformer: 3 ~ 6ohms (not exceeding 10ohms)

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