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Etna λ Lambda

Etna λ Lambda

Sharing its name with Sicily’s majestic Mount Etna, Etna λ Lambda is an impressive monument in its own right. Although it shares some of its design philosophy with Atlas λ Lambda, the concepts are executed rather differently. While Etna λ Lambda is second from the top in Lyra’s line, one listen will demonstrate that this cartridge’s performance would define the very top of any other cartridge line. Atlas has a very refined, elegant, and voluptuous sound while Etna λ Lambda’s personality is more outgoing. We truly believe that choosing between these two exceptional performers will come down to one’s tastes and the system in which it will live. Etna λ Lambda will be ideal for many customers and become their preferred Lyra.

Etna λ Lambda offers three models within this line: 

  • Etna λ Lambda
  • Etna λ Lambda SL (Single Layer)
  • Etna λ Lambda Mono

SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Medium weight, medium compliance, low-impedance moving coil cartridge
Stylus: Lyra-designed long-footprint variable-radius line-contact nude diamond (3μm×70μm), slot-mounted
Cantilever system: Diamond-coated solid boron rod with short one-point wire suspension, directly mounted into cartridge body via high-pressure knife-edge system
Body: Machined titanium central core, anodized aluminum
Coils: 2-layer deep, 6 N high-purity copper, chemically-purified high-purity iron cross-shaped former, 4.2-ohm self-impedance, 11μH inductance
Output voltage: 0.56 mV@5 cm/sec., zero to peak, 45 degrees (CBS test record, other test records may alter results)
Frequency range: 10 Hz~50 kHz
Channel separation: Greater than 30dB at 1kHz
Compliance: Approx. 12×10 cm/dyne at 100 Hz
Cartridge mounting screws: 2.6 mm 0.45 pitch JIS standard
Cartridge weight (without stylus cover): 9.2g
Distance from mounting holes to stylus tip: 9.5 mm
Recommended tracking force: 1.62 - 1.72g
Recommended load directly into MC phono input: Detailed guidelines in instruction manual, finalize by listening
Recommended load via step-up transformer: Use a step-up transformer designed for 3 -6 ohms cartridge impedance (step-up transformer’s output must be connected to 10kohm ~ 47kohm MM-level RIAA input, preferably via short, low-capacitance cable)
Recommended tonearms: Medium to Medium-High mass arms are recommended, which is the bulk of the tonearm market.

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