Lyra Skala phono cartridge

The $3200 Lyra Skala isn’t the most expensive cartridge out there, but it competes with the mightiest of contenders. This moving coil cartridge offers “astonishing transparency and palpability” while retaining just a “hint of warmth” that can be so appealing to audiophiles who are serious about their analog set-ups. We found it to be a more immediate and revealing alternative to some of the lusher and more romantic premium cartridges.