BENZ MICRO ACE S HIGH OUTPUT MC PHONO CARTRIDGE
The Benz Micro ACE S Class phono cartridge is a recipient of The Absolute Sound 2009 Editors' Choice Awards (September 2009, Issue 195 p.81)
"The ACE SL produced solid, well-defined, yet delicate images within a world-class-wide soundstage of reasonable depth. Its resolution of ambient cues and inner detail were astonishing for $700. Its tonal balance combined lower-midrange warmth, reasonably good bottom-end extension, good top-end extension and detail, and a slight reticence in the transition from the upper mids to the treble that produced a relaxed, very pleasing, yet detailed sonic picture. There were no standout colorations, hard edges, or grain." - Michael Fremer, Stereophile June 2009
ACE is an acronym of Advanced Cartridge Engineering. The S Class models of the Benz Micro ACE SL, SM, SH all incorporate the Benz Dynascan S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs.
A recipient of The Absolute Sound Editors Choice award for several years and a cartridge recommended by Stereophile, the Benz Micro Ace S Moving Coil phono cartridge is a favorite of music listeners who require natural (organic) presentation of music — warm, silky smooth and natural highs to the mid-range and effortless low end. Benz Micro extends this performance with its new Ace S class. It comes in Low Output (0.4mV), Medium Output (0.8mV) and High Output (2.5mV) thus allowing optimal choice and performance mating with an end-users phono preamp.
Terrific Trade-in or Re-tip Exchange Allowance is offered. Please email us for the trade-in or re-tip exchange value of your cartridge - working or not.
Trade-in and Re-tip Exchange Instructions: Should you purchase this cartridge with a trade-in or re-tip exchange, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price and NOT the trade-in price. When we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade-in price. After you receive your new Benz-Micro cartridge, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in cartridge to us (see our website for address).
Benz Micro ACE S High Output MC Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
- Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
- Stylus shape: 5 x 120 µm
- Weight: 8.8 g
- Output voltage: 2.5mV
- Internal impedance: 90 ohms
- Compliance: 14
- Recommended loading: > 1,000 ohms
- Tracking force: 1.6-1.9 g
- Break-in period: 40 hours
- Warranty: 2 years manufacturing defect
- Color: Blue