BENZ MICRO WOOD S MEDIUM OUTPUT MC PHONO CARTRIDGE
A recipient of Stereophile Class B Recommended Component award for several years and a cartridge highly praised by Neil Walker in enjoythemusic.com, the Benz Micro Wood Moving Coil phono cartridge is true achiever. It delivers very high accuracy, excellent discernment, agility and edgeless music that is beguiling in presentation. You'll end up loving your record collection even further.
The S Class models of the Benz-Micro Wood now incorporate the Benz Dynascan with Gyger S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs. Albert Lukaschek began researching increased performance and uniformity of his crosscoil designs while developing the Benz Ebony models.
Experimenting with the length of the solid Boron cantilever revealed how the elasticity of this very stiff material contributed to compliance and trackability. Development of a grooved rear pole piece for countersinking the o-ring damper (first introduced on the Benz Ruby square plate cartridges) was then adapted to the cross coil designs, given their lower contact area and damping characteristics. The lower mass coils and matched cantilevers of the new S Class retain their real world output levels and with their improved styli, offer higher performance. Music lovers are getting the best performance/value ratio in phono cartridges, regardless of output level.
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 Wood S Medium Output MC Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
- Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
- Stylus type: Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished
- Stylus shape: 5 x 120 µm
- Weight: 9 g
- Output voltage: 0.8mV
- Compliance: 14
- Internal impedance: 24 ohms
- Recommended loading: > 200 ohms
- Tracking force: 1.6-1.9 g
- Break-in period: 40 hours
- Warranty: 2 years manufacturing defect