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Benz Micro Ace S Class MC Phono Cartridge

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Benz Micro ACE S MC Phono Cartridge

Benz Micro S Class models of the ACE SL (red), SM (clear), SH (blue) all incorporate the Benz MicroRidge stylus for the best performance/value ratio in phono cartridges, regardless of output level. The SL is .4mV at 3.54cm/sec with a coil impedance of 12 ohms, perfectly suited for MC phono stages with 60dB or higher gain. The SM is .8mV and 24 ohms, designed for less efficient systems and tube phono stages with gain between 45 – 58dB. The SH (2.5mV at 3.54cm/sec) is among the best high output moving coils ever made, ideal for MM type phono stages, low gain tube phono stages and AV systems. Music lovers can take advantage of industry leading programs in upgrading previous Benz models or other brand cartridges to the new ACE S Class.

Manufacturer's website BENZ MICRO SWITZERLAND

Details

Benz Ace SL Specifications
•Output: .4mV
•Stylus: 5x120µm
•Impedance: 12 ohms
•Loading range: >100 ohms
•Weight: 8.8g
•Compliance: 15cu
•Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g

Benz Ace SM Specifications
•Output: .8mV
•Stylus: 5x120µm
•Impedance: 24 ohms
•Loading range: >200 ohms
•Weight: 8.8g
•Compliance: 14cu
•Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g

Benz Ace SH Specifications
•Output: 2.5mV
•Stylus: 5x120µm
•Impedance: 90 ohms
•Loading range: >1000 ohms
•Weight: 8.8g
•Compliance: 14cu
•Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g

Please find reviews below

"STEREOPHILE" Magazine Review by Micheal Fremer , Class B Recommended Component

The ACE SL moving-coil cartridge outputs 0.4mV and has a 0.28mm cantilever of solid boron and a nude, mirror-polished, line-contact stylus. Based on the pure-iron cross-coil generator system of Benz-Micro’s upscale Glider, the hand-built ACE series uses a cost-saving aluminum frame and acrylic body. Though it couldn’t match the dynamics and bass extension of more expensive cartridges, “the ACE SL’s tracing and tracking were impressive by any standard,” said MF. It produced solid images within a wide soundstage, offered an “astonishing” amount of inner detail, and had an overall sound that was “somewhat polite.” MF: “The Benz-Micro ACE SL is easy to recommend.” (Vol.32 No.6)

"The Absolute Sound" Magazine Review , Winner of Editor's Choice Award

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"HI FI World" Magazine Review , UK

http://www.hi-fiworld.co.uk/index.php/vinyl-lp/25-cartridges/477-benz-micro-ace-sl.html