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Benz Micro Wood S Class MC Phono Cartridge

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Benz Micro Wood S MC Cartridge

Benz Micro S-Class models of the Wood Body SL (low-output), SM (medium) and SH (high), the Glider SL, SM, SH, and the ACE SL, SM, SH all incorporate the Benz Dynascan system with a 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 cross-coil designs while developing the Benz Ebony H, L and TR models. Experimenting with the length of the solid Boron cantilever revealed how the elasticity of this very stiff material affected 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 heightened performance. These cartridges yield one of the best performance/value ratios in cartridge market, regardless of output level.

Manufacturer's website BENZ MICRO SWITZERLAND

Details

Benz Wood SL Specifications

•Output: .4mV

•Stylus: 5x120µm

•Impedance: 12 ohms

•Loading range: >100 ohms

•Weight: 9g

•Compliance: 15cu

•Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g

Benz Wood SM Specifications

•Output: .8mV

•Stylus: 5x120µm

•Impedance: 24 ohms

•Loading range: >200 ohms

•Weight: 9g

•Compliance: 14cu

•Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g

 

Benz Wood SH Specifications

•Output: 2.5mV
 
•Stylus: 5x120µm

•Impedance: 90 ohms

•Loading range: >1000 ohms

•Weight: 9g

•Compliance: 14cu

•Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g