Moving Coil Cartridges
Smooth frequency response, excellent bass definition, holographic stereo imaging and unsurpassed track ability.
These hallmarks of Benz moving coil cartridge performance are now available to more music lovers through collaboration between our Swiss designers and leading Japanese cartridge manufacturers.
The S Class models ACE SL, SM, SH all incorporate the Benz Dynascan with Gyger S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs.
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.
The Benz Glider is the hand built Swiss made moving coil cartridge distinguished by its open, free floating design, smooth response curve, and affordable price.
Built upon a solid aluminum base, the moving coil cantilever assembly id free of body resonances. The Benz iron cross coil, generates the universal output level of 1.00mV, ideal for either MM or MC phono preamps.
The Glider shares many qualities with the Benz wood body cartridge including micro-line stylus with face bonded shank, tapped mounting holes, and special generator damping materials. The glider`s overall weight of 6.5 grams and medium compliance allows excellent performance on most tonearms.
The midrange is where the heart of the music is and a cartridge has to get this right. Like a fine tube amp, this is where the Benz Ebony L is just so beautiful. Yes, the transients are fast enough and sound very realistic, but with the Ebony L, it’s more about the timber and tone of the instruments. No, it doesn’t remove as many veils as the London Reference, but no one would ever call it veiled. In fact, I don’t think you would even notice unless you had just listened to the London Reference. I want to say again with the Benz Ebony L, the midrange is just plain beautiful and it nails the tone and timbre of music.
The Benz Micro Ebony H MC phono cartridge is tonally natural, sensuous, and superbly musical. It is the finest high output MC cartridge produced by Benz Micro and considered by many as the best high output MC cartridge in the world! It combines the aged Ebony body of the Benz LP, new low mass cross coil generator wound with 16 micron copper wire, new pole pieces, and the Benz Dynsacan stylus — Benz`s best stylus, typically reserved for the LP, Ruby and Ref models and features a Fritz Geiger S stylus precision side bonded at the Benz factory to a 5.5mm solid boron cantilever. The Ebony H produces 2.5mV at 3.54 cm/sec, ideal for all low gain, tube and MM only phono stages. It will put music back into your phono preamp.
Decades of experience, cooperation with famous experts like A.J.Van den Hul and precision Swiss engineering meet in the Benz Ruby, resulting in a cartridge that establishes a new benchmark for music reproduction from LP records.
The core of the coil, i.e. the heart of the system, is made of a ruby jewel. Thus we were able to reduce the moving mass to half of that conventional system and eliminate any losses caused by less than perfect reversibility of the magnetic flux.
The body, machined from precious Bruyere wood, with a carefully designed open bottom reduces resonance to zero.
Alll this may sound very tempting, but hearing is better than reading. So arrange for listening session with your high end studio. Take your time to relax and enjoy the music.