Benz Micro Cartridges

Benz Micro MC Gold / Silver £295

The entry models to the Benz Micro line provide the musicality we are famous for combined with affordability and a wide range of turntable/tonearm compatibility.

The Gold is a low output moving coil at .4mV at 3.54cm/sec, perfectly suited for moving coil phono stages with 60dB or higher gain. The Silver high output (2.5mV at 3.54cm/sec) is ideal for m type phono stages, low-gain tube phono stages and AV systems. These models let you enjoy the Benz Micro sound and provide an upgrade path to the Swiss hand-made cartridges.

Your Benz dream start here

Benz Micro ACE S MC Cartridge £695

The Benz ACE is one of our favorite budget phono cartridges. Based on the generator system and stylus assembly of the Benz Glider with a protective acrylic body, the ACE is a handmade cartridge, one of the only hand-built cartridges at this price point! This is a true music lover's cartridge, warm and natural through the mid-range, with great bottom-end extension and silky smooth high frequencies. If you just want to play record after record with a big smile on your face...the ACE is the cartridge for you! The Benz ACE is simple to install and is available in three different outputs to match any phono-stage.

Possibly the best value for money cartridge in the world!

Benz Micro Glider S Moving Coil Cartridge £895

The Glider S retrieved depth and vocal-placement cues from the fourth movement of Solti and the CSO’s performance of the BeethovenNinth [Decca] like no cartridge I’ve reviewed in the last two years. Bass reproduction is simply stunning. From the rolling bass drum volleys of Fanfare to the subterranean synthesized bass of Jennifer Warnes’ “If It Be Your Will,” the Glider balances pitch and timbre and resonance in a way that’s almost breathtaking.

"The Absolute Sound's Review"

Just £200 more than the ACE, this cart glide like a Micheal Jackson

Benz Micro - Wood Body S MC Cartridge £1,095

this cartridge's strengths: presence, analytical, accurate reproduction, no harshness in any of the music I tried with it. Magic? Yes because of this cartridge's ability to provide enough drive across the spectrum, enough sensitivity to the nuances of this record, and enough responsiveness to make a sound begin and end where it really begins and ends. I love my new vinyl collection.

"Enjoy the music's Review"

Beautiful tone, very musical cartridge

Benz Micro SHR Gullwing High Output Moving Coil Cartridge £2,295

One of nine cartridges in the S-class range, there's still a long way between this and the legendary LP-S, but mixing the good things about this, the Ruby and the Glider cartridges makes for something truly special. If you have and SME arm, this is the cartridge it has been waiting for.

"HiFi Plus's Review"

Go on, take it for spin, you know you want to!

Benz Micro Ebony Cartridge £2.495

A Benz Micro classic, the Ebony H and Ebony TR cartridges have been re-introduced for a very limited production run. The Ebony body, cross-coil models include the Ebony H and Ebony TR, both featuring Micro Ridge or MR stylus. The ultimate high-output moving coil, the Ebony H shares the same Ebody body as the Benz Micro LP S MR, and is used with MM type phono stages and a 47kohm input impedance. The Ebony TR is designed for use with a Step Up Transformer (SUT), featuring a .1mV output and a coil impedance of less than 5 ohms.

Return of the Classic - limited stock!

Benz Micro Ruby Z Cartridge £2.495

Ruby Z upgrades this famous model to full “S Class” status. It features the new Zebra wood body, second only to Ebony for its resonance characteristics, offering bass weight and pitch definition, midrange linearity and high frequency clarity with a natural musicality. The new Micro Ridge stylus is featured, providing enhanced tracking, resolution and groove integrity. The generator is based on the Ruby square plate and output is .35mV.  The Ruby Z low output is best used with phono stages offering greater than 60dB gain, loaded at 400 ohms or higher. The Ruby Zebra cartridge weighs only 10.6 grams, making it ideal for a wide range of tonearms, including today’s state-of-the-art, and vintage models lacking the energy control, bearing designs, or counter-weight range.

Low output, amazing soundstage and resolution

Benz LP S Moving Coil Cartridge £2,795

To illustrate I played Berlioz Symphonie Fantastique [Mercury Living Presence SR90254].  In the first movement “Reveries and Passions”, the violins swell and I was immediately drawn into the music. The huge dynamic swings of the massed violins and percussion were rendered with explosive power. This cart can go from a musical dead stop to a thunderous climax better than any other I have heard.

6 Moons's Review

Reference class in every single way.

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