Benz Micro LP / LP S Flagship Cartridge

Benz Micro LP / LP S Flagship Cartridge

$9,995.00 inc. GST

  • Low output moving coil
  • Diamond tip
  • Made in Switzerland
  • 1.8 – 2g tracking weight
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Product Description

The latest LP S incorporates a higher mass brass frame for improved coupling to tonearms, evolved ruby square plate generator and Ebony body. Brass, an alloy of copper and tin, complements Ebony, materials used for building musical instruments. The LP S has 50% more mass than the previous model for enhanced vibrational and resonant characteristics, thus revealing greater dynamic contrasts, deeper bass and increased resolution from all records. The latest LP S Class was the first Benz to use the new MicroRidge stylus, now found on all Benz Swiss-made cartridges.

From the 6 Moons January 2011 review
“In general terms, if the Benz LP-S is any indication of a new performance standard then I think we may have entered a new golden age in moving coil cartridge performance. In my tenure at 6moons, I have developed a bit of a reputation as being harder to please than some of my colleagues. That may be true but when I come across a really great product and proclaim it so, I would suggest you can take it to the bank. In short, this cartridge paints a vivid and complex tapestry of sound that is so beguiling and exciting to be truly addictive. Every morning I came downstairs wondering what I was going to play first. The Benz LP-S cartridge was such a revelation that I cannot resist buying one. While this will be the most expensive cartridge I ever purchased ($5,000.00) A Blue Moon Award is definitely in order”

Specifications

• Cartridge type: low output moving coil
• Output Voltage: 0.34mV
• Loading Range: >400
• Weight: 16.4g
• Tracking:1.8 – 2.0g