Benz Micro Ace SL (MC) Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Benz Micro Ace SL (MC) Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

$1,295.00 inc. GST

  • Moving coil (MC) Phono Cartridge
  • 0.4mV (Low) Output
  • Micro Ridge diamond Stylus
  • Handmade in Switzerland

Product Description

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ACE is an acronym of Advanced Cartridge Engineering. The S Class models of the Benz Micro ACE SL, SM, SH all incorporate the Benz Dynascan S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs.

“The ACE SL produced solid, well-defined, yet delicate images within a world-class-wide soundstage of reasonable depth. Its resolution of ambient cues and inner detail were astonishing for its cost. Its tonal balance combined lower-midrange warmth, reasonably good bottom-end extension, good top-end extension and detail, and a slight reticence in the transition from the upper mids to the treble that produced a relaxed, very pleasing, yet detailed sonic picture. There were no standout colorations, hard edges, or grain.” – Michael Fremer, Stereophile June 2009

“With the right phono stage, it can do a great job of walking that fine line between resolution and smoothness.” -Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound

Specifications

– Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
– Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
– Stylus shape: 5 x 120 µm Micro Ridge
– Weight: 8.8 g
– Output voltage: 0.4mV
– Internal impedance: 120 ohms
– Compliance: 14
– Recommended loading: > 1,000 ohms
– Tracking force: 1.6-1.9 g
– Break-in period: 40 hours
– Warranty: 2 years manufacturing defect