Benz Micro Wood SL (MC) Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

Benz Micro Wood SL (MC) Moving Coil Phono Cartridge

$2,750.00 inc. GST

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

Product Description

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A re-introduction of a Benz Micro classic, the S Class models of the Wood Body all incorporate the Benz Micro Ridge stylus coupled to 4th generation cross-coil-generator based cartridges, originally introduced in the early 1990s as the LO.4, MO.9 and H2O. Benz Micro’s 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 contributed to compliance and tracking. 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.

The S Class models of the Wood Body all incorporate the Benz Dynascan with 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 crosscoil designs while developing the Benz Ebony models.

The Wood SL is best suited for high gain phono stages with resistive loading greater than 120 ohms.

The Benz Wood-bodied cartridges have incredible warmth combined with excellent detail and resolution. The new S-Series incorporates improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs along with an improved stylus/cantilever. The Wood-S is pure musicality. Highly recommended!

Specifications

– Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
– Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
– Stylus shape: Gyger S stylus
– Weight: 9 g
– Output voltage: 0.4mV
– Internal impedance: 12 ohms
– Compliance: 15
– Recommended loading: > 100 ohms
– Tracking force: 1.6-1.9 g
– Break-in period: 40 hours
– Warranty: 2 years manufacturing defect