Rebuild & Re-Tip Exchange:
Ebony S Class Re-Tip Exchange: $2,500.00
Ebony Rebuild (est. 180 day turnaround): $1,500.00
Trade instructions: If you purchase this cartridge with a trade-in, please note when you check out your total will show the normal sale price of this item and NOT the trade in price. However, when we process your order, you will be charged ONLY the trade in price. When you have received your new Benz-Micro cartridge, please carefully pack and ship your trade-in cartridge to us (see our website for address).
Introducing the Benz Micro S Class! The S Class furthers the performance, selection and value of the Benz Micro line. The continued evolution of the Benz cartridge line and the culmination of years of research and manufacturing refinements, the S Class incorporates new materials, advancements in moving coil and suspension design, and upgraded styli on the Benz Swiss hand-made moving coils.
Albert Lukaschek began researching increased performance and uniformity of his crosscoil 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 trackability. 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 characteristics. 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.
All models of Benz Cartridges feature the new improved pole pieces featuring a machined insert for the damper O-ring resulting in greater mechanical linearity of the suspension. Benz cartridges also feature the Gyger S stylus precision bonded at the Benz factory to a 5.5mm solid boron cantilever.
Music lovers are getting the best performance/value ratio in phono cartridges, regardless of output level. Benz offers industry leading programs in upgrading previous Benz models to the new S Class.
The Benz Ebony H S Class Cartridge is the world's best high output MC Cartridge, combining 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 Gyger S stylus. Benz best stylus, typically reserved for the LP, Ruby and Reference models, features a Gyger S stylus precision bonded at the Benz factory to a 5.5mm solid boron cantilever.
Ultra Smooth Response Curve
Huge Tight Defined Bass
Round Warm Mids & Crisp Clean Highs
Extremely Wide & Seep Soundstage
Superior 3-D Imaging
Output Voltage: 2.5mV at 3.54cm/s
Stylus Shape: Micro-Ridge
Internal Ohms: 90ohms
Loading Range: Greater Than 1000 ohms
Weight: 10.7 grams
Compliance: 14 um/mN
Tracking: 1.6-1.9 grams
Break-In Period: 40 Hours
Warranty: 2 Years Manufacturing Defects
"Hi Bob (President of Elusive Disc, inc.), I want to tell you that the Ebony H Benz you sent me is absolutely wonderful. The soundstage, the flawless tracking, the clarity, all the 'stuff' thatís going on is a joy. As I play it, itís getting even better. Thank you for your recommendation."- Paul Green, actual Elusive Disc, inc. customer.