Benz Micro MC Gold MC Cartridge 0.4mV
Benz Micro Switzerland, an industry leader in record playback equipment for
the past 30 years, offers music lovers their dream music system. Often that
dream begins with the MC Gold, MC Silver and MC20. Look to Benz Micro to meet
your needs no matter your budget or system requirements.
All the Series 2 advancements create a synergy exceeding the sum of the parts.
Benz' improved production techniques provide great performance and reliability
backed by a 2 year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Many Series 2 models enjoy a reduction 1/3 or 1/2 the mass of their Swiss hand
wound coil. This allows faster response time and even better tracking. Less wire
on the coil also provides more accurate high frequency phase response and lower
internal impedance for lower phono stage input impedances and the use of step-up
Featured on ALL Series 2 models, a new rear pole piece increases generator
efficiency up to 20% for better musical drive. This new rear pole piece
incorporates the locking azimuth/suspension mechanism, allowing the Swiss
production staff more fine control in perfectly tensioning thecritical
Higher output level is achieved with increased magnet strength & size: All
Series 2 models featuring a cross-coil armature have stronger Hybrid magnets
consisting of neodymium, boron and iron.
Enhanced tracking using aerospace suspension technology: ALL Series 2 models
utilize a soft butyl rubber O-ring damper, custom made in the U.S. for Benz by a
high tech company that supplies gaskets and O-rings to the aerospace industry.
The O-ring's rounded profile, strength, and resistance to temperature
fluctuation provide better consistency and longer life to the cartridge with
Improved imaging from new azimuth/suspension mechanism: Part of the new rear
pole piece assembly, this locking mechanism replaces the older bonded system.
Critical suspension and azimuth adjustments are easily facilitated during
production resulting in channel separation exceeding 35dB, producing a wider and
deeper sound stage withgreater focus.
Easier and more precise VTA adjustments: ALL Series 2 models feature a reduction
of vertical tracking angle from 22 to 20 degrees, allowing a more parallel
orientation for proper VTA settings. With less "negative" VTA or lowering the
back-end of the cartridge, easier VTA settings can be accomplished on a wider
variety of tonearms.
This budget performers retain more than a little of the famous Benz musicality
and accuracy. The MC Gold is a 0.4mV low-output moving coil cartridge. “A
real smoothy” - Michael Fremer - Stereophile, August ‘96.
Flat frequency response
Excellent channel separation
Cross Coil design
Tracking grams: 2 grams
Loading: 47k ohms
Weight: 5.7 grams
Frequency response: 20hz-25khz
2 Year Warranty
Stylus life is approximately 3-5 years!!!