BENZ MICRO SM WOOD S CLASS MC MONO CARTRIDGE 0.8mV
Trade In Pricing:
Only $1,619.99 with any Wood Bodied Benz Cartridge trade in!
Only $1,619.99 with a Benz Glider or Ace Cartridge trade in!
Rebuild & Re-Tip Exchange:
SH Wood S Class Re-Tip Exchange: $1,200.00
SH Wood S Class Rebuild (est. 180 day turnaround): $1000.00
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).
The S Class Wood Body SL (low), SM (medium) and SH (high) incorporates the Benz Dynascan with Gyger S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs.
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.
Music lovers around the world cherish the sound of the LP phonograph record as the finest way to appreciate their music. They desire the musical sound and Swiss quality of Benz Micro handmade moving coil phono cartridges. Precision manufacturing with windings exceeding the finest timepieces, precious materials such as Bruyere wood, ruby, diamond and gold combine to make the ultimate in handmade cartridges.
Benz Micro offers a wide selection of models, output levels and an industry leading trade-in program as well as cost effective re-tipping services.
Developed with a series of advanced transducers which incorporate cross coil generators and bodies machined from the same Bruyere wood as the Ruby and Reference. In order to suit the needs of as many music lovers as possible, we offer the SM Wood S Class as an excellent medium-priced alternative to our best medium output moving coil pickups.
Smooth Response Curve
Tight Defined Bass
Smooth Mids & Highs
Excellent 3-D Imaging
Benz Cross Coil
Bruyere wood body (same as Ruby and Reference)
Tracking range: 2-2.5 grams
Loading: 500-47k ohms
Weight: 9 grams
2 Year Warranty