Benz Micro ACE S Phono Cartridge

Benz Micro ACE S Phono Cartridge


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Benz Micro ACE S Phono Cartridge

The Benz Micro ACE S phono cartridge is a recipient of The Absolute Sound 2009 Editors' Choice Awards (September 2009, Issue 195 p.81)


"The Benz Micro ACE S Phono Cartridge 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 $700. 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

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.

A recipient of The Absolute Sound Editors Choice award for several years and a cartridge recommended by Stereophile, the Benz Micro Ace S Moving Coil phono cartridge is a favorite of music listeners who require natural (organic) presentation of music — warm, silky smooth and natural highs to the mid-range and effortless low end. Benz Micro extends this performance with its new Ace S class. It comes in Low Output (0.4mV), Medium Output (0.8mV) and High Output (2.5mV) thus allowing optimal choice and performance mating with an end-users phono preamp.

- Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
- Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
- Stylus shape: 5 x 120 µm
- Weight: 8.8 g
- Output voltage: 2.5mV
- Internal impedance: 90 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
- Color: Blue