Brand: Benz Micro


Benz Micro MC LP Ebony Wood MC Cartridge 0.34mV (Certified Rebuilt)

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The LP incorporates a higher mass brass frame for improved coupling to tonearms, evolved ruby square plate generator and Ebony body. Brass, an alloy of copper and tin, complements Ebony materials used for building musical instruments. The LP reveals greater dynamic contrasts, deeper bass and increased resolution from all records.

"The Benz [LP] captures every sound, and does so without any particular emphasis on "presence" or aliveness... The longer you listen to the cartridge - and the more it warms up - the more revealing it becomes in the sense of warmly inviting you in to listen more deeply to the textures, harmonics, and little subtleties that make up the basic foundations of the music itself." - Harry Pearson, The Absolute Sound, October 2010, Issue 206

The MC LP Ebony Wood is Benz Micro's flagship cartridge. The Benz Micro MC LP Wood, True to its name, the LP is designed to be a "Long Player" with the Benz cost-effective re-tipping service. It also means "Limited Production" due to the scarcity of aged Ebony wood available to machine the outer wood body of the cartridge.

The MC LP Ebony Wood is also named in recognition of Luis Pires, the Portuguese Benz distributor. Luis, born in Africa and trained as a Mechanical Engineer, has been instrumental in sourcing aged Ebony wood from Mozambique for the cartridge's outer shell. In addition, he has worked closely with Albert Lukaschek of Benz and Garth Leerer of Musical Surroundings regarding refinements to the cartridge's design.


Body: Vented machined Ebony wood
Cantilever: Solid boron rod: 0.28 mm diameter
Stylus: Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished
Stylus tip radius: 5 x 120 um
Vertical Tracking Angle (VTA): 20 degrees
Coil: Square ruby jewel plate
Weight: 10.7 grams

Output Voltage: 0.34mV at 3.54 cm/s
Internal Impedance: 38 ohms
Frequency Response: 10-50,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
Channel Balance: Better Than 0.5dB
Channel Separation: Better Than 35 dB at 1 kHz

Tracking Ability at 315 Hz at a Tracking Force of 2 grams: 80 um
Dynamic Compliance: 15 um/mN

Set Up Instructions:
Recommended Loading: 500-47,000 ohms
Recommended Tracking Force: 1.8-2.2 grams
Optimum Tracking Force: 1.8-2.0 grams
Recommended Tonearm Mass: Medium to High
Optimum Working Temperature: 23 Degrees Celsius
Break-In Period: 40 Hours

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