As the production of the Swiss manufacturer is entirely hand-built and therefore in small numbers, it was necessary to relocate production to Japan for entry-level models to meet the demand and the market growth. Benz applies very specific requirements in terms of tracking force, weight, impedance, output and compliance. The design is true to the brand's values, using the best components to achieve the best results in terms of dynamics and timbre. The coils are made up of a high purity and very fine copper conductor and very powerful neodymium magnets. This combination leads to a high output level that makes this MC Silver compatible with an MM input. The high quality elliptical stylus is combined with an aluminium cantilever.
Despite the highly competitive price, this is a Benz Micro cartridge all right! The brand's signature timbre quality is there, the instruments have a lot of texture. The sound is very natural and subtle with great dynamics. The music is vibrant, spontaneous and quite neutral. We reckon that this cartridge boasts many advantages in terms of combination and musicality and, above all, it's a Micro Benz! Recommended for music lovers… Franck
Frequency response: 20 Hz-25 kHz
Stylus: Micro-Ridge Elliptical.3x.7mil
Internal impedance: 120 Ohm
Load: 47K Ohms
Compliance: 15 cu
Tracking force: 1.7/1.9 g