The Benz Micro Wood S Cartridge series models SL (low), SM (medium) and SH (high), all incorporate the MicroRidge stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs. 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.
- Micro Ridge Stylus
- Weight 9.0 grams
- Tracking weight of 1.6-1.9grams.
- The SL is 0.4mV at 3.54cm/sec with a coil impedance of 12 ohms, perfectly suited for MC phono stages with 60dB or higher gain.
- The SM is 0.8mV and 24 ohms, designed for less efficient systems and tube phono stages with gain between 45 – 58dB.
- The SH (2.5mV at 3.54cm/sec) is among the best high output moving coils ever made, ideal for MM type phono stages, low gain tube phono stages and AV systems.
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