Benz Micro RUBY ZL & RUBY ZH
Benz Micro’s RUBY S class cartridges feature a Zebra wood body, providing a balance of bass weight and pitch definition, resulting in a arm and natural soundstage. The RUBY ZL & ZH provide the low or high output levels.
The Ruby Zebra cartridges weigh only 10.6 grams, making them ideal for a wide range of tonearms, including today’s state-of-the-arm, and older models lacking the energy control, bearing designs, or counter-weight range. Benz Micro cartridge owners have the added advantage of their trade-up programs.
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The RUBY ZL is the low output level cartridge suitable for phono stages offering greater than 60dB gain, loaded at 400 ohms or higher. It comes in a beautiful Zebra wood body using the Micro Ridge stylus. Specifications • Output Voltage (3.54 Cm/sec): 0.35 mV • Stylus Shape: Micro Ridge • Stylus size: 5 x 120µm • Internal Ohms: 38 • Loading Range: >400 ohms • Weight: 10.2 grams • Compliance: 15cu • Tracking: 1.8-2 grams
The Benz Micro RUBY ZH (high output) cartridge featured a gorgeous Zebra wood body, and the Micro Ridge stylus providing enhanced trackability, resolution and groove integrity. The ZH at .7mV, is ideal for tube phono stages in the 50-60dB gain range. Specifications • Output Voltage (3.54 Cm/sec): 0.7 mV • Stylus Shape: Micro Ridge • Stylus : 5 x 120µm • Internal Ohms: 38 • Loading Range: >400 ohms • Weight: 10.2 grams • Compliance: 15cu • Tracking: 1.8-2 grams
Benz Micro RUBY Z & ZH Awards & Reviews
The Absolute Sound 2006 Editors’ Choice Awards – 2006
Benz Micro Ruby 3 (Cartridges, $2000 and up)
The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Awards (December 2005)
Benz Ruby 2 Phono Cartridge