The Benz LP-S moving coil cartridge is a higher mass brass body frame (16.4 grams) flagship model from this Swiss manufacturer. The higher mass is from a ruby square plate generator and aged Ebony wood body. The finishing details are gorgeous and typical Swiss quality finish. This has a nude diamond line contact stylus and solid boron cantilever. Tracking force is 2 grams, and the output is .34 mV. The performance is very open and has superb bass detail. The one comment I might make from living with this gem, is it takes 20 minutes to "wake up", a term often used from reviewers such as Harry Pearson, who says this is one of the three favorite cartridges he has auditioned. I have to admit he really has very good hearing, but I would also add that as phono cartridges go this is a fairly robust made cartridges. It also matches well with higher mass tonearms such as SME and the Tri-Planar used in my own system. 9/10 Excellent condition with about 200 hours of playing time - a guess though. I did thoroughly inspect the cartridge under my 80x stereo microscope.