Benz Micro’s top-of-the line LPS – 0.34 mV, Micro Ridge line contact stylus (MR), vented ebony body, brass frame.
Benz' house sound at its best. Rich and romantic yet with all the inner details, texture and energy of live music.
This cartridge came from an audiophile who has a cache of cartridges. According to the owner, the cartridge was carefully used in rotation with several carts as seen and probably have around 600 hours.
Cartridge is in immaculate conditions, stylus is straight and true. Cartridge comes complete with wooden box, level bubble, manual and spec sheet as seen. I’ll double box for safe shipping.
Shipping to most places via FedEx 3 days' Priority International service will be $40. Buyer pays Paypal fees (4.5%) or remittance charges and insurance at buyers' option.
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Top of the heap, plenty of reviews.
"6 Moons" Online Review
“I don’t think we yet have developed the language to capture what the Benz itself does…” “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.”
“Everything you hear reproduced by the LP S-MR is translucent.” – Harry Pearson, "The Absolute Sound"
Editors Choice award the Absolute Sound 2012. 2014 & 2016
“First, yes, there has been a changeover with the LP S. Benz has gone to a micro-ridge stylus (thus the “MR”). Second, so far I think the Benz LP S-MR is one of the two or three best cartridges I’ve had in my system. It is outstanding.” – Jonathan Valin, "The Absolute Sound"
"STEREOPHILE" Class A Recommended Component , review below:
Weighing a relatively heavy 16.4gm and with an open-construction body of aged ebony on a brass frame, the LP S moving-coil cartridge is ideal for use in tonearms of medium to high mass. Its generating system includes a 0.28mm-diameter cantilever of solid boron; a nude, mirror-polished, line-contact stylus; and a square plate-coil system of jewel-grade ruby. The LP S offered smooth treble, a supple bottom end, and “profoundly well-developed instrumental textures,” for a sound that leaned toward romance, said MF. It lacked, however, the tightly drawn images, sharp transients, and exceptional transparency of the Ortofon MC A90. (Vol.32 No.12)
"HI FI News" Magazine Review