The S-Class models of the Wood Body SL (low-output), SM (medium) and SH (high), the Glider SL, SM, SH, and the ACE SL, SM, SH all incorporate the Benz Dynascan system with a Gyger S 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 cross-coil 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 affected 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 characteristics. The lower mass coils and matched cantilevers of the new S-Class retain their real world output levels and with their improved styli, offer heightened performance. These cartridges yield one of the best performance/value ratios in cartridge market, regardless of output level.
Benz Ace SL Specifications
Impedance: 12 ohms
Loading range: >100 ohms
Tracking force: 1.6-1.9g
Cartridge Trade Details All old and used Benz and Clearaudio cartridges have trade value toward new Benz models. This trade value varies based on what model you already have and what model you plan to purchase. Please see the list below to determine your final price after the trade discount.
If you have a cartridge that you'd like to trade in, please place an order for the appropriate trade option. We will process the order with the discount applied and ship your new cartridge. We will then issue you an RA number by email or phone. Please reference that number when you send us your old cartridge. We require receipt of the trade within 30 days of order placement, after which point we are authorized to charge you the full retail price of the cartridge you ordered.