Ruby Z and Ruby ZH upgrade these famous models to full "S class" status. They feature the new Zebra wood body, second only to Ebony for its resonance characteristics, offering bass weight and pitch definition, midrange linearity and high frequency clarity with a natural musicality. The new Micro-ridge stylus is featured, providing enhanced trackability, resolution and groove integrity. The generator is based on the Ruby square plate and available in both .35mV and .7mV outputs. The Ruby Z low output is best used with phono stages offering greater than 60dB gain, loaded at 400 ohms or higher. The ZH at .7mV is ideal for tube phono stages in the 50-60dB gain range, less efficient systems, and prefers a 47kohm load.
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. As always, Benz offers industry leading trade-up programs for older Ruby owners as well as all Benz models.
Benz Ruby Z Specifications
Impedance: 38 ohms
Loading range: >400 ohms
Tracking force: 1.8-2g
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.