Benz Micro Ruby Z Phono Cartridge

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“The Ruby Z not only delivers on the excellence suggested by its cost, but also outperforms its predecessor in every way, with improvements extending to tracking, musicality, and soundstaging.” – TONEAudio

The Benz Micro Ruby Z Phono Cartridge upgrades this famous model to full “S Class” status. It features 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 tracking, 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 Benz Micro Ruby Z Phono Cartridge weighs only 10.6 grams, making it ideal for a wide range of tonearms, including today’s state-of-the-art, and vintage 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.


Output Voltage (3.54 Cm/sec).35
Stylus ShapeMicro Ridge
Internal Ohms38
Loading Range>400
Weight10.7 grams
Tracking1.8 – 2 grams
Warranty2 years


Output Voltage: 0.34mV SLR
Output Voltage: 0.7mV SHR