Benz Micro Ruby Z

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  • Regular price $4,000.00


Ruby Z and Ruby ZH are the latest generation of the famous Ruby line, now upgraded to full "S class" status. They feature a new Zebra wood body, second only to Ebony wood for its resonance characteristics, offering superb bass weight and pitch definition, midrange linearity and high frequency clarity with an incredibly natural musicality. The new Micro-ridge stylus provides 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 Micro Cartridge trade-in program:
Perhaps one of the best deals about Benz cartridges, other than their beautiful sound, is the generous trade-in program offered by the importer. Trade in value varies based on the cartridge being traded in.For re-tip exchanges please call Upscale Audio directly at 909-931-9686.

If you have a cartridge you'd like to trade in towards your new purchase, please choose the appropriate trade-in program option above. We will process your order immediately at the discounted price and ship your cartridge to you. You will then be issued an RA number by email that you will need to reference when you send your trade in to Upscale Audio.

We require receipt of the trade within 30 days of order placement. If the trade is not received within that time, we are authorized to charge you the full retail price of the cartridge you ordered. If the cartridge sent in does not match the trade in program selected, the invoice will be amended to match and the customer will be charged any remaining balance.

Ruby Z Specifications

•Output (low): 0.35mV
•Output (high): 0.7mV
•Stylus: Micro-ridge 5x120µm
•Impedance: 38 ohms
•Loading range: >400 ohms
•Loading range (high): >800 ohms
•Weight: 10.6g
•Compliance: 15cu
•Tracking force: 1.8-2g