BENZ MICRO RUBY Z

“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

About

Ruby Z 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 Ruby Zebra cartridge ($4,800 MSRP) 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.

Additional information

Output voltage (3.54 cm/sec)

.35

Stylus shape

Micro Ridge

Internal ohms

38

Loading range

>400

Weight

10.7 grams

Compliance

15

Tracking

1.8 – 2 grams

Retail

$4,800

Warranty

2 years