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    Just installed a brand new Benz LP-S and it is such a lovely creature! Replacing the Phoenix S as my main cart now. Will post more details later if anybody is curious. I know it's still going through the burn-in (and getting sweeter by the hour), but the huge - huge! - soundstage (noticeably bigger in both depth and width, amazing depth and layers) caught my attention right from the start.

    Happy listener here!

    Luiz F Coimbra

    Magico S5 Mk. II
    Zanden 120
    Zanden 3100
    Zanden 8120
    Kuzma Stabi Reference 2 / 4 Point
    Benz LP-S
    Argento Serenity

  • #2
    I use a Benz LPS in my VPI ScoutMaster, and I agree totally, it’s a wonderful cartridge. I’ve had mine for several years and I still love it!!!
    TAPE: Studer A807, A810; Revox B77 MkII; Tascam BR-20, 3030; Technics RS-1700; Pioneer RT-707, RT-909
    VINYL: VPI ScoutMaster/Benz LP-S MR/EAR 834P; Denon DP59-L/Dynavector 20xH
    SPEAKERS: B&W Nautilus 800, Pioneer DSS-9
    AMPS: Cary SLP-05/Sunfire Signature 600, Pioneer SX-1980


    • #3

      Congrats Luiz!

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      Trying out a new usb microscope, I took this pic last night of my LP S with its Micro Ridge stylus. . With the tonearm level - set with my Wally VTA parallel to the record and no further adjustment - the SRA came in at 92.4°. I thought that was pretty cool. The stylus is soooo tiny.
      Spkr: Wilson Alexias series 2; Amps: Lamm M1.2Ref; Linestage and phono: ARC Ref 10 and ARC Ref 10 Phono; TT: GPA Monaco 2.0; Arms: Kuzma 4Point, Tri-planar Mk. VII U2-SE; Cartridges: Allnic Arrow/Puritas, Benz LP S, Lyra Etna, Transfiguration Phoenix, Denon DL-A100,DL103R; Cables: Shunyata Σ / Σ NR PC/SC/IC; Pwr Cond: Shunyata Triton III, Typhons(3); Isolation: SRA Scuttle3 rack, SRA Ohio Class amp stands, ; Acoustics: Stillpoints Apertures; Audio cat: Finzi


      • timztunz
        timztunz commented
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        Tim, would you mind sharing which USB microscope you're using?

      • tima
        tima commented
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        Sure. It is a Dino-Lite AM4115ZT, 1.3 megapixels, 10-220x magnification. I use it with a Win7pro laptop. It takes some patience to work with.

      • timztunz
        timztunz commented
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        Many thanks.

    • #4
      Congrats Luiz! A long time Benz user here. Never felt the need to buy anything else.
      Source: Kuzma XL DC, Kuzma 4Point 14 inch, Benz Micro LP-S MR; Phono: Zanden 1200 Mk3; Tuner: Magnum Dynalab MD-108T Signature; Line Stage: Zanden 3000 Mk2 (ordered); Power amp: conrad-johnson ART; Speakers: Avalon Time; Grounding: Tripoint Troy Signature & Thor SE; Cable system: Cardas Clear & Clear Beyond; Stands: Finite Elemente Master Reference & Master Reference Heavy Duty; Power conditioner: P.I.Audio: UberBuss with Furutech FI-E30 NCF; Acoustics treatment: Svanå Miljöteknik AB (SMT);