The Benz Micro Ace SL is a crowd favourite from the labs of Benz Micro in Switzerland. It's also one of the only, if not the only, handmade cartridges built at this price.
The cartridge also incorporates the Benz Dynascan with the Gyger S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and more refined pole pieces and damper designs. It takes the design breakthroughs from flagship models and uses these technologies in a no-compromise package.
The resulting design is a superb cartridge built for music lovers that has a warm and natural sound through the mid-range with powerful bottom-end extension and smooth high frequencies. But it is also very user friendly and adjustable, giving you the ability to tune the cartridge to get the sound you're looking for.
If you all you want to do, is play music without any distractions, the Ace SL is perfect.