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Regular Price: A$1,225.00

Special Price A$995.00

Product code: 204

Availability: Out of stock

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A low-output MC catridge


Designed and hand-crafted to Heed's own exacting specifications by BENZ in Switzerland, the ZENE is a highly sophisticated low-output moving-coil cartridge with performance well beyond its price category. It is equipped with the newest Fritz-Geiger-S-type stylus, precision bonded to a 5.5mm solid boron cantilever. It also includes the improved pole piece featuring a machined insert for the O-ring damper, resulting in greater mechanical linearity in its suspension. Trackability is truly excellent, even with a rather lowish optimum tracking force of 1.7 mN. A "real world" output voltage of 0.4 mV and an internal impedance of 12 ohm make the ZENE universally suitable for most MC phono stages ñ our top-of-the-line 2-box Quasar phono stage with 220µV/470Ohm jumper setting represents an optimal match for extracting the ZENE's inherent musicality ñ and can be used with a wide range of turntables and tonearms from lower-mid to high-end models. We have successfully used it in various Rega, Raven, Nottingham Analogue and Thorens models, but it excels even in high-end setups featuring a Roksan Xerxes 20 and Linn LP12 record decks.

By the way, 'zene' simply means 'music' in Hungarian....


Stylus: FG-S (Nude line-contact)
Stylus tip radius: 6x40 µm
VTA: 20 degrees
Cantilever: Solid Boron, 0.28mm
Coil: Pure Iron Cross
Internal Impedance: 12ohms
Output Voltage: 0.4 mV
Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz
Channel balance: Better than 0.5dB
Channel Separation: Better than 35db at 1kHz
Tracking force: 1.5-2 grams (opt. 1.7 grams)
Recommended loading: >100 ohms (opt. 470 ohms)
Weight: 8.8 grams

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