The Aesthetix ABCD-1 is a recommended accessory for any vinyl connoisseur. Does your cartridge sound a bit lifeless? Help restore excitement using the ABCD-1 MC Cartridge Demagnetizer. Every week or two plug the RCA connectors from your tonearm cable into this battery operated device and it will demagnetize the coils of your cartridge, restoring transparency and dynamics. A very effective, quick and easy to use device.
DO NOT use this device on MM Cartridges
A "Must Have" tool for the Vinyl Enthusiast!
The Benz-Micro Aesthetix Cartridge Demagnetizer is for MC Cartridges Only!
Use with MM Cartriges will result in possible damage to the cartridge.
"I used the battery-powered Aesthetix Benz MC Demagnetizer throughout these listening sessions. Like other well-designed demagnetizing devices, the MC ramps up, holds and then ramps down a low-distortion, high-frequency sinewave. It costs a very reasonable $199 and seems to work as well as more expensive models." -- Michael Fremer, Stereophile Magazine
The ABCD-1 works on the principle of demagnetization similar to a tape head degausser. A fixed high-frequency signal is gradually increased from zero amplitude up to a maximum level where it is maintained for a fixed length of time. The signal is then gradually reduced in amplitude to zero again. Differing from other cartridge demagnetizers, the ABCD-1 signal is a very pure sine wave with ultra low distortion. To use the ABCD-1, plug your phono leads into the unit and disconnect both the left and right from your preamp. Turn the Demagnetizer's power on and depress the activate button. An LED will illuminate for the duration of the demagnetization process. When the light turns off, the process is complete. Reconnect your inputs and outputs and turn off the unit. It's that quick and easy!
NOTE: DO NOT USE THIS DEVICE ON MM Cartridges.