Scheu Analog MC Ruby 3 Cartridge

Since 1995 Scheu has been marketing their own styluses with ever-increasing success. Their pick-ups are hand-made, individually measured and audio tested at Benz Micro in Switzerland. The original of the testing protocol are supplied along with the system. The standard version is based on the so-far highly successful model and current versions have coils made of silver.


The pick-up is equipped with a Namiki micro-ridge diamond stylus tip.

The MC Scheu Ruby 3 has an output of about 0.34 mV running at a speed of 3.54 cm/s.

Each pick-up is hand-made, individually measured out and audio tested.

The body is made of Aluminum-alloy, open, free-floating

Scheu Analog MC Ruby 3 Cartridge



System type: Moving Coil

Body: Aluminum-alloy, open, free-floating

Cantilever: Solid boron rod: 0.28 mm diameter

Stylus: Nude line-contact diamond, mirror polished

Stylus tip radius: 3 x 60 μm

Vertical tracking angle: 20 degrees

Coil: Square ruby jewel plate

Weight: 8.3 gr


Output voltage: ca. 0.34 mV at 3.54 cm/s

Internal impedance: ca. 38 ohms

Frequency response: 10Hz – 50kHz +/- 1 dB

Channel balance: < 0.5dB Channel separation: > 35 dB @ 1 kHz


Tracking ability: at 315 Hz at a tracking force of 2 grams: >80 µm

Dynamic compliance: 15 µm/mN

Setup Instructions

Recommended loading: 500 – 47,000 ohms

Recommended tracking force: 1.8 – 2.2 gr

Optimum tracking force: 1.8 – 2.0 gr

Recommended tonearm mass: Medium to high

Optimum working temperature: 23° C

Break-in period: 40 hours