BENZ MICRO Glider SL mc phono cartridge

$1,390.00

SKU: BMGSL



Calculate Shipping



Pickup from Coopers Plains - $0.00 (ETA: 1 days)
Once you have placed your order please phone to make an appointment to collect.

BENZ MICRO GLIDER SL S CLASS MC CARTRIDGE

This version of the Glider S has an output of 0.4mV.

The SM is 0.8mV. The SH is 2.5mV. PLEASE ADVISE IF YOU WANT THE M or H versions.

A recommended component by Stereophile and The Absolute Sound Phono Cartridge of the Year in 20091, 2010 and 2011 (January 2010, Issue 199 p.60), the Benz Micro Glider S Class Moving Coil phono cartridge is indeed a very special phono cartridge. The Glider is musically expressive and luscious. It offers superlative tonal balance, addictive inner detail with a dash of warmth that is both airy and honest.

The S Class models of the Benz-Micro Glider now incorporate the Benz Dynascan with Gyger S stylus coupled to improved generators using new coil windings and refined pole pieces/damper designs. Albert Lukaschek began researching increased performance and uniformity of his crosscoil designs while developing the Benz Ebony models.

Experimenting with the length of the solid Boron cantilever revealed how the elasticity of this very stiff material contributed to compliance and trackability. Development of a grooved rear pole piece for countersinking the o-ring damper, first introduced on the Benz Ruby square plate cartridges, was then adapted to the cross coil designs, given their lower contact area and damping characteristics. The lower mass coils and matched cantilevers of the new S Class retain their real world output levels and with their improved styli, offer higher performance. Music lovers are getting the best performance/value ratio in phono cartridges, regardless of output level.

Benz Micro Glider SL S Class MC Phono Cartridge Details
~ Features
- Superlative tonal balance and musical honesty
- Clarifies low-level and inner detail
- Excellent spatial delineation between instruments and voices
- Breathtaking bass pitch, timbre and resonance
~ Physical
- Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
- Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
- Stylus: Nude line-contact diamoind, mirror polished
- Stylus shape: 5 x 120 µm
- Vertical tracking angle (VTA): 20°
- Coil: Pure iron cross coil
- Color: Bronze
- Weight: 6.8 g
~ Electrical
- Output voltage at 3.54 cm/s: 0.4 mV
- Internal impedance: 12 ohms
- Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 1 dB
- Channel balance: Better than 0.5dB
- Channel separation: Better than 35 dB at 1 kHz
~ Dynamic
- Tracking ability at 315 Hz at a tracking force of 2 grams: 80 µm
- Dynamic compliance: 15 µm/mN

Benz Micro Glider SL Setup Instructions
- Recommended loading: >100 ohms
- Tracking force: 1.7 - 2.0 g
- Optimum tracking force: 1.7 - 1.8 grams
- Recommended tonearm mass: Medium
- Optimum working temperature: 23° Celsius
- Break-in period: 40 hours

 

REVIEWS

http://www.theabsolutesound.com/articles/tested-benz-micro-glider-sm-phono-cartridge/

(BMGSL)

SKU BMGSL
Brand BENZ MICRO
Shipping Weight 0.0500kg
Shipping Width 0.120m
Shipping Height 0.050m
Shipping Length 0.100m

Be The First To Review This Product!

Help other Decibel Hi Fi users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.

Write a product review


Others Also Bought


ORIGIN LIVE Tonearm structural modification

ORIGIN LIVE Tonearm structural modification

Dramatically improves performance at a low price

$176.00 OLSM

ORIGIN LIVE Aurora MK3-1 Turntable

ORIGIN LIVE Aurora MK3-1 Turntable

Stellar performer, wonderfully realistic presentation

$2,475.00 OLA3

DECIBEL Electronic Stylus Force Gauge

DECIBEL Electronic Stylus Force Gauge

Measure your stylus' pressure easily and accurately

$82.50 DESFG

8% OFF RRP $90.00
GARROTT Phono Cartridge Inspection

GARROTT Phono Cartridge Inspection

$44.00 GPCI

ORTOFON Cadenza Black

ORTOFON Cadenza Black

$3,599.00 OCBK

ORTOFON MC A95

ORTOFON MC A95

$7,990.00 OA95


More From This Category


AT33SA Moving Coil Cartridge

AT33SA Moving Coil Cartridge

The first AT cartridge to feature a Shibata stylus

$1,199.00 AT33SA

AUDIO TECHNICA ART9 Flagship Moving Coil Cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA ART9 Flagship Moving Coil Cartridge

This is real music at its best

$1,499.00 ATART9

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-F7 moving coil cartridge

AUDIO TECHNICA AT-F7 moving coil cartridge

Best value moving coil cartridge

$315.00 ATF7

20% OFF RRP $396.00
KISEKI Blue NS moving coil cartridge

KISEKI Blue NS moving coil cartridge

$2,999.00 KBNS

ORTOFON Cadenza Black

ORTOFON Cadenza Black

$3,599.00 OCBK

ORTOFON Cadenza Blue

ORTOFON Cadenza Blue

$2,499.00 OCBU