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Benz Micro Glider S Phono Cartridge
BENZ MICRO GLIDER S MEDIUM OUTPUT MC PHONO CARTRIDGE
A recommended component by Stereophile and The Absolute Sound Phono Cartridge of the Year (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 musicially expressive and luscious. It offers superlative tonal balance, addictive inner detail with a dash of warmth that is 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 S Medium Output MC Phono Cartridge
- Type: Moving Coil stereo cartridge
- Cantilever: Solid boron rod with 0.28mm diameter
- Stylus shape: 5 x 120 µm
- Weight: 6.8 g
- Output voltage: 0.8mV
- Internal impedance: 24 ohms
- Compliance: 14
- Recommended loading: > 200 ohms
- Tracking force: 1.6-1.9 g
- Break-in period: 40 hours
- Warranty: 2 years manufacturing defect
- Color: Bronze
Output Voltage: 0.4mV WOOD SL
Output Voltage: 0.8mV WOOD SM
Output Voltage: 2.5mV WOOD SH