Benz Micro Gullwing SM MC Cartridge

$2,699.00

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.

Description

BENZ MICRO GLIDER SM S CLASS MC CARTRIDGE **

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.

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Physical
Cantilever: Solid Boron Rod: 0.28 mm diameter
Stylus: Nude line – contact diamond, mirror polished
Stylus tip radius: 3x 60um,
Vertical tracking angle (VTA): 20 degrees
Coil: Pure iron cross
Weight: 8. Grams

Electrical
Output voltage: 0.8mV at 3.54 cm/s
Internal impedance: 24 ohms
Frequency response: 20 – 20000Hz +- dB
Channel balance: Better than 0.5 dB
Channel separation: Better than 35 dB at 1kHz

Dynamic
Dynamic Tracking ability at 315 Hz at a tracking force of 2 grams: 80Um
Dynamic compliance: 15 um/mN

Benz Micro Glider SM Setup Instructions
– Recommended loading: 200 – 47,000 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

**Discontinued product from Benz Micro. New old stock

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 35 × 35 × 12 cm

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