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Benz Micro Glider S  Moving Coil Cartridge
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Benz Micro Glider S Moving Coil Cartridge

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£829.17 Exc. VAT |  


Benz Micro Glider S Moving Coil Cartridge 

  • Also available as a high output version 2.6mV

The Glider makes beautiful music! Open, rich and lively in a way that many cartridges wish they were, the Glider delivers a sumptuously musical experience. 

The S Class models of the 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.


  • Extremely Neutral Frequency Response
  • Wide Soundstage
  • Excellent Separation Between Instruments
  • Tight Deep Bass


  • Output: 0.4mV
  • Body: Solid Aluminum
  • Cantilever: Solid Boron rod, 0.28mm diameter
  • Stylus: Nude micro-edge diamond
  • Stylus tip radius: 4um/80um
  • Coil: Cross coil
  • Weight: 6.8 grams
  • Internal impedance: 38ohm
  • Frequency response: 10-50,000Hz
  • Channel balance: Better than 1dB
  • Channel separation: Better than 40dB @ 1000Hz, better than 30dB @ 10,000Hz
  • Tracking @ 2 grams: Greater Than 80um
  • Dynamic compliance: 15um/mN
  • Recommended loading: 1000-47,000 ohms
  • Recommended tracking force: 2-2.5 grams
  • Optimum tracking force: 2.1-2.2 grams
  • VTA: 22 degrees (rear of cartridge slightly down)
  • Recommended tonearm mass: Medium
  • Optimum working temperature: 23 degrees Celsius
  • Break-in period: 40 hours
  • 2 Year Warranty
Average Rating (4 Reviews):  
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Outstanding performance
Thursday, 13 August 2020  | 

Benz Micro Glider is not new to me, I have already used it some two decades ago, and after it got consumed after more than 2000 hrs of music, I had to replace it. Unfortunately, under peer influence, I made a bad decision to go for something else instead just getting a new Glider, and I bought some TRASH (I will not mention the name here, but I truly hate that garbage). It was a decision I will forever regret, since I had completely lost the feeling of musical magic, so much that I lost interest in analogue media and sold my entire analogue front end, including my Well Tempered Lab tt.

Couple of years ago, I again returned to analogue, because my favourite music was simply non-existent on digital media, or the sound was just awful. So I got a Denon DP-59L with S arm and attached a Denon DL-103R, a truly fantastic combo. However, I couldn't rest my mind until I get Glider again, and finally decided to pull the trigger and just buy it from Analogue Seduction. Quick shipment in excellent packaging, and soon the Glider filled my room again with the same sound and magic that I remember from so many light years ago.

DL-103R is truly a stunning performer, however, when Glider took her place, I just immediately realised why is it so much more expensive, and still worth every penny. It sounds phenomenal. Whoever designed it, gave it the most adequate name any electrical device ever had - the Glider really glides through the groove and plays outstandingly good. I honestly don't think there is anything of better value for money. Highly recommended!

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Monday, 5 February 2018  | 

Hallo ! This site was a great place to shop.
Love the good service , and the shipping was
superfast . Thanks ! 😁

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Great sound
Tuesday, 19 July 2016  | 

Great and nice sound (SME 309 + GyroSE). Attention, poorly marked contacts on the cartridge! Very fast delivery...

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5 of 9 people found this review helpful.

Truly great!
Friday, 7 March 2014  | 

Can not fault it!

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8 of 12 people found this review helpful.

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