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Thread: Benz Micro Glider SL or Ortofon 2M Black

  1. #11
    Join Date: May 2014

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    I am quite a fan of Benz and the Hanna is well thought of too.
    If you want to go Benz then get in touch with Expert Stylus Co as they have very good exchange pries (I bought a shagged out Linn with a broken cantilever for a fiver anything will do but dont tell anyone)
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    Join Date: Mar 2018

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    I'm Krassi.

    Default MM to MC change

    A bit of information I got on point 2. above:

    I contacted the distributor of Unico Nuovo and I was told the following:
    If I want to use a MC cart with the amp, it would have to be changed internally.
    Jumpers on the left set MM / MC - Jumpers on 1&2 = MM / Jumpers on 2&3 = MC
    Jumpers on the right set gain - Jumpers on 1&2 = 0dB / Jumpers on 2&3 = +10dB

    Followed by the attached immage.
    I presume the above means that I can get the best out of a decent MC cartridge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ovlov854 View Post
    I am quite a fan of Benz and the Hanna is well thought of too.
    If you want to go Benz then get in touch with Expert Stylus Co as they have very good exchange pries (I bought a shagged out Linn with a broken cantilever for a fiver anything will do but dont tell anyone)
    Very good advice , get part ex from them .
    I owned Benz Ace , Glider now running Wood SL , my choice would be an Ace - Gliders exposed and sticking out cantilever made me nervous to the point were I decided to let it go .
    I'm not entirely convinced if going from Ortofon 2MB to Benz is the right thing to do , Benz carts are bit on the warmer side IMHO

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    I tried the quintet Black and TBH I thought whats all the fuss its bland and boring
    I read about getting it setup exactly right but no matter what I did, same result quickly disposed of IMO
    I really don't see what anyone sees in this cart??????

    Alan
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    Join Date: Mar 2018

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    Thank you for the advice, guys!
    I decided to go with the Hana SL in the end.
    A few hours in, and it sounds AMAZING!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amzov View Post
    Thank you for the advice, guys!
    I decided to go with the Hana SL in the end.
    A few hours in, and it sounds AMAZING!
    Nice one ! glad you're enjoying it

    Looking forward to further thoughts once you've put some hours on and a few piccies
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    There's one sensibly priced MC nobody ever seems to consider and that's the Goldring Eroica LX. It's a really musical little thing. I have one in my collection and like it a lot. It's quite happy alongside my ZYX's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 337alant View Post
    I tried the quintet Black and TBH I thought whats all the fuss its bland and boring
    I read about getting it setup exactly right but no matter what I did, same result quickly disposed of IMO
    I really don't see what anyone sees in this cart??????

    Alan
    I totally agree. i didn't have mine for long.
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