I own a Rega P5 for several years now, and also installed a Benz Micro Glider Low output. Fantastic combination. I use a spacer at the base of the pivot to raise the arm to accomodate the Glider. The detail, soundstage, Tri-dimensionality and warmth of this cartridge captivated from the beginning. And it should as the cart costs about the same as the P5.
However, when I manage to break the stylus by accident two years later, I was faced with a $600 proposition to have the stylus replaced. Hart broken I started investigating what suitable less expensive alternative was there.
I foud it with the Soundsmith in New York State (www.Sound-Smith.com
), with their highest level of stylus replacement, their "optimized contour diamond/ruby stylus" replacement. The needle is made of a single slab of ruby, so when you look at it in the light it shines as a red crystal.
It takes about 50 hours of playing to be broken in. It sounded awesome from the start, but after the break-in it was sublime. It made what was a great cartridge to begin, far better. This mod is not cheap ($350 + shipping) but it's worth every penny in gold, and still less expensive than the manufacturer. I would not suggest you do it right now, but when your stylus wears out and it is time for replacement, consider doing this mod.
Buena suerte y buena musica. Que disfrutes.