The Nagaoka MP-100 phono cartridge offers musical clarity and expression beyond its price and competitors - a splendid upward start toward long term musical enjoyment.Complete instructions and mounting hardware are included.Nagaoka MP-100 MP100 Phono Cartridge Features:- SuperFine polished conical diamond bonded stylus- Powerful samarium cobalt magnet- Lightweight aluminum alloy for high fidelity- Carbon Fibre reinforced plastic shoe- Anti-ferro magnetic permalloy shield casingSpecifications:Model: MP-100 (with stylus)Type: Magnetodynamic PermalloyOutput Voltage: 5mV (5cm/sec)Frequency Characteristic: 20 - 20,000HzChannel Separation: 22dB (1Khz)Channel Balance: 2.0db or lessLoad Resistance: 47 kOhmCantilever: Aluminum AlloyStylus Tip: 0.6mil Conical Bonded DiamondStylus Pressure: 1.8 - 2.3g (2.0g)Cartridge Weight: 6.5gOriginal Replacement Stylus: JNP-100Original Replacement 78rpm Stylus:N-10MP/SPNagaoka only make MM cartridges, and is fully focused on making the best. This new range achieves not only the trademark smooth sound of MM cartriges, but also the transparency and accuracy in tonality traditionally associated with MC cartridges. MM cartridges have come a long way! All Nagaoka cartridges features a replaceable stylus to protect your investment.
the MP100 is regular shape thus making setup a breeze. tracking force set to 2.0g on my Rega RP6. phono preamp is a Schitt Mani.even fresh out of the box, the sound is pretty decent and i can't wait to listen to the fully run in sound.. haha...based on my setup, i can say the sound from this MP100 outdo the AT95E (ok sound but does not shine in any areas) and even an Ortofon 2M Blue (made my LPs sounded like CDs), both i have previously used. the mind blowing part is its sonic performance even now stands on par with my Rega Exact cartridge that comes as stock with RP6.so for those wanting to try out a cartridge without spending too much money, this little baby is highly recommended.
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