Nagaoka's Flagship Cartridge
Nagaoka MP-500 Cartridge
The Nagaoka MP500 phono cartridge offers the highest musical and creative expression of the new MP series. It expertly extracts and reproduces with vivid, colorful and dimensional clarity what others miss. Meet our little friend - the Nagaoka MP500 phono cartridge - the master of the grooves.
•Exclusive superrigid body for ultra low resonance and superlative fidelity•SuperFine polished line contact diamond stylus•Powerful samarium cobalt magnet•Low-mass, high strength boron cantilever•Carbon Fibre reinforced plastic shoe•Anti-ferro magnetic permalloy shield casing
•Principle: MM•Cantilever: High-strength boron
•Frequency response: 20 - 25,000 Hz•Channel balance: better than 1.0 dB•Channel separation: better than 27 dB at 1kHz
•Output voltage: 3 mV (5 cm/sec) •Tracking force: 1.3 - 1.8 g •Impedance: 47 000 ohms•Dynamic compliance: 8.5 x10-6/dyne•Weight: 8.0 g •Mounting: 1/2 inch
•Microsection: super-fine, line-contact diamond
Bought this as a back up for when my MC is being re-tipped. Break in period is at least 30 hours, but when you reach this you will have a very smooth and warm cartridge which displays very low surface noise and has the least sibilance I have yet encountered. It stacks up well against MCs up to £1000, only lacking just a bit at the frequency extremes. Terrific value for money, ideal for those who find 2M Black a little bright.
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