Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge


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MP-500 Moving magnet cartridge

The Nagaoka MP-500 phonograph 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 MP-500 phonograph cartridge - the master of the grooves.


• Exclusive super rigid body for ultra resonance and superb fidelity

Superfine line contact diamond stylus

• Powerfull samarium cobalt magnet

Low-mass, high strenght boron cantilever

• Carbon fibre reinforced plastic shoe

• Anti-ferro magnetic permalloy shield casing

Type: Moving permalloy

Cantilever: High strength Boron

Stylus type: SuperFine line contact diamond

Weight: 8.0 grams

Output voltage: 3.0 mV (5cm/sec)

Frequency characteristic: 20 - 25,000 Hz

Channel balance: Better than 1.0 dB

Channel separation: Better than 27 dB at 1 kHz

Recommended loading: 47,000 ohms

Dynamic Compliance: 8.5 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Tracking force range: 1.3 - 1.8 g

Replacement stylus: Nagaoka JN-P500

Stereonet award nagaoka MP-500 phono cartridge

Thumbs firmly aloft then, for this excellent pick-up cartridge; it’s surely the best of its type around – and certainly the finest moving magnet that I have heard. -