The Nagaoka MP-300 phonograph cartridge offers sophistication, refinement and high-definition at all audible frequencies thus making it one of our favorite phonograph cartridges. It is nimble on the grooves and easy on the ears so you keep on wanting to listen. The Nagaoka MP300 is an advanced technology cartridge that is destined to become a classic out of the box.
"...I thought this cartridge combines elements of the Ortofon 2M Bronze’s detail retrieval and excellent transient response with the BPS’s warmth and overall relaxed presentation. It produced greater detail resolution and finer images on a wider, deeper better-defined soundstage than did the Blue Point but was less dry and analytical than the 2M Bronze. Its overall balance was among the most pleasing of any of these cartridges, regardless of price." - Michael Fremer's review of 9 different phono cartridges.
• Exclusive super rigid body for ultra resonance and superb fidelity
• Superfine polished special elliptical bonded diamond stylus
• Powerfull samarium cobalt magnet
• Hardened low-mass, high strength boron cantilever
• Carbon fibre reinforced plastic shoe
• Anti-ferro magnetic permalloy shield casing
We carefully set up every turntable and cartridge we sell. So if you're new to turntables or have decades of experience, you know you'll be getting the most enjoyment from your system. You can be safe in the knowledge that you can take your turntable home, plug it straight in and start enjoying good music without any worry of something being setup incorrectly.
Type: Moving Magnet
Cantilever: High strength Boron
Stylus type: SuperFine elliptical 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 25 dB at 1 kHz
Recommended loading: 47,000 ohms
Dynamic Compliance: 7.2 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Static Compliance: 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Tracking force range: 1.3 - 1.8 g
Break-in period: 30 hours
Replacement stylus: JN-P300