Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge Specifications

– Type: Moving magnet
– Cantilever: High-strength boron
– Stylus type: Superfine line contact diamond
– Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 3mV
– Frequency response: 20Hz-25kHz
– Channel balance @ 1kHz: > 1dB
– Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 27dB
– Recommended loading: 47k ohms
– Dynamic compliance: 8.5 x 10-6 cm/dyne
– Tracking force range: 1.3 – 1.8 g
– Weight 8 g
– Break-in period: 30 hours
– Stylus replacement: Nagaoka JN-P500

1 Michael Fremer et al, “Recommended Components: Editors’ Top Picks For The Industry’s Best Products,” Stereophile, Vol.34 No.4 (April 2011): 66.

Nagaoka MP-300 Phono Cartridge Specifications

– Type: Moving magnet
– Cantilever: High-strength boron
– Stylus type: Superfine polished elliptical bonded diamond
– Weight: 8 g
– Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 5mV
– Frequency response: 20Hz-25kHz
– Channel balance @ 1kHz: > 1dB
– Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 25dB
– Recommended loading: 47k 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
– Stylus replacement: Nagaoka JN-P300

Nagaoka MP-200 Phono Cartridge Specifications

– Type: Moving magnet
– Cantilever: High-strength Boron
– Stylus type: Superfine elliptical diamond
– Weight: 6.5 g
– Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 4mV
– Frequency response: 20Hz-23kHz
– Channel balance @ 1kHz: > 1.5dB
– Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 25dB
– Recommended loading: 47k ohms
– Dynamic compliance: 7.2 x 10-6 cm/dyne
– Static compliance: 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
– Tracking force range: 1.5 – 2.0 g
– Break-in period: 30 hours
– Stylus replacement: Nagaoka JN-P200