Cost effective and not without its charm - HIFI News
From Louis Armstrong to Mozart or the Rolling Stones the Nagaoka MP-100 does an admirable job of proving it is quite capable of handling just about anything you want to spin its way, which in my opinion just adds to its value and appeal. This is a fantastic cartridge, and what it does, it does well without breaking the bank. Audio Review
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.
Nagaoka MP-100 MM 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 casing
Nagaoka MP-100 MM Cartridge Specification
Type: Moving Magnet
Cantilever: Lightweight aluminium alloy
Stylus type: Conical diamond with .0006 inch radius
Weight: 6.5 grams
Output voltage: 5 mV (5cm/sec)
Frequency characteristic: 20 - 20,000 Hz
Channel balance: Better than 2.0 dB
Channel separation: Better than 22 dB at 1 kHz
Recommended loading: 47,000 ohms
Dynamic Compliance: 5.5 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Static Compliance: 18 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Tracking force range: 1.5 - 2.3 g
Break-in period: 30 hours
Replacement stylus: JN-P100
Nagaoka MP-series cartridges and Nagaoka audio accessories with the authentic vinyl sound
With Nagaoka cartridges you can experience the concert hall in the comfort of your home.
Nagaoka is unique in the cartridge business having produced styli, cartridges and accessories for records since 1940 thus more than 70 years! Moreover all the very high precision parts used in manufacturing the cartridges and styli are made in Nagaoka’s own factories, from the diamond tips, the cantilevers, the samarium cobalt magnets, even the coils.
The phonograph stylus is the most important link in your vinyl sound system to capture the information stored in the grooves of the vinyl record and translate this information into an electrical current. The quality and shape of the stylus and the tolerances in the manufacturing process are of the utmost importance to ensure that the translation of the information in the grooves is perfect and no information is lost or added in the process. Nagaoka is the world’s only cartridge producer
Making all the required parts in house and having 100% control over the quality of each individual part.
Each of the above models offer the highest possible music reproduction in their class.
The new high performance Nagaoka MP-series cartridges incorporate the most up-to-date materials including the ultra-light weight Permalloy oscillator at the rear end of the cantilever and the very strong samarium cobalt permanent magnet mounted in the cartridge body. The cartridges of Nagaoka’s MP-line produce an equal sound reproduction in all frequency ranges from the super deep low tones to the crystal clear high notes, clearly accentuating and separating every detail, however small, of the musical instruments and voices of the artists.
The accuracy of the MP stylus keeps all the details of the music separate so each detail can be heard clearly. of Nagaoka's continuous pursuit of perfect sound reproduction will not fail to provide you with the utmost musical satisfaction.