Nagaoka MP-500

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The Nagaoka MP-500 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. Experience the image solidity, detail resolution, and bass extension that made the Nagaoka MP-500 one of Stereophile's Editors' Top Picks For The Industry's Best Products.1

The Nagaoka MP-500 features an exclusive super-rigid body for ultra low resonance and superlative fidelity with a superfine polished line contact diamond stylus. Its characteristics include a powerful samarium cobalt magnet, low-mass high-strength boron cantilever, carbon fiber reinforced plastic shoe and anti-ferro magnetic perm alloy shield casing.



 Type Moving Magnet
Cantilever High-Strength Boron
Stylus Type Superfine Line Contact Diamond
Output Voltage 3mV @1kHz, 5 cm/sec
Frequency Response 20Hz-25kHz
Channel balance >1dB @ 1kHz
Channel Separation >27 dB @ 1kHz
Recommended Loading 47k ohms
Dynamic Compliance 8.5 x 10-6cm/dyne
Tracking Force Range 1.8
Weight 8 g
Break-in period 30 hours
Stylus Replacement  Nagaoka JN-P500

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