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  • Nagaoka MP-500 image
  • Nagaoka MP-500 image
  • Nagaoka MP-500 image
  • Nagaoka MP-500 image
  • Nagaoka MP-500 image
  • Nagaoka MP-500 image

Nagaoka MP-500 Cartridge

Nagaoka Cartridges

Price: $831.47
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With its Superfine polished Line-Contact Diamond stylus tip on a low mass boron cantilever the Nagaoka MP-500 is the flagship model in the MP series.

The Nagaoka house sound with presence, warmth, dynamic and definition is brought to the listener in the highest potency of musical expression, dimensional clarity and natural fidelity with this MP500. 

Nagaoka MP500 uses the moving permalloy principle with a powerful samarium cobalt magnet packed in an exclusive super rigid body. In contrast to similarly priced moving coil cartridges the stylus on Nagaoka MP-500 can be replaced with a new one for reasonable costs when it is worn out.

Nagaoka recommends 30 hours of break in period in order for the MP500 to deliver its best.

The DaCapo Audio support team is happy to help you in choosing the right cartridge according to your needs, sound taste and budget.


Data sheet

Output voltage
3mV @ 1kHz5cm/sec
Frequency response
High-strength Boron
Dynamic compliance
8.5 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Moving permalloy
Channel separation
More than 27dB @ 1kHz
More than 27dB @ 1kHz
Tracking force
1.3 - 1.8 g
Channel balance
More than 1dB @ 1kHz
More than 1dB @ 1kHz
Cartridge mass
8 g
Stylus Type
Superfine line contact diamond
Load capacitance
47k ohms

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