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Nagaoka MP-500H MM Cartridge on Headshell

Nagaoka Cartridges

Price: $923.96
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Nagaoka MP-500H is the top of the line model in the MP series with its superfine polished Line-Contact Diamond stylus tip on a low mass boron cantilever.

The MP-500H comes pre-mounted in Nagaoka headshell. It is mounted with screws of ideal length, washers and bolts, ready to put to use. For this reason no screw driver and spare screws and bolts are included by Nagaoka as is the case with the MP-500 version without headshell.

A Stylus guard is included with the cartridge to protect it during transportation and when not in use. The Stylus guard is also sold separately should you ever find yourself in need of a spare.

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 MP500H. 

Nagaoka MP500H 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-500H 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 MP500H 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 @ 1 kHz5cm/sec
Frequency response
High-strength Boron
Static compliance
20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
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
Head shell weight
13.5 g

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