Product Details

Product Description:

The Nagaoka MP-500H MM phono cartridge / headshell come complete as a plug and play upgrade to your existing headshell and cartridge.

The Nagaoka MP-500H MM phonograph 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. Meet our little friend - the Nagaoka MP-500 phonograph cartridge - the master of the grooves.


  • Exclusive super rigid body for ultra resonance and superb fidelity
  • Superfine line contact diamond stylus
  • Powerfull samarium cobalt magnet
  • Low-mass, high strenght boron cantilever
  • Carbon fibre reinforced plastic shoe
  • Anti ferro magnetic permalloy shield casing


Type: Moving permalloy
Cantilever: High-strengh Boron
Stylus type: Superfine line contact diam
Cartridge weight: 8.0 g
Head shell's weight: 13.5 g
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
Stylus replacement: Nagaoka JN-P500

The stylus replacement interval varies depending on the using conditions. But for general use at home, the reference time is between 150-200 hours in which the stylus begin to wear and the tone quality deteriorates. Recommend replacing the stylus as aerly as possible to enjoy clear tone for a long time and not to damge the disc grooves.

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