Nagaoka MP-150 Moving Permalloy Phono Cartridge

Nagaoka MP-150 Moving Permalloy Phono Cartridge

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This acclaimed mid-level Nagaoka has a tapered aluminum cantilever and offers improved detail: it is a real step up from the MP110. The MP150 requires a preamp load resistance of 47K Ohms, like most other high-output cartridges. Made in Japan.

"Even with zero hours of use, the cartridge immediately sounded great. Powerful and dynamic, impactful yet refined, neutral and well-balanced, and with especially nimble and powerful bass. Often, I find that MM’s have a knack with bass that even expensive MC’s can struggle to achieve and the MP-150 is no exception. It’s got a very linear tonal balance with no artifice, timbrally, it is spot-on. Although it has a highly energetic delivery, the sound is never hard or edgy." - HiFi Advice

"The excellent Goldring 1006 is worth every penny of its price. The MP150, worth much more. Opens up our aural field as to what a $250-300 cart can do." - HiViNyws Channel

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■ Wideband, dynamic powerful sound
■ Output voltage: 4.5 mV (5 cm / SEC)
■ Frequency response: 20 Hz to 20 KHz
■ Channel separation: 24 dB (1 KHz)
■ Channel balance: 1.5 dB or less
■ Load resistance: 47 KΩ
■ Load capacitance: 100 pF
■ Cantilever: Cured Tapered Aluminum Alloy
■ Needle tip: 0.4 × 0.7 mil ellipse · diamond
■ Appropriate stylus pressure: 1.5 to 2.0 g
■ Cartridge weight: 6.5 g

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