Nagaoka MP-200 Moving Permalloy Phono Cartridge
The Boron-cantilevered MP200 is an audiophile favourite, and represents "level 1" of Nagaoka's high-end offerings. The MP200 requires a preamp load resistance of 47K Ohms, like most other high-output cartridges. Made in Japan.
Highly recommended by Stereo Untypical.
"For its price, Nagaoka MP-200 does not have a lot of competitors and it’s certainly an excellent upgrade for many turntable sets. It’s serious, cultured, and neutral sound precipitates and the sound of your turntable can go into serious heights that rarely any CD player can compete with." - World Of Turntables
■ Balanced emphasis model - ideal for classical and jazz
■ Output voltage: 4 mV (5 cm / SEC)
■ Frequency response: 20 Hz to 23 KHz
■ Channel separation: 25 dB (1 KHz)
■ Channel balance: 1.5 dB or less
■ Load resistance : 47 KΩ
■ Load capacitance: 100 pF
■ Cantilever: boron
■ Needle tip: 0.4 × 0.7 mil ellipse · diamond
■ Appropriate stylus pressure: 1.5 to 2.0 g
■ Cartridge weight: 6.5 g