Nagaoka MP-500 Moving Magnet Cartridge



The MP-500 turntable cartridge is the flagship model in the MP series from Nagaoka. Featuring the pinnacle of record player cartridge technological improvement with the highest level of musical expression and dimensional clarity.


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The Nagaoka MP-500 turntable cartridge offers the highest musical and audio creative expression of the new MP series. The MP-500 expertly extracts and reproduces with vivid, colourful and dimensional clarity what others miss. The Nagaoka MP-500 cartridge is the master of the record grooves.

The Made in Japan MP-500 record player cartridge offers a soundstage with an unbeaten depth, natural fidelity across the frequency range and excellent dynamics.

Key Features
Exclusive super rigid body

Superfine polished Line-Contact Diamond stylus tip

Powerful Samarium Cobalt Magnet

Low Mass-High Strength Boron Cantilever

Reinforced Carbon Fiber pole shoe

Anti Ferro-Magnetic Permalloy shield casing


Type: Moving magnet (Permalloy)
Cantilever: High-strength boron
Stylus type: Superfine line contact diamond
Weight: 8 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
Break-in period: 30 hours
Stylus replacement: Nagaoka JN-P500


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