Nagaoka MP-300 phono cartridge

Nagaoka MP-300 phono cartridge

"It produced greater detail resolution and finer images on a wider, deeper better-defined soundstage than did the Blue Point but was less dry and analytical than the 2M Bronze. Its overall balance was among the most pleasing of any of these cartridges, regardless of price."1


Nagaoka MP-300 phono cartridge


Product Info


The Nagaoka MP-300 is an advanced technology cartridge that offers detail resolution, finer images on a wider, deeper, better-defined soundstage, and an overall balance that is among the most pleasing regardless of price. It offers sophistication, refinement and high-definition at all audible frequencies thus making it one of our favorite phono cartridges. It's nimble on the grooves, vivid, frames a wide, deep and defined soundstage and is easy on the ears so you keep on wanting to listen more.

All this wonderful musical excellence is cocooned for years of listening pleasure.

Nagaoka MP-300 Phono Cartridge Specifications
- Type: Moving magnet
- Cantilever: High-strength boron
- Stylus type: Superfine polished elliptical bonded diamond
- Weight: 8 g
- Output voltage @ 1kHz,5cm/sec: 3mV
- Frequency response: 20Hz-25kHz
- Channel balance @ 1kHz: > 1dB
- Channel separation @ 1kHz: > 25dB
- Recommended loading: 47k ohms
- Dynamic compliance: 7.2 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Static compliance: 20 x 10-6 cm/dyne
- Tracking force range: 1.3 - 1.8 g
- Break-in period: 30 hours
- Stylus replacement: Nagaoka JN-P300


Footnote 1: Michael Fremer, "Nine Cartridges Reviewed, Compared and File Identities Revealed!", Analog Planet, August 22, 2013.

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