Nagaoka MP-500 Phono Cartridge

August 29, 2015


Noam Bronstein has posted a review of the Nagaoka MP-500 phono cartridge ($699) at Wall of Sound. His conclusions:

“In fact, if you’re primarily keen on acoustic music – jazz, folk, classical, etc. – this is a cartridge that I think will have few, if any peers in its price range. It gets the tonal colour of instruments and voices very right, and should give years of listening pleasure. If you need a “hotter” cartridge, for heavily produced music like rock and rap, you’ll likely want to compare it if you can, with a similar offering from Grado, Ortofon and the other usual suspects.”

You can read the full review here.