Nagaoka MP100 Cartridge


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The Nagaoka MP-100 phonograph cartridge offers musical clarity and expression beyond its price and competitors splendid upward start toward long term musical enjoyment.
Half-inch system with conical diamond on lightweight aluminum cantilver. The Nagaoka MP-100 phone cartridge offers musical clarity and expression beyond its price and competitors – a plendid upwards start toward long term musical enjoyment
-Superfine polished conical diamond bonded stylus
-Powerfull samarium cobalt magnet
-Lightweight aluminum alloy cantilever
-Carbon fibre reinforced plastic shoe
-Anti ferro magnetic permalloy shield casing


Electronic Specifications

  • Total Harmonic Distortion 0.005%
  • Frequency Response ±0.3dB from 20Hz to 20,000Hz
  • Maximum Volts Out (Balanced / Unbalanced) 16/8 V RMS
  • Input Impedance Moving Coil: 25, 50, 100, 200, 400 or 1k Ohms; 470pF
    Moving Magnet: 47k Ohms; 50, 100, 150, 200, 300 or 400pF
  • Phono Voltage Gain Moving Coil: 60dB
    Moving Magnet: 40dB
  • Signal To Noise Ratio Moving Coil: 78dB
    Moving Magnet: 80dB
  • Maximum Input Signal (Moving Coil) 8mV
  • Maximum Input Signal (Moving Magnet) 80mV
  • Maximum Input Signal (Balanced) N/A
  • Maximum Input Signal (Unbalanced) N/A
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Coil) 1mV
  • Sensitivity Phono (Moving Magnet) 10mV
  • Sensitivity (Balanced) N/A
  • Sensitivity (Unbalanced) N/A
  • Rated Output 2V Balanced
    1V Unbalanced
  • Output Impedance 200 Ohms Balanced
    100 Ohms Unbalanced
  • Phono Equalization Curves 1: RIAA
  • Noise Filters 0
  • Phono Profiles 0


  • Phono Input Moving Coil 1 (adjustable)
  • Phono Input Moving Magnet 1 (adjustable)
  • Phono Input Universal 0
  • Balanced Line Input 0
  • Unbalanced Line Input 0
  • Balanced Fixed Output 1 Stereo
  • Unbalanced Fixed Output 1 Stereo
  • Digital Coaxial Output 1
  • Digital Optical Output 1
  • Digital USB Audio Output 1
  • Unbalanced Analog Connector Type Standard


  • Power Control Input 1
  • Power Control Output 1

Digital Audio Specifications

  • Digital Output Sample Rate Optical: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz
    Coaxial: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz
    USB: PCM - 24-bit/96kHz

General Specifications

  • Multi-Chassis or Single Single
  • Output Meters No
  • Vacuum Tube or Solid State Solid State
  • Power Consumption (On) 8 Watts

Weights & Dimensions

  • Dimensions (W x H x D) 11.5" (29.2cm) x 3.78125" (9.6cm) x 16.75" (42.5cm)
  • Weight 8.6 lbs (3.9 kg)
  • Shipping Weight 9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)

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