Nagaoka MP-150


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Nagaoka MP-150

Based on 45 reviews

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Great clarity and detail
Natural sound with well-controlled bass and midrange
Not ideal for busy passages with high frequencies
Requires a break-in period
None mentioned beyond these two points


The Nagaoka MP-150 cartridge receives overwhelmingly positive reviews from users, with many noting significant improvements in sound quality compared to other cartridges they have used. The cartridge is praised for its clarity, detail, and natural sound, with particular emphasis on its bass response and midrange. Some users note that the cartridge requires a break-in period, but overall, it is considered a worthwhile investment for those looking to upgrade their turntable setup. The cartridge is frequently recommended alongside other high-end options in the $150 to $300 range.


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