Nagaoka MP-200 has many of the top of the line MP-500 virtues. It offers an organic, fluid presentation with an engaging mid-range reproduction of vocals and instruments. Nagaoka MP-200 retains the detail, luster, dynamics and presence of music that are so often buried and attenuated by other smooth sounding cartridges.
Nagaoka MP-200 manages to provide an amazingly rich and warm mid range for jazz and vocals while still providing the detail and dynamics across the spectrum and it is not just another “warm sounding” cartridge Like the bigger siblings Nagaoka MP-200 is an advanced technology cartridge built on the moving permalloy principle.
It features a calm sound, and even the reverberation is impressively expressed. Boron is used for the cantilever, and the sound groove is traced accurately.