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Nagaoka MP 110 Hi-Fi turntable cartridge systems

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I read an article on how to translate the Nagoaka compliancy specs, but I'll have to dig up that article. And the notion that this can't be true as a result of the AT having a microline stylus is fundamental misunderstanding of the complexities involved in sonic reproduction from groove walls. Correct overhang set up can minimise the issue, but not quite completely, in my opinion unfortunately. And part of it is, sometimes I can be a clumsy person, and I hate to spend a chunk of change on something, and ruin it. But your brain keeps playing tricks on you, and what made you happy on Monday may sound "boomy" on Tuesday, and nice again on Wednesday.

I have both, and agree the 95ML is better, however, I also have the MP200 and in that case I prefer the 200s sound signature, but since it still uses a poor stylus I still rock the 95ML at the very least until I can retip a Micro stylus onto my MP200. The cheaper, next-level-down Nagaoka MP-100 gets such glowing reviews that it makes think the 110 must be pretty dang good. top end and high midrange was noticably restricted,high treble in particular sounded muffled and generally absent. I listen to a lot of different records and I am extremely sensitive to inner groove distortion and sibilance. Conicals and cheap ellipticals are fine for old jazz records, tamely cut music from the 50s and 60s, even audiophile reissues of such.I was able to get a fairly flat response by loading down to 39K and using 100pf at the phono preamp and low capacitance cables.

Just noticed----that HiFi World review used the older (tan) MP-11, rather than the newer MP-110 (yellow). In the end I got rid of the 1042, mainly because the 95ML was more neutral, tracked better, and traced tough inner grooves better. If it were my system I would use my CBS STR100 to take sweep measurements at the phono preamp output, and graph the different loading options.We found its square casing easy to fit and align, and from the outset our sample gave a bright, immediate sound that would work well in pepping up a dull system. Hopefully someone will be able to compare the compliance ratings since they use dfifferent methods of reporting. If you listen to a lot of worn records that have surface noise, the MP-110 will give you a more enjoyable listen. One aspect of the MP-110 excels, however, regardless of the form of the AT: reduction in surface noise. I have not mentioned them, because I thought I would discover other audio brands as to further my experience, but only for that reason.

While I don't own an MP-110 myself I've spent a great many hours listening to one, without hearing any undue amount of surface noise from new or well maintained records. I've noticed the more careful I try to be with nice things, the more likely I am to get nervous and accidentally somehow break them.Sometimes, after an initial cleaning, if the record still has some noise, I run it through the cleaner again, let it "soak" a little to loosen the grime, and clean again as usual. The MP110 might also need a bit of a run-in of maybe 40 hours - see how it sounds after that, you may need to bring the capacitance back down but at the end of the day - if it sounds good, it is good! Before the hype I didn't even know much about that brand Nagaoka, beides they make nice inner sleeves. Vinyl Rega Planar 2, Incognito rewire, Deepgroove subplatter, ceramic bearing, Michell Technoweight, Rega 24V motor, TTPSU, FunkFirm Achroplat platter, Michael Lim top and bottom braces, 2 Rega feet and one RDC cones. I'm puzzled by your comments on the MP11, in my system i found just the opposite to what your comments were.

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