LP Tunes Nagaoka MP500 Pre-mount
This LP Tunes Pre-mount consists of an Nagaoka MP500 cartridge mounted onto a world-class HD headshell for your convenience.
- LP Tunes High-Definition inch mount headshell
- Aerospace alloy for tensile strength and low resonance
- SOAR HD5 headshell wires for exceptional sound quality
- Aligned length ~52 mm for use with many tonearms
- Alignment adjustable for extra precision and compatibility
- Free alignment protractor
- 16.7g weight with mounted Nagaoka MP500 cartridge
I bought the pre-mounted Mp500 and WOW right out of the box it sounded great. VTA is adjusted top of cartridge plane with record down force 1.56 grams. But after about 20 to 30 hours the sound stage became so much better. I am re discovering my record collection. I liked the ortofon 2M Black too but this is my preferred cartridge. I listen to Rock, chamber music and full orchestra, all are sounding great to my ears.
As posted by a previous reviewer, I found that the headshell is angled a bit uphill, so I had to compensate by raising the tail of my SME tonearm a bit. With just a touch of twist of the cartridge, it lined right up on the protractor and cartridge tracking is excellent. Sonics of the MP-500 thus far are excellent.