Because of the price, I looked at the MP-200 as out of reach. So I sold a bunch of stereo gear that I hadn’t used in years and bought the Nagaoka MP-200. Now I’m kicking myself for having waited so long to purchase one. I’m hearing details and harmonies in my LPs that I have never heard before. I’ve had other cartridges with fancy line contact stylus and yet the MP-200 still gets more details from my records. Note it took several attempts to get the MP-200 properly aligned on my turntable (Music Hall MMF 1.5). It was well worth the extra effort to get it aligned right. Once the cartridge was locked into proper alignment, the music just bloomed. But the alignment must be spot-on to get great results. If you’ve never installed and aligned an aftermarket phono cartridge before, recommend having it done for a pro-shop. Happy listening!