I ordered an MP-110 a few years ago and was completely blown away how good it sounds on my system. The warmth of this cartridge and stylus complements my vintage setup perfectly which consists of:
a Marantz 6300 turntable inherited from my dad after he passed away, a lesbox modified Yaqin MS23B all tube phono stage, a handful of warm sounding receivers by Sansui, Pioneer, Technics, Sherwood, and possibly my favorite a Yamaha CR-440 which isn't as warm as the others, but has a perfectly balanced "natural sound" that Yamaha is known for, and for speakers some mid-fi Polk, Sansui, and Kenwood (which sound great to my ears though).
Recently I heard a tiny bit of distortion and after troubleshooting by resetting all turntable adjustments and swapping out tubes I suspected a worn stylus since I've put in approximately 700 hours. Nagaoka's recommended stylus replacement after 150-200 hours is completely absurd. Although I don't have a microscope to see the stylus up close I can tell by ear it far surpasses their recommendation.
I ordered up a JN P-110 and sure enough that perfectly magical sound was back!
Highly recommended for rich, detailed, warm sound from your records!
PS - I've tried the JN P-200 stylus on my MP-110 cartridge body and it sounded better than the P-110 but I don't think the price was worth the upgrade. It might be worth it if you use it on the recommended P-200 cartridge body.
|包装尺寸||6.5 x 5.8 x 1.9 cm; 10 克|