Nagaoka MP-110H...Is thing supposed to be good?

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110H...Is thing supposed to be good?

Post by patient_ot » 10 Aug 2019 16:44

Hugely overhyped cartridge. Nothing special about it at all.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110H...Is thing supposed to be good?

Post by jjkalervo » 10 Aug 2019 19:45

It does a damn good job for the money. It might be overhyped, but the cartridge is not at fault there. Nagaoka has much more expensive carts for those who want something special.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110H...Is thing supposed to be good?

Post by p_m » 22 Oct 2019 22:02

Ghaasl wrote:
10 Aug 2019 14:18
I have both a Nag 110 and an AT VM520EB. The AT isn’t broken in as of yet, haven’t had the time for any serious listening lately. I love the Nag, great sounding cart. It gives me the warmth and classic vinyl sound signature I want without lacking in detail. Once the AT is run in, I’ll be able to do a better sound comparison. I think the AT will be a little less warm, but a good companion cart to the Nag.
Hi,
wondering if you got to compare and have any comments to share ?
Thanks.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110H...Is thing supposed to be good?

Post by Ghaasl » 23 Oct 2019 00:06

p_m wrote:
22 Oct 2019 22:02
Ghaasl wrote:
10 Aug 2019 14:18
I have both a Nag 110 and an AT VM520EB. The AT isn’t broken in as of yet, haven’t had the time for any serious listening lately. I love the Nag, great sounding cart. It gives me the warmth and classic vinyl sound signature I want without lacking in detail. Once the AT is run in, I’ll be able to do a better sound comparison. I think the AT will be a little less warm, but a good companion cart to the Nag.
Hi,
wondering if you got to compare and have any comments to share ?
Thanks.
I’ve finally been able to get some listening in and get the AT fully run in. I have yet to switch back to the Nag for some comparison. The AT has some juicy bottom end, a little lacking in the mid range, and a crisp high end. I’ll likely switch back to the Nag on Saturday or Sunday morning for some comparison. I’ll be sure to post my results.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110H...Is thing supposed to be good?

Post by Ghaasl » 27 Oct 2019 13:09

Ghaasl wrote:
23 Oct 2019 00:06
p_m wrote:
22 Oct 2019 22:02
Ghaasl wrote:
10 Aug 2019 14:18
I have both a Nag 110 and an AT VM520EB. The AT isn’t broken in as of yet, haven’t had the time for any serious listening lately. I love the Nag, great sounding cart. It gives me the warmth and classic vinyl sound signature I want without lacking in detail. Once the AT is run in, I’ll be able to do a better sound comparison. I think the AT will be a little less warm, but a good companion cart to the Nag.
Hi,
wondering if you got to compare and have any comments to share ?
Thanks.
I’ve finally been able to get some listening in and get the AT fully run in. I have yet to switch back to the Nag for some comparison. The AT has some juicy bottom end, a little lacking in the mid range, and a crisp high end. I’ll likely switch back to the Nag on Saturday or Sunday morning for some comparison. I’ll be sure to post my results.
So, after a morning of listening to the Chicago: Live at Carnegie Hall 4 record set, 4 sides with the AT, 4 sides with the Nag, I remember why I fell in love with the Nag in the first place. Warm, detailed, great tracker, etc. Not that I don’t like the AT, I just like the Nag better. For the money, it’s hard to beat.