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Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« on: Jul 12, 2015 at 01:40 AM »
Looking for a replacement cartridge for my vintage Pioneer PL-570 (XL-a700 Japanese version).

Currently, it still has its original Pioneer cartridge from the 70s but it's worn out.

And so, I'm looking for a good replacement cartridge without breaking the bank—should I get a Nagaoka MP-110 or a Sumiko Pearl? Any experiences with either or both?

I mostly listen to slow rock, jazz, and vocals.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 12, 2015 at 01:57 AM »
Mp 110 for me. Excellent cart for the money.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 12, 2015 at 06:02 AM »
If you can stretch, I'd recommend the Ortofon Red cart . . .

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 12, 2015 at 10:33 AM »
If you can stretch, I'd recommend the Ortofon Red cart . . .
What are the characteristics of the red?
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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 13, 2015 at 12:08 AM »
+1

I can say its an all-rounder cart. Its balanced across the band which I can see suits your genre.


If you can stretch, I'd recommend the Ortofon Red cart . . .

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 13, 2015 at 12:53 AM »
Mp 110 for me. Excellent cart for the money.

I vote for this one as well. I got to try both. I initially had the ortofon red but replaced it with nagaoka since the red is too bright for my taste.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 13, 2015 at 10:07 PM »
What are the characteristics of the red?

I have a vintage Pioneer PL-25 Idler turntable.  As JoeyGS notes, I find it a well-balanced cart.  If I want detail and warmth, I use the main rig using a Benz Glider.

If I want to listen casually, and just enjoy in the second system,  the Ortofon Red is very musical with my Pioneer.  Not the last word in detail, but well balanced. 

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 16, 2015 at 02:28 PM »
+1

Mp 110 for me. Excellent cart for the money.

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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 18, 2015 at 11:18 AM »
If your'e listening for extended hours don't get a cart that will make your system bright, you'll get listening fatigue. Remember that you want to relax, go for a cart that you can enjoy listening for extended hours.


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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 18, 2015 at 07:29 PM »
If budget is not an issue, I would recommend the Nagaoka MP-200 instead
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Re: Nagaoka MP-110 or Sumiko Pearl?
« Reply #10 on: Aug 27, 2015 at 05:14 PM »
If budget is not an issue, I would recommend the Nagaoka MP-200 instead

Its worth the upgrade. Best value for its price range...

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