Nagaoka – JT80LB – MM Cartridge


New JT-80LB cartridge from Nagaoka

Moving magnet type (MM type) cartridge

By adopting an aluminum cantilever and diamond-joined elliptical needle, Nagaoka pursued high cost performance and realized a powerful sound in a wide range.

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Limited 80th Anniversary special edition cartridge

Nagaoka is a world-famous manufacturer of record needles, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year. The MP cartridge, which has been used around the world for many years, has been redesigned and the new MM cartridges JT-80 have been released. 

Design Points
1. Continuous design from tonearm to the stylus tip. The slanted front panel allows for easy viewing of the tip and easy stylus replacement.
2. The small cylinder on the mounting surface makes it easy to put the stylus on and the light body plays sound as it slides on the board.
3. The upper part is blocky to match with the tonearm, contrasting with the columnar shape of the stylus.

The slim and simple design gives a sense of continuity from the tonearm to the stylus tip. Reducing the number of parts leads to a reduction in vibration. In addition, the bare screws that join the head shell on previous products have been integrated inside the body to reduce exposure and resonance. Besides traditional listeners, these evolutions are also oriented well towards modern pop and jazz, supported by a wide range of genres.

Product Specifications

format Moving magnet type (MM type)
output 5.0 mV (5 cm / sec)
Frequency characteristic 20Hz-20,000Hz
Channel separation 23dB (1Khz)
Channel balance 1.5 dB or less
Cantilever Aluminum alloy
Needle tip 0.4×0.7mil Ellipse / Joined diamond
Stylus pressure 1.3g-1.8g
Torridge own weight 6.9g
Release date November 20, 2020