Hana Moving Coil Cartridges

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MCRU have trialled these cartridges and we can state with confidence they are astounding performers for the money.

The Hana Series has been developed with significance placed on easy use and set-up, as well as high performance reproduction. Hana's high output versions, EH and SH, supply 2mV output, so that they can be directly connected to MM phono input for vinyl reproduction.

Introducing a range of Moving Coil Cartridges from Japan - Hana - 華 (hana means “brilliant and gorgeous” in Japanese). The Hana low and high output moving coil cartridges have been winning reviewer praise and awards since their introduction to the UK.

Hana MC Phono Cartridges use high rigidity aluminum cantilevers, and cross-shaped armatures, providing a ‘brilliant and gorgeous’ sound at competitive price ranges for Moving Coil (MC) Cartridges of this quality.

Manufactured by Excel Sound Corporation, a 50 year old company based in Tokyo, who started off manufacturing low cost cartridges, such as the highly regarded Excel ES70 and by 1978 was producing MC cartridges, with particular expertise in high output MC cartridges and specializing in OEM cartridge manufacture. They are perhaps seen as one of those slightly underground Japanese companies - who certainly will not reveal which cartridge brands they have manufactured for over the years. They launched the Hana brand in 2015.

Excel Sound Corporation pride themselves on their manufacturing quality and quality controls at every stage, ensuring their handmade cartridges offer consistently perfect results.  Their expertise in design and manufacturing has produced in the Hana range, some of the finest sounding and value for money cartridges on the market today in their price ranges.

The Hana MC cartridges come with two different styli designs. The high performance Hana S range “SH” and “SL” cartridges use a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, giving supreme transparency and excellent trackability. This comes in two output options offering either High output 2.0mv/1KHz (SH) or Low output 0.5mv/1KHz (SL). Both options are £447.00p RRP each

The lower cost E range "EH" and "EL" cartridges (same two High and Low output options as the "S" range) come with a synthetic Elliptical diamond styli, but nonetheless offer a highly competitive quality sound, referenced against similar priced cartridges and selling at £276.00p RRP.

Models and Specifications:

 

 Model

Hana EH

Hana EL

Hana SH

Hana SL

Stylus

Synthetic Elliptical

Synthetic Elliptical

Nude Diamond Shibata

Nude Diamond Shibata

Cantilever

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Aluminum

Output Level

2mV/1kHz

0.5mV/1kHz

2mV/1kHz

0.5mV/1kHz

Output Balance

<2dB/1kHz

<2dB/1kHz

<1.5dB/1kHz

<1.5dB/1kHz

Vertical Tracking Force

2gr.

2gr.

2gr.

2gr.

Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz   

20 * 10-6 cm/Dyne

20 * 10-6 cm/Dyne

 

20 * 10-6 cm/Dyne

20 * 10-6 cm/Dyne

Channel Separation

25dB/1kHz

25dB/1kHz

28dB/1kHz

28dB/1kHz

Frequency Response

15~25,000Hz

15~25,000Hz

15~32,000Hz

15~32,000Hz

Impedance

130Ω/1kHz

30Ω/1kHz

130Ω/1kHz

30Ω/1kHz

Suggested Load Impedance

47kΩ

>400Ω

47kΩ

>400Ω

Cartridge Weight

5gr

5gr

5gr

5gr

Body Color

Moss Green

Moss Green

Black

Black

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By (Evesham, United Kingdom) on 11 Nov. 2016 (Hana Moving Coil Cartridges) :
(5/5

Transparency

I am really pleased with my new Hana cartridge. With it in place, my Hi-Fi has disappeared, leaving just the music to fill my room. The detail and clarity is excellent. I have not heard my LP sound as good before. At last my turntable feels like a first class part of a my system. I'm using the cartridge in a Linn LP12 with Akito arm, Trichord Dino pre-amp.

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