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Introducing a new line from Japan, Hana (which means “brilliant and gorgeous” in the original Japanese). Hana Phono Cartridges use high rigidity aluminum cantilevers, and cross-shaped armatures, providing you with brilliant and gorgeous sound. Hana cartridges are produced by Excel Sound Corporation of Tokyo Japan, a long time OEM cartridge producer. The Hana Series has been developed with significance placed on ease of use and set-up, as well as high performance reproduction. Hana Cartridges' highly rigid aluminium cantilever are assembled with crossed armatures to reproduce dynamic sound!
Stylus Profile: EllipticalCantilever: AluminumOutput Level @ 1kHz: 2.0mVOutput Balance @ 1kHz: Less Than 2dBVertical Tracking Force: 2 gramsTrackability: 70 um/2 gramsSeparation @ 1kHz: 25 dBFrequency Response: 15-25,000 HzImpedance @ 1 kHz: 130 OhmsSuggested Load: 47 K OmmsCartridge Weight: 5 GramsBody Color: Moss Green
Following the recent reviews and talking to local dealers it was decided to take a gamble on the Hana cartridge. At the price the gamble was a low risk one and did not disappoint! the Hana takes a detailed but laid back approach which particular suites good pressings although a run though no less than three test records proved it to be a excellent tracker!The cartridge gives the impression of reigning in the music, not letting things run away and get out of hand.A rocker it aint but it suites the music I want to "listen" to! will keep the P2/Clearaudio Aurum combo on standby for the pop/indie/rock charity bin finds!
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