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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: Natural Diamond ShibataCantilever: AluminumOutput Level @ 1kHz: 0.5mVOutput Balance @ 1kHz: Less Than 1.5dBVertical Tracking Force: 2 gramsTrackability: 70 um/2 gramsSeparation @ 1kHz: 28 dBFrequency Response: 15-32,000 HzImpedance @ 1 kHz: 30 OhmsSuggested Load: 400 OmmsCartridge Weight: 5 GramsBody Color: Black
After having and listening to some capsules, among them Benz Micro Glider and Sumiko BPS, Hana is undoubtedly one of the best purchases in its price range.
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3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
Best sound for this price!!!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
After much help and advice from David, I ordered the Hana SL to replace a factory fitted cartridge that came with my Rega RP8. The Rega MC cartridge wasn't a good match for my bright-sounding valve amp and sounded a bit harsh and top-heavy. Although the Hana is still only a day old, the sound is markedly smoother and easier on the ear, which doesn't seem to be at the expense of detail and scale. Fitting it to an RB808 arm was straightforward, with just a 2mm shim needed to get the correct VTA. A couple of hours' work, but well worth the effort. Thanks, David and AS.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
This shape naked diamond on aliuminiun requires exact setup then it gives that famed ' musicality' with a carefully balanced full dynamic heft and harmonic details throughout wide stage giving a correct ' natural' (rather than a showy) reproduction. 3 g of added weight on Rega arm gave it a resonance of 10 hertz ( compliance is perhaps 14cu UK spec) It works well in my bass tight line with standard 100 ohm ish SUT and valve phono.( Hana suggests 400 +). Fundamental bass and ryhthmns are correctly full and gives that authentic vinyl sound.All the musicians individual work is clearly delineated throughout ( if on disc). Noise is low. Conclusion? Makes me want to play my vinyl again and again and again. Love it.
11 of 12 people found this review helpful.
I have been using both a Dynavector 10x5 and Goldring Eroica L which has broken! After talking to AS they recommended this cartridge and I'm glad they did. It’s at a totally different level to the other two with better bass resolution more open and sweeter treble. I could go on but actually it just sounds right
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Beautiful sound's extractor, brilliant sound imagine, perfect with my ear yoshino 834p and Rega p2 turntable.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful.
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