Hana SL Moving Coil Cartridge
華 Hana, means “brilliant and gorgeous” in the original Japanese. Hana cartridges are produced by Excel Sound Corp from Japan, a long established cartridge making company who produce for many other companies. In picking the best bits for their own cartridges, Hana Phono Cartridges use high rigidity aluminium cantilevers, and cross-shaped armatures with the aim of providing brilliant and gorgeous sound. The Hana “SL” uses a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, giving transparency and excellent trackability. Hana cartridges are available as ‘low’ and ‘high’ output versions. The latter “SH” being suitable for quieter Moving Magnet inputs but are only available to order, just ask (The price is the same).
We are only authorized to sell these in New Zealand but we can help find your nearest Distributor if you struggle to find them. Note NZ GST tax is added at Checkout.
The improvement in 3 dimensional accuracy was immediately obvious. It is a solid and precise sound without being at all clinical. The Hana has great timing and I very quickly forgot about the cartridge and just enjoyed the music. Richard B. New Zealand