Hana Cartridges

Meaning “Brilliant and Gorgeous” in the Japanese language, “華”, Hana moving coil cartridges are affordably priced and supply the most “Brilliant and Gorgeous” performance to audiophile customers for their budget.

With a choice of Elliptical, Shibata and high end Microline stylus profiles there is sure to be one that suits your needs - not only that but each model is also available in low or high output.

Moving coil cartridges with high output are designed to be used with a MM (moving magnet) phono stage, so without investing in a new moving coil step up transformer, or MC phono stage, the seductive sound of moving coils are available through your moving magnet phono stage.

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Hana EH high output and EL low output moving coil cartridge

The Hana E cartridge is a low cost, high performance, moving Coil cartridge with elliptical stylus available with a low or high output level.

The Hana E cartridge has a synthetic Elliptical diamond stylus fitted to a high rigidity aluminum cantilever with cross-shaped armature, offering super transparency and excellent trackability.

The body is manufactured from a composite low resonance plastic material in dark green.

Hana EL is the low output option whereas the EH model is high output.

Hana do not re-tip cartridges when they are worn out, to ensure consistant performance Hana recommend replacement with a new cartridge which Hana offer at 80% of the current retail price!

Hana SH high output and SL low output moving coil cartridge

The Hana S cartridge is the second model in the hana range offering low cost, high performance Moving Coil performance with a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus.

The Hana S cartridge has a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, and use high rigidity aluminum cantilevers with cross-shaped armatures offering supreme transparency and excellent trackability.

The body is manufactured from a composite low resonance plastic material in black.

Hana SL is the low output option whereas the SH model is high output.

Hana do not re-tip cartridges when they are worn out, to ensure consistant performance Hana recommend replacement with a new cartridge which Hana offer at 80% of the current retail price!

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Hana MH high output and SL low output moving coil cartridge

The Hana M cartridge is a moving coil cartridge with a high end micro-line stylus profile.

There are several advanced features over the Hana E and S ranges that take the sound fidelity to new heights, continuing to offer superb sound quality at its higher price point.

The stylus design is ‘Micro-Line’ (a shape that more closely follows the cutting head when the metal master is being produced), fitting more precisely into the vinyl groove to capture the very smallest details, offering better frequency reproduction and less distortion.

The Hana M Series cartridge bodies are made from black polyoxymethylene (POM) which is a very hard, extremely rigid and very strong thermoplastic. Excel uses a particular formulation of POM manufactured by DuPont that sells under the trademarked name ‘Delrin’, a material with much improved mechanical characteristics such as better resonance damping and hardness.

Parts such as the front yoke, center and rear components of the magnetic electro-motive circuit and wires are Cryogenic processed, this is a 'cold annealing' process at near absolute zero temperature, it restructures metals at the molecular level, resulting in lower sound distortion). The result is a more precise and musical sound quality.

Very high-quality copper wire has been selected for MH/ML moving coils, offering greater clarity of sound, thanks to its lower distortion of the musical signal.

There are captive threaded nuts for head shell fixing screws, these are built into the cartridge body offering easy mechanical fixing to the tonearm headshell.

There is a gold plated copper resonance plate integral with the cartridge body, that further reduces distortion from vibrations.

Hana ML is the low output option whereas the MH model is high output.

Hana do not re-tip cartridges when they are worn out, to ensure consistant performance Hana recommend replacement with a new cartridge which Hana offer at 80% of the current retail price!

Hana SLM MONO low output moving coil cartridge

The Hana SLM is an affordable, high performance MONO Moving Coil cartridge with nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus.

The Hana SLM mono moving coil cartridge has a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, and uses a high rigidity aluminum cantilever with cross-shaped armatures, offering supreme transparency and excellent trackability.

The body is manufactured from a composite low resonance plastic material in black.

Hana SLM moving coil is only available with low output.

Hana do not re-tip cartridges when they are worn out, to ensure consistant performance Hana recommend replacement with a new cartridge which Hana offer at 80% of the current retail price!

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Here's some technical stuff...

MODEL
EH
EL
SH
SL
MH
ML
Stylus Type
Elliptical
Elliptical
Nude Shibata
Nude Shibata
Microline
Microline
Cantilever Type
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Aluminum
Output Voltage
2.0mV
0.5mV
2.0mV
0.5mV
2.0mV
0.4mV
Channel Separation
25dB@1kHz
25dB@1kHz
28dB@1kHz
28dB@1kHz
30dB@1kHz
30dB@1kHz
Channel Balance
<2dB@1kHz
<2dB@1kHz
<1.5dB@1kHz
<1.5dB@1kHz
<1dB@1kHz
<1dB@1kHz
Recommended Tracking Force
2.0 Grams
2.0 Grams
2.0 Grams
2.0 Grams
2.0 Grams
2.0 Grams
Frequency Response
15 – 25000Hz
15 – 25000Hz
15 – 32000Hz
15 – 32000Hz
12 – 45000Hz
12 – 45000Hz
Internal Impedance In Ohms
130@1kHz
30@1kHz
130@1kHz
30@1kHz
130@1kHz
8@1kHz
Recommended Resistive Loading
47k Ohms
>400 Ohms
47k Ohms
>400 Ohms
47k Ohms
>100 Ohms
Weight
5.0 Grams
5.0 Grams
5.0 Grams
5.0 Grams
9.0 Grams
9.0 Grams
Body Color
Moss Green
Moss Green
Black
Black
Moss Green
Moss Green