Hana SH Shibata MC Cartridge 2.0mV
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Features a diamond Shibata-Stylus, Excellent Frequency Response, Supreme Transparency & Excellent Trackability!
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!
The Hana SH Cartridge uses a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, resulting in supreme transparency and excellent trackability!
Hana SH Specifications:
Stylus Profile: Natural Diamond Shibata
Output Level @ 1kHz: 2.0mV
Output Balance @ 1kHz: Less Than 1.5dB
Vertical Tracking Force: 2 grams
Trackability: 70 um/2 grams
Separation @ 1kHz: 28 dB
Frequency Response: 15-32,000 Hz
Impedance @ 1 kHz: 130 Ohms
Suggested Load: 47 K Omms
Cartridge Weight: 5 Grams
Body Color: Black
||Hana SH Blows the Competition Away
|I bought the Hana SH to replace a Dynavector 20X2L after reading the reviews. And I like many others have been blown away by the sound of the Hana. It takes my analog section to the next level with its 3D imaging and sweet but detailed sound. You will hear things you never heard before in your records, especially the ambience in the recordings which may be due to the extremely impressive channel separation. Rather than put money into a fancy casing, the manufacturer put the money into the internal parts of the cart which explains why they can sell the cart so cheaply and yet make it sound so awesome. I dont get impressed easily but this cart is impressive. BTW, Im not some newbie analog head Im in my 60s and have been listening to audio systems for at least 55 years and have owned numerous audio rigs over those years. I hope to purchase the SL version shortly when I can afford it and according to what I read, be even more blown away. My sources are Kenwood KD750 w/Jelco 750D arm, Rogue Pharaoh integrated, Musical Surroundings Nova II phono preamp and Revel Ultima Studio speakers.|