Hana SL Shibata MC Cartridge 0.5mV
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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 SL Cartridge uses a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, resulting in supreme transparency and excellent trackability!
"The Hana-SL is the gem of the lineup and can easily fit in any 'table/'arm combination that will accommodate a 0.5mV output. With the Hana-SL, the user can rest assured the cartridge will support the next 'table/'arm "upgrade" and will provide a clear baseline from which to judge if any future cartridge "upgrade" is warranted. The Hana-SL is strongly being considered as an addition to my choices of moving-coil cartridges to use for 'table/'arm evaluations and - more importantly - musical enjoyment. Yes, it's that good." - Andre Jennings, The Absolute Sound, February 2017
"A slam-dunk for one of TAS' Phono Cartrige of the Year Awards." - The Absolute Sound 2017 Product of the Year Award Winner, January 2018
"In a sea of $10,000-ish super-cartridges, what's a vinyl-playing audiophile with discriminating tastes to do? For that matter, what's a sub-$999-budgetted audiophile to do? The $750 Hana SL is a cartridge that sets a baseline of fine performance" - Andre Jennings, The Absolute Sound, September 2017
Hana SL Specifications:
Stylus Profile: Natural Diamond Shibata
Output Level @ 1kHz: 0.5mV
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: 30 Ohms
Suggested Load: 400 Omms
Cartridge Weight: 5 Grams
Body Color: Black