Hana SL Low Output Nude Diamond Shibata Moving Coil Cartridge
Low cost, high performance, low output Moving Coil cartridge with elliptical stylus.
Introducing a range of Moving Coil Cartridges from Japan - Hana - 華 (hana means “brilliant and gorgeous” in Japanese). The Hana low and high output moving coil cartridges have been winning reviewer praise and awards since their introduction to the UK in 2015.
Hana MC Phono Cartridges use high rigidity aluminium cantilevers and cross-shaped armatures, providing a ‘brilliant and gorgeous’ sound at competitive price points for Moving Coil (MC) Cartridges of this sound quality.
Manufactured by Excel Sound Corporation, a 50 year old company based in Tokyo, specialising in MC cartridges, with particular expertise in high output MC cartridges and OEM cartridge parts manufacture and OEM cartridge supply. They are perhaps seen as one of those slightly underground Japanese companies - who certainly will not reveal which cartridge brands they have manufactured for over the years.
It is a gramophone cartridge with a moving coil (MC) with a low output voltage level - 0.5mV. It uses a Nude Diamond Shibata cut needle attached to an aluminum support. The insert is quite light, weighs only 5g, the recommended pressure is 2g. The sound of the SL cartridge is based on the lower mid and has an open top. In any case, you can appreciate the strong, clean cymbals, attack and claw with this inlay.
Nude Diamond Shibata
0.5mV / 1kHz
<1.5dB / 1kHz
70 μm / 2g
SEPARATION BETWEEN CHANNELS
28 dB / 1kHz
130 Ohm / 1kHz
610uH / 1kHz
SUGGESTED LOAD IMPEDANCE