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Hana Cartridges EL


Low cost, high performance, low output Moving Coil cartridge with elliptical stylus.

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The Hana EL cartridge has a synthetic Elliptical diamond stylus fitted to a high rigidity aluminium 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.

This competitively priced Low output moving coil cartridge offers great quality sound referenced against similar priced cartridges. The EL (Elliptical Low output) offers 0.5mv/1KHz output.

ModelHana EHHana ELStylusSynthetic EllipticalSynthetic EllipticalCantileverAluminiumAluminiumOutput Level2mV/1kHz0.5mV/1kHzOutput Balance<2dB/1kHz<2dB/1kHzVertical Tracking Force2 gr.2 gr.Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz20*6 10-6 cm/Dyne20*6 10-6 cm/DyneChannel Separation25dB/1kHz25dB/1kHzFrequency Response15~25,000Hz15~25,000HzImpedance130Ω/1kHz30Ω/1kHzSuggested Load Impedance47KΩ>400ΩCartridge Weight5 gr.5 gr.Body ColorMoss GreenMoss Green

Cartridge Specs

Synthetic Elliptical
Output Level
Output Balance
Vertical Tracking Force
Dynamic Compliance @ 10 Hz
20*6 10-6 cm/Dyne
Channel Separation
Frequency Response
Suggested Load Impedance
Cartridge Weight
5 gr.
Body Color
Moss Green

hana means ‘brilliant and gorgeous’ in the Japanese language, the inspiration for Hana cartridges.

The Hana range of low and high output moving coil cartridges offer outstanding performance and value in their respective price ranges.

Hana cartridges are the result of over 50 years expertise from the master cartridge maker Masao Okada-san. The Hana cartridge ranges have been developed to offer supreme musicality at affordable price points, allowing you to spend more on your favourite vinyl records – surely the very reason for buying a good phono cartridge in the first place.

50 years of cartridge design
Combining decades of experience, Hana cartridges are manufactured using modern manufacturing technologies combined with long established hand assembly techniques by highly skilled artisans and technicians, together with 100% laboratory testing to ensure the highest performance and lowest defect ratio.

Cartridges to suit budgets
Hana moving coil cartridges are offered in 4 price bands, the ‘E’,’S’,’M’ series and the newest ‘Umami’ series. The E,S and M series have both Low and High output options, the S series a Mono output option also.  The new Umami series offers what is possible at the highest end of the Hana range

A cartridge to suit your Hi-Fi system
The ‘E’, ‘S’ and ‘M’ series offer you the option of playing through either a moving coil phono stage (or MC step up transformer), or use a high output cartridge option through a moving magnet phono stage.  There is also a ‘S’ series mono cartridge.  Whether low or high output, stereo or mono option, the Hana cartridge ranges offer real musicality and value.

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