華 Hana, means “brilliant and gorgeous” in the original Japanese. Hana cartridges are produced by Excel Sound Corp from Japan, a long established cartridge making company who produce for many other companies. In picking the best bits for their own cartridges, Hana Phono Cartridges use high rigidity aluminium cantilevers, and cross-shaped armatures with the aim of providing brilliant and gorgeous sound. The Hana “EL” uses a quality elliptical-stylus. Hana cartridges are available as ‘low’ and ‘high’ output versions. The latter “EH” being suitable for quieter Moving Magnet inputs but are only available to order, just ask (The price is the same).
|Stylus||Synthetic Elliptical||Synthetic Elliptical|
|Vert. Track. force||2gr||2gr|
|Body Color||Moss Green||Moss Green|
|Fixing||Nut/ Bolt||Nut/ Bolt|
|NZ Retail Price (inc GST)||$695||$695|
The Hana EL provides high-end musical performance from a low-output moving coil cartridge at an extremely attractive price. Handmade in Japan, the EL uses ALNICO magnets and affords the listener the textural, imaging, and musically involving qualities associated with the best MC cartridges.
Long prized by audiophiles and music lovers, affordable low output MCs such as the EL are a perfect match to today’s generation of high-gain phono stages.