HANA - SL Low Output Shibata Stylus Moving Coil




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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 “SH” and “SL” use nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, giving you supreme transparency and excellent trackability.  Hana cartridges are produced by Excel Sound Corporation of Tokyo Japan, a long time OEM cartridge producer.

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Stylus Profile Elliptical Elliptical Natural Diamond Shibata    Natural Diamond Shibata   
Cantilever Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum Aluminum
Output level at 1KHz 2mv 0.5mv 2mv 0.5mv
Output balance at 1KHz      <2dB <2dB <1.5dB <1.5dB
Vertical Tracking force 2gr 2gr 2gr 2gr
Trackability 70μm/2gr 70μm/2gr 70μm/2gr 70μm/2gr
Separation at 1KHz 25dB 25dB 28dB 28dB
Frequency response 15-25,000Hz      15-25,000Hz      15-32,000Hz 15-32,000Hz
Impedance at 1KHz 130Ω 30Ω 130Ω 30Ω
 Suggested load  47KΩ  >400Ω  47KΩ  >400Ω
 Cartridge weight  5gr  5gr  5gr  5gr
 Body Color  Moss Green  Moss Green  Black  Black

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Exceeded my expectations

posted on 06/20/2016
5 Stars
Stelly, Wanted to express my deep appreciation for the advice on the Hana MC – it exceeded my expectations and you’re right – it reveals micro-dynamics and subtle details the Eroica couldn’t touch. With careful set-up, this cart is a giant-killer and would be a good deal at 1K! Again, many thanks for steering me to a cartridge I would have otherwise overlooked completely. I will be seeking you out when it’s time to upgrade the turntable! - TH “audiofan”

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