Hana Audio Cartridges
Moving Coil Cartridges
Introducing a wide range of Hana Moving Coil Cartridges from Japan.
華 (hana means “brilliant and gorgeous” in Japanese).
The ML offers affordable perfection and represent the further evolution of the “Brilliant and Gorgeous” quality.
The ML Series uses a Nude Microline stylus, mimicking the cutting stylus and fitting more precisely into the vinyl groove. This enhances tracking to capture the most delicate musical details with better frequency reproduction, stereo imaging, and resolution.
Very high-purity copper wire is used for winding the ML coil with a new low impedance generator for optimized performance with a broader range of phono preamps.
Cryogenic processing is Cold Annealing at near absolute zero temperature that restructures metals at the molecular level, especially important in the Alnico based magnetic electro-motive circuit (cartridge signal generator). The M Series parts treated include the front yoke as well as center and rear components. The result is a more precise and controlled magnetic flux field for greater linearity and musical sound quality.
Built into the M Series Delrin© cartridge body are metal threaded fittings for headshell mounting hardware, offering easier attachment and a superior mechanical interface for better bass and dynamics.
The HANA-Umami Red
This is a super high-end moving coil cartridge that combines brilliant materials with modern audio engineering.
Ebony wood, rare-earth magnets, precision-cut diamond, high-purity copper wires, Urushi lacquering, and CNC machined Duralumin synergize under the vision of Hana designer Okada-san.
The synergistic relationship in MC generators between magnet, armature, and coil windings is a critical aspect of outstanding cartridge design; and like a signature dish at a Michelin 3-star restaurant, every element and detail working in concert results in a memorable and emotional experience.
The Umami cartridge provides the extreme high end to the turntable listening experience.
Hana MC Phono Cartridges use high rigidity aluminum cantilevers, and cross-shaped armatures, providing a ‘brilliant and gorgeous’ sound.
Playing a record with a Shibata stylus that had been previously played with a conical or elliptical stylus can result in near pristine sound.
The Shibata shape can "read" the groove wall in areas that were not contacted by the simpler stylus shapes