Air Audio Distribution are introducing a new brand of Moving Coil Cartridges to the UK market called Hana. Hana1

Hana means “brilliant and gorgeous” in Japanese.

The Hana brand cartridges are hand made by the Excel Sound Corporation in Tokyo, Japan; who have been making cartridges on an OEM basis for 50 years, specialising in MC types.

Hana is launching with four new MC cartridges, two with elliptical diamond styli and two with a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus. HANA2

All four use high rigidity aluminium cantilevers and cross-shaped armatures, providing a ‘brilliant and gorgeous’ sound, with excellent tracking, tonality and stereo presentation.

 Hana MC Cartridges Specification
         
Model No. HANA-EH HANA-EL HANA-SH HANA-SL
Stylus Synthetic
Elliptical
Synthetic
Elliptical
Nude Diamond
Shibata
Nude Diamond
Shibata
Cantilever Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium Aluminium
Output level 2mv/1kHz 0.5mv/1KHz 2mv/1KHz 0.5mv/1KHz
Output balance <2dB/1KHz <2dB/1KHz <1.5dB/1KHz <1.5dB/1KHZ
Vertical Tracking force 2gr 2gr 2gr 2gr
Trackability 60μm/2gr 60μm/2gr 60μm/2gr 60μm/2gr
Channel separation 22dB/1KHz 22dB/1KHz 25dB/1KHz 25dB/1KHz
Frequency response 15-25,000Hz 15-25,000Hz 15-32,000Hz 15-32,000Hz
Impedance 130Ω/1KHz 30Ω/1KHz 130Ω/1KHz 30Ω/1KHz
Suggested load
Impedance
47KΩ >400Ω 47KΩ >400Ω
Cartridge weight 5gr 5gr 5gr 5gr
Body Colour Moss Green Moss Green Black Black

The line-up is as follows:

Hana EL       Low output elliptical diamond styli, output at 0.5mv/1KHz  £276.00

Hana EH       High output elliptical diamond styli, output at 2.0mv/1KHz  £276.00

Hana SL       Low output Shibata diamond styli, output at 0.5mv/1KHz  £447.00

Hana SH       High output Shibata diamond styli, output at 2.0mv/1KHz  £447.00

 

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