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Hana Umami Red MC Phono Cartridge

Hana Umami Red MC Phono Cartridge


The HANA-Umami Red high-end moving coil cartridge combines brilliant materials and classic Japanese techniques 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.


All the major parts in a HANA-Umami Red are manufactured in house by Excel Sound with its rich history spanning over 50 years. Excel’s highly trained craftsmen skillfully hand assemble the HANA-Umami Red ensuring an intensely musical experience furthering the HANA “Brilliant and Gorgeous” sound quality.


Duralumin (A7075) Body
Gloss Urushi Lacquer / Red Finish
Boron Cantilever
Microline Nude Diamond Stylus
6 Ω Impedance
0.4mv Output
High Purity Copper windings
Frequency Response:  15-50,000
Tracking Force 2g
70μm/2g @ 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz)
Weight 10.5g

Step up Transformer:  Matches best with SKY 20 in HIGH of 1:20 (or even better with the SKY 20-S) or with SKY 40 in LOW of 1:20

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