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Affordable Cartridge, Excellent Sound!
The Hana M Series featuring higher specification parts, advanced materials, unique technical treatment and superior mechanical interface!
HANA - M Series Deluxe Model MC Cartridges!
With its special Japanese character and meaning, Hana brand moving coil cartridges manufactured by Excel Sound deliver the most Brilliant and Gorgeous performance for vinyl music lovers and audiophiles. This HANA sound comes from superb design, engineering excellence and 50 years of experience by Masao Okada-san, the Excel Sound cartridge design Master. During the past several years, the HANA E and S Series moving coil cartridges have achieved global recognition for their world-class analog music reproduction at a previously unattainable price.
Aspiring towards affordable perfection!
Now, building upon the foundation of the critically acclaimed HANA sound, we introduce our new M Series deluxe model moving coil cartridge. This evolutionary new class leading model continues the HANA tradition by featuring higher specification parts, advanced materials, unique technical treatment and superior mechanical interface. Excel Sound manufactures all the major parts, producing affordable cartridges with an excellent sound quality. Specialized tooling improves the price/quality ratio, with manufactured parts designed for maximum performance and consistency. Excels experienced craftsmen skillfully hand assemble all the parts into an excellent finished product, producing the consistently Brilliant and Gorgeous HANA sound.
M Series Nude Microline stylus Higher Specification Part:
Befitting its name, the M 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.
High Purity copper wire Higher Specification Part:
Very high-purity copper wire is used for winding the M Series moving coils, offering greater clarity of sound for both low output ML and high output MH models. The ML features a new low impedance generator for optimized performance with a broader range of phono preamps
Delrin© cartridge body Advanced Materials:
The M Series cartridge body is injection molded from Delrin©, a high tech polymer with improved mechanical characteristics for better resonance damping, to reveal more low level information and enhance dynamic range.
Cryogenic Processing - Unique Technical Treatment:
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.
Threaded fittings and Brass Cap - Superior Mechanical Interface:
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 Delrin© cartridge body also features an integral machined brass cap providing constrained mode layer damping and its heavier 9.5 gram weight provides expanded compatibility with a wider range of tonearms and turntables.
Hana has now reached a new dawn for brilliance with the M series deluxe model moving coil cartridges. The Hana M Series options represent the further evolution of the "Brilliant and Gorgeous" quality that has earned Hana its worldwide reputation as they aspire towards affordable perfection!
"As usual, Musical Surroundings debuted a number of enticing high-performance analog components at RMAF. Of particular note were its Hana "M-series" moving-coil cartridges, which feature Delrin cartridge bodies to dampen resonances and allow more low-level details to emerge, as well as nude microline styli, aluminum cantilevers, high-purity copper wire, and cryogenic processing of the front yoke and center and rear components. Hanas M-series cartridges come in both high- and low-output versions. The low-output Hana ML ($1200) was not out of place in one of the best-sounding systems at RMAF...The sound was big and bold on a Gershwin album and seductive on female vocals. I thought I was listening to a much more expensive cartridge, which makes the Hana ML a great value." - Jim Hannon, RMAF 2018 - Analog, theabsolutesound.com, October 2018
...the sound produced by the Hana ML is exceptionally fine and clearly leaps ahead of the SL, which as I remember it was 'really good'. The ML is remarkable... Seriously, I was not expecting the energy release this cartridge manages. It made the speakers 'pop', producing a taut, stable sonic bubble of a big soundstage... Fast, timbrally neutral, non-mechanical-sounding, transparent and delivering levels of detail usually heard from more costly cartridges, the Hana ML is in every way an impressive sounding and performing cartridge.Features:
• M Series Nude Microline stylus, Higher Specification Part.
• Delrin© cartridge body, Advanced Materials.
• Threaded fittings and Brass Cap, Superior Mechanical Interface.
• Integral machined brass cap.
• High Purity copper wire, Higher Specification Part.
• Alnico based magnetic electro-motive circuit (cartridge signal generator).
• Cryogenic Processing, Unique Technical Treatment.
Stylus: Nude Microline tip
Magnetic circuitry: Pure Iron/Cryo treatment
Coil wire: High Purity Copper
Cartridge Housing/Base: POM (Delrin©) /Brass
Output level: 0.4mv/1KHz
Output balance: <1dB/1KHz
Vertical Tracking force: 2gr
Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne
Channel separation: 30dB/1KHz
Frequency response: 12-45,000Hz
Suggested lord Impedance: > 100 Ohms
Cartridge weight: 9.5gr
Body Color: Black