HANA UMAMI RED Low Output Moving Coil Cartridge



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


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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.


Stylus: Microline
Cantilever: Boron
Magnetic Circuitry: Pure Iron/Cryo Treatment
Coil Wire: High Purity Copper
Output Level: 0.4 mv
Output Balance: <0.5/1kHz Trackability: 70 µm/2g
Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz)
16 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (10Hz)
Channel Separation: 30dB/1kHz
Frequency Response: 10-50,000Hz
Coil Impedance: 6Ω/1kHz
Suggested Load Impedance: > 60Ω
Magnet: Samarium Cobalt
Vertical Tracking Force: 2g
Cartridge Weight: 10.5g
Body Material: Duralumin (A7075), Ebony Wood
Body Finish: Gloss Urushi Lacquer/ Red


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