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The HANA-Umami Blue MC Cartridge is a true masterpiece, seamlessly merging traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern engineering to create an audio experience that's rich, detailed, and emotionally engaging. With its precision components, including the Microline stylus and Boron cantilever, this cartridge not only delivers impeccable trackability but also offers a harmonious synergy of materials that results in a memorable and incredibly musical performance for discerning audiophiles.
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STYLUS
Microline
COIL IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT
0.4mV
OUTPUT BALANCE
0.5dB/1kHz
TRACKING FORCE
2g
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
15-50,000Hz
STYLUS
Microline
COIL IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT
0.4mV
OUTPUT BALANCE
0.5dB/1kHz
TRACKING FORCE
2g
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
15-50,000Hz

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The HANA-Umami Blue MC Cartridge, with its blend of Japanese craftsmanship, precision materials, and advanced engineering, delivers an exceptionally musical listening experience, capturing intricate details and offering outstanding performance across the audio spectrum, making it a standout choice for audiophiles.

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Dylan Crane
Brand Manager

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The HANA-Umami Blue

A high-end moving coil cartridge is a testament to the vision of Master cartridge designer Okada-san, combining traditional Japanese techniques, unique materials, and modern audio engineering. Featuring the exclusive Auricle™ body design CNC machined from Duralumin, and incorporating precision-cut diamond stylus, Boron cantilever, and high-purity copper wires, along with the Alnico magnet-based generator from the renowned Hana ML, the Umami Blue delivers an exceptionally musical experience, reminiscent of a Michelin 3-star restaurant meal, where every element and detail harmoniously contribute to outstanding cartridge performance.

With over 50 years of history, Excel Sound manufactures all major parts of the HANA-Umami Blue in-house, hand-assembled by their highly skilled craftsmen, ensuring an intensely musical experience that upholds the HANA tradition of "Brilliant and Gorgeous" sound quality.

Specs:

  • Body: Duralumin (A7075) for durability and structural integrity.
  • Finish: Melamine Thermosetting Process (MTP) for a robust and lasting surface.
  • Cantilever: Boron material for precise and responsive tracking.
  • Stylus: Microline stylus for accurate groove tracing and musical detail retrieval.
  • Parts Material: Pure Iron components* for critical cartridge components.
  • Magnet: ALNICO magnet for enhanced magnetic performance.
  • Output Pins: 24K Gold Plated pins for optimal signal transfer.
  • Coil Impedance: 8Ω for efficient electrical characteristics.
  • Output: 0.4mV for robust audio output.
  • Coil Wire Material: High Purity Copper wire for clear signal transmission.
  • Load Impedance: >80Ω for versatile compatibility with phono stages.
  • Frequency Response: 15-50,000Hz for extended audio range.
  • Output Balance: 0.5dB/1kHz for precise audio balance.
  • Channel Separation: 30dB/1kHz for clear channel distinction.
  • Tracking Force: 2g for accurate stylus-to-groove contact.
  • Trackability: 70μm/2g for precise tracking performance.
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) with an estimated 17 x 10(-6)cm/dyne at 10Hz for optimal stylus response.
  • Weight: 10.8g for a balanced cartridge.
  • Height: 15.8mm for proper cartridge alignment.



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Product Description

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The HANA-Umami Blue MC Cartridge is a true masterpiece, seamlessly merging traditional Japanese craftsmanship with modern engineering to create an audio experience that's rich, detailed, and emotionally engaging. With its precision components, including the Microline stylus and Boron cantilever, this cartridge not only delivers impeccable trackability but also offers a harmonious synergy of materials that results in a memorable and incredibly musical performance for discerning audiophiles.
Get the Details
Features & Specsdown arrow

Features & Specs Line Circle

STYLUS
Microline
COIL IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT
0.4mV
OUTPUT BALANCE
0.5dB/1kHz
TRACKING FORCE
2g
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
15-50,000Hz
STYLUS
Microline
COIL IMPEDANCE
OUTPUT
0.4mV
OUTPUT BALANCE
0.5dB/1kHz
TRACKING FORCE
2g
FREQUENCY RESPONSE
15-50,000Hz
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Expert Insight

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The HANA-Umami Blue MC Cartridge, with its blend of Japanese craftsmanship, precision materials, and advanced engineering, delivers an exceptionally musical listening experience, capturing intricate details and offering outstanding performance across the audio spectrum, making it a standout choice for audiophiles.

Expert Img
Dylan Crane
Brand Manager
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Details

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The HANA-Umami Blue

A high-end moving coil cartridge is a testament to the vision of Master cartridge designer Okada-san, combining traditional Japanese techniques, unique materials, and modern audio engineering. Featuring the exclusive Auricle™ body design CNC machined from Duralumin, and incorporating precision-cut diamond stylus, Boron cantilever, and high-purity copper wires, along with the Alnico magnet-based generator from the renowned Hana ML, the Umami Blue delivers an exceptionally musical experience, reminiscent of a Michelin 3-star restaurant meal, where every element and detail harmoniously contribute to outstanding cartridge performance.

With over 50 years of history, Excel Sound manufactures all major parts of the HANA-Umami Blue in-house, hand-assembled by their highly skilled craftsmen, ensuring an intensely musical experience that upholds the HANA tradition of "Brilliant and Gorgeous" sound quality.

Specs:

  • Body: Duralumin (A7075) for durability and structural integrity.
  • Finish: Melamine Thermosetting Process (MTP) for a robust and lasting surface.
  • Cantilever: Boron material for precise and responsive tracking.
  • Stylus: Microline stylus for accurate groove tracing and musical detail retrieval.
  • Parts Material: Pure Iron components* for critical cartridge components.
  • Magnet: ALNICO magnet for enhanced magnetic performance.
  • Output Pins: 24K Gold Plated pins for optimal signal transfer.
  • Coil Impedance: 8Ω for efficient electrical characteristics.
  • Output: 0.4mV for robust audio output.
  • Coil Wire Material: High Purity Copper wire for clear signal transmission.
  • Load Impedance: >80Ω for versatile compatibility with phono stages.
  • Frequency Response: 15-50,000Hz for extended audio range.
  • Output Balance: 0.5dB/1kHz for precise audio balance.
  • Channel Separation: 30dB/1kHz for clear channel distinction.
  • Tracking Force: 2g for accurate stylus-to-groove contact.
  • Trackability: 70μm/2g for precise tracking performance.
  • Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) with an estimated 17 x 10(-6)cm/dyne at 10Hz for optimal stylus response.
  • Weight: 10.8g for a balanced cartridge.
  • Height: 15.8mm for proper cartridge alignment.



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