The Hana SH combines high output with high resolution, courtesy of its special coil design and Shibata stylus. Compatible with standard MM phono stages, a high-output MC provides dynamics, drive, and excellent stereo imaging.
With over 50 years experience in cartridge design and manufacture, Excel Sound builds many of the most highly regarded high-output MC cartridges.
The Hana SL won the coveted "Recommended" honors from England's Hi-Fi Choice magazine. According to Neville Roberts, "The Hana-SL gives a really sophisticated performance, which is very involving and refined… Both (Hana-SL & Hana-SH) are superb cartridges and are strong challengers to rival big-name brands at the price."
Chose Low Output or High Output Versions
The SL cartridge is the low output version, while the SH is the high output version. SL has an output voltage of 0.5mV, and the SH has an output voltage of 2.0mV.
Hana cartridges use the best materials, including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their 'musical magic' regardless of their phono stage pairing.