Excel Sound Corporation Hana EL

Hana in Japanese means .... brilliant and gorgeous, and this cartridge is just that!

Price: £409.00

The Hana EL is a competitively priced high performance, low output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge. For a taste of high end sound on a budget, this cartridge will put you there.

The Hana EL cartridge has an Elliptical diamond stylus fitted to a high rigidity aluminum cantilever with cross-shaped armature, offering super transparency and excellent trackability. The body is manufactured from a composite low resonance plastic material in dark green.

This competitively priced Low output moving coil cartridge offers great quality sound referenced against similar priced cartridges. The EL (Elliptical Low output) offers 0.5mv/1KHz output. The difference in sound between this lower cost model and the more expensive Hana SL (Shibata tip) model is slightly more perceived surface noise from the record surface and a tad less detail or transparency, but we are talking small differences, this cartridge offers a great performance for the money, which is why it has won so many awards in the Hi-Fi press.

There is a trade in service for replacing your worn out tip, when it finally requires replacement, or if the worst happens and you damage it.