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HANA M Series Deluxe Model MC Cartridges @ Audio Basic

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Dear Friends,


New Shipment of HANA ML has finally arrived !!


The newest HANA M Series Deluxe model MC Cartridges , ML and MH are available.


100% Made in Japan by Excel Sound Corporation. On hand, you will find it's beautifully crafted and giving you a gorgeous and luxurious feel which could only found on much more expensive cartridges. We had set it up on our Soulines Kubrick TT with Jelco TK 950L Tonearm. First impression, it's a "WOW" ! It's sounds as it's looks, simply gorgeous and luxurious sounding !


"The low-output Hana ML ($1200) was not out of place in one of the best-sounding systems at RMAF, featuring the new AMG Viella V12 Doppio turntable, Audio Research electronics, and Sonus faber Aida 2 loudspeakers. 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. " quoted from Jim Hannon, RMAF 2018 - The Absolute Sound, October 2018



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. Excel’s experienced craftsmen skillfully handassemble 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 wit 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 POM (polyoxymethylene), commonly know as 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. Especiallyimportant 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 brasscap providing constrained mode layer damping and its heavier 9.5 gram weight provides expanded compatibility with a wider range of tonearms and turntables.

We have now reached a new dawn for HANA brilliance with the M Series deluxe model moving coil cartridges. The Hana ML (low output) and MH (high output) options represent the further evolution of the “Brilliant and Gorgeous” quality that has earned HANA its worldwide reputation as we aspire towards affordable perfection.



Stylus: Nude Microline tip

Cantilever: Aluminium

Magnet: Alnico

Magnetic circuitry: Pure Iron/Cryo treatment

Coil wire: High Purity Copper

Cartridge Housing/Base: POM (Delrin©) /Brass

Output level: 0.4mv/1KHz (ML) / 2mv/1KHz (MH)

Output balance: <1dB/1KHz

Vertical Tracking force: 2gr

Trackability: 70µ/2gr

Compliance: 10 x 10-6 cm/dyne

Channel separation: 30dB/1KHz

Frequency response: 12-45,000Hz

Impedance: 8 Ohms/1KHz (ML) / 130 Ohms (MH)

Suggested lord Impedance: > 100 Ohms (ML) / 47k Ohms (MH)

Cartridge weight: 9gr

Body Color: Black



Price @ S$1500











Audio Basic

1 Coleman Street

#02-12 The Adelphi.

Tel: 6338 3245

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