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HANA Umami Blue MC

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The HANA-Umami Blue high-end moving coil cartridge combines the vision of Master cartridge designer Okada-san with the history of unique materials, classic Japanese techniques, and modern audio engineering. The Auricle™ body design, unique and exclusive to our Umami series, is CNC machined from Duralumin. Sharing key Umami Red ingredients, including the precision-cut diamond stylus, Boron cantilever, and high-purity copper wires, then combining these with the Alnico magnet-based generator found in the famous Hana ML, creates the exceptionally musical Umami Blue.

This synergistic relationship in MC cartridge design between specific materials, unique body design, a sophisticated generator, and hand-built precision is critical for outstanding cartridge performance. This creates a memorable and emotional experience, reminiscent of a meal at a Michelin 3-star restaurant, with every element and detail working in concert.

All the major parts in a HANA-Umami Blue 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 Blue ensuring an intensely musical experience furthering the HANA “Brilliant and Gorgeous” sound quality.


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  • 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
  • Channel Separation 30dB/1kHz
  • Frequency Response 15-50,000Hz
  • Coil Impedance 8Ω/1kHz
  • Suggested Load Impedance > 80Ω
  • Magnet Alnico
  • Vertical Tracking Force 2g
  • Cartridge Weight 10.8g
  • Body Material Duralumin (A7075)
  • Body Finish Melamine Thermosetting Process (MTP)
  • Warranty 2 years

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