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The HANA-Umami Red high-end moving coil cartridge combines brilliant materials and classic Japanese techniques with modern audio engineering. Ebony wood, rare-earth magnets, precision-cut diamond, high-purity copper wires, Urushi lacquering, and CNC machined Duralumin synergize under the vision of Hana designer Okada-san.

The synergistic relationship in MC generators between magnet, armature, and coil windings is a critical aspect of outstanding cartridge design; and like a signature dish at a Michelin 3-star restaurant, every element and detail working in concert results in a memorable and emotional experience.

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

Umami Sound – Wonderful Taste in Music


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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 – 10-50,000Hz
  • Coil Impedance – 6Ω/1kHz
  • Suggested Load Impedance – > 60Ω
  • Magnet – Samarium Cobalt
  • Vertical Tracking Force – 2g
  • Cartridge Weight – 10.5g
  • Body Material – Duralumin (A7075), Ebony Wood
  • Body Finish – Gloss Urushi Lacquer/ Red
  • Warranty – 2 years

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