“If you only have a moving magnet input on your amp or preamp then the high output version is a no brainer.”

Ian Ringstead, HiFi Pig UK

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.  

Stylus Nude Diamond Shibata

Cantilever Aluminum

Output Level 2mv/1kHz

Output Balance <1.5dB/1 KHz

Vertical Tracking Force 2g

Trackability 70 µm/2g

Channel Separation 28dB/1kHz

Frequency Response15-32,000

HzImpedance 130Ω/1kHz

Suggested Load Impedance 47KΩ

Cartridge Weight 5g

Body Color Black

Warranty2 years

"Very Involving and Refined"

Distinguished by their black body, the Hana SL and SH moving coil phono cartridges provide tighter channel balance, greater channel separation, and improved high-frequency extension compared to their EH and EL counterparts. The SL and SH models also feature an upgraded Shibata stylus. 

"A No Brainer"

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." 

"I really liked these cartridges as they were fuss free and just got on with their job of producing great music," notes HifiPig.com. "The low output for me was better but this doesn’t mean the high output was poor or wouldn’t be preferred by some listeners. If you only have a moving magnet input on your amp or pre amp then the high output version is a no brainer." 

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.