Hana EL Low-Output MC Cartridge

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The Hana EL provides high-end musical performance from a low-output moving coil cartridge at an extremely attractive price. Handmade in Japan, the EL uses ALNICO magnets and affords the listener the textural, imaging, and musically involving qualities associated with the best MC cartridges.

Long prized by audiophiles and music lovers, affordable low output MCs such as the EL are a perfect match to today’s generation of high-gain phono stages.



Stylus: Synthetic Elliptical
Cantilever: Aluminum
Output Level: 0.5mv/1kHz
Output Balance: <2dB/1 KHz
Vertical Tracking Force: 2g
Trackability: 70 µm/2g
Channel Separation: 25dB/1kHz
Frequency Response: 15-25,000Hz
Impedance: 30Ω/1kHz
Suggested Load Impedance: >400Ω
Cartridge Weight: 5g
Body Color: Moss Green
Warranty: 2 years

"Highly musical…records were effortlessly engaging.” – Herb Reichert, Stereophile USA

“The Hana EL is truly a remarkable cartridge…the magnificence of a great cartridge like the Hana EL simply has to be heard…” – Tom Gibbs, Positive Feedback Online USA

“a very solid performer, giving music a very pleasingly rhythmic, energetic and cohesive flavour.” – Andrew Baker, Witchdoctor New Zealand


**Newly purchased cartridges have a unique return policy. For more information see New Cartridge Returns