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
Material Duralumin (A7075) Finish Gloss Urushi Lacquer / Red
Cantilever Boron Stylus Microline Nude Diamond
Armature material Permalloy Armature Shape Square Parts Material Pure Iron Magnet Samarium Cobalt Output Pins 24K Gold Plated
Coil Impedance > 60 Ω Output High Purity Copper Coil Wire Material 0.4mv Load Impedance 6 Ω
Cryogenic Front Yoke, Rear Yoke,Pole Piece,Terminal Pins
Frequency Response 15 Hz - 50,000 Hz Output Balance 0.5dB/1KHz Channel Separation 30dB/1KHz Tracking Weight 2g Trackability 70μm/2g Dynamic Compliance 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) Estimated at 17 x 10(-6)cm/dyne at 10Hz Cartridge Weight 10.5g