Low cost, high performance Moving Coil cartridge with nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus.
The Hana SL Moving Coil cartridge has a nude natural diamond Shibata-stylus, capable of excellent high frequency response, and use high rigidity aluminum cantilevers with cross-shaped armatures offering supreme transparency and excellent trackability. The body is manufactured from a composite low resonance plastic material in black.
The SL (Shibata Low output) offers 0.5mv/1KHz output. Cost £599.00p RRP each
ReviewsRocky Mountain Press Awards, 6 Sept., 2019
Hana SL wins the 2019 Rocky Mountain International Press Award 2019
WinnerLong Live Vinyl, 1 March, 2019
These Hana cartridges couple high performance with value for money, meaning there's very little for John Pickford not to like...
30/33.3Analogue Planet, 20 Oct., 2017
The Hana SL is a “cartridge for all seasons” ... that works well with all musical genres. No wonder it’s become such a popular “crowd pleaser”End user comments, 26 March, 2017
Discs that were previously difficult on the ear ... are a joy to hear. Vocals become real words, female sibilance is absent and the sound-stage is as wide as my smile.The Absolute Sound, 1 Feb., 2017
The level of transparency generated by these [Hana SH,SL] Shibata Cartridges at this price point is something to admire.
Highly recommendedWhitchdoctor, 21 Dec., 2016
The Hana cartridges are a delight. Perhaps they may eventually become the cult go-to that the Denon DL103 currently is (and isn’t) for discerning audiophiles on a budget – they certainly deserve to.Part Time Audiophile, online reviews, 4 Dec., 2016
The Shibata Syndrome – Hana SL, a killer sub-$1,000 cartridge. Simply bewitching in its honest portrayal.
Highly recommend.TNT-Audio.com, 30 June, 2016
I could live with the Hana... If tomorrow all the other cartridges I had disappeared I would be quite happy to continue listening. I wouldn't feel short-changed, and though I might miss certain things they wouldn't 'bother' me so much. No other cartridge under 1500 Euro has passed this test. That the Hana is well below this limit is quite an achievement.TNT-Audio.com, 15 June, 2016
The Wand Plus and Hana EL pairing transforms my turntable into a musical appliance with changed-for-the-better character.
1st and 2nd out of 9Hi Fi Choice, 22 Feb., 2016
Both [SH and SL] are superb cartridges and are strong challengers to rival big-name brands at the price.The Ear, Hi-Fi Music Gear, 12 Feb., 2016
I see a bright future for the new Hana brand, its excellent price to quality ratio should ensure that.
High recommendationHiFi Pig, 12 Jan., 2016
What immediately impressed me with both cartridges was the very low surface noise and how quiet they were overall.
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