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"The low-output Hana ML ($1200) was not out of place in one of the best-sounding systems at RMAF...I thought I was listening to a much more expensive cartridge, which makes the Hana ML a great value." -Jim Hannon, The Absolute Sound
Building on the foundation of the "brilliant and gorgeous" Hana sound, Hana Cartridges introduces their new M-Series moving coil cartridges, featuring higher specification parts, advanced materials, unique technical treatment, and superior mechanical interface.
Befitting its name, the M-Series stylus profile is called "micro line," which more precisely fits into the vinyl groove. This enhances tracking in order to capture the very smallest musical details with better frequency reproduction, stereo imaging, and resolution.
Very high-quality copper wire is used for winding the M-Series moving coils, offering greater clarity of sound for both the low-output (ML) and high-output (MH) models. The cartridge body is injection molded from Delrin, a high-tech polymer with improved mechanical characteristics for better resonance damping to reveal more low-level information and enhanced dynamic range.
Cryogenic processing is cold-annealing at near absolute zero temperatures and restructures metals at a molecular level. The front yoke, center, and rear components of the M-Series undergo this treatment, which results in a more precise and controlled magnetic flux field for greater linearity and musical sound quality.
Built into the M-Series cartridge body are metal-threaded fittings for headshell mounting hardware, offering easier attachment and a superior mechanical interface for better bass dynamics. The cartridge body also features an integral machined brass cap providing constrained mode layer damping, and its heavier 9.5 gram weight provides expanded compatibility with a wider range of tonearms and turntables.
Hana has now reached a "new dawn" for sound brilliance with the M-Series moving coil cartridges. The Hana ML and MH options further represent the qualities that have earned Hana its worldwide reputation of affordable perfection.