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Hana MC cartridges

Discussion in 'audio' started by Gromit, Jan 1, 2017.

  1. Evo

    Evo pfm Member

    Can I ask what amplification you are using with the Puresound? I currently have one on demo and am using the Naim202/ 200. After a week they seem to be a good match- I am aware that previous iterations of the P10 may not have been so compatible with my amps. At present I am leaning towards the Puresound as my next upgrade.
  2. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Cyrus 8vs/PSX-R - into which the P10 works a treat.
  3. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Ooh...methinks a phonecall is going to be made tomorrow.

    Thanks Theo. :)
  4. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Have had to put some funds aside as my 2008 iMac is getting a tad wheezy - the poor old girl's days are numbered I think, therefore the cartridge budget has taken a bit of a knock.

    However...just managed to pick up a very low mileage Hana EL so looking forward to hearing how it goes in the old fruitbox. Will report back once it's done a few hours. :)
  5. ColinC

    ColinC Member

    Hi Gromit.
    Interested how you are getting on with the Hana EL? Can you describe what is good/not so good etc.

    Cheers, C.
  6. Gromit

    Gromit Plasticine Dog

    Hi Colin,

    Had the EL a couple of weeks or more now so hopefully can judge it fairly. :)

    Good things? It seems to work very well into the Dynavector P75 with the stage set to the PE 'high resistance' setting. Plenty of output. Quite a dynamic performer in terms of transients and sonically even-handed (ie it's neither bright nor dull/warm). Very easy to line up in the Nima.

    Not so good? It's not kind to surface noise (c/w with the Denon DL110 I had before) and the Hana is more sibilant and displays a presence region glare at times.

    It's clearly a good cartridge but it doesn't really grab me in any particular way. Put it this way, don't think I'd buy another one so may even end up selling this (sub-100 hours old).
  7. Conster

    Conster pfm Member

    Hey Ross,

    Do you know what spacer is required for the Rega arms? 2-4mm?
  8. RossB

    RossB Member

    It's been a while since I used the Hana on my RP8 but I used either 3mm or 4mm - either should be fine.
  9. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

  10. jmiguelbarone

    jmiguelbarone New Member

    Someone knows the stylus size of the EL / EH? And about the trackability ... in the official information says 70um, but i think a really good tracker goes to 80.
  11. tenpercenter

    tenpercenter Don't ya rile 'em.....

    I have two Hana cartridges and they just sound right to me. I’ve owned Dynavectors, Lyras and Ortofons but there is something just right about the Hana’s - vocals are a joy, they are dynamic and open but are definitely analogue in signature. I would highly recommend them to anyone
  12. krenzler

    krenzler pfm Member

    I had the EL. The DL-103R tracked better. Not that it caused any problems in the real world.
  13. Knipester

    Knipester pfm Member


    I think we gave very similar set ups!
    I’ve just installed a Nima with skale & hd cable and whilst I was at it decided to try a hana. I found a lightly used SH which after much faffing I’ve finally got working really well.

    as I’ve implemented a number of changes at once it’s hard to specifically say what’s the cart v cirkus bearing or the arm but whatever it is it sounds great.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
  14. Birdseed007

    Birdseed007 Member

    I tried the Hana ML in my Gyro/SME IV and really liked it. It has a slightly warmer balance than the AT-OC9/MLII I usually use but seemed to match the OC9's detail retrieval despite a smoother overall balance. I'm also keen to try the new OC9 XSL and Art9 too. Phono stage was Trichord Dino latest spec with NC power supply into NAC82/Hicap/250.

    Michell will be launching a new range of MC cartridges at Bristol so they will certainly be interesting to hear too. This is a golden age for vinyl!

  15. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Well, this is a it different for Michell. To my knowledge they've never been in the cart. business, even as agents. Wonder whose range it'll be and whether m.m. or m.c. or both.
  16. Darren L

    Darren L pfm Member

    I believe it called Cusis ,just a pic on their Instagram, no other information though.
  17. hifi_dave

    hifi_dave Hi-Fi Retailer

    Bought in. Might be Excel Corp., who seem to make many brand names.

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