When an OEM house distributes their own brand, they reserve their best efforts for themselves and Excel is no exception. Hana, translated as “brilliant and gorgeous” represents Excel’s best materials including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. They have excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their “musical magic” regardless of their phono stage pairing.
Elliptical High(EH) and Low(EL)
Hana EL and EH moving coil cartridges represent the best way to upgrade from “starter” cartridges that typically come packaged with turntables. Weighing in at only 5 grams, and possessing great tracking ability, the Hana EL and EH cartridges feature a distinctive moss green body which houses a sophisticated generator with an aluminum cantilever, and synthetic elliptical stylus.
- Stylus: Elliptical
- Cantilever: Aluminum
- Output: 2mV
- Output Balance: <2dB1KH
- Tracking Force: 2g
- Channel Separation: 22dB/1kHz
- Frequency Response: 15-25,000Hz
- Impedance: 130ohms/1kHz
- Suggested Load: 47k
- Weight: 5g
- Color: Green
- Output: .5mV
- Impedance: 30ohms/1kHz
- Suggested Load: >400ohms
*The EH and EL are identical unless specified in the EL section.