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 Hana Umami Red 

 

Umami Sound means Wonderful Taste in Music

 

The HANA-Umami Red hand-built MC cartridge embodies ‘Umami’ – officially coined in 1908 by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda-san as a very pleasing or delicious flavour on the palette, a synergistic effect resulting in higher taste intensity.

 

Hana’s Master cartridge designer Maseo Okada-san applies this concept as he combines brilliant materials and classic Japanese techniques with modern audio engineering to create his Hana Umami Red low output MC cartridge.

 

The cryogenically treated MC generator features a samarium/cobalt magnet with a pure-iron square plate armature, hand-wound with high purity 30-micron copper wire for an internal impedance of 6Ω and 0.4mV output.

 

A Nude Microline stylus is bonded to a solid Boron cantilever for tracing the most delicate musical nuances from the LP.

 

The HANA-Umami Red exclusive Auricle™ body design (with tapped mounting holes) mimics the shape of the human outer ear to rigidly support the cryogenically treated “Open Air” Moving Coil generator. It is machined from a hard Duralumin with a multi-layered Urushi lacquer finish originating from the Japanese Makie-artistic tradition and incorporates an Ebony Wood inlay resonance damper. An easy to fit stylus guard protects your investment.

 

All the major parts of the HANA-Umami Red are manufactured in house by Excel Sound with its highly trained craftsmen skilfully hand assembling each cartridge. Master designer Okada-san brings over 50 years of experience to this design, applying the Umami concept of synergy with the HANA-Umami Red.

 

The Umami Red offers 0.4mv/1KHz output.

 

2 year guarantee and a ‘new for old or damaged’ replacement service.

 

See on the Hana website

Hana Umami Red

£3,399.00Price
  • Model Umami Blue (UB) Umami Red (UR)
    Body Material

    Duralumin (A7075)

    + POM

    Duralumin (A7075), Ebony Wood
    Body Finish

    Gloss Enamel

    Lacquer/Blue

    Gloos Urushi Lacquer/ Red
    Cantilever Boron Boron
    Stylus

    Microline

    Nude Diamond

    Microline Nude Diamond

    Armature

    Material

    Permalloy Permalloy

    Armature

    Shape

    Cross Square
    Parts Material Pure Iron Pure Iron
    Magnet Alnico (Al-Ni-Co) Samarium Colbalt

    Terminal Plate

     

    PEEK (Polyether

    Ether Ketone)

    PEEK (Polyether

    Ether Ketone)

    Terminal Pin 24K Gold Plated 24K Gold Plated
    Coil Impedance 8Ω/1kHz 6Ω/1kHz

    Coil Output

    Level

    0.4mV/1kHz 0.4mV/1kHz

    Coil Wire

    Material

    High Purity Copper High Purity Copper

    Terminating

    Impedance

    >80Ω >60Ω

    Cryo-genic

    treatment

    Yes Yes

    Frequency

    Response

    15~50,000Hz 15~50,000Hz
    Output Balance 0.5dB/1kHz 0.5dB/1kHz

    Channel

    Separation

    >30dB/1kHz >30dB/1kHz
    Tracking Force Weight 2 gr. 2 gr.
    Trackability 70μm/2gr 70μm/2gr

    Dynamic

    Compliance

    10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz)

    Dynamic

    Compliance

    17 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) 16 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz)

    Cartridge

    Weight

    10.8 gr. 10.5 gr.
     
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