Optimize the Playback of Mono Vinyl LPs with a Cartridge Devoted to Superb Mono Sound: Hand-Made Hana Mono SL MC Phono Cartridge Based on Its Award-Winning Stereo Counterpart
Back to mono. The Beatles. Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, and hundreds of other iconic artists and their LPs are again available in glorious mono. The Japanese-made and Stereophile Class B Recommended Hana Mono SL MC phono cartridge functions as a gateway to enjoying these albums as their creators and producers intended. Designed to optimize playback of original and reissued mono LPs, SL Mono is based on the The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice and Product of the Year Award-winning Hana SL stereo MC cartridge – and incorporates the same alnico magnets, Shibata stylus, aluminum cantilever, cross-shaped armature, and high-purity copper wire as its stereo counterpart.
In addition to hearing the unique detail, depth, and imaging only mono provides, you'll enjoy remarkable transparency, edge-free transients, even-handed linearity, and bottom-end weight that take you into the performances. The levels of soundstaging, coherency, separation, balance, and definition also far exceed that what should be possible at this price point. If you want a no-frills speciality mono cartridge that allows you to sit back, listen, and forget about your surroundings, SL Mono more than suits the bill – it defines it.
"Each Hana SL played records as if it cost not hundreds but thousands of bucks."
– Herb Reichert, Stereophile, Class B Recommended Component