"Inexorably Real" Sound, Giant-Killing Analog Performance, Stellar Tracking, Engrossing Detail Retrieval: Award-Winning Hana EH and EL MC Phono Cartridges Setting Audiophiles Abuzz
You'll seldom encounter a better reason to dump the stock cartridge that came with your turntable than Hana EH and EL MC phono cartridges. Outfitted with an intricate generator with an aluminum cantilever, elliptical stylus, and alnico magnets, the supremely affordable EH and EL (high- and low-output, respectively) offer excellent tracking and extract gobs of information from LP grooves. Deemed a "terrific value for the money" by Hi-Fi World and bestowed a 2017 Editors' Choice Award by The Absolute Sound, they also pair well with virtually any phono preamplifier. Weighing in at only five grams, and possessing great tracking ability, Hana EH and EL feature a distinctive moss green body and giant-killing sound that Stereophile's Herb Reichert deems "inexorably real." If you're in the market for a new affordable high-end MC cartridge, Hana EH and EL are not to be missed.
"The Hana (EL and EH) get a solid recommendation for their $475 price point."
– The Absolute Sound, February 2017, Editors' Choice Award
"[The Hana EL] demonstrated technicolor mids, liquid (but not overly extended) highs, and a delightful way with plucked double bass."
– Herb Reichert, Stereophile
"Both these moving coil cartridges bring genuine advantages to any listening session at a low, low price. Terrific value for money."
“The really great thing about the Hana EL is that it seems to draw you further into the music; instead of simply listening to a great record…listening through the Hana makes you feel as though you're part of the experience. There's a much greater degree of delicacy and transparency involved.”
– Positive Feedback
– Paul Rigby, Hi-Fi World