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Hana Umami Red Moving Coil Cartridge

Hana Umami Red Moving Coil Cartridge
 Hana Umami Red Moving Coil CartridgeHana Umami Red Moving Coil Cartridge 
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  • Auricle cartridge body
  • Urushi lacquer
  • Microline stylus
  • Boron cantilever
  • Moving coil generator
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Hana Umami Red Moving Coil Cartridge

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 flavor 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 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, mimics the shape of the human outer ear to rigidly support the “Open Air” Moving Coil generator. It is machined from A7075 Duralumin with a multi-layered Urushi lacquer finish originating from the Japanese Makie-artistic tradition, and incorporates an Ebony Wood inlay, tapped mounting holes, and stylus guard.

All the major parts of the HANA-Umami Red are manufactured in house by Excel Sound with its highly trained craftsmen skillfully 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
Shipping typically 1-3 days
Model: Umami Red (UR) 
Body Material: Duralumin (A7075), Ebony Wood 
Body Finish: Gloss Urushi Lacquer/ Red 
Cantilever: Boron 
Stylus: Microline Nude Diamond 
Armature Material: Permalloy 
Armature Shape: Square 
Parts Material: Pure Iron 
Magnet: Samarium Colbalt 
Terminal Plate: PEEK (Polyether Ether Ketone) 
Terminal Pin: 24K Gold Plated 
Coil Impedance: 6Ω/1kHz 
Coil Output Level: 0.4mV/1kHz 
Coil Wire Material: High Purity Copper 
Terminating: Impedance >60Ω 
Cryo-genic treatment: Yes 
Frequency Response: 15~50,000Hz 
Output Balance: 0.5dB/1kHz 
Channel Separation: >30dB/1kHz 
Tracking Force: Weight 2 gr. 
Trackability: 70μm/2gr 
Dynamic Compliance: 10 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) 
Dynamic Compliance: 16 x 10(-6) cm/dyne (100Hz) 
Cartridge Weight: 10.5 gr

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (5-7 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (2-3 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.


  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada


  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 12 months to 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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