High End Moving Coil, Available September 22, 2020
The HANA-Umami Red high-end moving coil cartridge combines brilliant materials and classic Japanese techniques with modern audio engineering. All the major parts in a HANA-Umami Red are manufactured in house by Excel Sound with its rich history spanning more than 50 years. Excel’ s highly trained craftsmen skillfully hand assemble the HANA-Umami Red ensuring an intensely musical experience furthering the HANA “Brilliant and Gorgeous” sound quality.
●AuricleTM Cartridge body
The Umami Red body is machined from A7075 aluminum alloy with exclusive AuricleTM body design, Ebony Wood inlay, and tapped mounting holes.
The multi-layered Urushi lacquer finish originates from the famous Japanese Makie-artistic tradition, adding to the rich sound and optics.
The ‘nude’ natural diamond stylus design is cut and polished to mimic the cutting head stylus used to Master or “cut” all vinyl records.
Boron, with a hardness comparable to diamond, was selected for the Umami Red to rigidly hold the Microline stylus.
●Moving coil generator
The rare earth samarium/cobalt magnet with pure copper wires, expertly hand-wound onto the square plate Permalloy armature.
This ‘cold annealing’ process at near absolute zero temperature is used to treat many of the components in the generator and the signal output pins.
The Hana team is proud of their seamless integration of brilliant materials, modern audio engineering, and traditional techniques. Master Okada-san brings decades of experience to this design, applying the Umami concept of synergy with the HANA-Umami Red to indulge your senses in the music.