Moving Coil, High Output

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“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.

Output Voltage:
EH: 2mV
EL: 0.5mV
Stylus shape: Elliptical
Internal ohms:
EH: 130Ω/1kHz
EL: 30Ω/1kHz
Suggested Loading:
EH: 47kΩ
EL: >400Ω
Weight: 5.0g
Tracking: 2.0g
Warranty: 2 years





For over 50 years, Excel Sound Corporation has crafted some of the most distinguished products in the audio industry. The brand’s Hana collection is no exception, with some of the best moving-coil phono cartridges on the market. Built by some of the finest craftsmen in Japan, each stereo cartridge offers stunning quality and performance. The mission of Hana is to design world-class moving-coil phono cartridges to value-seeking music lovers around the world who demand the finest analog reproduction.The Hana EH and EL are the brand’s most popular cartridges, seamlessly combining performance and affordability like no other. Both high output (EH) and low output (EL) models provide a noticeably improved difference in sound compared to stock turntable cartridges. Additionally, the Hana EH and EL were bestowed the well-deserved 2017 Editors’ Choice Award by The Absolute Sound. The Hana MH and ML phono cartridges are the ultimate models in both design and performance. Their unique design enhances tracking to capture the most delicate details with better frequency reproduction, imaging, and resolution. For superb playback quality and the most up-to-date technologies available, the M series is the superior choice.Overture is a proud dealer of Hana products, selling customers the best moving-coil phono cartridges from Hana. Interested in purchasing a new Hana component? You can trade-in any component towards a Hana product by filling out our Trade-In Form.
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Weight1 lbs