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Hana SLM Mono Phono Cartridge

 

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Ex VAT: 499.17
£599.00
Hana SLM Mono cartridge is based on the SL model, sharing many of the same Shibata nude diamond tip and low output but is made for mono records.

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Features

Colour Black
Brand Hana

Tech Specs

- Stylus: Nude Diamond Shibata
- Stylus Shape: 0.27 x 1.57ml
- Cantilever: Aluminium
- Output level: 0.4mv/1KHz
- Vertical Tracking force: 2g
- Trackability: 70μm/2g
- Freq response: 15-32000Hz
- Impedance: 23Ω/1KHz
- Suggest load Impedance: >200Ω
- Cartridge weight: 5g
- Body Colour: Black

Product Description

Hana SLM Mono cartridge based on the Hana SL design has many of the same Shibata nude diamond tip and low output that have made this the best selling Hana cartridge in the range but is made for mono records.

Why Mono Cartridge?

Stereo cartridges do not have the capability to properly track a mono cartridge. They are designed differently and move within the groove dissimilarly adding up and down movements instead of just left and right actions. So if you place a stereo cartridge in a mono groove then flick a mono switch on a phono amp as many people tend to do to access mono sound then you only achieve around half the possible sonics. This produces a woolly bass response with no grip at all and a mid that lacks focus. By playing mono vinyl with a mono cartridge you are guaranteed to get the very best sound quality from the disc.

At a Glance

Hana SLM features a Shibata stylus tip on an aluminium cantilever demanding 2g in tracking force and is created to 0.7mil size making it ideal for later mono originals and newly created mono pressings which will also use 0.7ml grooves.

Sound Performance

There is plenty of bass on offer and most comes from the lower registers of the prominent piano which the SLM controls enough to prevent blooming and to stop bleeding affecting the lead vocal. That lead vocal, from Paul McCartney, is clearly open and full of complex textures as he bends his vocal chords for effect. It remains open and full of tiny details which the Hana presents effectively.

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