Hana SL Mono Cartridge with Shiabata stylus - MC

By Hana


Back to mono. The Beatles. Bob Dylan. The Rolling Stones. The Beach Boys, Jefferson Airplane, and hundreds of other iconic artists and their LPs are again available in glorious mono. The Japanese-made Hana Mono SL MC phono cartridge functions as a gateway to enjoying these albums as their creators and producers intended. Designed to optimize playback of original and reissued mono LPs, SL Mono is based on the The Absolute Sound Editors' Choice and Product of the Year Award-winning Hana SL stereo MC cartridge – and incorporates the same alnico magnets, Shibata stylus, aluminum cantilever, cross-shaped armature, and high-purity copper wire as its stereo counterpart.

In addition to hearing the unique detail, depth, and imaging only mono provides, you'll enjoy remarkable transparency, edge-free transients, even-handed linearity, and bottom-end weight that take you into the performances. The levels of soundstaging, coherency, separation, balance, and definition also far exceed that what should be possible at this price point. If you want a no-frills speciality mono cartridge that allows you to sit back, listen, and forget about your surroundings, SL Mono more than suits the bill – it defines it.

Stylus: Nude Diamond Shibata
Output Level: 0.5mv/1KHz
Output Balance: <1.5db/1KHz
Vertical tracking force: 2g
Trackability: 70µm/2g
Frequency Response: 15-32,000Hz
Impedance: 30Ω/1KHz
Inductance: 40 µH
Suggested Load Impedance: >400Ω
Cartridge weight: 5g
Cartridge Color: black