Hana Umami Blue MC Moving Coil Cartridge

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Hana Umami Blue MC Moving Coil Cartridge

Hana Umami Blue MC Moving Coil Cartridge

Audio Connection

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Hana Umami Blue MC Moving Coil Cartridge

The HANA-Umami MC Moving 

The HANA-Umami Blue high-end moving coil cartridge combines the vision of Master cartridge designer Okada-san with the history of unique materials, classic Japanese techniques, and modern audio engineering. The Auricle™ body design, unique and exclusive to our Umami series, is CNC machined from Duralumin. Sharing key Umami Red ingredients, including the precision-cut diamond stylus, Boron cantilever, and high-purity copper wires, then combining these with the Alnico magnet-based generator found in the famous Hana ML, creates the exceptionally musical Umami Blue.

This synergistic relationship in MC cartridge design between specific materials, unique body design, a sophisticated generator, and hand-built precision is critical for outstanding cartridge performance. This creates a memorable and emotional experience, reminiscent of a meal at a Michelin 3-star restaurant, with every element and detail working in concert.

All the major parts in a HANA-Umami Blue are manufactured in-house by Excel Sound with its rich history spanning over 50 years. Excel’s highly trained craftsmen skilfully hand assemble the HANA-Umami Blue ensuring an intensely musical experience furthering the HANA “Brilliant and Gorgeous” sound quality.



  • Microline


  • Boron

Magnetic Circuitry

  • Pure Iron/Cryo Treatment

Coil Wire

  • High Purity Copper

Output Level

  • 0.4 mv

Output Balance

  • 0.5/1kHz


  • 70 µm/2g

Channel Separation

  • 30dB/1kHz

Frequency Response

  • 15-50,000Hz

Coil Impedance

  • 8Ω/1kHz

Suggested Load Impedance

  • > 80Ω


  • Alnico

Vertical Tracking Force

  • 2g

Cartridge Weight

  • 10.8g

Body Material

  • Duralumin (A7075)

Body Finish

  • Melamine Thermosetting Process (MTP)