Hana MH - high output MC cartridge & ML - low output MC cartridge
Tonally, the Hana's are close to the mid-point between the sound of several of the big hitters of the Japanese cartridge world, with much of the romance of a Koetsu, the ‘shimmer’ of a Kiseki or an ZYX, the insight and detail of a Lyra, and the musical boppiness of a Dynavector, and they manage to do all of this without suffering the ‘Jack of all Trades, Master of None’ problem.
Yes, all of these cartridges got their stellar reputations for being the best you could get in that field for a reason, but the Hanas give you more than a glimpse of what the true masters have to offer, without the financial outlay.
And yet, at no time does this sound like scraps from the very top table. The Hana ML in particular and the MH trailing close behind are every inch high-end super cartridges, only without the high prices.
As it stands, this is the best £3,000–£4,000 cartridge you can buy… for £995.
Alan Sircom, Editor, Hi-Fi+ magazine
FULL .pdf MAGAZINE REVIEW ON HANA ML and HANA MH PRODUCT PAGES
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