Excel Sound Hana SH Series Moving Coil Cartridges

  • Excel Sound Hana SH Series Moving Coil Cartridges
  • Excel Sound Hana SH Series Moving Coil Cartridges
  • Excel Sound Hana SH Series Moving Coil Cartridges

The Hana SH combines high output with high resolution, courtesy of its special coil design and Shibata stylus. Compatible with standard MM phono stages, a high-output MC provides dynamics, drive, and excellent stereo imaging. 

With over 50 years experience in cartridge design and manufacture, Excel Sound builds many of the most highly regarded high-output MC cartridges.  

The HANA way…

50 Years of Cartridge Design

Excel Sound Corporation developed the HANA MC cartridge, combining their 50 years of cartridge design with parts manufacturing expertise using modern industrial technologies. Excel realizes these designs with high quality materials and long established hand assembling techniques for the most musical sound quality.

Excel Sound Cartridge Master

Masao Okada-san, who began researching phono cartridge design in 1964, opened the Excel factory in Tokyo in 1970. His skills and expertise have been shared with the artisans employed by Excel Sound who build HANA cartridges.

Skillfully Hand Assembled

Excel Sound artisan builders hand assemble all the parts into a perfectly finished product. This precise hand assembly and the fine adjustments by Excel Sound's renown craftsman achieve the consistent "brilliant and gorgeous” HANA sound.

Exceptional Quality Assured

HANA phono cartridges are constructed of delicate parts, carefully hand assembled by skilled craftsman, and laboratory tested at the Japanese factory. This ensures both very high reliability and durability, providing years of musical enjoyment.


Excel Sound Hana SH Series Moving Coil Cartridges


Hana, translated as "brilliant and gorgeous"represents Excel's best materials including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. They have excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their "musical magic" regardless of their phono stage pairing.

Output Level2mv/1kHz
Output Balance<1.5dB/1 KHz
Vertical Tracking Force2g
Trackability70 µm/2g
Channel Separation28dB/1kHz
Frequency Response15-32,000Hz
Suggested Load Impedance47kΩ
Cartridge Weight5g
Body ColorBlack
Warranty2 years