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Hana Umami Red Cartridge - New in Box

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Hana Umami Red Cartridge - New In Box Phono

Hana Umami Red Cartridge - New in Box

SkyFi 479

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479 South Broad Street
Glen Rock NJ 07452
United States



This highly regarded moving coil cartridge came to us from the original owner who purchased it as a backup cartridge and never used it.

It comes complete like the way it left the factory.

MSRP is $3950 so here is your rare chance to save a cool $1k on this piece.

I checked the stylus under our microscope to confirm. It also tests properly for coil resistance and the stylus is perfectly centered and showing no signs of stress or use.

The HANA-Umami Red high-end moving coil cartridge combines brilliant materials and classic Japanese techniques with modern audio engineering. Ebony wood, rare-earth magnets, precision-cut diamond, high-purity copper wires, Urushi lacquering, and CNC machined Duralumin synergize under the vision of Hana designer Okada-san.

The synergistic relationship in MC generators between magnet, armature, and coil windings is a critical aspect of outstanding cartridge design; and like a signature dish at a Michelin 3-star restaurant, every element and detail working in concert results in a memorable and emotional experience.

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

Brand Background:

HANA means “brilliant and gorgeous” in the Japanese language, “華” Moving coil cartridges by HANA, bestow the most “brilliant and gorgeous” analog sound for audiophiles and music lovers regardless of their budget.


Single Owner

General Sound:

Accurate to the recording

Cosmetic Condition:

9 - New In Box, No Signs of Use

Working Condition:

Working perfectly and tested in our lab.


Everything like when it arrived new (See our photos)


Original Manufacturers Packing

Original MSRP:



1 lb (shipping)




Link to Manual:

Testing Process:

We start by doing a detailed physical inspection under light magnification to asses the cantilever condition, its position in the cartridge body, and the condition of the suspension. We also inspect any coil wires and the output connections to make sure it hasn’t been strained. We then perform a light cleaning with specialized agents and carefully blow dry with compressed air.

We then perform a more detailed inspection with our Wild Heerbrugg professional microscope. From there we can asses the wear and quality of the stylus and determine how much use it had and if there are any mechanical issues. We can also identify if it needs further cleaning or care.

We then move the cartridge to a digital microscope where we take photos of the cantilever for future reference.

We then move to the test bench where we can check for continuity of each channel and resistance.

On certain cartridges and if the technician feels necessary we install the unit on a turntable and run a few test records to ascertain tacking ability, distortion, and compliance.




Magnetic Circuitry
Pure Iron/Cryo Treatment

Coil Wire
High Purity Copper

Output Level
0.4 mvOutput


70 µm/2g

Channel Separation

Frequency Response

Coil Impedance

Suggested Load Impedance
> 60Ω

Samarium Cobalt

Vertical Tracking Force

Cartridge Weight

Body Material
Duralumin (A7075), Ebony

Wood Body Finish
Gloss Urushi Lacquer / Red 

SKU: 104006