Hana Umami Red Moving Coil Cartridge


Master cartridge designer Maseo Okada-san has combined brilliant materials, classic Japanese techniques and modern audio engineering to create his Hana Umami Red low output moving coil cartridge.

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The Hana Umami Red low output moving coil cartridge embodies ‘umami’, a term coined in 1908 by Japanese chemist Kikunae Ikeda-san to describe a very pleasing or delicious flavour on the palette. A synergistic effect resulting in higher taste intensity.

Hana’s master cartridge designer Maseo Okada-san applies this concept as he combines premium materials, classic Japanese techniques and modern audio engineering to create his Hana Umami Red low output moving coil cartridge.

  • Auricle™ body machined from Duralumin with ebony wood inlay
  • Finished in red gloss Urushi lacquer
  • Low output moving coil with 0.4 mV output
  • Boron cantilever
  • Microline nude diamond stylus
  • Samarium cobalt magnet
  • High purity copper coil

The cryogenically treated moving coil generator features a samarium cobalt magnet. The pure iron square plate armature, hand wound with high purity 30 micron copper wire, provides an internal impedance of 6 Ω and 0.4 mV output.

The nude microline stylus is bonded to a solid boron cantilever for tracing the most delicate musical nuances from the vinyl. The easy to fit stylus guard protects your investment.

The Hana Umami Red’s Auricle™ body design (with tapped mounting holes) mimics the shape of the human outer ear. It provides a rigid support for the cryogenically treated “open air” moving coil generator. The body is machined from a hard Duralumin with a multi-layered Urushi lacquer finish. Urushi lacquer originates from the Japanese Makie artistic tradition. An ebony wood inlay acts as a resonance damper.

Master designer Okada-san brings over 50 years of experience to this design. Excel Sound manufactures all the major parts of the Hana Umami Red in house. Each cartridge is skilfully hand assembled by its team of highly trained craftsmen.

Additional information




Cartridge Type

Low output moving coil

Cartridge Body

Auricle™ body design, Duralumin (7075 aluminium), Ebony wood inlay, Urushi lacquer finish


Samarium Cobalt




Microline nude diamond

Output Voltage

0.4 mV @ 1 kHz, 5 cm / sec

Frequency Response

15 Hz – 50 kHz


10 x 10⁻⁶ cm / dyne @ 100 Hz, 17 x 10⁻⁶ cm / dyne @ 10 Hz (estimated)


6 Ω @ 1 kHz

Tracking Force

2 g

Channel Balance

0.5 dB @ 1 kHz

Channel Separation

30 dB @ 1 kHz


10.5 g

Documents and downloads

Hana Umami Red user manual

Hana brochure

Frequently Asked Questions

Your Hana Umami Red Moving Coil Cartridge will normally be delivered in 2-3 days.

Delivery is free on orders over £100. We deliver anywhere in the UK using premium tracked delivery services from DPD Local, UPS, TNT and Royal Mail.

When you by a product from us, you will have 30 days to decide whether or not you want to keep it. If you decide to return it for any reason, even if you just changed your mind, it will not cost you a penny. Just let us know that you want to return it and we will take care of the rest.

We will agree a collection date with you and send you a pre-paid shipping label for the return trip. You can have full refund or you can try something else instead. It is up to you. All we ask is that you take good care of the product, along with any accessories and packaging, while you are deciding whether or not to keep it.

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