HANA SH and SL Moving Coil Phono Cartridges

“Highly musical…records were effortlessly engaging.” – Stereophile

“A first -class MC cartridge” – STEREO (Germany)

“Remarkably smooth frequency response…terrific value for the money.” – HiFi World (UK)

“Details are realistic and revealing…maximum definition.” – Haute Fidélité (France)

“In the same class as a cartridge costing 10x the price.” – TNT Audio (Italy)




The Hana SL and SH models, distinguished by their black body, provide tighter channel balance, greater channel separation, and improved high-frequency extension compared to their EH and EL counterparts. The SL and SH models also feature an upgraded Shibata stylus.

Hana cartridges by Excel represent the best materials, including alnico magnets, cross-shaped armatures, and proprietary manufacturing processes. Hana has excelled at creating MC cartridges noted worldwide for their sound and value, which retain their “musical magic” regardless of their phono stage pairing.


Additional information

Output Voltage

SH: 2mV
SL: 0.5mV

Stylus shape


Internal ohms

SH: 130Ω/1kHz
SL: 30Ω/1kHz

Suggested Loading

SH: 47kΩ
SL: >400Ω


5.0 grams


10 µm/mN


2.0 grams




2 years