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01/23/17 at 02:02:03
 
Has anyone tried the Hana Low Output MC?? Impressions?? I would love ti hear about it. Happy listening, Chris.
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Reply #1 - 01/23/17 at 18:04:30
 
Hey Chris,  A mile off your subject:
I'm thinking of going with a HOMC cart when the time dictates. But, I do not want to purchase a ZMC to make things right. Has anyone gone thru this process with good success?
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Reply #2 - 01/24/17 at 05:27:23
 
I have never had a HOMC, they have all been low output. Not by choice just the way it turned out. My old NYAL Minuet in A could take LOMC straight in with plenty of gain. Let me know how it goes when the time comes. Happy listening, Chris.
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Reply #3 - 02/26/17 at 02:15:09
 
Hello Acetone,
You don't need a step-up transformer with a HOMC. It will feed directly into a MM phono stage, such as the ZP3, and supply sufficient signal to drive the phono stage to full output.

You only need a step-up such as the ZMC when feeding a LOMC into a MM phono stage.

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Reply #4 - 02/26/17 at 14:52:15
 
Hello Chris.

Check out the Feb 2017 Absolute Sound issue. Andre Jennings reviews the Hana offerings, and is very highly impressed w/ all of them, but especially the SL.

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Reply #5 - 04/13/17 at 01:03:07
 
hana sl next on my list... looks like a good one!
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Reply #6 - 04/13/17 at 17:46:12
 
Thanks for the info crazy bill. Hana looks very good. I am interested in the S -series. But, might still go with the SL and step it up. Saving $ first.
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Reply #7 - 10/08/17 at 03:17:53
 
Anyone get around to testing the Hana HOMC with the ZP3?

Hana      EH      47 kΩ      2 mV      $475

I am really interested in getting one but don't want a SUT.
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Reply #8 - 10/11/17 at 00:31:30
 
bumping this one up
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Reply #9 - 10/22/17 at 21:58:35
 
Ok, I had a great chat with Steve: Hana HOMC is not going to be a good fit with the ZP3. So either LOMC + SUT or No Hana.
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Reply #10 - 11/17/17 at 14:25:31
 
I ended up getting a cartridge that I have been lusting after for a long while, Dynavector D17MkIII. I is a low output mc with a dam short cantilever and a nice straight lines and allows an easier mounting. Received it a week ago Wednesday, mounted, aligned, balanced etc on last Saturday morning (while Mrs was at the farmers market). I will re-check everything this weekend but the vinyl I played last weekend and all this week was AMAZING!! I had a DV Ruby mc way back in the day but it got damaged by a inquiring 4 year who climbed the wall unit. This cart lays out all the vocal lines like I have never heard. Great tone and detail, extracts a great low mid and bass. Most of all, I have NEVER had a cart this good with our ZMC-1>ZP3>Rachael>Omegas and I have to say it is like getting all new gear. The Decware musicality X 100. More to come as the hours build. Happy listening, Chris.
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Reply #11 - 11/17/17 at 14:52:50
 
Chris,

Congratulations on the Dynavector D17MkIII.  I have had Dyna cartridges on my tonearm for a long time, most recently a 20X2 LO aided by the Dynavector P75MKII phono preamp.  

It should take about 100 hours for the cartridge to fully break in.  I hope your new cartridge gives you many hours of listening bliss.

HK
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Reply #12 - 11/18/17 at 15:17:21
 
HK - Yes I cannot wait to rack up a lot more hours, just thankful that out of the box it sounded so good!! One of the nice things about winter in my area is that more time is spend inside listening to music with family & friends. I am really enjoying how this unravels the layers of instruments on recordings. Have a great weekend and happy listening, Chris.
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