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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.

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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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Reply #13 - 04/24/18 at 14:10:16
 
my buddy picked me up a hana sl at the chicago show couple weeks ago, for a killer deal.  currently breaking it in.  it sounds damn nice out of the box, will be interested to see how things progress after 20-50hrs!
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Reply #14 - 09/05/18 at 17:59:27
 
yes currently running hana sl with a parasound jc3+ (i know, i know, but the thing is very nice sounding) and they seem to be a perfect match.  i haven't touched my analog side in 6mths... that's saying something for me.
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Reply #15 - 12/23/18 at 20:54:56
 
Don't own one but .... The reviews I've read comparing value to sound are very positive. It's nice to read/hear about quality audio products at a good value
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Reply #16 - 01/30/19 at 19:23:25
 
I'm looking at a hana ML low output MC cartridge and I'm not sure what zmc to use with it. It has two different impedance levels. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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Reply #17 - 01/30/19 at 19:59:03
 
Even though I use a ZMC1 I still get confused by all of this. †However, I think the choice of ZMC depends on how much gain you need. †Most use the ZMC1 which gives 20X increase. †I use the ZMC1 with 0.35mV to 0.5mV carts and I then feed into a ZP3.

The ZMC has a dial which is used to adjust the impedance match. †You simply turn the dial with music playing and when the volume peaks, you have the correct match.

If I'm wrong on any of this hopefully someone with more technical knowledge will correct.
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Reply #18 - 01/30/19 at 22:10:10
 
The ML has a 0.4 mv/1KHz which falls the range you stated.
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Reply #19 - 01/30/19 at 23:26:30
 
As always, Steve is the definitive resource, but I'd say the ZMC1 is what you want.
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Reply #20 - 04/20/20 at 17:25:56
 
Just ordered a Hana ML low output cartridge! I'm receiving my ZMC1 on Thursday. This should complete my vinyl system for a while. I think it will be a significant upgrade from my Ortofon 2M blue.
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Reply #21 - 04/26/20 at 03:23:39
 
Just started listening to my Hana ML with my new ZMC1. Sounds fantastic. Played Coltrane with Monk, Rhiannon Giddens and Mark Knopfler. Fabulous!!
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Reply #22 - 04/26/20 at 16:12:25
 
Bikehappy - Please keep us posted on this. I had one coil on my DV short out and after getting zero support from DV back thinking about the Hana line. Thank goodness I still have a Shinon Red MC that still works fine even though it's a million years old. Who did you order the Hana from? Easy to deal with? Thanks and happy listening, Chris.
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Reply #23 - 04/26/20 at 16:26:58
 
I bought it locally at Gig Harbor audio. Installation was complimentary. I took my tonearm off from the prime so I didnít have to take my whole TT down. They had one in stock.
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Reply #24 - 04/30/20 at 14:12:33
 
Iíve had a Hana SL Mono for a couple years. Itís a top notch cart. I find it to be very lush sounding, but without compromising soundstage. Itís good with modern mono reissues - which are not always very well mastered.

It has a high impedance at 30ohms compared to other LO cartridges. Iíve used it with an Icon Audio 1:10 SUT, Bobís Devices 1:20, and a Miyajima ETR Mono. All paired well. By the numbers, the 1:10 is best suited. The 1:20 pinched the sound and tamed the lushness. This is because the cart only sees 3x itís load. This sound is more analytical and better suited to well cut lps. The ETR mono is the best because it allows me to dial in between the two.

An interesting thing about the Shibata stylus. Out of laziness one day I tried it on a 10Ē microgroove. Usually I use a larger 1.0 or 1.2 mil needle on records that were manufactured before 1965. It tracked like a pro with no noticeable noise from the ditch. It outperformed all of my other carts except the Zero.
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