Refined Taste – Since its debut in 2016, the Japanese brand Hana has quickly become a gourmet tip among connoisseurs of analog technology. Now, they are presenting their new high-end MC cartridge Umami Red for a taste-test.
"...if you value sonic purity, supple textures, commanding bass reach, and impressive dynamic scaling, the DS-E1 will almost certainly tickle your fancy. " - Maurice Jeffries,
”It’s a great cartridge that shows us the new world of analog.”
"The Master1 cartridge and Master1 equalizer are simply outstanding components, setting new benchmarks for vinyl playback in several areas (mechanical silence, neutral voicing, and midrange-to-midbass realism)."
“The Umami Red is that rare jewel in phono cartridges; a design that gives you the sort of detail and precision of sound that presents whatever music you put on the platter with a laser-guided focus on the music itself, and musical grace and passion.” - Alan Sircom, Hifi+ Magazine UK
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