The Hana Umami Blue, capping off an outstanding introductory year in 2023, is featured in ToneAudio's year-end issue, where it was awarded the 2023 Tone Exceptional Value Award.
The Clearaudio Performance DC AiR is a straightforward-looking table, that shows off German engineering with insane tolerances, elegant design, and a high level of build quality.
"The Umami Red seems to get the maximum possible performance from the Phonomena III preamplifier. Vocal clarity is near reference quality. Together, they offer all-around excellent performance."
Room 709: It is no coincidence that two of my favorite people in this game were involved with this room. The two had put together an incredibly impressive LP playback system sure to impress all who took the time to stop by.
“The midrange bandwidth is practically blustering with life, offering fertile detail and saturated with authentic textures, harmonic bloom, and a purity of tone that is disarming."
"I am very impressed by this high value design with its trickle down technology and gorgeous performance. It tracks anything and produces gorgeous full-bodied sound. The Blue, my favorite color by the way, is fully integrated from top to bottom with prodigious dynamic range."