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Thread: Hana ML or AT Art-9?

  1. #1
    Join Date: May 2012

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    I'm Kevin.

    Default Hana ML or AT Art-9?

    Has anybody compared the two?
    If so, how do they compare? What are the differences?

    And I’ll also add the Goldring Ethos to the list.
    Last edited by CageyH; 03-04-2021 at 16:38.
    Kevin

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  2. #2
    Join Date: Sep 2017

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    Haven't compared the two, but picked up a 40hr Ex-demo ML to see what all the fuss was about.
    Didn't think it would be up for the fight against a Transfiguration Axia S, (1.9k vs 995) but it stomped all over it, its really shocked me how bloody good, no, stunning it is. No wonder HiFi Plus said it was the best 3-4k cart you could buy for a grand.
    It's sound is rich & full bodied but with great air, nuance and finesse, bass is deep, tight and textured.
    You won't go far wrong with the ML and it's 300+ cheaper than the new Art9 Xi.

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    SYSTEM 1:

    Analogue.
    Brinkmann Bardo / 12" OL Enterprise Mk4 / Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum /BigBottle mk3 /MFA Baby Reference Pre/Nord One UP SE NC500M/Martin Logan Summit

    Digital.
    Docet Lector CDP-7TL mkiii/Pimped Bluesound Node2 + BOTW SBooster Lps/ Pimped Mk1 Jolida Fx Glass DAC.

    Wires etc.
    Audioplan Musicable ICs & TQ Black ll SC, assorted branded kettle leads.
    Target TT shelf & Alphason 5 shelf rack.
    Power Inspired AG1500S mains regen.

    SYSTEM 2: Back to the 80s.

    Garrard 401, RB250, A&R P77Mg / Mk1 Marantz CD63 SE / Sony TC-FX150 / Sansui T500L / Cambridge Audio C50 + 2x A50 as bridged monos (mid 80s Stan Curtis's design) / or KEF 104ab/ Original 80s Monster Cable IC, DNM SC / Target 5 shelf rack.

    SPARE KIT:
    A&R E77Mg
    Ortofon 2M Silver + Blue stylus
    Philips CD600
    Arcam Alpha 8P
    Pro-Ject DacBox S FL
    CCA
    FiiO Taishan
    Heybrook HB1 S2
    Q Acoustics 3050

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    I believe you are also using a BB3?
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    Yep BB3.

    Sent from my I3312 using Tapatalk
    Money may not make me happy.
    But it helps me afford the kind of misery I prefer.


    SYSTEM 1:

    Analogue.
    Brinkmann Bardo / 12" OL Enterprise Mk4 / Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum /BigBottle mk3 /MFA Baby Reference Pre/Nord One UP SE NC500M/Martin Logan Summit

    Digital.
    Docet Lector CDP-7TL mkiii/Pimped Bluesound Node2 + BOTW SBooster Lps/ Pimped Mk1 Jolida Fx Glass DAC.

    Wires etc.
    Audioplan Musicable ICs & TQ Black ll SC, assorted branded kettle leads.
    Target TT shelf & Alphason 5 shelf rack.
    Power Inspired AG1500S mains regen.

    SYSTEM 2: Back to the 80s.

    Garrard 401, RB250, A&R P77Mg / Mk1 Marantz CD63 SE / Sony TC-FX150 / Sansui T500L / Cambridge Audio C50 + 2x A50 as bridged monos (mid 80s Stan Curtis's design) / or KEF 104ab/ Original 80s Monster Cable IC, DNM SC / Target 5 shelf rack.

    SPARE KIT:
    A&R E77Mg
    Ortofon 2M Silver + Blue stylus
    Philips CD600
    Arcam Alpha 8P
    Pro-Ject DacBox S FL
    CCA
    FiiO Taishan
    Heybrook HB1 S2
    Q Acoustics 3050

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    Thanks for the feedback.
    Kevin

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    European loan coordinator for Graham Slee HiFi system components..

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    Another BB3 + Hana ML user here. Haven’t heard the Art-9 but the ML is probably the best cart I’ve heard at this price or even higher. Lurch description of the ML is spot on.
    Musical Fidelity AMS 35i / Electrocompaniet EMC 1UP / Transrotor ZET 3 + Konstant M1 Ref. psu / Jelco TK-850S / Hana ML / Bigbottle mk3 phono stage / KEF Reference 3 / Auralic Mini / Chord Qutest / Isotek Aquarius / Sbooster mkII psu

    Mains cables: Viablue X40 mains cable + Furutech NCF plugs + SR Orange fuses
    Speaker cables: MIT AVt MA
    Interconnects: MIT AVt MA / MIT Matrix 12 / Zavfino Majestic tonearm cable
    USB:Curious
    Rack: Solid Tech Hybrid
    Accessories: IsoAcoustics Orea Indigo + Bronze / Gaia II / SDS soundeck

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    A 1000 for a cart is just bullshit.
    Current system - Garrard 401/Mayware F4 in progress! 1210 GR/Jelco 750/Nagaoka MP 200/Graham Slee Era V. CDP - Mission PCM 7000. Amp - Audio Innovations S500. Audio Note J's / QED XT40 speaker cable/Straight wire interconnects.

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    Join Date: May 2012

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    Thank you for your contribution.
    Kevin

    Too busy enjoying the music....

    European loan coordinator for Graham Slee HiFi system components..

  9. #9
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    Far more worthy than the same amount spent on 1m of cable marinated for 3yrs in Unicorn pee then polished with Dodo feathers or whatever the latest in-vogue marketing twaddle is.
    Atleast in this instance you will definitely hear the difference between a 50 mm and the ML/Art9, whether the difference if vfm only you can decide.

    Sent from my I3312 using Tapatalk
    Money may not make me happy.
    But it helps me afford the kind of misery I prefer.


    SYSTEM 1:

    Analogue.
    Brinkmann Bardo / 12" OL Enterprise Mk4 / Koetsu Rosewood Signature Platinum /BigBottle mk3 /MFA Baby Reference Pre/Nord One UP SE NC500M/Martin Logan Summit

    Digital.
    Docet Lector CDP-7TL mkiii/Pimped Bluesound Node2 + BOTW SBooster Lps/ Pimped Mk1 Jolida Fx Glass DAC.

    Wires etc.
    Audioplan Musicable ICs & TQ Black ll SC, assorted branded kettle leads.
    Target TT shelf & Alphason 5 shelf rack.
    Power Inspired AG1500S mains regen.

    SYSTEM 2: Back to the 80s.

    Garrard 401, RB250, A&R P77Mg / Mk1 Marantz CD63 SE / Sony TC-FX150 / Sansui T500L / Cambridge Audio C50 + 2x A50 as bridged monos (mid 80s Stan Curtis's design) / or KEF 104ab/ Original 80s Monster Cable IC, DNM SC / Target 5 shelf rack.

    SPARE KIT:
    A&R E77Mg
    Ortofon 2M Silver + Blue stylus
    Philips CD600
    Arcam Alpha 8P
    Pro-Ject DacBox S FL
    CCA
    FiiO Taishan
    Heybrook HB1 S2
    Q Acoustics 3050

  10. #10
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    Location: KY - Scotland

    Posts: 5,118
    I'm Mike.

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    I use the Hana ML and BB3 combo, having been through several phono stages up to 3000 worth and many cartridges up to 1000 this current setup is the best I've heard here.




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    Last edited by mikeyb; 03-04-2021 at 20:10.

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