Sumiko BPS Evo III vs Hana EL/EH

Hi All,
I currently have the Sumiko Blue Point Special Evo3. The Hana is a similar price and has some great reviews. Has anyone here been able to compare the two? I was wondering if it would be an upgrade or more of a lateral move?
I'll be upgrading from my roughly 20 year old Rega Planar 2 to a Mofi Studiodeck in the very near future and am giving some consideration to a cartridge upgrade too.
Thank you.

Showing 2 responses by vanderstephen

That's probably what I'll end up doing. When I borrowed the Studiodeck from a local dealer, they happened to have the low output version of my cartridge. I would imagine an Evo 3 high output sounds extremely close to the Evo 3 low output. It was a huge step up from my Planar 2. My thought on potentially getting a cartridge now is that I may be able to get a package deal and save money in the long run. 
My phono pre is a Sutherland Ph3d. I didn't realize there was a Technics in my price range. I thought the $1800 one was their entry point, so I'll look into the less expensive one that was mentioned. My preference was to buy and support local (dealer has Project, Rega, Mofi, EAT, VPI). I won't rule out mail order though. I'd be a bit nervous about mounting a cartridge myself.