High Level Moving Coil Phono Cartridge VAN DEN HUL The Crimson XGW Stradivarius
High Level Moving Coil Phono Cartridge VAN DEN HUL The Crimson XGW Stradivarius
High Level Moving Coil Phono Cartridge VAN DEN HUL The Crimson XGW Stradivarius
High Level Moving Coil Phono Cartridge VAN DEN HUL The Crimson XGW Stradivarius

High Level Moving Coil Phono Cartridge VAN DEN HUL The Crimson XGW Stradivarius

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€5.550,00
VAT included in price for European Union countries. VAT may be adjusted based on delivery country at check-out. Shipping cost (free above 99€ purchase within European Union) will be added at check-out.
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MOST EQUIPMENT ARE MANUFACTURED TO ORDER AND REQUIRE EXTENDED DELIVERY TIME
Three to four weeks are usually necessary, sometimes much more

Just when you think “It doesn’t get any better”…

 

The Crimson is a top performance custom handbuilt moving coil phono cartridge. This is the result of a crossbreed of our models “The Canary” and “The Condor”. This cartridge is available in natural light wood colour, dark wood colour and a red coloured (also wooden) version. The wooden models are all available with a special lacquer which is the orginial lacquer of the stradivarius. All the wooden models are available as the new “Crimson Stradivarius” which gives the cartridge a unique sound impression. On special request a Polycarbonate body is available.

                                                       

Specific characteristics for this great cartridge are a relatively high (0,65mV) output, gold coils, a Samarium-Cobalt magnet, extended channel separation and superb tracking ability.

 

As the popularity of vinyl is reviving again, many requests came in to develop a High-end phono cartridge for a more affordable price than The Colibri. The Crimson is the result and probably one of the cartridges with the best value for money available. It is completely hand built by the Master himself and comes with a 200 hour service check-up, free of charge (for the original owner).

 

Awards: 

The Absolute Sound Product of the Year Award - 2017


Features:

  • stylus shape : VDH 1S
  • stylus radii : 2 x 85 Micron
  • frequency range : 5 – 55.000 Hz
  • tracking force : 1.35 to 1.5 grams
  • static compliance : 35 Micron/mN
  • tracking ability : 70 – 80 Micron
  • output voltage : 0,65mV
  • channel unbalance : < 0.3 dB
  • channel separation : > 36 / > 30 dB
  • stylus tip mass : 0.32 Milligram
  • system weight : 8,75 Gr
  • load capacitance : Non critical
  • load impedance : 25 Ohm – 200 Ohm
  • eff tone arm mass : 10 – 16 Gr
  • moving coil resistance : 13,0 Ohm

     

    Reviews :

    "Van den Hul’s The Crimson offers a uniquely beguiling combination of speed and sweetness. It is a dazzling performer no matter what music you play, and simply makes you want more" Richard Holliss, HiFi News, Nov 3, 2014

    "The Crimson XGW Stradivarius also demonstrated a level of coherence and tangibility beyond any other cartridge that I have heard in my listening room. It was almost as if what had come before was slightly compressed and flat in presentation. This was true for both digital and other analog sources. Now the music was unleashed with a three dimensional portrayal and sonic beauty that just swept me away at every frequency." Robert S. Youman, Positive Feedback,  December 2017

     

    Optional Installation service : on customer's site installation and set-up within European Union

    If you buy the optional installation service, one of our team members will take an appointment with you to deliver the cartridge, install it and make sure it is properly set-up.

    To buy an installation service please click here


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