van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius XGW MC Phono Cartridge

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    MY TAKE: The new ​van den Hul Crimson Stradivari cartridge is a masterwork! A wonderful sounding cartridge that offers the speed and detail retrieval you'd expect from a moving coil, but with a full-bodied midrange and richness that's beguiling. Very musical without being blatantly colored. Lovely! - Galen Carol

     

    THE CRIMSON STRADIVARIUS XGW is Koa Wood Body with special Stradivarius Formula Lacquer. XGW = exclusive X coil configuration, 24 karat Gold wire, Koa Wood body with unique Lacquer

    The CRIMSON is a top performance custom hand built moving coil phono cartridge. Specific characteristics for this great cartridge are a relatively high (0.8mV) output, gold coils, a Samarium-Cobalt magnet, extended channel separation and superb tracking ability. The CRIMSON is one of the cartridges with the best value for money available. It is completely hand build by the Master himself and comes with a 200 hour service check-up, free of charge (for the original owner).

     

    REVIEWS:
     

    HiFi News: “All the while this cartridge’s innate speed and dynamics are brought to bear on the recording and the result is startling. Instrumental timbre is sublime; strings drip with harmonics yet never screech; brass rasps but doesn’t grate; cellos bow darkly and menacingly. The Crimson seems able to peel off layer after layer of ‘wrapping’ and get you to the music, yet it all sounds so easy and organic.

    “One of the best MCs I’ve heard, 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, but it isn’t a cartridge for ‘deconstructing’ records, rather it celebrates them and makes you want more.” Hi-Fi News
     

    Soundstage Ultra: "The van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius sounds more neutral, even, balanced, and real than any other cartridge I have heard. By definition, that makes it, for me, of reference caliber, and a perfect addition to a reviewer’s toolbox or a music lover’s analog source. Fed well-recorded LPs, it will deliver equal portions -- large portions -- of truth and beauty." - Tom Mathew
     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    • Tracking Force   1.35 to 1.5 grams
    • Anti Skate 0.4- 0.6 grams
    • Arm Mass 10- 16 grams
    • Load imp 25- 47k ohms
    • Opt Load imp 25- 200 ohms
    • Output .8 mV
    • Stylus shape VDH 1S
    • Stylus radii 2 x 85 Micron
    • Static compliance 35 Micron/mN
    • Tracking ability 70 - 80 Micron
    • Channel unbalance < 0.3 dB
    • Channel separation > 36 / > 30 dB
    • Stylus tip mass 0.32 mg
    • Weight 8.5 g
    • Load capacitance Non critical
    • Load impedance 25 Ohm - 200 Ohm
    • Moving coil resistance - 13.0 Ohm
       

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van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius XGW MC Phono Cartridge

$4,995.00 Free Shipping!

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Description

 

MY TAKE: The new ​van den Hul Crimson Stradivari cartridge is a masterwork! A wonderful sounding cartridge that offers the speed and detail retrieval you'd expect from a moving coil, but with a full-bodied midrange and richness that's beguiling. Very musical without being blatantly colored. Lovely! - Galen Carol

 

THE CRIMSON STRADIVARIUS XGW is Koa Wood Body with special Stradivarius Formula Lacquer. XGW = exclusive X coil configuration, 24 karat Gold wire, Koa Wood body with unique Lacquer

The CRIMSON is a top performance custom hand built moving coil phono cartridge. Specific characteristics for this great cartridge are a relatively high (0.8mV) output, gold coils, a Samarium-Cobalt magnet, extended channel separation and superb tracking ability. The CRIMSON is one of the cartridges with the best value for money available. It is completely hand build by the Master himself and comes with a 200 hour service check-up, free of charge (for the original owner).

 

REVIEWS:
 

HiFi News: “All the while this cartridge’s innate speed and dynamics are brought to bear on the recording and the result is startling. Instrumental timbre is sublime; strings drip with harmonics yet never screech; brass rasps but doesn’t grate; cellos bow darkly and menacingly. The Crimson seems able to peel off layer after layer of ‘wrapping’ and get you to the music, yet it all sounds so easy and organic.

“One of the best MCs I’ve heard, 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, but it isn’t a cartridge for ‘deconstructing’ records, rather it celebrates them and makes you want more.” Hi-Fi News
 

Soundstage Ultra: "The van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius sounds more neutral, even, balanced, and real than any other cartridge I have heard. By definition, that makes it, for me, of reference caliber, and a perfect addition to a reviewer’s toolbox or a music lover’s analog source. Fed well-recorded LPs, it will deliver equal portions -- large portions -- of truth and beauty." - Tom Mathew
 

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Tracking Force   1.35 to 1.5 grams
  • Anti Skate 0.4- 0.6 grams
  • Arm Mass 10- 16 grams
  • Load imp 25- 47k ohms
  • Opt Load imp 25- 200 ohms
  • Output .8 mV
  • Stylus shape VDH 1S
  • Stylus radii 2 x 85 Micron
  • Static compliance 35 Micron/mN
  • Tracking ability 70 - 80 Micron
  • Channel unbalance < 0.3 dB
  • Channel separation > 36 / > 30 dB
  • Stylus tip mass 0.32 mg
  • Weight 8.5 g
  • Load capacitance Non critical
  • Load impedance 25 Ohm - 200 Ohm
  • Moving coil resistance - 13.0 Ohm