Van den Hul The Crimson Cartridge
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.
The CRIMSON XGW (Wooden body natural light/darkwood/red) £3699
The CRIMSON XGP ( Polycarbonate body) £3699
The CRIMSON XGP SE (Special Edition) £4249
The CRIMSON XGA (Amber body) £6749
Contact Hughie on +44 (0)1843 842948 or 07973 550113 for advice and further details
About The Crimson
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).
Special Edition CRIMSON XGA now available with Titanium & Amber Body & Gold Coils.
The production time for a CRIMSON cartridge after ordering is about three weeks. Please call your authorized distributor for delivery time.
|version||XGW: wooden body / XGP: polycarbonate body|
|stylus replacement||stylus replacement and services available on request|
|stylus shape||VDH 1S|
|stylus radii||2 x 85 Micron|
|frequency range||5 – 55.000 Hz|
|tracking force||1,4 – 1,6 Gr|
|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 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|