Van den Hul The Crimson Cartridge

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Van den Hul The Crimson
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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.
Production time:
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
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