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Van den Hul


All Van den Hul cartridges are personally hand built and tuned by Dutch Master cartridge designer A.J. van den Hul. They are packed in attractive boxes, accompanied with all specific product properties and Mr. van den Hul’s personal signature.


3 year warranty

Finance example

£739.80 initial 20% deposit then £164.40 per month for 18 months. Other finance terms available. Finance subject to status



Precision handmade masterpieces.

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

The CRIMSON is a top performance custom handbuilt moving coil phono cartridge. A crossbreed of our The CANARY and The CONDOR. THis cartridge is availabale in natural light and darkwood colour as well as in a red coloured (also wooden) version. 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 seperation and superb tracking abillity.

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 build by the Master himself and comes with a 200 hour service check-up, free of charge (for the original owner).

Production time:

The production time for a CRIMSON cartridge after ordering is about three weeks.

Tech spec

stylus shape


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 separation

> 36 / > 30 dB

stylus tip mass

0.32 Milligram

system weight

8,75 Gr

load impedance

25 Ohm – 200 Ohm

eff tone arm mass

10 – 16 Gr

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