van den HulCrimson Stradivarius XGWusedvan den Hul Crimson Stradivarius XGWCRIMSON XGW STRADIVARIUS: VAN DEN HUL Simply Stated one of the finest Cartridges I've ever heard ! Store Demo as new factory boxed (not even broken in / less than 15 hours indistinguishable...3395.00

van den Hul Crimson Stradivarius XGW [Expired]

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Simply Stated one of the finest Cartridges I've ever heard !

Store Demo as new factory boxed (not even broken in / less than 15 hours indistinguishable from new with van den Hul factory warranty from and authorized dealer.

Reviewers agree one of the finest sounding cartridges made !

See Paul Rigby of the Audiophile man's rave review @
Paul says:


I can safely say that VDH has fully exploited its natural talents and build budget here to such an extent that I can easily exclaim this cartridge to offer value for money. I know, sounds odd but you really have to live with one for a bit to know what I’m babbling on about here. Especially compared to some products I’ve heard. With the Crimson Strad, you never feel, to paraphrase Johnny Rotten, that you’re ‘being cheated’. Instead, you sit and listen and, as the time drifts by, you learn more and more about your music collection. There is so many of those ‘moments’ I mentioned above going on, in fact, that each LP really needs half a dozen plays to pick everything up. 

If I had to pick one element of the Crison Strad that acts as some sort of bottom line it is the unhurried natural way that it plays music. Without emphasise, without undue effort and without strain but with tonal accuracy, with detail and with a clarity that brings an easy smile.


Tel: 056 0205 4669


GOOD: tonal accuracy, fine detail performance, midrange separation, value for money 

BAD: nothing


Positive Feedback rave by Robert S. Youman issue 94 Rave Review:

Final Thoughts:

I found that the van den Hul Crimson XGW Stradivarius moving coil cartridge was one of those few components that seemed to pair well with a variety of systems, including both tube and solid-state. At an output of .9mV, you get additional headroom and flexibility that will perform admirably with almost any MC phono preamp. Most impressively, it also demonstrated a level of coherence and tangibility beyond any cartridge that I have heard in my listening room. Not much more to say than that. Highly recommended!

van den Hul Crimson XGW Stradivarius

Retail: $5495 (MSRP)

A.J. van den Hul

The Netherlands

US Distributor

Randy Forman, Finest Fidelity, Inc.

3 Sagebrook Drive

Bluffton, SC 29910


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  • 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 .9 mV

  • Stylus shape VDH 1S

  • Stylus radii 2 x 85 Micron

  • Static compliance 35 Micron/mN

  • Tracking ability 70 - 80 Micron

  • Channel unbalance < 0.3dB

  • Channel separation > 36 / > 30dB

  • Stylus tip mass 0.32mg

  • Weight 8.5 g

  • Load capacitance Non-critical

  • Load impedance 25 Ohm - 200 Ohm

  • Moving coil resistance - 13.0 Ohm


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