I sell you a in 12 / 2011 bought van den Hul - The Condor with Platina Coils and Metall Body.
Retail Price is about 5500,- EURO (About 7250 USD)
The Cartridge is nearly new and you must finish break in.
I think it was much less than 100 hours in use.
I give him only 9 / 10 because it is not new. It is in fact 10 / 10 and it looks absolut perfect. Look at the pictures.
This ist one of 4 Condors who ever build worldwide with this platina coils, so my dealer told me.
Most Condors are build with copper or gold coils and most platina coils are build in colibris.
The platina coils are the best coils which can be used in van den huls cartridges but they are much expensive.
They are only in use for van den Huls top range cartridges, for the colibri and for the condor.
I think this occasion will not come for a second time!
It will be very hard to find another Condor with the finest coils wich can be used in the Condor in this nearly new condition.
This is a really very fine cartridge but i also use a colibri with platina coils and after two months I must say that I simply love the colibri more than the condor, so that i asked my dealer to let me build a second colibri with platina coils by mr van den hul. Thats the reason why i sell this condor now.
The condor isn't not a bad cartridge, thats shure. It is that colibri is better for me and my taste.
I know that much hifi friends prefer the condor because he is a bit softer in high frequency performance than the colibri
This one has also an extraordinary space performance and shows many details with a very relaxed sound.
A sound like a condor flying high above all...
A great cartridge!
You can have a very long very good time with this cartridge and a re tip after 4000 hours is never a problem.
van den Hul wrote on his homepage:
The CONDOR is a top performance custom handbuilt moving coil phono cartridge. A crossbreed of our The FROG and The COLIBRI (two of the world’s finest cartridges) featuring the best of both.
The Condor I offer here, was build for my Graham Phantom tonearm with effective Mass of 14 Gramm.
But you can use it in Arms from 8 to 14 Gramm eff.
It has an very healty output level of 0,28 mV at 5,6 sec.
optimal load impedance 250 Ohm
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