Van Den Hul

Van den Hul pick-up'er er et sand mesterværk af en pick-up serie, der fra the Frog kan skræddersys efter din musik spillestil og dit udstyr, men de mindre er også kendt for deres fine opløsning og for at hente musik op af rillen. VDH var den først med nåle slibninger tæt på skærenålen, alle de øvrige er oplært af den geniale hollænder.

VDH pick-up'er kan skrædder sys fra og med The FROG (Frog, Canary, Condor, Colibri og alle Beauty modeller) derfor er de bestillingsvare.

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Normalt har vi DDT2, MC One Special, MC Two Special, The Frog Gold og vores egen Condor på lager. (se VDH hjemmesider fro de øvrige typer og specifikationer http://www.vandenhul.com/c_Phono%20Cartridges.aspx)

The CONDOR (vores egen favorit blandt VDH) 

What do you get when you cross a Colibri with a Frog?
          Yes........ a Condor!

condor

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 and available in a wide range of versions matching the personal demands of the customer.
A huge leap beyond the pond:

“Up there, high in the sky, she graciously glides, her sharp senses capturing the entire soundscape, never missing any detail”
A.J. van den Hul’s newly created phono cartridge, named The CONDOR, is a very innovative moving coil design specifically made for very high replay quality. It is the first cartridge in the world that doesn’t have any mechanical signal transfer to the tone arm or the other way around: No sound coloration and no background noise!
The CONDOR is based on The FROG and uses the design philosophy of The COLIBRI: take away from the body what you don’t need, thus making the cartridge lighter and with fewer materials to resonate and influence the sound in a negative way. The CONDOR has no front-pole and employs a very strong magnet. The suspension is an advanced three rubber system. While being more robust in construction and having a healthier output, The CONDOR exhibits the same highly refined sonic properties as The COLIBRI: a very high resolution combined with an extremely good spatial reproduction. The CONDOR is made for many different arms without any problem. Tracking is excellent and the top-end is very smooth.

The CONDOR is built in a number of versions:

XC-LO Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, C = matched crystal Copper wire coils, LO = Low Output)
- Low output all-round model
- Output voltage: 0.25 mV/channel
- Types available: XCP-LO and XCM-LO (P and M type suffix see *4)

XC-HO Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, C = matched crystal Copper wire coils, HO = High Output)
- High output, most suitable for jazz and pop music
- Output voltage: 0.55 mV/channel
- Types available: XCP-HO and XCM-HO (P and M type suffix see *4)

XG-MO Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, G = matched crystal Gold wire coils, MO = Medium Output)
- Medium output, most suitable for classical music
- Output voltage: 0.35 mV/channel
- Types available: XGP-MO and XGM-MO (P and M type suffix see *4)

XG-HO Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, G = matched crystal Gold wire coils, HO = High Output)
- High output, most suitable for jazz and pop music
- Output voltage: 0.45 mV/channel
- Types available: XGP-HO and XGM-HO (P and M type suffix see *4)

Special customer demands/specifications:
Thanks to the many variations in materials available, it is always possible to build a unit to match the personal demands of the customer.
With these personalized cartridges the wooden container can mention the name of the customer it has been specially built for.
This option is exclusively available for The CANARY, The GRASSHOPPER III series, The GRASSHOPPER IV, The GRASSHOPPER “BEAUTY”, The CONDOR and The COLIBRI versions.
The customer demands/specifications that can be taken into account when building a personalized cartridge for instance are:
The tone-arm used, the preamp and load impedance used, a particular brand of records to be played, the type of music generally played (jazz being more dynamic and classical more spacious and detailed) and other personal/sound preferences.

The FROG

frog

Custom handbuilt moving coil cartridges with the coil of a GRASSHOPPER III and the frontpole and suspension of the GRASSHOPPER IV: the best cartridge available for its price.

The FROG ® is available in three versions:

Standard Version:
Output 0.65 mV/channel, matched crystal copper-wire coils and extra magnet modification

Gold Version:
Output 0.65 mV/channel, matched crystal gold-wire coils and extra magnet modification

High Ouput Version:
Output 2.25 mV/channel, matched crystal copper-wire coils and extra magnet modification

Colibri

colibri

Our top model custom handbuilt phono cartridge, featuring matched crystal copper coils and 0.40 or 0.65 mV/channel output. A version with matched crystal gold coils and 0.50 mV/channel output is also available.

As a result of phono cartridge builder A.J. van den Hul’s continuous research into improving his phono cartridge designs The COLIBRI has seen the light of day.

The COLIBRI is the improved successor to our GRASSHOPPER “BEAUTY” series of phono cartridges where many building components have been removed in a highly successful quest to return to the plain essence of phono transduction.

The result is an unbelievably straightforward sounding “clean and open” design, in all its aspects bearing much resemblance to the “Colibri” named tropical bird’s swiftness, elegance and beauty; Hence the cartridge’s name.

Compared to our GRASSHOPPER “BEAUTY” series the following differences stand out:

By minimizing and adapting the cartridge’s total magnetic circuit the related distortion and (Barkhausen) noise have undergone a considerable decrease. This opens up many subtle sound details that never have been heard before; Especially the decay of instrument sounds now stands out much more clearly in the music’s totality.
Due to the minimization of the cartridge’s total magnetic circuit the cartridge’s mass has been reduced. Together with the possibility to tune the cartridge’s static compliance on special customer demand it is now possible to use very light tonearms whilst maintaining a very good tracking ability.
By removing the frontpole is has been possible to apply an even shorter cantilever; This further improves the groove-modulation-transduction’s directness and accuracy.
Due to the minimal magnetic design the output voltage has slightly reduced.
The COLIBRI is available in three main versions:

XC Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, C = matched crystal Copper wire coils)
- Low output all-round model
- Output voltage: 0.40 mV/channel
- Types available: XCP and XCM (P and M type suffix see *4)

XC-HO Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, C = matched crystal Copper wire coils, HO = High Output)
- High output, most suitable for jazz music
- Output voltage: 0.45 mV/channel
- Types available: XCP-HO and XCM-HO (P and M type suffix see *4)

XG Version: (X = cross shaped modulator, G = matched crystal Gold wire coils)
- Medium output, most suitable for classical music
- Output voltage: 0.50 mV/channel
- Types available: XGP and XGM (P and M type suffix see *4)

Canary

canary

This magnificent little bird sings with heart and soul !

With The CANARY we have added new sublime plumage to our famed phono cartridge program.

The CANARY is a top quality moving coil phono cartridge, custom handbuilt by A.J. van den Hul.
It features a very healthy 0.55 mV output, matched crystal gold-wire coils and an open resonance-free construction.

With exceptionally good price to performance and placed one step above our renowned The FROG ®, this cartridge sets new standards in replay precision and fidelity.

A few of The CANARY's properties:

  • Extremely accurate soundstage instrument positioning due to incorporated new technology.
  • Very flat frequency response without noticeable colorations.
  • Very high cross-talk damping.
  • Reduced sensitivity to load impedance variations.
  • Its front-pole protects the short cantilever, making it less sensitive to small handling mistakes.
  • A strong AlNiCo magnet produces a very clean sound that is also the trademark of its predecessors The COLIBRI and The CONDOR.
  • A very sturdy cantilever support strongly damps partial vibrations.
  • Its nylon body further damps all mechanical resonances and reduces their emission to the tone-arm.

DDT2 special (entry model hos VDH)

ddt2

kr. 7.500,00
kr. 8.950,00
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kr. 13.500,00
kr. 16.500,00
kr. 19.500,00
kr. 25.500,00
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kr. 28.500,00
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kr. 38.800,00