Colibri Stradivarius Cartridge

by Van den Hul

$8,995.00
OR

A custom handbuilt phono cartridge, featuring matched crystal copper coils and 0.22 or 0.30mV/channel output. A version with matched crystal gold coils and 0.38 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: 0.22 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: 0.30mV/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: 0.38 mV/channel
  • Types available: XGP and XGM (P and M type suffix see *4)

Production time:

The production time for a COLIBRI cartridge after ordering is about two weeks. Please call your authorized distributor for delivery time.

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