van den Hul Black Beauty MC phono cartridge Specifications

Sidebar 1: Specifications

Description: Moving-coil phono cartridge with boron cantilever. Stylus shape: VDH-1S. Stylus radii: 2µm x 85µm. Equivalent stylus tip mass: 0.32mg. VTA: 22°. Frequency range: 5Hz–65kHz. Recommended tracking force: 1.3–1.45gm; 1–1.2gm optional. Output voltage at 1kHz at 5.7cm/s: 500µV RMS. Channel separation at 1kHz/10kHz: >30dB. Recommended load impedance: >200 ohms. Recommended tonearm mass: 6–10gm.
Price: $4000 (1999). Standard rebuild: $500. Approximate number of dealers: 35.
Manufacturer: van den Hul BV, The Netherlands Web: Distributor: Stanalog Audio Imports, Hagaman, NY (1999); Bluebird Music Ltd., 620 Wilson Avenue, Suite 360, Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Z3, Canada (2007). Tel: (416) 638-8207. Web:

van den Hul BV
Bluebird Music Ltd.
620 Wilson Avenue, Suite 360
Toronto, Ontario M3K 1Z3, Canada
(416) 638-8207