Rapid wings – A.J. van den Hul releases the Colibri XGW Signature Stradivarius 1.1mV MC cartridge [£7'450] crafted from cross-grained lacquered Brazilian Pau wood. "The harder outer coating destroys the standing waves inside the softer wood body, reducing unwanted resonance." A coil assembly with matched six-layer 24-karat gold coils generates three times the output of standard two-layer coils. The cantilever is solid boron and uses the van den Hul type 1s, 2×85μm stylus.