AV Magazin.de & HiFi.nl 2007/2008: Life Achievement Award
The award's comments:
The first winner of the Life Achievement Award is the Dutch cable and cartridge manufacturer Aalt Jouk van den Hul: A man who is internationally acclaimed as one of the great analog audio guru's and manufacturer of handmade cartridges as The Frog, The Grasshopper and the Colibri. A.J. van den Hul was also the first ever to make a completely metal free interconnect: appropriately called The First.