Product of the Year Award: van den Hul MC – ONE Special

The magazine’s comments:

Less an accessory, more a necessity, a good cartridge makes vinyl the format of choice, and this year’s best. The MC – ONE Special is indeed very special. A hand-made moving coil design, it has a sound that could turn anyone into a vinyl junkie – rich, vibrant and above all dynamic, it gets straight to the heart of the music. If you think you know your LP collection think again, there’s colour, space and energy in there that few needles will reveal. It may seem expensive but when you realise what it can do for your record collection its value becomes extraordinary.