Model

201 MM

output Voltage

4 mV

stylus tip

elliptical

load impedance

< 50 k ohm

weight

6.2 g

tracking force

1.5 - 2.0 g

 

The Model 201 is MM (moving magnet) cartridge. Designed for affordability, the weight and output are matched for a wide selection of tone arms and tables. Unlike many MM cartridges, there is no “peak” so it is a pleasing and robust performer.

   

 

 

Model

301-II  MC

output Voltage

0.4 mV

stylus tip

conical

load impedance

11 ohm

weight

8.1 g

tracking force

1.5 - 2.2 g

 

The 301 II has an aluminum cantilever and conical stylus tip. The stylus tip is a moderate size of 0.65mil. It is a great choice for traditional analog reproductions as well as with legacy albums of your favorite performers.

   

 

 

 

Model

501-III  MC

output Voltage

0.4 mV

stylus tip

elliptical

load impedance

14 ohm

weight

8.1 g

tracking force

1.4 - 2.0 g

501-II MONO VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE

The Model 501 III is latest development of 501 series. Through continued refinement the 501 III is equally responsive with the most recent recordings or any of your most cherished albums. The 501 III has the combination of aluminum clad boron cantilever and elliptical diamond stylus tip. The expressiveness, power and energy are superbly balanced to the highest level.

 

   

 

 

 

Model

901-III  MC

output Voltage

0.5 mV

stylus tip

line contact

load impedance

15 ohm

weight

9.1 g

tracking force

1.4 - 2.2 g

901-III MONO VERSION ALSO AVAILABLE

The 901III uses a hard aluminum cantilever with a line-contact diamond stylus chip - the same structure as with the Harmony model. The 901III provides a comfort of analog playback sound from the moment when the stylus chip falls into the groove.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

Model

HARMONY MC

output Voltage

0.5 mV

stylus tip

line contact

load impedance

15ohm

weight

8.5 g

tracking force

1.5 - 2.2 g

 

 

Shelter’s flagship model, the Harmony, employs a dry carbon fiber (CFRP) for the body shell. CFRP delivers a superb acoustic characteristic and is an ideal match with the newly designed motor assembly. This combination is capable of delivering a great musical reproduction even on records with less than optimal recordings.

Dry carbon, unlike wet carbon, is designed in layers with unique molding. Harmony, has a compression rating of 60-tons whereas the conventional process is only 24-tons. The benefit is that the resonant frequency of CFRP is outside of any audible frequency. In addition, it provides a high degree of internal damping along with superb isolation characteristics that protects the body from extraneous vibration and noise. Each of these design features ensure that the Harmony produces no coloration, and is whisper quiet and is extraordinarily sensitive to even the most demanding and subtle musical passages.

The motor assembly is an all-new design using hard aluminum cantilever and OFC wiring. Hard aluminum allows us to firmly affix the diamond stylus tip to a rigid, yet responsive bass. This allows the stylus to receive and reproduce every bit of information within the grooves of your favorite recordings. The length of the cantilever is slightly shorter than typical to increase the strength to output voltage ratio.

Normal aluminum cantilevers often develop a tendency to make the playback sound slightly bigger, but the stylus chip is designed to line-contact with its curvature radius to 1.6 x 0.3mil (0.04 x 0.007mm) to achieve the best balance and increased tracking capability at the same time.