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Shelter's 501 II Mono MC Cartridge
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Shelter's 501 II Mono MC Cartridge

Cartridges by Shelter

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Owners of this seductively inviting cartridge have said the Shelter 501 II easily fills the sonic shoes of cartridges costing two or three times as much. The 501 II blends its musical presentation with a warm, musically integrated, extended low end, and sweet and involving top end. Instruments shine and are easily placed, showing plenty of soul. Voices are heard with a wonderful 'you are there' presence. The mono version is preferred on Mono recordings for its lower noise floor and improved imaging.

0.4mV output and a great tracker.

"The 501 Mk II's superb three-dimensionality brings to life recordings one thought lacking in spaciousness, while its neutral tonal balance and audiophile virtues (resolution, focus, air, transient speed, extension at both frequency extremes) and overarching cohesiveness always seemed cut from whole cloth. Add these factors together and you have a cartridge that takes you about as close as you can get to top-tier performance!"—The Absolute Sound, Editors Choice Award

"The Shelter 501 is a cartridge with an addictive midrange and overall satiny finishes, sonic and physical. The 501 is hard to beat at $850. No wonder it’s the best-seller of the bunch!" —Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Recommended Components Issue

Frequence Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-2dB
Cartridge Type: MC (Moving Coil)
Output: .4mV
Stylus profile: Elliptical (0.3 x 0.7)
Recommended Tracking: 1.4-1.8 Gms
Recommended Loading: 100 Ohms
Weight: 8.1 grams

Pricing Information

Price: $1,995.00
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