Shelter Model 501 II Monaural MC Phono Cartridge
The “new-classic” MC phono cartridge continuously evolves with
conveying the brightness of analog’s maturity period to the present day.
Legendary Line is traditional MC phono cartridge with faithfully succeeding the basic design of Model 701 series, which was sold in 1986 as the first generation of Shelter product. The sound is extremely smooth and gentle, and yet it has minute information volume and quietness, which are compatible at higher dimensions. With using stable material based on the long result such as aluminum alloy body housing, simple and legitimate motor structure, aluminum-clad boron cantilever, 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical diamond stylus tip and others, it yields flexibility of limitless sound tuning. Legendary Line conveys 80’ analog record reproduction brightness with succeeding the ancient technic faithfully to the present day. After 30 years to mature it reaches to esoteric expressive power which melting the listener’s heart instantaneously and we trust that you can leave an important record playback in peace forever.
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.
Frequence Response: 20Hz-20kHz, +/-2dB
Cartridge Type: MC (Moving Coil)
Stylus profile: Elliptical (0.3 x 0.7)
Recommended Tracking: 1.4-1.8 Gms
Recommended Loading: 100 Ohms
Weight: 8.1 grams