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Shelter Inc.

Shelter has been manufacturing high-end phono cartridges as a specialized analog audio manufacture by traditional manufacturing technique since the company was established in 1986. All Shelter MC phono cartridges are hand-made at a workshop in Japan by adept craftsmanship, then they are all inspected and quality assured by Yasuo Ozawa himself, the designer and founder of Shelter. The brand name of Shelter is designated with hoping that the world analog record lover who aims the summit of music playback can trust the brand and becomes a dependent on a place (shelter) of analog audio occasionally.

 

LGENDARY LINE

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.


 
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MODEL 901 III

The 901III uses hard aluminum cantilever with line-contact diamond stylus chip same structure with Harmony. Unlike models 7000 and 9000, which pursue more information or detail of sound, 901III provides comfort of analog playback sound from the moment when the stylus chip falls into the groove. 

Model 901 III Specifications

Output voltage: 0.5mV

Stylus tip: 1.6 x 0.3mil line-contact

Impedance: 15 ohm

Weight: 9.1 gram

Tracking force: 1.4 to 2.2 gram

 
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MODEL 501 III

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 fare superbly balanced to highest level.

Model 501 III Specifications

Output voltage: 0.5mV

Stylus tip: 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical

Impedance: 14 ohm

Weight: 8.1 gram

Tracking force: 1.4 to 2 gram

 
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MODEL 301 III

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 301 II Specifications

Output voltage: 0.4mV

Stylus tip: 0.65mil conical

Impedance: 11 ohm

Weight: 8.1 gram

Tracking force: 1.5 to 2.2 gram