Shelter 501 Mk III Shelter  501 Mk III  MC Cartridge 0.4mV; 200 hours (9053)Product: Shelter 501 Mk III MC Cartridge 0.4mV; 200 hoursSerial Number: 5616Cosmetic Description: 9/10 Excellent condition with no notable blemishesWhat is Included: Cartridge, factory packaging Fu...710.00

Shelter 501 Mk III MC Cartridge 0.4mV; 200 hours (9053) [Expired]


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Product: Shelter 501 Mk III MC Cartridge 0.4mV; 200 hours

Serial Number: 5616

Cosmetic Description: 9/10 Excellent condition with no notable blemishes

What is Included: Cartridge, factory packaging

Functional Notes: Operational condition of this item is excellent… fully tested and no issues found. 

Age: 1 year

# of Owners: 1

Tobacco Exposure: No

Service History: None

Specifications: Output: 0.4 mVs at 1 kHz 5 cm/seconds. Magnet: Samarium cobalt and high purity iron Coils: High purity Copper Cantilever: Aluminum coated Boron Body: Solid Aluminum Frequency Response: 10 – 50 kHz Stylus: Elliptical 0.3 x 0.7 mil Tracking Force: 1.4 to 1.8 gram Weight: 8.1 grams Compliance: Approximately 9 x 10-6 cm/dyne

MSRP: $1294

Reviews: ​Analog Planet: 

Other Notes: only 200 hours; "I recommend the Shelter 501 without hesitation. " - Michael Fremer, Stereophile, Feb 2005; The Shelter 501 MK III is the best sub-$1200 cartridge I've yet heard. This cartridge has treble air without brightness, transient speed without overshoot, definition without edginess, focus without sterility, and bass weight without any thick or syrupy coloration. Is this cartridge as close as you can get to top-tier performance ...I think it is, which is why this cartridge has me singing along w/ Mick Jagger, "GIMME SHELTER!" - Chris Martins

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