There is about 150 hours on this wonderful cartridge. All the press, commentary is accurate - this is one of the great values in audio. The sonic characteristics and key attributes rival much more expensive cartridges. I liked the Shelter sound so much I stepped-up to the 7000. Yes, the 7000 is more capable but the differentials between the two are not staggering. Transaction fees may apply depending on payment method. Please contact me for additional photos, etc. Thank you for your time and consideration.