SHELTER AUDIO 901 II MC PHONO CARTRIDGE
Shelter Audio 901 II MC Phono Cartridge
The Shelter 901 Mk II combines the old style body of the original 901 (which is smaller and lighter than the massive, anodized aluminum bodies of Shelter’s later models), with a motor assembly containing all the updates found in the “thousand series” Shelters. These updates include new front yoke assemblies, redesigned bobbins, and improved internal wiring along with boron cantilevers fitted with “nude” elliptical stylus.
Designer Yasuo Ozawa, previously renowned for his Fidelity Research classic designs, has raised the bar on phono cartridge performance yet again.
When it comes to finding a cartridge that offers a real listening experience, the Shelter 901 MK III doesn’t disappoint! Listening to the Shelter 901 MK II is like being at the performance – it’s that thrilling! The 901 delivers a tasteful, dynamic sound that’s harmonically rich and doesn’t get in the way of the music. Bass is natural, high frequencies come in crisp and clean, and phrasing and voices are real and distinct.
Shelter 901 II Specifications:
- Frequency Response: 10 - 50,000 Hz
- Recommended Tracking Force: 1.4 - 2.0 grams
- Output: 0.5 mV
- Stylus: Elliptical
- Recommended Load Impedance: Transformer: 20 ohms; Head Amp: 100 ohm
- Cartridge Weight: 9.1 Grams