Shelter 501 mkIII used
Shelter 501 mkIII used
  • Product Code: Shelter 501 mkIII used
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  • 750.00€

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.

The 501 III is comprehensive model of 5 series. The first 5 series model 501 was launched more than 10 years ago with its design goal of well-balance, easy to use and comfort, and that philosophy

is inherited to the latest model of 501 III . 5 series do not u se new material nor have novel technology so in true meaning it is an orthodox MC cartridge.

Shelter believes that as a manufacture it is essential to carry same model with modifying the product for a long time. 501 III is also designed with materials that are always available and used.

The motor assembly is simple structure combining the double layers of OFC wires wound into the iron core in normal way and aluminum clad boron cantilever.

As the result it is simple yet very stable in every aspect. The output voltage is adequate 0.5mV also it accords with most tone-arms. 501 III reproduces the music

straightly without asking the recorded year or music genre. The balance of expressiveness, resolving power and energy feel achieved at highest level.

The 501 III will adapt t o your audio system naturally and creates new standard of the analog playback.

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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

Compliance: 9cu

 

All Shelter cartridges are hand-made in Japan.

Reviews 

           

 

The Absolute Sound
"Shelter cartridges.have been generating Internet "buzz" as price to performance leaders for well over a year. Let me come right out and say it: 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

Stereophile Recommended Component, Class B

   

     

   

 

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.


The Shelter sound brightens an individuality of analog sound.

The sound timbre of audio system mirrors each owner whose values and lifestyle so it never be the same sound. Especially the analog playback is very sensitive because the sound

character immediately changes with only changing the screw which fixes the cartridge and head-shell. This means that the hobby of audio isn’t a thing to compete superior or inferior

of an absolute sound, but it is indicating just like ways of self-expression to complete the painting a piece of picture. Through the smooth and warmth sound character the

Shelter phono cartridge was born to realize the sound character that is only possible to delineate by you. The balmy sound may feel a lack for the first listening, but it doesn’t

become weary for many years and there is always new discovery. This smooth, warmth and balmy sound is what we put the true personality to the Shelter product.

Aim for true satisfaction over a long time.

Shelter MC phono cartridge avoids novel design and providing simple structure with minimum model changes, as the result the product has a long lifetime characteristic.

Moreover, we also consider to prevent sound character change occur during the product lifetime by only using carefully selected component part. In addition, as another characteristic

of Shelter, a single individual designer supervises all products since the company establishment, also sincerely coping to the after follow of those products we sold.

For example, even model 701 which was sold in 1986, can change to current model at the cost of stylus change. We flatter ourselves that obedient and natural playback sound of

Shelter phono cartridge captivates your heart and is activating in your listening room for a long time as reference phono cartridge.

Ozwa Yasuo, the funder and designer

Born in Tokyo. He was fascinated from boyhood by the timbre of music instruments and started self-designing audio products to realize high fidelity sound reproduction.

He designed many tube amplifiers when he was in junior high school age, and majored in electrical engineering at the university with aiming an amplifier designer, but he f

ound the charm of analog pickup which can practice the whole design of sound reproduction that he imagines. In 1982 he joined Fidelity Research (FR) and started its career as

a phono cartridge designer. He participated to design MC phono cartridges of MCX-3, MCX-5 and other products during his work at FR. He then became independent in 1986 to establish

Shelter, thereafter he has been designing and developing the MC phono cartridge throughout his life.



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