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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.
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Shelter Accord MC Phono Cartridge (Ultimate Line)
Shelter Accord MC Phono Cartridge (Ultimate Line)
Accord cartridge

Ultimate Line

The MC phono cartridge explores unknown possibility of analog playback.

Ultimate Line is extreme MC phono cartridge series, the material structure renewed after almost a quarter of century by means of adopting ultra-degree hardness dry-carbon fiber to its housing while succeeding the fundamental motor system design philosophy of Shelter. The compression ratio of 60t class carbon fiber material used to Ultimate Line has far higher hardness than conventional 24t dry-carbon fiber, which material is the world-first time to use the phono cartridge. In addition to the dry-carbon fiber’s original characteristic of resonance free, high internal loss and elastic rate with superb shielding effect to external noise, the 60t carbon fiber used to Shelter Ultimate Line reproduces subtle signal without coloration and deep quietness, and its structure is effective to all other aspects in different dimension. The flagship model of Harmony is adopting innocent solid dry-carbon fiber for entire housing and affiliated model of Accord adopts the same material to its base plate. With adopting the leading-edge of carbon fiber technology available in Japan the Shelter MC phono cartridge explores unknown possibility of analog playback. We hope that you enjoy to listening the new reproduction ability through Shelter Ultimate Line.


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£ 3,150.00
£ 2,450.00
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Shelter 901 III MC Phono Cartridge (Legendary Line)
Shelter 901 III MC Phono Cartridge (Legendary Line)
Legendary 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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£ 2,300.00
£ 1,850.00
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Shelter Harmony MC Phono Cartridge (Ultimate Line)
Shelter Harmony MC Phono Cartridge (Ultimate Line)
Harmony - Ultimate Line

The MC phono cartridge explores unknown possibility of analog playback.

Ultimate Line is extreme MC phono cartridge series, the material structure renewed after almost a quarter of century by means of adopting ultra-degree hardness dry-carbon fiber to its housing while succeeding the fundamental motor system design philosophy of Shelter. The compression ratio of 60t class carbon fiber material used to Ultimate Line has far higher hardness than conventional 24t dry-carbon fiber, which material is the world-first time to use the phono cartridge. In addition to the dry-carbon fiber’s original characteristic of resonance free, high internal loss and elastic rate with superb shielding effect to external noise, the 60t carbon fiber used to Shelter Ultimate Line reproduces subtle signal without coloration and deep quietness, and its structure is effective to all other aspects in different dimension. The flagship model of Harmony is adopting innocent solid dry-carbon fiber for entire housing. With adopting the leading-edge of carbon fiber technology available in Japan the Shelter MC phono cartridge explores unknown possibility of analog playback. We hope that you enjoy to listening the new reproduction ability through Shelter Ultimate Line.


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£ 4,000.00
£ 3,100.00
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Shelter Model 501 II Monaural MC Phono Cartridge
Shelter Model 501 II Monaural MC Phono Cartridge
Shelter Model 501 II Monaural MC Phono Cartridge

Legendary 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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£ 1,450.00
£ 1,150.00
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Shelter 1011 Headshell
Shelter 1011 Headshell
Model 1011/Model 1011L

The Model 1011 series head-shell uses choice aluminum (6063) that has high degree of internal loss and less ringing. It is separated, finger hook type. The finger hook provides M2.6 x 2 screw holes and 2 through holes for of total 4 installation holes. It has a threaded screw hole that allows you to utilize various cartridges without the need for a nut. It includes 6 kinds screw of M2.6 x 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 and 18 with M2.6 nuts. The weight of 1011 is 11 gram and 1011L is 9.3 gram (with shell lead and finger hook).


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£ 160.00
£ 160.00
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Shelter 5000 MC Phono Cartridge
Shelter 5000 MC Phono Cartridge
Model 5000 cartridge

The Model 5000 MC phono cartridge uses a different bobbin and wire than the 9000 and 7000. The front yoke and body shell use a slightly less sophisticated design but the sound quality is outstanding. This cartridge is perfectly balanced and develops a natural, smooth and pleasing experience.

•Output voltage: 0.5mV
•Stylus tip: 8 x 18µm elliptical
•Impedance: 14 ohm
•Weight:


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£ 1,650.00
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Shelter 7000 MC Phono Cartridge
Shelter 7000 MC Phono Cartridge
Model 7000 cartridge

The Model 7000 MC phono cartridge has an output voltage of 0.55mV. This is slightly lower than the Model 9000 but it is fully capable of reproducing all of the subtlety and nuance of your favourite recordings. Incredibly detailed and ultra-smooth, the 7000 is capable of recreating the emotion and excitement of the most demanding recordings.

•Output voltage: 0.55mV
•Stylus tip: 8 x 18µm elliptical


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£ 2,250.00
£ 1,800.00
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Shelter 9000 MC Phono Cartridge
Shelter 9000 MC Phono Cartridge
Model 9000 cartridge

The Model 9000 is Shelter’s finest MC phono cartridge in their Legendary range. It provides high output voltage of 0.65mV with superior bandwidth and is perfectly balanced across the frequency spectrum. Shelter have achieved a level of performance that is incredibly quiet while reproducing extraordinary levels of musical information. Although the science is state of the art, the 9000 is sonically solid, full and classic and is perfect with all musical tastes.


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£ 2,950.00
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Shelter 411 II MC Step Up Transformer
Shelter 411 II MC Step Up Transformer
The Model 411 II is mono-functional stereo MC transformer to match with MC cartridges with internal impedance (DCR) of less than 15 ohm. The impedance tolerance is 25 ohms. The transformer is a toroidal design that applies the toroidal winding to 0.05mm thickness of supermalloy, layered ring-core. The core volume has an external diameter of 25mm, internal diameter of 16mm and height of 10mm. The termination of the wire is directly connected to in/out terminal. Therefore, the high efficiency of toroidal transformer realizes extremely low loss structure. It delivers the signal from the cartridge without coloration to the phono- terminal directly. Model 411II is a modified version of Model 411 and it has 32dB of step-up ratio of approximately 40 times.


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Shelter 201 MM Phono Cartridge
Shelter 201 MM Phono Cartridge
The Model 201 is MM (moving magnet) cartridge. Designed for affordability, the weight and output are matched for a wide selection of tone arms and tables. Unlike many MM cartridges, there is no “peak” so it is a pleasing and robust performer.

Model 201 Specifications:-

Output voltage: 4mV
Stylus tip: 0.3 x 0.7mil elliptical bonded diamond
Load impedance: less than 50K ohm
Weight: 6.2 gram
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