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Shelter - 5000 Cartridge




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T 5000
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2011 Absolute Sound Editors' Choice Awards
The Absolute Sound - 2010 Editors' Choice Awards
Absolute Sound Editors Choice 2009
The Absolute Sound - 2008 Editors' Choice Awards

"First, the 5000 offers significant performance improvements relative to the next model down in Shelter's product line – the award-winning $850 501 Mk II. Specifically, the 5000 surpasses its less costly little brother by delivering more detail, more sharply drawn dynamic contrasts, and a more fully fleshed out, three-dimensional soundstage…the Shelter 5000 cleanly delineates the timbres of individual voices and, just as importantly, shows each one is originating from its own specific location within the soundstage." – Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound, March 2008

The newest addition to Shelter's latest line of cartridges, this is the little brother of the 7000 and 9000 series. The 5000 promises to uphold Shelter's reputation of outstanding sonics at a reasonable price.


Output Voltage: .5mV
Weight 11g
Tracking Force Range: 1.4 to  2.0 g
Stylus Type: Elliptical Nude Diamond .3 x .7mil
Channel Balance within 1dB at 1kHz
DC Resistance: 14 Ohms
Compliance: 9cu

Recommended Load Impedance:
step-up transformer 20 to 40Ohms
head amplifier within 100 ohms
high gain eq-amplifier within 47k Ohms

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