Stereophile Class A Recommended
The Model 9000 replaces the highly regarded Shelter 90X. The Shelter 90X has accumulated multiple awards including The Absolute Sounds 2004 Golden Ear, Phono Cartridge of the Year & 2004, 2005 & 2006 Editor's Choice Awards from Stereophile Magazine!
The Shelter 9000's new cartridge design technology allows the cartridge to reach new levels of dynamics and quietness for a smooth and effortless sonic presentation. The Shelter 9000 is a complete departure from the current line of Shelter cartridges. Newly designed body, high rigidity, improved front-yoke, larger diameter PC-OCC lead wires wound around the redesigned bobbin.
Output voltage: 0.6 mV
Channel balance: Greater Than 0.8dB @1kH
Stylus tip: 0.3 x 0.7 mil elliptical nude diamond
Weight: 11 grams
DC resistance: 10 ohms
Tracking force: 1.4 to 2.0 grams
Load impedance: w/step up transformer 10 to 30 ohms, w/head amplifier within 100 ohms, high gain EQ - amplifier within 47 ohms
Channel Separation at 1 kHz: >25dB