Shelter proudly introduces a new cartridge, the Shelter Model 7000. New cartridge design technology results in a significant improvement in realistic dynamic range reproduction. This model 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. These new concepts and design philosophy allow the Shelter 7000 to achieve new levels of dynamism and quietness for a smooth and effortless sonic presentation.
TAS Review of the Shelter 7000 Shelter cartridges enjoy a reputation for smoothness, vibrant tonal colors, holographic soundstaging, and an eminently listenable sound, but designer Yasuo Ozawa hoped to give his new models "more life" - meaning more detail, transient speed and explosive dynamics. Those qualities are exactly what Shelter's 5000 and 7000 deliver, thought the latter justifies its higher price by providing more finely resolved and open-sounding highs, more potent, refined bass, and greater dynamic poise.
Shelter 7000 Phono Cartridge Specifications
Output Voltage: 0.5 mV at 1kHz 5cm/sec.
Channel Balance: Within 0.8dB at 1kHz
Stylus Tip: 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical Nude Diamond
DC Resistance: 10 ohms
Tracking Force Range: 1.4 to 2.0g
Recommended Load Impedance: within 10 to 30 ohms with step-up transformer