Shelter 9000 MC Phono Cartridge
The Shelter 9000 features new technology that improves dynamic range. Both the 7000 and the 9000 are a complete departure from previous Shelter cartridges. The newly designed body includes higher rigidity, improved front-yoke and larger diameter PC-OCC lead wires wound around the redesigned bobbin. The end result is new levels of dynamism and quietness for a smooth and effortless presentation.
Positive Feedback Reviews the 9000"Everything the 90X is known for is there, the same frequency integration and coherency, the same warmth, but the two little fissures in the 90X's personality have been repaired: the slight dynamic reticence, the slight vagueness in imaging. The 9000 sounds BIG. With it on the SME 312 arm, the space in the front of my room is entirely filled in. This guy has powerful, yet composed, attacks: if we were talking about amps, I'd say it's like the 90X with a lot more watts. It makes the precursor seem polite...Treble extension is just as high and now flesh is continuous. Piccolos are just as piercing, but without a hint of shrillness. Channel separation and resolution are enhanced-I'm learning more about each instrument. With a lighter tonal balance than the 90X and tight, articulate bass, the 9000 has better PRAT. The low-end doesn't monopolize the sound or muddy the beat...Guaranteed, you will be hearing more about this cartridge - a lot more as word gets out. Stunning performance." — Positive Feedback
Output Voltage: 0.6 mV at 1kHz 5cm/sec. Channel Balance: Within 0.8dB at 1kHz Stylus Tip: 0.3 x 0.7mil Elliptical Nude Diamond Weight: 11g DC Resistance: 11 ohms Tracking Force Range: 1.4 to 2.0g Compliance: 9cu Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/-2dB Channel Separation at 1 kHz: >25dB Anodized Aluminum Body with neodymium magnet Recommended Load Impedance: within 10 to 30 ohms with step-up transformer, within 100 ohms with head amplifier