Shelter 901 III

  • Model: 901 III
  • Shipping Weight: 3lbs
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 New improved version!

Model 901 III - Legendary Line

The 901III uses hard aluminum cantilever with line-contact diamond stylus chip same structure with Harmony. Unlike models 7000 and 9000, which pursue more information or detail of sound, 901III provides comfort of analog playback sound from the moment when the stylus chip falls into the groove.

Model 901 III Specifications

Output voltage: 0.5mV

Stylus tip: 1.6 x 0.3mil line-contact

Impedance: 15 ohm

Weight: 9.1 gram

Tracking force: 1.4 to 2.2 gram

"Carries much of the vibrancy of the original 901, while at the same time exhibiting the heightened transparency, transient speed, and dynamic snap of the "thousand series" shelters - a highly appealing combination of virtues... Overall, the 901 Mk II's presentation is full of rich tonal colors and dynamic delicacy and power, while retaining that elusive element of graciousness that enables it to compliment most types of music"
 - Chris Martens, The Absolute Sound, Sept. 2010

The Shelter 901 Mk II combines the old style body of the original 901 (which is smaller and lighter than the massive, anodized aluminum bodies of Shelter's later models), with a motor assembly containing all the updates found in the "thousand series" Shelters. These updates include new front yoke assemblies, redesigned bobbins, and improved internal wiring along with boron cantilevers fitted with "nude" elliptical styli. 

Designer Yasuo Ozawa, previously renowned for his Fidelity Research classic designs, has raised the bar on phono cartridge performance yet again.