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Shelter Audio Harmony MC Phono Cartridge

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Shelter Audio Harmony Flagship MC Phono Carteridge


Shelter’s flagship model, the Harmony, employs dry carbon fiber (CFRP) for the body shell. CFRP delivers a superb acoustic characteristic and is an ideal match with the newly designed motor assembly. This combination is capable of delivering a great musical reproduction even on records with less than optimal recordings.
Dry carbon, unlike wet carbon, is designed in layers and unique molding. Harmony, utilizing the CFRP, has a compression rating of 60-tons whereas the conventional process is only 24-tons. The benefit is that the resonant frequency of CFRP is outside of any audible frequency. In addition, it provides a high degree of internal damping along with superb isolation characteristics that protects the body from extraneous vibration and noise. Each of these design features ensure that the Harmony produces no coloration, and is whisper quiet and is extraordinarily sensitive to even the most demanding and subtle musical passages. 
The motor assembly is an all-new design using hard aluminum cantilever and OFC wiring. Hard aluminum allows us to firmly affix the diamond stylus tip to a rigid, yet responsive bass. This allows the stylus to receive and reproduce every bit of information within the grooves of your favorite recordings. The length of the cantilever is slightly shorter than typical to increase the strength to output voltage ratio. Normal aluminum cantilevers often develop a tendency to make the playback sound slightly bigger, but the stylus chip is designed to line-contact with its curvature radius to 1.6x0.3mil(0.04x0.007mm) to achieve the best balance and increased tracking capability at the same time.


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Shelter Audio Harmony Specifications

Output voltage: 0.5mV
Stylus tip: 1.6 x 0.3mil line-contact
Impedance: 15 ohm
Weight: 8.5 gram
Tracking force: 1.4 to 2.2 gram

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HI FI + " Magazine Review TAS

http://www.hifiplus.com/articles/shelter-901-mkii-9000-harmony-mc-moving-coil-phono-cartridges-tas-205/

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Enjoy The Music " Online Magazine Review

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/superioraudio/equipment/0809/shelter_harmony.htm