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Cutting-Edge Phono Cartridge Breathes New Life into Old Vinyl

Axiss Audio Debuts the Shelter Harmony MC Cartridge

LOS ANGELES, CA – September 5, 2007 – For analog enthusiasts in pursuit of perfection, Shelter’s Harmony moving coil cartridge is a musical milestone. As the newest addition to Axiss Audio’s exclusive collection of luxury audio components, the Harmony delivers audio so refined that even the most familiar recordings sound new once more. As long-buried harmonic layers are uncovered and subtle nuances become audible for the first time, playing old records becomes a revelatory experience.

The Shelter Harmony MC cartridge owes its sonic superiority to a union between innovative ingredients and time-tested mechanics. The cartridge is handcrafted from state-of-the-art aerospace materials. Its shell is constructed from layered sheets of carbon fiber, an exceptionally strong yet light composite that absorbs and decreases vibrations. The motor system features an aluminum cantilever shortened for strength and rapid response and a line-contact stylus designed for enhanced tracking ability.

The latest in a long line of groundbreaking phono cartridges, the Harmony demonstrates once again why Shelter is at the forefront of the analog audio reproduction industry. And as the exclusive U.S. distributor of this elegantly engineered cartridge from Shelter, Axiss Audio gives vinyl connoisseurs an irresistible incentive to give their treasured LPs another spin and a fresh “first listen.”

About Axiss Audio

Axiss Audio is a leading distributor of high-end audio equipment for discerning audio connoisseurs. The Axiss Audio collection is comprised of handcrafted analog and digital stereo components from boutique manufacturers around the globe. Representing the finest in design and technology, Axiss Audio’s components are limited-edition works of art that rival the musical masterpieces they bring to life.

Axiss Audio is the exclusive U.S. distributor for Accuphase, Air Tight, Shelter, Transrotor, Soulution, Phase Tech, Blue Electric, TAOC, Fisch Audiotechnik, Microsorber, Acoustic Masterpiece, Isophon, and Western Electric. Axiss Audio has branches in Los Angeles and Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit http://www.axissaudio.com.

About Shelter

Shelter is a Japanese manufacturer of phono cartridges and step-up transformers. Yasuo Ozawa, a former engineer for the legendary Fidelity Research firm, founded the company over twenty years ago. Ozawa’s designs are driven by the idea that a phono cartridge is not merely a mechanical device for music reproduction, but a musical instrument in its own right. Shelter’s cartridges are renowned for their flawless construction and high-precision performance.

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Arturo Manzano
Axiss Audio