VPI sells a 3gm weight. All of their retailers (elusive, musicdirect, etc) probably have them too. They're $15. You probably want it for the Shelter. Not sure about the Denon
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I think you'd want the weight with lower compliance cartridges. When I owned the Shelter and used it in the Wilson Benesch arm it worked well without the weight.
I'd go with a Benz-Micro Ace low output MC cartridge over either of your mentioned candidates. It's more musical than the Shelter, and more detailed than the Denon, in my experience.
Your question is best served by VPI. Also, be aware, that low output carts may theoretically sound better than the higher output models because of a smaller coil, however, your preamp MUST be able to handle the lower output. Check with the cartridge AND preamp manufacturers for their recommendation, and it may not be the low output for the best sound.....
Sorry, no time for a step-by-step, but go to the Cartridge Database, find your tonearm and do a cartridge resonance evaluator table for it. Find the compliance and mass for your cartridge then use the table to determine if it is a good fit for the arm. If the cartridge mass is too light, using a weight may bring it within the prefered range.