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The Otello is Soundsmith's entry level Fixed Coil design, realizing an affordable pathway into the world of high-performance cartridges. Built by hand like all Soundsmith cartridges, the Otello provides a perfect balance of tone and resolution at a great price. The result is a cartridge that is at ease with any type of music. Just slightly warmer than other Soundsmith designs, Otello yields a richness of timbre that is utterly beguiling with a level of speed and dynamic range that no other cartridge in this price. The result? A wonderful design that gives the warmth of MM and the light-footedness of Moving Iron design. 

Soundsmith Otello

    • Cartridge Type: Fixed Coil
    • Output: High
    • Available As Dual Coil Mono: Yes
    • Stylus: Elliptical Titanium Bonded, 0.20mm Round
    • Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
    • Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
    • Recommended tracking force: 12mN / 1.2 gm (high), 14mN / 1.4 gm (medium)
    • Effective tip mass: 0.50 mg
    • Compliance: 28 μm/mN (high), 22 μm/mN (medium)
    • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB
    • Channel separation (stereo only): 1000 Hz >24 dB, 50-15,000 >20 dB
    • Channel difference: <1.8 dB (Stereo), <1.0 dB (Mono)
    • Output voltage: >2.12 mV
    • Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
    • Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ


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