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Otello Cartridge - ES Series

by SoundSmith

$399.95
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The Otello is Soundsmith’s entry level Moving Iron design, realizing an affordable pathway into the world of high performance cartridges. Build 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 dynamics not often found in cartridges at this price. The result? A wonderful design that gives the warmth of MM and the lightfootedness of Moving Iron design. 

OTELLO Technical Specifications 

  • Stylus: Elliptical Titanium Bonded, 0.20mm Round 
  • Radius of curvature: 6 x 17 μm
  • Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
  • Recommended Tracking force: 1.3-1.6 gm
  • Effective tip mass: 0.50 mg
  • Compliance: 22 μm/mN
  • Frequency response: 20-20,000 Hz ± 2.5 dB 14 
  • 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: 9.2 Grams
  • Loading: ≥ 47 kΩ

The above information is from the manufacturer.
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SoundSmith Otello Cartridge - ES Series

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