Soundsmith Otello MI Cartridge 2.12mV (Medium Compliance)
Limited Quantities Available!
Only $299.99! Regularly $479.99! You Save $180!
An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $100 and is guaranteed for 2 Full Years!
The entry level design captures more than its share of recorded beauty —by
design. Big soundstage, detail and resolution at an affordable price.
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
Also available in dual-coil mono.
An Unparalleled Warranty:
The Otello Cartridge is covered for 2 full years. Retip is 20% of the retail
($100). An absolutely unheard of warranty for cartridges. Made in the USA, the
Soundsmith cartridges are the best long term values around!
• Fixed Coil Cartridge Type
• Elliptical Stylus Type
• High Output
• Available as Dual Coil Mono
• Workmanship on this product is warranted for 2 full years
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 (standard medium Compliance); 1.0 - 1.2
grams for special order High Compliance
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
Stylus to Mounting Hole Offset: approximately 10mm (0.4")
Loading: Greater than or equal to 47 kohm
2 Year Warranty