Soundsmith Otello MI Cartridge 2.12mV (Medium Compliance)
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Only $299.99! Regularly $479.99! You Save $180!
An Unparalleled Warranty! Retip is only $100 and is guaranteed for a Full Year!
The "OtelloĒ cartridge by The Soundsmith is a hand selected version of their famous SMMC4 cartridge. Soundsmith selects it as special from their normal production run, and ship it to you mounted in a hand finished Acrylic mount.
All top end cartridges from all manufacturers are hand made. The real issue is that when you are manufacturing something so tiny, that has to perform so well, that all of them are NOT the same. If you donít see this statement from other manufacturers, then this is a "secret" they donít want to share, and quite understandably so.
Soundsmith cartridges overturn the myth that moving coil cartridges are the only path towards perfection. After all, what is the accepted ďadvantageĒ of moving coil cartridges? Low effective moving mass, right? Well, Soundsmith has less. Much less. And if you understand EFFECTIVE moving mass, Less IS more. Why is that good? Because when you lower the moving system mass, itís easier to control. If itís easier to control, the stylus can stay in better contact with the groove walls. Thatís good, because if you canít stay in contact with the groove walls, you canít hear whatís on the record.
Is a high gain moving coil preamp required? No. Otello is designed to be used with a Moving Magnet preamp. No "step-up" transformers. No finicky multi-stage ultra high gain preamp required. Less is more here, too.
Once youíve heard your new Otello cartridge, youíll never go back.
An Unparalleled Warranty:
The Otello Cartridge is covered for a full one year. 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!
Stylus: Elliptical Titanium Bonded, 0.20mm Round
Radius of curvature: 6 x 17um
Cantilever: Aluminum Alloy
Recommended Tracking Force: 14mN / 1.4 gm
Tip Mass: 0.50 mg
Compliance: 22 um/mN
Frequency Response: 20-20,000 Hz +/- 2.5 dB
Channel Separation: 1000 Hz Greater Than 24 dB, 50-15,000 Hz Greater Than 20 dB
Channel difference: Less Than 1.8 dB
Output voltage: Greater Than 0.6 mV/cm/sec.
5 cm/sec. Lat. RMS: Greater Than 2.12 mV
Cartridge weight: 6.8 grams
Load: Resistance >/= 47 kohms, Capacitance: 100 - 200 pF
1 Year Warranty