Otello MI Phono Cartridge
All Soundsmith cartridges are handmade to order in Peekskill, NY. Peter Ledderman, the founder of Soundsmith, makes many of them himself. Peter is always striving for the next level of perfection and is constantly tinkering with his cartridge designs for the ultimate in performance Your cartridge can even be custom tuned for your system based upon your turntable and phono preamp setup. Expect about a 3-4 week lead time on all Soundsmith cartridges It's well worth the wait to get Peter's latest creation. Should you wish to inquire about customization, please feel free to contact us.
Our 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 design.
Also available in dual-coil mono.
Fixed Coil, Made in USA
For over 30 years, Soundsmith has built great cartridges in Peekskill, NY
Rich, Warm Sound
Slightly warmer than other Soundsmiths, yet with the speed on a MC design
Plenty of Output
The 2.12mv is plenty for all phono stages
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