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Soundsmith Otello HiOut Fixed Coil Moving Iron Phono Cartridge | TurntableNeedles
The ES series shape itself directs unwanted energy from reflecting back down your cantilever.

Soundsmith Otello HiOut Fixed Coil Moving Iron Phono Cartridge | TurntableNeedles

Our ID#:Otello
Brand:SoundSmith
$399.00
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Otello Turntable Cartridge





Our entry level design captures more than its share of recorded beauty —by design. Big soundstage, detail and resolution at an affordable price.

Features:

  • Also available in dual-coil mono.
  • $100 - about 20% of MSRP, as always ! 
  • The Otello features a 2 year warranty to the original owner.
  • High Output (2.12mV)
  • Made in USA

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 Dynamic Energy Management System


The ES line features not only a dramatic new look, but is a significant evolution of the DEMS system design (Dynamic Energy Management System). The new Soundsmith ES cartridge designs are a significant advancement in cartridge performance due to their ability to direct internal vibrational forces without reflection and disperse them properly to the tone arm. The absence of reflections enables the stylus to stay in far greater statistical contact with the groove walls — a critically important technical refinement. Increased liquidity and reduced “grain,” without loss of detail are some of the immediately discernible advantages of Soundsmith’s new ES models.

 

The new line also features Azimuth adjustment built-in to each cartridge, as well as the option for electrical isolation for hum-prone systems. (see picture below)

 

Every cartridge in Soundsmith’s lineup will now feature our sleek new ES body design. The upgrade is far more than cosmetic; the new shape is a departure from the reflective and “boxy” design of many cartridges whose internal construction contribute to uncontrolled vibrational issues adversely affecting performance. Peter says, “Think of how singing in an open field compares with singing in a shower.” Soundsmith has always challenged conventions, looking deeper into nuances of cartridge design that dramatically affect immediate and long term performance. These have included extreme reductions of moving mass and the use of novel materials and designs. The new ES lineup is a continuation of that research and development.

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