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 is a wonderful design that gives the warmth of MM and the light-footedness of Moving Iron design.