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Ortofon MC Windfeld TI

This highly advanced design, which is the world’s most hi-tech analogue cartridge, may be seen as a tribute to Ortofon’s departed engineer Per Windfeld, who had for more than 30 years been a feature of the high-end culture as the head of development.

Description

The Ortofon MC Windfeld phono cartridge

The MC Windfeld was developed in 2008 using state-of-the-art technology.

This highly advanced design, which is the world’s most hi-tech analogue cartridge, may be seen as a tribute to Ortofon’s departed engineer Per Windfeld, who had for more than 30 years been a feature of the high-end culture as the head of development behind amazing cartridges such as the Ortofon MC 20 Super, Concorde, MC Rohmann, MC Jubilee, Kontrapunkt Series, etc.

MC Windfeld is designed by a team headed by Mr. Windfeld’s successor, Leif Johannsen, the Ortofon’s Chief Officer of Acoustics and Technology. The cartridge bears Mr. Windfeld’s name – his initials “PW” are inscribed in gold on the cartridge’s side.

The Windfeld retains many of Per Windfeld’s earlier design innovations, including:

  • Wide Range Damping (WRD) system
  • The ultra-fine polished version of extremely low mass, large-vertical-contact Replicant 100 diamond, capable to extract musical information from the grooves with a greater degree of accuracy than any other kind of needle
  • And a strong neodymium magnet system with a Field Stabilizing Element (FSE) located within the magnet system.

The MC Windfeld can ideally be combined with the Ortofon TA-210 and TA-110 tonearms and the ST-80 SE MC transformer.

Technical data

Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec.  –  0,3 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz   – < 0,2 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz  –  > 28 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz  –  > 22 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB  –  10-80.000 Hz
Frequency response  –  20-20.000 Hz + / – 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force  –  100 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral  –  16 µm/mN
Stylus type  –  Nude Ortofon Replicant 100, special polished
Stylus tip radius –   r/R 5/100 µm

Tracking force range  –  2,3-2,8 g (23-28 mN)
Tracking force, recommended  –  2,6 g (26 mN)
Tracking angle  –  23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance  –  4 Ohm
Recommended load impedance  –  > 10 Ohm
Cartridge body material  –  Stainless steel/special alloy
Cartridge colour  –  Black/Black
Cartridge weight  –  13 gram