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.
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