The MC Windfeld Ti – a moving coil phono cartridge in the absolute high-end class
Our extensive knowledge of vibration properties, characteristics in different shapes and materials, competences in magnetism, mechanical design and new technologies has been applied for optimization of the MC Windfeld model. The MC Windfeld Ti has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge.
Those who choose to adopt the MC Windfeld Ti will experience the lifelike, dynamic and open sound, with exceedingly clear midrange. The MC Windfeld Ti remains extremely musical while paying close attention to micro dynamic details, with its delicate, but also analytical nature.
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Output voltage at 1000 Hz, 5cm/sec. – 0.2 mV
Channel balance at 1 kHz – 0.5 dB
Channel separation at 1 kHz – 25 dB
Channel separation at 15 kHz – 20 dB
Frequency range at – 3dB – 10 Hz – 50 kHz
Frequency response – 20 Hz – 20 kHz +2 dB/- 1 dB
Tracking ability at 315Hz at recommended tracking force – 90 µm
Compliance, dynamic, lateral – 13 µm/mN
Stylus type – Special polished Nude Ortofon Replicant 100 on Boron Cantilever
Stylus tip radius – r/R 5/100 µm
Tracking force range – 2.0-2.5 g (20-25 mN)
Tracking force, recommended – 2.3 g (23 mN)
Tracking angle – 23°
Internal impedance, DC resistance – 7 Ohm
Recommended load impedance – > 10 Ohm
Coil wire material – Aucurum
Cartridge body material – SLM Titanium and Stainless Steel
Cartridge colour – Titanium/Black
Cartridge weight – 11 g
The SLM technology and high precision process eschews traditional techniques: considered an engineering breakthrough, the SLM process welds fine particles of Titanium together, layer-by layer, to construct a single piece body devoid of extraneous material. This technique allows for precise control of the density of the body material, allowing for extremely high internal damping. The final result provides freedom over vibrations within the cartridge body material.
The use of Titanium in the MC Windfeld Ti has provided a further improvement to the overall rigidity of the structure, the cartridge weight and its dynamic capability.
The MC Windfeld Ti phono cartridge was introduced in 2017 as a continuous tribute to Ortofon’s former engineer Mr. Windfeld and optimization of the MC Windfeld model launched in 2008.
At the heart of the MC Windfeld Ti lies Selective Laser Melting technology, apllied for manufacturing of the Ortofon Exclusives Series cartridges.
The use of Titanium in the MC Windfeld Ti has provided a further improvement to the overall rigidity of the structure and the cartridge weight. Obviously, MC Windfeld Ti has gone to the next level by reducing unwanted vibrations and increasing the dynamic capability of the cartridge.
In this episode Leif Johannsen, the Ortofon’s Chief Acoustics and Development, accurately compares the two MC Windfeld models with the focus on the benefits of the new technologies and materials.
Historically, Ortofon has always followed its own path with regard to the mechanical design of the cartridge housing, because mechanical rigidity and total freedom from resonance in the audible range are a precondition for optimal sound quality.
In the MC Windfeld Ti the cartridge’s contact with the tonerarm takes place through three hard, well-defined contact points placed on the fastening section of the cartridge. This means that the mechanical integration of the cartridge and the tonearm arm are always absolutely perfect.
With optimized weight and moderate compliance to suit the majority of modern tonearms, the MC Windfeld Ti is easy compatible with an endless array of contemporary high-end turntable equipment, including the Ortofon TA-210 and TA-110 tonearms.
A low output impedance of 7 ohm and a medium output voltage of 0.2 mV makes the Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti a perfect partner for most MC pre-amps as well as step-up transformers, including the Ortofon ST-80 SE.
When combined with Ortofon’s world-class knowledge in analogue sound reproduction, The MC Windfeld Ti will undoubtedly provide sound which is literally unsurpassed and simply has to be experienced.