The MC Windfeld Ti - a moving coil phono cartridge in the absolute high-end class
At the heart of the MC Windfeld Ti lies a revolutionary customized Selective Laser Melting manufacturing technology pioneered by Ortofon for manufacturing of the legendary MC A90 in 2008. 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.
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.
Ortofon Replicant 100 - the finest diamond in the world
Another precondition for linear reproduction with a wide frequency range and optimal tracking performance is a diamond - the shape of which is as close as possible to the original cutting stylus.
As featured in the entire Exclusive Series, the MC Windfeld Ti makes use of Ortofon’s Replicant 100 diamond, known for its thin and light profile and extraordinarily large vertical contact surface. Since the Replicant 100 is closest to the shape of the cutting stylus, it can trace with accuracy unparalleled by any other stylus in existence. Special polishing of the diamond along with the use of a Boron cantilever offer remarkable transparency, speed, and responsiveness beyond that of any other combination.
Ortofon does not recommend the use of solvents of any kind for cleaning of either the record surface or stylus. If necessary, records may be washed in lukewarm demineralized water with a dash of sulphonic soap. Remove dust carefully from record surfaces by using a fine antistatic brush or cloth before every use. The use of solvents on the stylus and cantilever may damage stylus cement; interior parts of the cartridge can be affected seriously by the intrusion of solvents. The Ortofon warranty will not be valid in cases where such treatment has caused malfunction.
For cleaning the stylus, use the enclosed fibre brush a few times along the cantilever in the direction of the stylus, whenever you play a new record or change sides. Record care should also be performed regularly and is of paramount importance to prolong the life and condition of the stylus. Because of this, a record cleaning machine may be considered for ease and quality of record cleaning.
MC Windfeld Ti Technical data
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