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 and 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 Per Windfeld´s patented 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.
MC Windfeld 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 FIM distortion at recommended 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
*) Typical value