SERIES: MC Windfeld Ti
The SLM technology and high precision process eschews traditional techniques: considered an engineering breakthrough, the SLM process welds fine particles of Titanium together, layerby 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.
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. Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility 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 is 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. A low output impedance of 7 ohm and a low 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 simply has to be experienced.
Design The MC Windfeld Ti is also unique in cosmetic terms: the parts of the cartridge housing are produced with matte black surfaces. The fastening section made in raw Titanium is distinct in silver color. The underside facing the record is covered by a new shield, which reinforces the mechanical structure. Per Windfeld’s characteristic initials in silver accompanied by the letters “Ti” (Titanium) adorn the sides of the cartridge housing, paying tribute to Windfeld’s legacy while at the same time signifying the technological advancements which create a new standard of analog performance.
Output voltage at 1,000 Hz, 5 cm/sec.
Channel balance at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 1 kHz
Channel separation at 15 kHz
Frequency range at -3 dB
10 Hz – 50 kHz
20 Hz – 20 kHz +2 / -1 dB
Tracking ability at 315 Hz at recommended tracking force
Compliance, dynamic, lateral
Nude Ortofon Replicant 100, special polished 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)
Internal impedance, DC resistance
Recommended load impedance
Cartridge body material
SLM Titanium, Stainless stee