Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti High end Moving Coil Cartridge

Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti High end Moving Coil Cartridge


What we Say:

The Ortofon MC Windfell Ti sits above the Cadenza Black in the Ortofon range. Whilst it looks similar in appearance to the Cadenza Black there are several key difference between thm that lift the performance of this cartridge significantyly above that of the Cadenza Black. Only the Anna models sit above the Windfeld. If you are looking for  the ultimate in vinyl replay performance then the MC Windfeld Ti should be on your shortlist.  It is a true reference product and awarded product of the year by the absolute sound magazine.

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As with most moving coil cartridges the stylus is not replaceable on MC Windfeld Ti. Instead Ortofon offer a trade in scheme which offers a generous allowance towards you replacement cartridge.

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Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti Specification.

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 kHz
Frequency response  –  20-20 kHz + / – 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

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What they say:

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.

The Absolute Sound
Product of the year award

The Absolute Sound
January 2019

“…Sonically, the Ti allows a listener to play nearly every album in his  catalog without being bothered by any sins of commission. This ability to play whatever, whenever, is one of the MC Windfeld Ti’s biggest assets. If you value high neutrality and high resolution, low coloration and low distortion, and tracking ability that rivals the best moving magnets, then this outstanding new moving coil is for you…”


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The mechanical integration of the MC Windfeld Ti

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.


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August 2017
Reviewed by Michael Fremer

“……the Windfeld Ti retained all of the sweetness and lushness of the original Windfeld – something that makes it special in Ortofon’s line of mostly tonally neutral cartridges – which made it supremely pleasurable to listen twice…
… Tonally and texturally, the WIndfeld Ti reproduced massed strings as well as almost any other cartridge I’ve heard: light and gossamer where required, yet also able to dig in and grip…
…The original Windfeld was great for jazz and classic, and specially voices; so was the Windfeld MkII, and it added the dynamic slam to deliver orchestral music without making me wish there was more to give on big climaxes…
…no one will be disappointed by the Windfeld Ti’s reproduction of space: if they were on the recording, this cartridge delivered solid, three-dimensional images on wide, deep, stable soundstages. With a VTF of 2.3 gm, the Windfeld Ti tracked well everything I threw at it, especially sibilants…”

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Absolute Analog
September 2018
By Andre Jennings

“…The MC Windfeld Ti is a well-ballanced cartridge within its performance envelope…

… In all cases, the cartridge installation proved to be straightforward without any unexpected set-up issues. Once alignment, azimuth, tracking force, and VTA/SRA were optimized, the MC Windfeld Ti met all of its stated specifications, including channel separation, channel balance, and frequency responce… …Once dealed in, the MC Windfeld Ti tracked everything without any audible hint of distortion or mistracking…

…What you do get is a cartridge that performs well in all areas with nothing standing out; that is what most listeners want from a transducer. The exceptional part of this cartridge is that the listener can play nearly every album in its catalog and not be bothered by any off-putting sins of commission that make music listening uncomfortable. This ability to play whatever, whenever, is the MC Windfeld Ti’s biggest asset. It’s certainly worth a listen when well set up – and bring your albums with you when you do.”




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December 2017
Review: David Price

“A decade ago, Ortofon paid homage to its retiring design chief with a pick-up bearing his name. A hard act to follow, this new successor has had more than a makeover.

For decades we have seen constant new thinking on cartridge body materials, with all kinds of wood, alloys and plastics used – and sometimes even skeletal designs with no conventional body at all. For the MC Windfeld Ti, Ortofon has chosen to stick with the alloy and stainless steel construction seen in its predecessor, but add a new inner structure made of titanium (hence the suffix), using a process the company calls Selective Laser Melting (SLM). First seen in 2008’s MC A90 [HFN Sep ’09], the idea is to present the strongest and most rigid cartridge assembly to the tonearm’s headshell. The thinking is that any lost energy here can never be recovered, resulting in a diminution of dynamics and detail. The unique SLM process welds fine particles of titanium together, layer upon layer, to construct a single piece body devoid of extraneous material, says Ortofon. The technique is claimed to give precise control of the density of the body material, allowing for extremely high internal damping. The result is a lighter, quieter and yet more rigid cartridge compared to its already sturdy predecessor.

There’s no shortage of high-end moving-coil cartridges and to earn its rightful place the Ortofon MC Windfeld Ti has to offer a distinctive proposition to buyers. This it does in no uncertain terms – it has power, scale, precision and poise, while never being an overly ‘showy’ performer. It serves up a ‘matter of fact’ sound in a more compelling way than one might think possible, giving it an admirably wide appeal.”


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Flexibility and performance with a range of compatibility

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.

MC Windfeld Ti is available through Ortofon Authorised HiFi dealers. Our authorized dealers have comprehensive knowledge and experience in use of Ortofon products and associated equipment, offer high standard customer service and comply with Ortofon