Ortofon MC Windfeld Cartridge

  • Ortofon MC Windfeld Cartridge - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • Ortofon MC Windfeld Cartridge - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California


Ortofon MC Windfeld Cartridge

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The Ortofon MC Windfeld phono cartridge

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 RohmannMC JubileeKontrapunkt 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. 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:

  • 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.

The MC Windfeld can ideally be combined with the Ortofon TA-210 and TA-110 tonearms and the ST-80 SE MC transformer.

Learn more:

Magnet and Wide Range Damping systems

Diamond and coil technology

Stylus care and lifetime

Technical data

Download the MC Windfeld userguide

Download the MC Windfeld review Absolute Sound 2008

Review quote MC Windfeld

Stereophile May 2008
Reviewed by Michael Fremer

"...until the Windfeld, I can recall hearing none that produced such perfect symmetry of tonality and texture at both ends of the audioband - without inducing boredom, or a sensation of wanting more of something...

...The Ortofon Windfeld might be the most tonally neutral cartridge I've ever auditioned...

 ...Tonally and, especially texturally, I don't think you'll find a cartridge that's more evenhanded and honest than the Ortofon Windfeld...

...It's easy to recommend, regardless of your musical taste or associated components..."