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Ortofon Windfeld MC Phono Cartridge

"The Correct Sound": Sonically Astute Ortofon MC Windfeld Phono Cartridge Delivers Astonishing Neutrality, Tonality, and Texture From Vinyl LPs

Patented Wide Range Dampening System, Ultra-Fine Polished Stylus, and Field-Stabilizing Neodymium Magnet System Give Ortofon MC Windfeld Uncommon Grace and Gorgeous Musicality

The Absolute Sound states the Ortofon MC Windfeld phono cartridge gives "you the closest approach to what Ortofon promised the moment in came up with the [company] name: the correct sound." Stereophile concurs, recommending it to all listeners while praising its neutrality, and tonal and textural symmetry. Indeed, Windfeld's patented Wide Range Dampening system, ultra-fine polished stylus, and field-stabilizing neodymium magnet system make beautiful music with every groove it encounters.

"The Ortofon Windfeld might be the most tonally neutral cartridge I've ever auditioned..."
– Michael Fremer, Stereophile

Tribute to an Iconic Analog Designer
This highly advanced design functions as a tribute to Ortofon's departed engineer Per Windfeld, who had for more than 30 years been head of development behind amazing cartridges such as the Ortofon MC 20 Super, Concorde, MC Rohmann, MC Jubilee, and Kontrapunkt Series. 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 initials "PW," which are inscribed in gold on the cartridge's side.

"This is my new reference pickup."
– Paul Seydor, The Absolute Sound

WRD System, Replicant 100 Diamond, Field Stabilizing Element for Finest Musical Extraction
Windfeld retains many of Per Windfeld's earlier design innovations, including Wide Range Damping (WRD) system and the ultra-fine polished version of extremely low-mass, large-vertical-contact Replicant 100 diamond, capable of extracting musical information from LP grooves with a greater degree of accuracy than any other kind of needle. It's rounded out by a strong neodymium magnet system with a Field Stabilizing Element (FSE) located within the magnet system.

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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 color: Black
Cartridge weight: 13 gram

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