MC Windfeld -mallin optimointiin on sovellettu laajaa tietämystämme värinäominaisuuksista, eri muotojen ja materiaalien vaikutuksesta, osaamisessa magnetistisesta ja mekaanisesta suunnittelusta sekä uusista tekniikoista. MC Windfeld Ti on noussut seuraavalle tasolle vähentämällä ei-toivottua värinää ja lisäämällä äänirasian dynaamista suorituskykyä.
Ne, jotka valitsevat MC Windfeld Ti -äänrasian, kokevat aidon, dynaamisen ja avoimen äänen erittäin selkeällä keskialueella. MC Windfeld Ti on edelleen erittäin musikaalinen ja kiinnittää tarkkaan huomiota mikrodynamiikkaan sen herkällä mutta myös analyyttisella luonteella.
Reviewed by Michael Fremer
“…The Windfeld Ti is a high-performance cartridge that extracts and provides a great deal of detail, but it is not at all “analytical” or mechanical sounding. It’s sort of the “Dockers” of high-performance Ortofons. The cartridge has a relatively sweet, lush midrange compared to the more detail-oriented Ortofons like the A95 and especially the new Anna Diamond. The Windfeld Ti is harmonically generous, with transients that are clean but don’t bite…”
The Absolute Sound
Product of the year award
The Absolute Sound
“…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…”
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.”
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.”