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Cambridge Audio Alva TT Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth APTX HD

Cambridge Audio



Alva TT Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth APTX HD

  • Bluetooth aptX HD - Wireless Hi-Res streaming. Place the turntable anywhere.
  • Built-In Phonostage - No need for extra boxes. Keep your setup simple.
  • Direct Drive - Consistent drive speed with pitch-perfect audio reproduction.
  • Pre-installed High Output MC Cartridge - Pristine musical detail. No tricky setup.
  • British-made single-Piece Tonearm - Lightweight and strong. Tracks your records flawlessly.

The World's First Bluetooth APTX HD Turntable

Built-in Bluetooth aptX HD liberates our record player from the hi-fi rack. WIth the freedom to place Alva TT anywhere you like, your records are invited into the lime-light. Your music can be streamed from Alva TT to any compatible Bluetooth receiver at up to 24nit/48kHz Hi-Res quality. 

 

Integrated Phonostage

Alva TT's custom designed, integrated ponostage simplifies process of a physical connection removing the need for extra boxes in your set-up. This phonostage builds on the success of our award-winning, 5-star standalone pre-amplifiers, the Alva Solo and Alva Dui, reducing unwanted noise while preserving the characteristic warmth of your vinyl. 

 

MC Cartridge Pre Installed

The cartridge on the Alva TT is pre-installed. There's no tricky set-up needed, and its perfectly matched to the other components in the turntable. 

We opted for a High-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever design. It reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.  

 

Protect Your Turntable

Your records are your prized possessions, so we include a detachable dust cover with the Alva TT to protect whatever your spinning.

 

Direct Drive

Rather than go for a Belt Drive system with the ALVA TT, we opted for a medium-torque Direct Drive. Over time, the elastic used on a Belt Drive turntable can stretch and will need to be replaced. As a result of this wear, Belt Drive turntables traditionally have a less accurate playback speed than their Direct Drive cousins. This isn't a problem on the ALVA TT - it has just 0.06% Wow and Flutter. This means a far better pitch stability - particularly during longer, more sustained musical notes.

 

Pom Platter 

Complimenting the Direct Drive motor, the platter on the Alva TT is both dense and heavy. It's made from Polyoxymethylene (POM), an high-tech engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness and excellent dimensional stability. The weight of the platter, coupled with our medium torque Direct Drive motor, ensures excellent speed stability during playback of your records. 

 

British-made Single Piece Tonearm

The Alva TT uses a classic British-made one-piece tonearm. There are no joints, giving it the best possible grounding for the cartridge and offering extremely low friction. 

It's designed to retrieve the maximum amount of sonic detail from the cartridge and therefore your records. 

 

 

DRIVE TYPE

Direct Drive


TURNTABLE SPEEDS

33 1/3, 45 rpm


MOTOR TORQUE

1.6kg/cm


WOW & FLUTTER

<0.1%


TURNTABLE PLATTER

POM (Polyoxymethylene)


DIAMETER

305mm


TONEARM TYPE

One piece aluminium casting


TONEARM EFFECTIVE LENGTH

238mm


TONEARM OVERHANG

17.2mm


TONEARM EFFECTIVE MASS

11g


PHONO STAGE GAIN @ 1KHZ

42dB


PHONO STAGE NOMINAL OUTPUT (WITH CA CARTRIDGE)

250m Vrms


PHONO STAGE EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE (A-WEIGHTED)

0.1u Vrms


PHONO STAGE RIAA CURVE ACCURACY

+/- 0.3dB 30Hz-20Hz


PHONO STAGE SIGNAL/NOISE RATIO (REF 1V OUT, 20-20K BW)

>90dB


PHONO STAGE THD+N 1KHZ

0.0025%


PHONO STAGE INPUT IMPEDANCE

47kΩ


PHONO STAGE INPUT CAPACITANCE

320pF


AUDIO OUTPUTS

RCA line level


BLUETOOTH

SBC, aptX, aptX HD


POWER SUPPLY

AC 100-240V, 60/50Hz


POWER CONSUMPTION

6W Approx, 20W max, <0.5W (Standby)


DIMENSIONS (W X H X D)

435 x 139 x 368mm


WEIGHT

11kg


CARTRIDGE TYPE

High Output Moving Coil


CARTRIDGE FREQUENCY RESPONSE

+/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz


CARTRIDGE STYLUS

Elliptical


CARTRIDGE CANTILEVER

Aluminium


CARTRIDGE OUTPUT LEVEL

2mV @ 1kHz


CARTRIDGE TRACKING FORCE

2g


CARTRIDGE RECOMMENDED LOAD

47kΩ

 

 

'...all you need is a turntable and a Bluetooth speaker or wireless headphones. You can then submerge yourself in the warm fuzzy glow of vinyl.' 

 

Read full review on What Hifi here. 

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