Alva TT

Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD

Colour
€1,699.00

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.

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  • Just Add Vinyl

    You’ve spent years building your record collection. You’ve dedicated weekends to searching for hidden gems in record stores and carefully curating your discoveries. You worked hard, because you love music. We worked hard creating Alva TT, because we love music too.

    Alva TT turntable and Edge A setup

    The World’s First Bluetooth aptX HD Turntable

    Built-in Bluetooth aptX HD liberates your 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 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res quality.

    Alva TT turntable and Edge A setup

    Integrated Phonostage

    Alva TT’s custom designed, integrated phonostage 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 Duo, reducing unwanted noise while preserving the characteristic warmth of your vinyl.

    Alva TT turntable MC cartridge detail

    MC Cartridge Pre-installed

    The cartridge on the Alva TT is pre-installed. There’s no tricky set-up needed, and it’s 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.

    Alva TT turntable cover

    Protect Your Turntable

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

    Alva TT turntable detail

    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.

    Alva TT turntable detail

    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.

    Alva TT turntable and Edge A setup

    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.

  • Press reviews

    • Andrew Robinson

      United States,

      PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

      "It has to be said that the Alva is just in a league all its own..."

    • T3

      United Kingdom,

      PLATINUM AWARD

      "An advanced suite of hi-res Bluetooth streaming modes, plus the built-in phono stage and discreet premium finish, push the Alva TT out in front... The world's first premium turntable that doesn't need a wired connection, the Alva TT is a game changer."

    • Techhive

      United States,

      EDITORS' CHOICE

      "The Alva TT is nothing short of a great turntable, distinguishing itself as a consistently warm and smooth performer with good detail and resolution..."

    • GQ

      United Kingdom,

      “Cambridge Audio has also added a phono stage and – uniquely – high-resolution Bluetooth streaming. Which means you can enjoy the beautifully open, revealing and thrillingly lifelike sound of the Alva TT wirelessly.”

    • Metro

      United Kingdom,

      "...sounds incredible."

    • What Hi-Fi?

      United Kingdom,

      "[The] Alva TT offers features and functionality that are rare at the price, including a built-in phono stage, direct drive and Bluetooth connectivity."

    • Mail Online

      United Kingdom,

      "Sounds fantastic... a big leap forward for Bluetooth [record] decks."

    • MINT

      Germany,

      "Ideal for using with high-quality wireless headphones... the Alva TT convinces with a warm, dynamic sound. A made-to-measure debut."

    • Stuff Magazine

      United Kingdom,

      "Wireless audio performance from a brilliant record player - it's like witchcraft."

    • ntv.de

      Germany,

      "As an eye-catcher, design jewel and high-end record player, the Cambridge Alva TT cuts a fine figure... noble workmanship, first-class technology and high-resolution Bluetooth transmission make it special."

    • Trusted Reviews

      United Kingdom,

      "A great record player, a brilliant hi-res wireless source and a genuine world-first."

    • TechRadar

      United Kingdom,

      "No other record player from any better-established brand in this sort of market is able to come close to this level of convenience. No other record player is as friendly or adaptable, and no other record player will fit in with your wider lifestyle so seamlessly.

      That’s why the Alva TT is so easy to recommend so wholeheartedly.”

    • The details

      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
      Whats in the Box Alva TT Direct Drive Turntable; User Manual, Safety Guide, Counterweight Ring, Hinge Assy x 2pcs, Dust Cover, POM Platter Assy, RCA Cable, Ortofon Stylus Gauge, Mains Lead
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