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Alva TT

Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD

What Hi-Fi? 4 star

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.

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.

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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.

  • What Hi-Fi logo

    "Alva TT offers features and functionality that are rare at the price"

    - April 2019
  • Metro logo

    "...sounds incredible"

    - April 2019
  • Tech Hive logo

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

    - March 2019
  • T3 logo

    "The world's first premium turntable that doesn't need a wired connection, the Alva TT is a game changer"

    - April 2019
    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.”

    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."

    Metro

    United Kingdom,

    "...sounds incredible."

    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.”

    Customer Reviews

    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