With its exposed cantilever design and elliptical stylus, our engineers custom-designed Alva MC, a high-output Moving Coil cartridge for Alva TT to deliver stunning levels of musical detail. The 68° angled cantilever is a call-back to our founding year of 1968 and a celebration of over 50 years of innovation.
Moving Coil cartridges are known for high-precision and detailed music reproduction during playback.
Alva MC utilises an exposed cantilever design. This cuts down on unwanted resonance and vibration that can be a downside of conventional enclosed designs.
We chose an elliptical stylus for Alva MC, to give a large contact area within the groove of your records. This offers outstanding frequency response and low distortion figures.
Compared to many of its Moving Magnet (MM) counterparts, Alva MC is lighter and faster to respond to the record’s grooves, therefore able to unlock more of the musical detail contained within.
Finished in our custom lunar-grey to compliment Alva TT V2, the bespoke Cambridge Audio design adopts the patterned knurling found on our premium Edge hi-fi. The 68° angle seen running top to bottom is a call-back to our founding year of 1968. A playful touch that reminds us of our roots.
|Cartridge Type||High-output Moving Coil|
|Frequency Response||+/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz|
|Output Level||2mV @1kHz|
|Separation||25dB @ 1kHz|