ALVA TT V2
You’ve spent years curating the perfect record collection, searching for hidden gems in record shops and online – because you love music. Our shared love means that we didn’t stop with Alva TT.
We pushed on to create Alva TT V2; with a direct drive system, bespoke MC cartridge, an all-new tone-arm, and Hi-Res Bluetooth with an integrated phono stage – both now switchable.
We believe that your records deserve to sound as fantastic as they look.
Alva TT V2 is for people who want to listen to records at exceptional quality – without the need to choose or fit extra components. TT V2 comes with a bespoke designed cartridge pre-installed. It connects to pretty much any audio system too, thanks to a switchable integrated phono-stage. It even works wirelessly with high quality Bluetooth speaker systems.
Built-in Bluetooth aptX HD liberates Alva from the rest of your hi-fi. With the freedom to place an Alva deck on any flat surface, your records take centre-stage. Music can be streamed to any compatible Bluetooth kit, including headphones, at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res quality. Or, you can deactivate it and simply use phono cables – it’s your call.
Alva TT V2 has an integrated phono stage (phono pre-amp), derived from our award-winning Alva Duo – to reveal incredible detail from your records. It means you can connect TT V2 to any amp or compatible speaker system. You can deactivate the deck’s phono stage, too – ideal if your amp already has one or to keep upgrade options open.
Alva TT V2’s bespoke cartridge is ready fitted – so there’s no tricky set-up, and its sound is perfectly matched to the other components in the turntable. We designed the high-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever. It reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.
Alva TT V2 has a medium-torque Direct Drive motor, like its predecessor the TT. The 8 pole, 3 phase, brushless DC motor is quartz controlled to ensure accurate turntable speed. With precision control, and silent running, Alva TT V2 achieves just 0.06% wow and flutter. This means excellent pitch stability – particularly during longer, more sustained, musical notes.
Complimenting the direct drive motor, Alva TT V2’s platter has the feel of finely polished stone. It’s made from Polyoxymethylene, a semi-crystalline thermoplastic used in precision engineering applications, where high stiffness and dimensional stability are demanded. The weight of the platter, coupled with our medium torque direct drive motor, ensures excellent speed stability during playback of records.
After hours of testing, our engineers selected a new high-mass, low-resonance tonearm for Alva TT V2 and Alva ST. By minimising resonant frequencies, and in combination with the cartridge, it helps retrieve the maximum detail from your records. A detachable die-cast aluminium headshell makes swapping cartridges easy – then fine-tuned with greater precision thanks to a new anti-skating dial.
A record collection can last a lifetime, so why shouldn’t a turntable? We built Alva TT V2 to endure, starting with a top plate hewn from 6mm aluminium plate, and layer of EVA to absorb vibration sitting on MDF. It’s cradled in a composite chassis and weighs an impressive 10.9kg. Reassuring solid construction, with great acoustic qualities too.
Finished with a lunar-grey aluminium top plate and matt black plinth, tapering to our trademark floating wedge base, Alva TT V2 celebrates our timeless house-style. It’s the perfect match for our best-selling CX Series hi-fi separates and shares the laser-etched brand logo with our premium Edge Series.
Keep your new Alva turntable’s finely balanced tonearm and aluminium top-plate pristine when you’ve finished spinning discs for the day, with the hinged dust-cover. It’s easy to raise, lower, remove and re-attach – the choice is yours.
"The Alva TT v2 expertly blends old and new, with features you won’t find elsewhere for the price."
"…The Alva TT V2 is a turntable that can actually be used like turntables are in the films: positioned all by itself on a shelf, with no cables visible (because you’ve hidden the mains power cable, obviously), and miles away from the system to which it’s streaming."
“The Cambridge Alva TT V2 combines unproblematic everyday features with precise scanning of even difficult records. The sound is rather precise and factual, but very balanced and rich in detail, the Bluetooth capability is a welcome extra.”
BEST BLUETOOTH RECORD PLAYER - ROLLING STONE AUDIO AWARDS 2022
"Throw in a bespoke MC cartridge and an integrated phono stage, and you’ve got one of the best record players on the market"
|Turntable Speeds||33.3, 45rpm|
|Wow & Flutter||<0.1%|
|Turntable Platter||POM (Polyoxymethylene)|
|Audio Out||RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)|
|Power Supply||AC 100-240V, 60/50Hz|
|Max Power Consumption||20W|
|Standby Power Consumption||<0.25W|
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||435 x 139 x 368mm|
|Phono Stage Gain @1KHZ||42dB|
|Phono Stage Nominal Output||250Vrms|
|Phono Stage Input Noise (A-Weighted)||0.1u Vrms|
|Phono Stage RIAA Curve Accuracy||*+/- 0.3dB 30Hz-20kHz|
|Phono Stage Signal/Noise Ratio||>90dB|
|Phono Stage THD+N 1KHZ||0.0025%|
|Phono Stage Input Impedance||47kΩ|
|Phono Stage Input Capacitance||330pF|
|Tonearm Type||Static Balanced Tonearm w/ detachable Headshell|
|Tonearm Effective Length||221.5mm|
|Tonearm Effective Mass||19.6g|
|Tonearm Compatible Cartridge Weights||4.5-12g|
|Cartridge||High Output Moving Coil|
|Cartridge Frequency Response||*+/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz|
|Cartridge Output Level||2mV @1kHz|
|Cartridge Tracking Force||2g|
|Cartridge Recommended Load||47kΩ|
|In The Box||ALVA TT V2 direct drive turntable, Dust cover, Quick start guide, 2 x hinge assembly, Ortofon stylus gauge, Counterweight, Removable headshell with moving-coil cartridge, POM platter assembly, Region specific mains leads, RCA cable, Safety guide, Ground lead.|