ALVA TT V2

Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth® aptX HD

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  • Bluetooth aptX HD – Switchable Hi-Res wireless streaming. Place the turntable on a flat-surface that suits you.
  • Built-In Phono Stage – Switchable phono pre-amp, direct connection to amp – keep your setup simple.
  • Direct Drive – Consistent drive speed with pitch-perfect audio reproduction.
  • Pre-installed High-Output MC Cartridge – Pristine musical detail, custom design. Easy setup.
  • New Tonearm with Removable Headshell – Lightweight and strong. Tracks your records flawlessly.
  • person lowering a record onto alva tt v2 turntable

    Just Add Vinyl

    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. 

    • Financial Times logo

      "Absurdly solid in its construction, it’s an audiophile’s dream, but also comes with Bluetooth “aptX HD”, which facilitates high-quality streaming to speakers."

      October 2022
    • Forbes logo

      "The Alva TT V2 is a beautifully built turntable backed up by Cambridge Audio’s half a century of producing high-end audio gear."

      April 2022
    • Rolling Stone Logo

      “Throw in a bespoke MC cartridge and an integrated phono stage, and you’ve got one of the best record players on the market"

      February 2022
    • Stuff logo

      "The Alva TT V2 expertly blends old and new, with features you won’t find elsewhere for the price."

      June 2022
    • Trusted Reviews Logo

      "…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, and miles away from the system to which it’s streaming."

      June 2022
      Man in dark sweater, wearing headphones and listening to music

      King of Convenience

      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. 

      Person pressing button on back of alva tt v2 turntable

      Hi-Res Bluetooth

      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.

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      Integrated Phono Stage

      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. 

      close-up of mc moving coil cartridge and stylus on alva tt v2 turntable

      MC Cartridge Pre-installed

      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.

      close-up of alva tt v2 turntable buttons and platter

      Direct Drive

      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. 

      close-up of alva tt v2 turntable buttons, platter and stylus

      Reassuringly Solid Platter

      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. 

      close-up of alva tt v2 tonearm

      All-New Tonearm

      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. 

      close up of alva tt v2 turntable on wooden unit

      Designed for Life

      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. 

      alva tt v2 turntable and cxa81 amplifier on wooden unit, with sx-80 speakers and records in living room

      Timeless Style, from London

      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.

      person lowering dust cover on alva tt v2 turntable

      Dust Never Sleeps

      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. 

      Type
      Direct Drive
      Belt Drive
      Turntable Speeds
      33.3, 45rpm
      33.3, 45rpm
      Turntable Platter
      POM (Polyoxymethylene)
      Die Cast Aluminium
      Platter Weight
      2.2kg
      645.3g (930.5g inc. rubber mat)
      Audio Out
      RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
      RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
      Bluetooth
      SBC/aptX/aptX HD
      SBC/aptX/aptX HD
      Dimensions (W x H x D)
      435 x 139 x 368mm
      435 x 139 x 367mm
      Weight
      10.9kg
      9kg
      Cartridge
      High Output Moving Coil
      Moving Magnet
      Cartridge Cantilever
      Aluminium
      Alloy Tube
      Cartridge Output Level
      2mV @1kHz
      1.8~3.6mV @1kHz
    • Press reviews

      • Stuff

        United Kingdom,

        "The Alva TT v2 expertly blends old and new, with features you won’t find elsewhere for the price."

      • Trusted Reviews

        United Kingdom,

        "…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."

      • HIFI.de

        United Kingdom,

        “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.”

      • Rolling Stone

        United States,

        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"

        Customer Reviews

      • The details

        Type Direct Drive
        Turntable Speeds 33.3, 45rpm
        Wow & Flutter <0.1%
        Turntable Platter POM (Polyoxymethylene)
        Platter Diameter 305mm
        Platter Weight 2.2kg
        Audio Out RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
        Bluetooth SBC/aptX/aptX HD
        Power Supply AC 100-240V, 60/50Hz
        Power Consumption 5.5W
        Max Power Consumption 20W
        Standby Power Consumption <0.25W
        Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 139 x 368mm
        Weight 10.9kg
        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 Overhang 19mm
        Tonearm Effective Mass 19.6g
        Tonearm Compatible Cartridge Weights 4.5-12g
        Cartridge 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
        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.