ALVA ST

Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth® aptX HD

Colour
$599.00
  • 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.
  • Belt Drive – With simple electronic push button speed control.
  • Pre-installed Moving Magnet Cartridge – A well-regarded choice, play records in minutes.
  • New Tonearm with Removable Headshell – Lightweight and strong. Tracks your records flawlessly.
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  • Image of the ALVA ST Turntable from Cambridge Audio with the ON OFF award for the best turntable 2022 badge

    Just Add Vinyl

    There’s nothing quite like vinyl: the tactile pleasure of removing a record from its sleeve and carefully placing it on a deck is unique. We designed the original Alva TT to honour that tradition, and Alva ST to share that pleasure with more people. 

    With a pre-fitted cartridge – so you’ll be playing records in minutes – the belt-drive Alva ST also features switchable Hi-Res Bluetooth streaming and integrated phono stage. 

    Everyone should be able to enjoy the freedom Alva brings. 

    • Sound and Image Awards

      “You’ll be proud to have it in your home... It’s a great mid-price turntable”

      Woman stood in living room holding record, turntable hi-fi setup and fireplace behind her

      King of Convenience

      Alva ST is for people who want to listen to records at exceptional quality – without the need to choose or fit extra components. Alva ST keeps it simple with perfectly matched cartridge pre-installed. Alva ST connects to pretty much any audio system too, as it has a switchable integrated phono-stage. It even works wirelessly with Bluetooth speaker systems. 

      Woman wearing headphones sat on living room floor choosing records

      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.

      rear view of alva st turntable

      Integrated Phono Stage

      Alva ST 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 Alva ST 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 alva st audio technica cartridge

      MM Cartridge Pre-installed

      After hours of listening, we selected an Audio Technica Moving Magnet cartridge to be ready fitted on Alva ST. With no fiddly set-up you’ll be playing records in minutes. The elliptical stylus provides a greater contact area with your records’ grooves, producing accurate tracking of information and, of course, great sounding music. 

      close-up of alva st turntable buttons and red record

      Belt Drive

      Alva ST uses the proven belt-drive method, supplemented with electronic motor speed control. After connecting the belt for the first time, you won’t need to look under the platter again. Rotation speed selection is made by 2 neat electronic buttons on the ST’s aluminium top surface – so you can effortlessly switch between playing albums and singles. 

      above close-up of alva st turntable platter, tonearm and stylus

      Aluminium, Tuned

      Alva ST’s platter is aluminium die-cast, finished by CNC to ensure a totally level and smooth surface. The 17mm high aluminium platter is finished with a 5mm rubber mat – a combination proven to reduce unwanted resonance.  

      close-up of alva st turntable with dust cover down focusing on tonearm and cartridge

      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 st turntable corner with white record and headphones

      Designed for Life

      A record collection can last a lifetime, so why shouldn’t a turntable? We built Alva ST to do just that, with a 1mm aluminium top plate, and a layer of EVA to absorb vibration sitting on top of MDF. It’s cradled in a composite chassis and weighs 9kg. Reassuring solid, and with great sound absorption qualities too. 

      woman lowering stylus onto alva st turntable with red record

      Timeless Style, from London

      Finished with a lunar-grey aluminium top plate and matt black plinth, tapering to our trademark floating wedge base, Alva ST shares our minimalist house style. It’s the perfect match for our best-selling Evo and CX Series hi-fi separates. Designed and engineered in London with the emphasis on classic timeless style. 

      Woman lowering dust cover on alva st 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. 

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      Type
      Belt Drive
      Direct Drive
      Turntable Speeds
      33.3, 45rpm
      33.3, 45rpm
      Turntable Platter
      Die Cast Aluminium
      POM (Polyoxymethylene)
      Platter Weight
      645.3g (930.5g inc. rubber mat)
      2.2kg
      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 367mm
      435 x 139 x 368mm
      Weight
      9kg
      10.9kg
      Cartridge
      Moving Magnet
      High Output Moving Coil
      Cartridge Cantilever
      Alloy Tube
      Aluminium
      Cartridge Output Level
      1.8~3.6mV @1kHz
      2mV @1kHz
    • Press reviews

      • BBC Music Magazine

        United Kingdom, March 2022

        "Blending high-end audiophile quality with plug-and-play wireless versatility”

        Customer Reviews

      • The details

        Type Belt Drive
        Turntable Speeds 33.3, 45rpm
        Wow & Flutter <0.12%
        Turntable Platter Die Cast Aluminium
        Platter Diameter 305mm
        Platter Weight 645.3g (930.5g inc. rubber mat)
        Audio Out RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
        Bluetooth SBC/aptX/aptX HD
        Power Supply DC 12V
        Power Consumption 6W
        Max Power Consumption 20W
        Standby Power Consumption <0.3W
        Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 139 x 366.7mm
        Weight 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 Moving Magnet
        Cartridge Frequency Response +/- 0.5dB 30Hz-20kHz
        Cartridge Stylus Elliptical
        Cartridge Cantilever Alloy Tube
        Cartridge Output Level 1.8~3.6mV @1kHz
        Cartridge Tracking Force 2g
        Cartridge Recommended Load 47kΩ
        In The Box Alva ST Belt-drive turntable, Dustcover, Quick start guide, 2 x hinge assembly, Platter, Counterweight, Slipmat, Removable headshell with moving magnet cartridge, power adaptor with switchable plugs, RCA cable, Ground lead, Ortofon stylus gauge.