Cambridge Audio

Cambridge Audio - Alva TT - Turntable


New from Cambridge Audio and worlds first  Bluetooth Turntable APTX HD Turntable. So what does this mean? 

Your music can be streamed from Alva TT to any Bluetooth receiver at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res, which means you’re guaranteed an authentic vinyl experience, wherever it’s placed.


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.

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.

PROTECT YOUR TURNTABLE

Your records are your prized possessions, so we include a detachable dust cover with the Alva TT to protect whatever your spinning.

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.

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.

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.

Specifications

  • 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
  • Effective Length: 238mm
  • Overhang: 17.2mm
  • Effective Mass: 11g
  • Phono Stage
  • Gain @ 1KHZ: 42dB
  • Nominal Output (With CA Cartridge): 250m Vrms
  • Equivalent Input Noise (A-Weighted): 0.1u Vrms
  • RIAA Curve Accuracy: +/- 0.3dB 30Hz-20Hz
  • Signal / Noise Ratio (REF 1V OUT, 20-20K BW): >90dB
  • THD+N 1KHZ: 0.0025%
  • Input Impedance: 47kΩ
  • 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 (WxHxD): 435 x 139 x 368mm
  • Weight: 11kg
  • Cartridge Type: High Output Moving Coil
  • Frequency Response: +/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz
  • Stylus: Elliptical
  • Cantilever: Aluminium
  • Output Level: 2mV @ 1kHz
  • Tracking Force: 2g
  • Recommended Load: 47kΩ