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Cambridge ALVA TT

$2,399.99 $1,999.00

Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth APTX HD

Description

The World’s First Bluetooth APTX HD Turntable

‘The Alva TT is nothing short of a great turntable, distinguishing itself as a consistently warm and smooth performer with good detail and resolution. Bluetooth aptX HD liberates your record player from the hi-fi rack. With the freedom to place Alva TT anywhere you like, your records are invited into the limelight. 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. Alva TT’s custom designed, integrated phono stage simplifies the process of a physical connection – removing the need for extra boxes in your set-up. This phono stage 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. 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.

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

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 far better pitch, stability (particularly during longer), and more sustained musical notes.

Complimenting the Direct Drive motor, the platter on the Alva TT is both dense and heavy. It’s made from Polyoxymethylene (POM), a 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.

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.

 

Technical


 

  • Bluetooth aptX HD – Wireless Hi-Res streaming. Place the turntable anywhere.
  • Built-In Phonostage – No need for extra boxes. Keep your setup simple.
  • Direct Drive – Consistent drive speed with pitch-perfect audio reproduction.
  • Pre-installed High Output MC Cartridge – Pristine musical detail. No tricky setup.
  • British-made single-Piece Tonearm – Lightweight and strong. Tracks your records flawlessly.

TURNTABLE

  • Type: Direct Drive | Turntable Speeds: 33 1/3, 45 RPM | Motor Torque: 1.6 kg/cm | Wow & Flutter: <0.1%
  • Platter: POM (Polyoxymethylene) | Platter Diameter: 305 mm

TONEARM

  • Type: One piece aluminium casting | Effective Length: 238 mm | Overhang: 17.2 mm | Effective Mass: 11 g

INTERNAL 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-20kHz | Signal/Noise Ratio: (ref 1V out, 20-20K BW) >90dB
  • THD+N 1kHz: 0.0025% | Input Impedance: 47kΩ | Input Capacitance: 320pF | Switchable: No

OUTPUTS

  • Audio Output: RCA Line Level | Bluetooth: SBC / aptX / aptXHD
  • Alva MC Cartridge Included.
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