Cambridge Audio Alva TT Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD (Open Box)


$1,199.00 $1,100.00

Alva TT. Just Add Vinyl.

You’ve spent years building your record collection. You’ve dedicated weekends to searching for hidden gems in record stores and carefully curating your discoveries. You worked hard, because you love music. Cambridge Audio worked hard creating Alva TT, because they love music too.

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The World’s First Bluetooth aptX HD Turntable

Built-in 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 lime-light. Your music can be streamed from Alva TT to any compatible Bluetooth receiver at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res quality.

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 the award-winning, 5-star standalone pre-amplifiers, the Alva Solo and Alva Duo, reducing unwanted noise while preserving the characteristic warmth of your vinyl.

Moving Coil 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.

Cambridge Audio 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.

Direct Drive

Rather than go for a Belt Drive system with the ALVA TT, Cambridge Audio 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 the 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.

In the Box

  • Alva TT Direct Drive Turntable
  • User Manual & Safety Guide
  • Counterweight Ring
  • Hinge Assy x 2pcs
  • Dust Cover
  • POM Platter Assembly
  • RCA Cable
  • Ortofon Stylus Gauge
  • Power Cable

Drive Type Direct Drive
Speeds 33 1/3, 45 rpm
Motor Torque 1.6kg/cm
Wow & Flutter <0.1%
Platter POM (Polyoxymethylene)
Diameter 305mm
Tonearm Type One piece aluminum casting
Tonearm Effective Length 238mm
Tonearm Over Hang 17.2mm
Tonearm Effective Mass 11g
Phono Stage Gain @ 1kHz 42dB
Audio Outputs RCA line level
Bluetooth SBC, aptX, aptX HD
MSRP $1,199.99