Cambridge Audio ALVA TT V2 Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth® aptX HD

$1,999.00

“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

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You’ve spent years curating the perfect record collection, searching for hidden gems in record shops and online – because you love music. Introducing ALVA TT V2 by Cambridge Audio. A direct drive system with 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.

Absolute 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.

ALVA TT V2 includes 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.

Complete 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.

Bespoke 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. A high-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge designed with an exposed cantilever. It reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.

Driven with 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.

Polyoxymethylene 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.

Low Resonance 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.

Designed for a Lifetime

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.

Features

  • 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.

Specifications
Drive Direct Drive
Speeds 33.3, 45rpm
Platter POM (Polyoxymethylene)
Platter Weight 2.2kg
Audio Outputs RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
Bluetooth SBC/aptX/aptX HD
Dimensions 435 x 139 x 368mm
Weight 10.9kg
Cartridge High Output Moving Coil
Cartridge Cantilever Aluminum
Cartridge Output Level 2mV @1kHz