Cambridge Audio ALVA TT V2 Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD
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Model: C11229K UPC: 5055300421029 Item: 177709
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Just Add Vinyl
You've spent years curating the perfect record collection, searching for hidden gems in record shops and online - because you love music. Cambridge Audio shares that love, so they didn't stop with the Alva TT.
With a direct drive system, bespoke MC cartridge, an all-new tone-arm, and Hi-Res Bluetooth with an integrated phono stage - both now with switchable.
- 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 Removeable Headshell - Lightweight and strong. Tracks your records flawlessly.
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 center 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.
Integrated Phono Stage
Alva TT V2 has an integrated phono stage (phono pre-amp), derived from Cambridge's 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.
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. Cambridge designed the high-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever. It reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.
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.
After hours of testing, Cambridge Audio's engineers selected a new high-mass, low-resonance tonearm for Alva TT V2 and Alva ST. By minimizing resonant frequencies, in combination with the cartridge, it helps retrieve the maximum detail from your records. A detachable die-cast aluminum headshell makes swapping cartridges easy - then fine-tuned with greater precision thanks to a new anti-skating dial.
- Type: Direct Drive
- Turntable Speeds: 33.3, 45 rpm
- Wow & Flutter: <0.1%
- Turntable Platter: POM (Polyoxymethylene)
- Platter Diameter: 305mm
- Platter Weight: 2.2 kg
- Audio Out: RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
- Bluetooth: SBC/aptX/aptX HD
- Power Supply: AC 100-240V, 60/50Hz
- Power Consumption: 5.5W
- Max Power Consumption: 20W
- Standby Power Consumption: <0.25W
- Dimensions (W x H x D): 17.12" x 5.47" x 14.48"
- Weight: 24.03 lb
- 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: 47Ω
- Phono Stage Input Capacitance: 100pF
- 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: High Output Moving Coil
- Cartridge Frequency Response: +/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz
- Cartridge Stylus: Elliptical
- Cartridge Cantilever: Aluminum
- Cartridge Output Level: 2mV @ 1kHz
- Cartridge Tracking Force: 2g
- Cartridge Recommended Load: 47Ω
What's in the Box
What's in the Box
- Alva TT V2
- MC Cartridge
- Dust Cover
- RCA cables