Cambridge Audio Alva TT Bluetooth Turntable

Cambridge Audio Alva TT

Bluetooth Turntable

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£1,499
”A great record player, a brilliant hi-res wireless source and a genuine world-first.” ’Trusted Reviews’ – Highly Recommended - 5-Star review

The perfect blend of sound and function

Offering the perfect synergy of sound and function, the Cambridge Alva TT is an audiophile turntable that’s also easy to set-up and use. Unlike like some high-end turntables, set-up is drama free and speed control is via electronic control (no need to manually change the belt over). A built-in phonostage and Bluetooth output offer universal connectivity, letting you enjoy the top quality sound from any Hi-Fi or speaker system.

World’s first Bluetooth aptX HD turntable
This isn’t the first turntable to wirelessly connect to your Hi-Fi or Bluetooth speaker, but it is the first to do so without compromising on sound quality. Bluetooth connectivity usually means a loss in sound quality but, thanks to the Alva TT’s aptX HD output, wireless sound is better quality than ever. Working up to 24 bit/48kHz, the Alva TT offers Hi-Res audio to beat CD – cable-free.

Or cable it up
For a fully analogue experience, little beats a cabled connection. The Alva TT features a built-in phonostage, so it connects to any Hi-Fi system with an AUX input. RCA phono outputs let you use any phono cable, allowing you to use longer or higher quality cables of your choice.

Direct Drive for ultimate precision
Rather than using a belt drive system, the Alva TT opts for Direct Drive. This offers excellent pitch stability, for clean precise notes. A further advantage is there’s no belt to clean and replace.

Top quality, British-made tonearm
Engineered from a single piece of aluminium, the tonearm’s arm-tube is as rigid as possible. This means the best possible support for the cartridge, with the least sound lost to mechanical inefficiency. The classic design is highly proven and renowned as one of the best tonearms in its class. In short, it simply gets on with playing the music, with as little distortion as possible.

Moving Coil cartridge for accurate detail
Another sign of this turntable’s top-class credentials is the standard fit Moving Coil cartridge. Reserved for the highest quality turntables, Moving Coil (MC) cartridges improve over the standard Moving Magnet (MM) versions by offering a fixed stylus for improved accuracy. Smoother and more natural-sounding, once you’ve heard just how good a MC cartridge can sound, you won’t want to go back to MM.

Easy to set-up and practical
With the cartridge already in place and no belt to install, it’s easy to get started with the Alva TT. Simply adjust the weight and push the bias setting to ‘2’ and you’re good to go. Once set-up, a practical lid and push-button speed control make the Alva TT easy to live with.

Stylish good looks
Sleek, clean lines with a reassuring solidness, the Alva TT exudes a sense of quality. Finished in classic graphite grey and black, the Alva TT’s smooth style perfectly match the Cambridge Audio Edge but also blend seamlessly with a wide range of other brand components and speakers.

Get deeper into the groove, with the Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable.

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”A great record player, a brilliant hi-res wireless source and a genuine world-first.” ’Trusted Reviews’ – Highly Recommended - 5-Star review

The perfect blend of sound and function

Offering the perfect synergy of sound and function, the Cambridge Alva TT is an audiophile turntable that’s also easy to set-up and use. Unlike like some high-end turntables, set-up is drama free and speed control is via electronic control (no need to manually change the belt over). A built-in phonostage and Bluetooth output offer universal connectivity, letting you enjoy the top quality sound from any Hi-Fi or speaker system.

World’s first Bluetooth aptX HD turntable
This isn’t the first turntable to wirelessly connect to your Hi-Fi or Bluetooth speaker, but it is the first to do so without compromising on sound quality. Bluetooth connectivity usually means a loss in sound quality but, thanks to the Alva TT’s aptX HD output, wireless sound is better quality than ever. Working up to 24 bit/48kHz, the Alva TT offers Hi-Res audio to beat CD – cable-free.

Or cable it up
For a fully analogue experience, little beats a cabled connection. The Alva TT features a built-in phonostage, so it connects to any Hi-Fi system with an AUX input. RCA phono outputs let you use any phono cable, allowing you to use longer or higher quality cables of your choice.

Direct Drive for ultimate precision
Rather than using a belt drive system, the Alva TT opts for Direct Drive. This offers excellent pitch stability, for clean precise notes. A further advantage is there’s no belt to clean and replace.

Top quality, British-made tonearm
Engineered from a single piece of aluminium, the tonearm’s arm-tube is as rigid as possible. This means the best possible support for the cartridge, with the least sound lost to mechanical inefficiency. The classic design is highly proven and renowned as one of the best tonearms in its class. In short, it simply gets on with playing the music, with as little distortion as possible.

Moving Coil cartridge for accurate detail
Another sign of this turntable’s top-class credentials is the standard fit Moving Coil cartridge. Reserved for the highest quality turntables, Moving Coil (MC) cartridges improve over the standard Moving Magnet (MM) versions by offering a fixed stylus for improved accuracy. Smoother and more natural-sounding, once you’ve heard just how good a MC cartridge can sound, you won’t want to go back to MM.

Easy to set-up and practical
With the cartridge already in place and no belt to install, it’s easy to get started with the Alva TT. Simply adjust the weight and push the bias setting to ‘2’ and you’re good to go. Once set-up, a practical lid and push-button speed control make the Alva TT easy to live with.

Stylish good looks
Sleek, clean lines with a reassuring solidness, the Alva TT exudes a sense of quality. Finished in classic graphite grey and black, the Alva TT’s smooth style perfectly match the Cambridge Audio Edge but also blend seamlessly with a wide range of other brand components and speakers.

Get deeper into the groove, with the Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable.
Brand Cambridge Audio
Speeds 33/45
Replacement Stylus Code NA (Fixed MC stylus)
Cartridge Included? High Output Moving Coil
Bluetooth Output yes
Built In Phono Stage yes
Auto/Manual manual
Belt Drive/Direct Drive direct_drive
Weight (KG) 11
Dimensions WxDxH (mm) 435 x 368 x 139
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Different but don't let that fool you Just a really good turntable, especially if you want something that performs well and is easy to set up and use. I feel the arm is let down by the plastic end stub - I changed it out to a metal stub. Some reviews mention a lack of omph or dynamics which I felt was not completely untrue but some experimentation with a thin platter mat and a record weight seem to eradicate this. Overall excellent and who doesn't like to try out a few cheap tweeks.
Date published: 2020-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I'd hoped for ! Being no stranger to Cambridge Audio equipment - my CXNv2 having been acquired a year or so ago - I felt motivated to purchase the ALVA TT. Unboxing and setting up proved straightforward and pleasurable.The build quality is immediately apparent and, after two weeks of daily use, I am totally won over by this truly desirable piece of kit. A few things worth mentioning ... Do take the time to balance the tone arm as instructed and be aware that it feels almost weightless when lining it up for lowering down to play records. The apex bluetooth paired with my headphones in seconds and appears to have a decent range as I was able to enjoy high quality, detailed sound even in adjoining rooms. Furthermore, Cambridge Audio provide decent interconnects to link with AMP AUX IN - a significant plus ! And the audio experience ? I'm hearing stunning musical sensitivity and detail, even from my 1950's vinyls. Thanks to the ALVA TT, my listening is mightily enhanced !
Date published: 2019-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from new HiFi Excellent service, "sound" advice on the phone I ordered, able to choose the day for delivery and everything works as hoped - sorted!
Date published: 2019-11-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from easy to use, great design, features and quality I had been looking at this for a while. On a recent trip to Glasgow I finally got it. Love it.
Date published: 2019-11-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reconnect with vinyl without the extra "boxes" I bought the Cambridge Audio Alva TT as an opportunity to reconnect with my sadly neglected vinyl collection but without the need to buy separate amps etc. The Bluetooth AptX HD streaming was a key factor in my selection as this feature allows you to stream Hi Res sound straight to wireless speakers or suitable bluetooth AptX HD headphones though there is connectivity to allow you to connect via standard cables to an amplifier. The quality of sound output generated from the Cambridge moving coil cartridge and inbuilt phono pre amp is excellent and warm. My vinyl collection, sounded as good if not better than I remember when I bought it many moons back and certainly comparable if not better than comparable lossless hi res audio files whether listening on wireless speakers or suitable bluetooth headphones . The quality of build is high and construction is really solid and stable.The design is minimalist but functional and stylish. The set up is straightforward and painless, especially if you view the Cambridge Audio unboxing and set up video on Youtube first. Definitely a good choice and a perfect way to rediscover my vinyl collection.
Date published: 2019-10-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great store and item. Great sound, love this product. I am a loyal customer.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The sound of silence At last a turn table with no motor sound to distracted, a sound so good you can hear guitar strings vibrate. A solid piece of heavy metal that even Gillan couldn't hush. The bluetooth is a joy to use to have vinyl around the house. Now need better bluetooth speakers.
Date published: 2019-08-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from High End Deck AND Bluetooth A really good turntable which I purchased because it was a 'high end' turntable WITH Bluetooth. I advise anyone considering buying this turntable to view the 'How To Set Up Your Alva TT" video on the Cambridge Audio website. I watched it several times before I received the turntable and it made setting up the deck a 5 minute job instead of a 30 minute trial - 25 minutes of which would have been taken up by me wondering if I was doing the right thing ! So, a great turntable . . . and "watch the set-up video".
Date published: 2019-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looks great, sounds great. Excellent turntable. It needs a platter mat. I found static at first to be a problem. I added a leather one. Cured the static. Very rich sounding.
Date published: 2019-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brave new world “Review the Alva”.... well my first comment is that this is a very courageous step by Cambridge Audio. Do first time vinyl buyers go for an all in one high end solution? Or is it aimed at hardened audiophiles who have been through countless exotic turntables and arms in pursuit of their career and now want a simpler solution? I fall in the latter category. I have found that using Bluetooth headphones makes life much easier when one has to get up every 20 minutes or so to change the record without being tethered to a headphone cable! Okay so I’m lazy. Also, Bluetooth headphones have improved so whilst they are not in Stax league some models like the Audio Technica AT-DSR9BT (used in Cambridge Audio’s promo video) are very good.. In my opinion the engineering, including the adoption of the famous OEM arm, can’t be faulted for the budget. The sound is solid but I have two caveats: 1. It’s not bright so headphone matching is important; the AT-DSRBT mentioned above is very bright and works well with it but my Bowers & Wilkins PX headphone sounds a bit soggy. 2. The Bluetooth output is low so some headphones may not go loud enough - my Grado GW100 is barely adequate in this regard.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simply delighted I’ve had my Alva TT for about a month now so have had plenty of time to listen to vinyl old and new. It is paired with the glorious Edge NQ streamer and Edge W power amp with the sound being delivered by a pair of Dali Rubicon 8 speakers. I have used the turntable both using Bluetooth and the supplied RCA cables. There is a tiny difference but nothing that gets in the way of enjoyment. And that’s what this fabulous combination is about: we can analyse the open sound stage, impressive but not overwhelming bass, natural mid-tones and sweet treble but you just want to sit down and listen to more and more, enjoying the music pure and simple. Well done to the guys and girls at Cambridge Audio for marking your 50th with such a stunning turntable.
Date published: 2019-04-04
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