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Cambridge Audio ALVA TT V2

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ALVA TT V2
Direct Drive Turntable with Bluetooth® aptX HD

 

  • 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.

 

 

OVERVIEW 

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. Our shared love means that we didn’t stop with Alva TT.

We pushed on to create Alva TT V2; with a direct drive system, 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.

 

 

“Throw in a bespoke MC cartridge and an integrated phono stage, and you’ve got one of the best record players on the market"

 

King of 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.

 

 



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.

 

 


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.

 

 


MM 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. We 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.



 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

Reassuringly Solid 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.

 

 

 

All-New 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 Life

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.

 

 

 

 

Timeless Style, from London

Finished with a lunar-grey aluminium top plate and matt black plinth, tapering to our trademark floating wedge base, Alva TT V2 celebrates our timeless house-style. It’s the perfect match for our best-selling CX Series hi-fi separates and shares the laser-etched brand logo with our premium Edge Series.

 

 

 

 

Dust Never Sleeps

Keep your new Alva turntable’s finely balanced tonearm and aluminium top-plate pristine when you’ve finished spinning discs for the day, with the hinged dust-cover. It’s easy to raise, lower, remove and re-attach – the choice is yours.


 

 

 

 

 

REVIEW & AWARDS

Cambridge Audio’s Alva TT V2 is a pragmatist’s turntable - Read More

"It sounds just wonderful. I'm so happy with the sound that I've got with that vinyl setup" - John


Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 Turntable Review - Read More

"It comes unexpectedly close in performance terms to more ‘purist’, audiophile-focused designs – which demonstrates what an intelligent design it is." - JAMES MICHAEL HUGHES

 

The best record players to get the most from your vinyl collection - Read More

"A behemoth record player that simply has better sound, looks and features than almost any other model you care to name." -  Owen Gough and Esat Dedezade

 

Five gadgets that will transform your audio experience - Read More

"Absurdly solid in its construction, it’s an audiophile’s dream, but also comes with Bluetooth “aptX HD”, which facilitates high-quality streaming to speakers." - Rhodri Marsden

 

Cambridge Audio’s New Alva TT V2 Turntable Features Hi-Res Bluetooth Streaming - Read More

"The Alva TT V2 is a beautifully built turntable backed up by Cambridge Audio’s half a century of producing high-end audio gear." - Mark Sparrow

 

Cambridge Audio Alva TT v2 review: Retro and futuristic all at once - Read More

"The Alva TT V2 expertly blends old and new, with features you won’t find elsewhere for the price." - Simon Lucas

 

Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 review - Read More

"Our Naim doesn’t have any phono amplification, so the Cambridge is first hard-wired with its internal amplification switched on, and then via a Chord Huei stand-alone phono stage with the Alva TT V2’s amplification switched off. The differences in performance, it has to be said, are quite predictable." - Simon Lucas

 

Cambridge Audio Alva TTv2 Turntable Review - Read More

"The thing is though, the Bluetooth doesn’t matter. At the core of the Alva TTv2 is a very cleverly designed and targeted product. If you have a budget of £1,600 to upgrade from an existing turntable that you’ve upgraded and tweaked and know well, this probably isn’t the device for you but Cambridge Audio knows this. If on the other hand, you are either a long time ‘out’ of vinyl or coming in to do things properly (and make no mistake, the TTv2 is ‘properly’), this is a great device. It turns up with everything you need, has a painless set up and the hardware to make use of its exceptional cartridge and delivers great analogue without the hassle. The updates to a v2 form make a good turntable better and the result is Highly Recommended." - Ed Selley

 

Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 review - Read More

"Potential Bluetooth issues aside, there is a lot to like here. The Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 is well-made and a pleasure to use, delivering a user experience that has plenty of appeal. There are certainly more entertaining decks at this level, but few that make the pleasure of listening to records so accessible." - What Hi-Fi?

 

 

SPECIFICATIONS

TYPE Direct Drive
TURNTABLE SPEEDS 33.3, 45rpm
WOW & FLUTTER <0.1%
TURNTABLE PLATTER POM (Polyoxymethylene)
PLATTER DIAMETER 305mm
PLATTER WEIGHT 2.2kg
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) 435 x 139 x 368mm
WEIGHT 10.9kg
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 47kΩ
PHONO STAGE INPUT CAPACITANCE 330pF
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 Aluminium
CARTRIDGE OUTPUT LEVEL 2mV @1kHz
CARTRIDGE TRACKING FORCE 2g
CARTRIDGE RECOMMENDED LOAD 47kΩ
IN THE BOX ALVA TT V2 direct drive turntable, Dust cover, Quick start guide, 2 x hinge assembly, Ortofon stylus gauge, Counterweight, Removable headshell with moving-coil cartridge, POM platter assembly, Region specific mains leads, RCA cable, Safety guide, Ground lead.