Cambridge Audio Alva TT Turntable

There are some audio brands that have carved a reputation for themselves based on the unparalleled calibre of the wares that they produce both in terms of performance but also aesthetically speaking and Cambridge Audio are chief amongst them. As if to prove this point, we present you with the fantastic looking Alva TT Turntable which is one of their most striking and top performing turntables to date and something that we’ll certainly be looking to add to Coolector HQ in 2019.

The Cambridge Audio Alva TT Turntable is a breathtaking piece of audio equipment, with a price tag to match, and can be yours for £1500. If you’re serious about your vinyl and want to push the boat out a little on your next turntable purchase, the Alva TT is certainly going to tick plenty of the right boxes. It’s not just for your vinyl collection though, it has Bluetooth aptX HD installed which means it will deliver wireless hi-res streaming from any of your devices so you can place the turntable anywhere in the home.

Years in the Making 

Cambridge Audio know that music fans love their vinyl collections and, similarly, they are equally as enamoured with music so they were careful to spend time on getting the design of the Alva TT Turntable just right. It is the world’s first Bluetooth aptX HD turntable which is important because it frees your record player from the hi-fi rack. With the freedom to place Alva TT anywhere you choose, your records are invited into the lime-light. Your music can be streamed from Alva TT to any Bluetooth receiver at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res, which means you’re guaranteed an authentic vinyl experience, wherever it’s placed.

The Cambridge Audio Alva TT Turntable (£1500) has a custom designed, integrated phonostage which will streamline the process of a physical connection – and thereby gets rid of the requirement for extra boxes in your set-up. This phonostage from Cambridge Audio builds on the success of their award-winning, 5-star standalone pre-amplifiers, the Alva Solo and Alva Duo, and will reduce unwanted noise while preserving the characteristic warmth of your vinyl collection.

With the Alva TT Turntable from Cambridge Audio, the cartridge comes pre-installed and this means that there is no tricky set up needed to get you up and running and playing your favourite vinyl. It uses a High-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever design that delivers both a compelling audio performance but also looks the part to boot. It also reduces unwanted resonance and vibration when playing your records and delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.

Technologically Superior 

As we’ve come to expect from Cambridge Audio, the technology of their turntables is streets ahead and is the cornerstone of the performance of their first class wares. The Alva TT Turntable has a medium-torque Direct Drive which a far better pitch stability – particularly during longer, more sustained musical notes. It also boasts a POM Platter that, when coupled with the medium torque Direct Drive motor, guarantees fantastic speed stability during playback of your records.

The Alva TT uses a classic British-made one-piece tonearm and there is a tangible sense of quality everywhere you look with this first class turntable from Cambridge Audio. 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. Want a top of the range turntable this summer? Look no further.

Leo is the owner of The Coolector and writes about the stuff he loves. And some stuff that he merely likes.