Cambridge - Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth

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Cambridge - Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth

Cambridge - Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth

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Cambridge Audio Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth Offers Convenience, Flexibility, Cool Aesthetics, and Best of All, Excellent Sound

The Cambridge Audio Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable was designed for listeners who truly love vinyl. It comes with a pre-fitted cartridge, which means you can unbox this turntable and be playing records in minutes. Alva ST is for people who want exceptional sonic quality — without the need to choose or fit in extra components. Alva ST will connect to nearly any audio system because it has a switchable integrated phono stage. It also works wirelessly with Bluetooth speaker systems.

Because it is carefully engineered with built-in Bluetooth aptX HD, Alva ST offers tremendous flexibility. 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.

Alva ST has an integrated phono stage (phono pre-amp), derived from the award-winning Alva Duo — so it is designed to reveal incredible sonic detail from your records. This phono stage greatly enhances the “convenience factor” because you can connect Alva ST to a vast variety of amps and speaker systems. You can deactivate the deck's phono stage, too — ideal if your amp already has one or if you want to keep your upgrade options open.

After hours of listening, the engineers at Cambridge Audio selected an Audio-Technica moving-magnet (MM) cartridge to be fitted on Alva ST. The elliptical stylus provides an expansive contact area with your records' grooves, resulting in highly accurate tracking of information and, of course, exceptional audio quality. This cartridge offers tremendous sonic detail and midrange clarity, while also delivering tight, authoritative bass.

Alva ST uses a reliable belt-drive design, supplemented with electronic motor speed control. After connecting the belt for the first time, you won't need to look under the platter again. Rotation speed selection is made by two electronic buttons on the ST's aluminum top surface, so you can easily switch between 33RPM and 45RPM.

Alva ST's platter is aluminum die-cast, finished by CNC, to ensure a totally level and smooth surface. The 17mm high aluminum platter is combined with a 5mm rubber mat, a combination proven to reduce unwanted resonance.

Alva ST features a high-mass, low-resonance tonearm. By minimizing resonant frequencies, and working in combination with the cartridge, it helps retrieve the maximum detail from your records. A detachable die-cast aluminum headshell makes swapping cartridges easy, and they can be fine-tuned with great precision, thanks to a new anti-skating dial.

A record collection can last a lifetime, so why shouldn't a turntable? Cambridge Audio built Alva ST to do just that, with a 1mm aluminum top plate, and a layer of EVA (to absorb vibration) sitting on MDF. It's cradled in a composite chassis and weighs about 20 pounds. The result is solid construction, with great acoustic performance attributes, too.

This sturdy, reliable turntable was designed and engineered in London with the emphasis on timeless style. Finished with a lunar-grey aluminum top plate and black plinth, with a floating wedge base, Alva ST exudes elegance. Aesthetically and sonically, it is the perfect match for Cambridge Audio's Evo and CX Series hi-fi separates.

You can keep your turntable's finely balanced tonearm and aluminum top plate in pristine condition by using the hinged dust-cover. It's easy to raise, lower, remove, and re-attach — the choice is yours.

Like all Music Direct products, the Cambridge Audio Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.

"[This turntable] looks beautiful and supports aptX HD wireless hi-res streaming."
Gear Patrol, "The Best Things We Saw at CES 2022"

"Cambridge Audio surprised a lot of people with their Alva Turntable, which offered Bluetooth playback and an OEM tonearm courtesy of Rega. Some audiophiles lifted their noses at the innovative design, but those of us who actually tried or bought one were quite impressed.... Designed for new vinyl lovers as well as those looking to upgrade from their first record player for a step up in performance, the Cambridge Audio Alva ST is the perfect turntable to enjoy a growing vinyl collection, with exceptional sound quality and an elegant design that will be a showstopper in any room."
—Ian White, Ecoustics

Highlights
  • 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
  • Belt Drive – With simple electronic push button speed control
  • Pre-installed Moving Magnet Cartridge – A well-regarded choice, play records in minutes
  • New Tonearm with Removable Headshell – Lightweight and strong. Tracks your records flawlessly
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Type: Belt Drive
Turntable Speeds: 33.3, 45rpm
Turntable Platter: Die Cast Aluminum
Platter Weight: 645.3g (930.5g inc. rubber mat)
Audio Out: RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
Bluetooth: SBC/aptX/aptX HD
Cartridge: Moving Magnet
Cartridge Cantilever: Alloy Tube
Cartridge Output Level: 1.8~3.6mV @1kHz
Dimensions (WHD): 17.1" x 5.5" x 14.4"
Weight: 19.8 lbs.

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