Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 Direct Drive Turntable Arrives Ready To Rock, with a Bespoke Moving-Coil Cartridge, Integrated Phono Stage, and aptX HD Bluetooth
If you have spent years curating the perfect record collection, searching for hidden gems in record shops and online, the Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 Direct Drive Turntable could be your new best friend. It is carefully engineered with a direct-drive system, and arrives ready to rock, with a bespoke moving-coil cartridge, a new tonearm, Hi-Res Bluetooth, and an integrated phono stage.
Alva TT V2 is for people who want exceptional sonic quality – without the need to select or fit in extra components. TT V2 comes with a bespoke cartridge pre-installed. It connects to almost any audio system, thanks to a switchable integrated phono stage. Additionally, it works wirelessly with high-quality Bluetooth speaker systems.
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. Your 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 TT V2 has an integrated phono stage (phono pre-amplifier), derived from Cambridge Audio's award-winning Alva Duo – to reveal incredible detail from your records. This 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 if you want to keep your upgrade options open.
Alva TT V2's bespoke cartridge is already fitted – so there's no tricky set-up problems, and its sound is perfectly matched to the turntable. Cambridge Audio engineers designed the high-output moving-coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever. This reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, and it 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 operation, Alva TT V2 achieves just 0.06% wow and flutter. This means excellent pitch stability – particularly during longer, more sustained, musical notes. Complementing 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 a medium-torque direct-drive motor, ensures excellent speed stability during playback.
After many hours of testing, Cambridge Audio engineers selected a new high-mass, low-resonance tonearm for Alva TT V2 and Alva ST. By minimizing resonant frequencies, and 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 you can fine-tune 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 TT V2 to endure, starting with a top plate hewn from 6mm aluminum, and a layer of EVA (to absorb vibration) sitting on MDF. It's cradled in a composite chassis and weighs an impressive 24 pounds. The result is solid construction, with great acoustic qualities too.
Finished with a lunar-grey aluminum top plate and black plinth, with a floating wedge base, Alva TT V2 is an elegant turntable that will enhance any listening space. It's the perfect match for the Cambridge Audio CX Series hi-fi separates, and it shares the laser-etched brand logo with the premium Edge Series.
Keep your new Alva turntable's finely balanced tonearm and aluminum top plate pristine when you've finished spinning discs, with 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 TT V2 Direct Drive Turntable comes with the 100% Music Direct Satisfaction Guarantee.
"Throw in a bespoke MC cartridge and an integrated phono stage, and you've got one of the best record players on the market — wireless or not."
—Oscar Hartzog, Rolling Stone, 2022 RS Audio Awards, Best Bluetooth Record Player
"The Alva TT V2 is a beautifully built turntable backed up by Cambridge Audio's half a century of producing high-end audio gear. The new turntable builds on the acclaimed and innovative Alva TT model, the world's first aptX HD Bluetooth turntable. This second iteration adds refinements that make it an ideal perfect blend of high-performance and flexibility."
—Mark Sparrow, Consumer Tech, Forbes
- 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
Type: Direct Drive
Turntable Speeds: 33.3, 45rpm
Turntable Platter: POM (Polyoxymethylene)
Platter Weight: 2.2kg
Audio Out: RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
Bluetooth: SBC/aptX/aptX HD
Cartridge: High Output Moving Coil
Cartridge Cantilever: Aluminum
Cartridge Output Level: 2mV @1kHz
Dimensions (WHD): 17.1" x 5.5" x 14.5"
Weight: 24.0 lbs.