Cambridge Audio Announces New Alva TT V2 and Alva ST Turntables
Cambridge Audio updates its Alva TT and introduces a more affordable Alva ST turntable at CES 2022.
Cambridge Audio's Alva TT was launched as the world's first aptX HD Bluetooth turntable back in 2019. CES sees the Alva TT V2 hit the stage as the British brand announces the next-gen streaming deck alongside an all-new and more affordable sibling.
The Alva TT V2 retains the original's direct-drive design, pre-installed Alva MC cartridge, and, of course, the aptX HD Bluetooth 24bit/48kHz streaming skills enabling you to stream your vinyl wirelessly to headphones or speakers.
However, the updated version also benefits from a new-and-improved tonearm complete with a detachable headshell, increasing upgrade options. The new arm has a quoted effective length of 221.5mm with a 19mm overhang and stated 19.6g of effective mass. Additionally, you get a switchable phono stage and the option to turn the Bluetooth transmitter off.
ALVA ST TURNTABLE
Joining the Alva family is Cambridge Audio's brand new Alva ST. This is a more affordable belt-drive design complemented by a 1mm aluminium top plate and a vibration-dampening absorption layer on top of MDF. Here you get an Audio Technica AT-VM95e moving magnet cartridge fitted as standard, which you can easily swap out later when the time comes.
Finally, being an Alva turntable, you still get aptX HD Bluetooth streaming, as well as the same new tonearm and switchable phono stage as the Alva TT V2.
The Cambridge Audio Alva TT V2 (US$1,999) and Alva ST (US$999) turntables are available from spring 2022.
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