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Cambridge Audio ALVA Solo

Cambridge Audio ALVA Solo

Regular price $229
Sale price $229 Regular price $229.00

Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

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Cambridge Audio

Cambridge Audio ALVA Solo

Regular price $229
Sale price $229 Regular price $229.00

Cambridge Audio ALVA Solo Phono Preamplifier

Discover the exceptional sound quality of your vinyl collection with the Cambridge Audio ALVA Solo Phono Preamplifier. This high-quality moving magnet phono stage is designed to bring out every last detail from your records, providing an immersive and rich listening experience. Whether you’re a vinyl enthusiast or just beginning your analog journey, the ALVA Solo ensures your records sound exactly as they should.

Vinyl as it's Supposed to Sound

The ALVA Solo Phono Preamplifier is crafted to preserve the unique warmth and depth of vinyl. It features a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and a new surface-mounted circuit board layout, significantly reducing unwanted noise and interference. This meticulous design ensures that from the moment you drop the needle, you experience your music in its purest form.

Why Choose a Dedicated Phono Stage?

Turntables generate low-level signals that many hi-fi amplifiers cannot handle directly. A phono preamplifier like the ALVA Solo boosts this signal to a level suitable for power amplifiers, all while maintaining the integrity of the sound. Designed around exceptional components, the Solo delivers the warm, detailed sound that vinyl enthusiasts crave, without distorting the signal from your moving magnet cartridge.

Attention to Detail

The ALVA Solo is equipped with a subsonic filter to eliminate low-frequency rumbles caused by vinyl imperfections. Additionally, it features a balance control to handle potential cartridge imbalances in your record player, ensuring an accurate and detailed soundstage. These features ensure that even the most worn records can be enjoyed with clarity and precision.

Eco Friendly

The ALVA Solo Phono Preamplifier is designed with the environment in mind. It has a standby power consumption of less than half a watt and includes an auto power down feature that activates after 20 minutes of inactivity. This eco-friendly design also includes worldwide voltage compatibility, making it a versatile choice for vinyl lovers everywhere.

Technical Specifications

Specification Details
Max Power Consumption 10W
Gain @ 1kHz 39dB
Nominal Output 300mV
Sensitivity for Nominal Output 3.35mV
Equivalent Input Noise (A-Weighted) ~0.09uV
RIAA Curve Accuracy +/- 0.65dB 30Hz-20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio (Grounded Inputs Ref. 1V Output, 20Hz-20kHz BW) >90dB
THD+N 1kHz (20-20kHz BW) <0.0025%
Input Impedance 47k Ohm
Input Capacitance 100pF
Overload Margin >30dB
Crosstalk @10kHz >85dB
Dimensions (H x W x D) 48 x 176 x 132mm (1.9 x 6.9 x 5.2”)
Weight 0.68kg (1.5lbs)

What's in the Box

  • ALVA Solo Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier
  • User Manual
  • Safety Guide
  • Mains Lead