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Cambridge Audio Alva ST

Cambridge Audio Alva ST

Regular price $599
Sale price $599 Regular price $599.00

Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth® aptX HD

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Cambridge Audio

Cambridge Audio Alva ST

Regular price $599
Sale price $599 Regular price $599.00

Cambridge Audio Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth® aptX HD

Rediscover the magic of vinyl with the Cambridge Audio Alva ST Belt Drive Turntable, featuring Bluetooth® aptX HD for high-resolution wireless streaming. This turntable is designed for audiophiles who value both exceptional sound quality and modern convenience. With a switchable built-in phono stage, pre-installed moving magnet cartridge, and a new tonearm with a removable headshell, the Alva ST makes it easy to enjoy your vinyl collection in the best possible quality.

Just Add Vinyl

There’s nothing quite like the tactile pleasure of playing a vinyl record. The Alva ST is designed to bring that joy to more people, with a pre-fitted cartridge that allows you to start playing records in minutes. The belt-drive Alva ST also features switchable Hi-Res Bluetooth streaming and an integrated phono stage, so you can connect it to virtually any audio system.

King of Convenience

The Alva ST is perfect for those who want to enjoy records at exceptional quality without needing extra components. It comes with a perfectly matched cartridge pre-installed and connects to nearly any audio system thanks to its switchable integrated phono stage. You can even use it wirelessly with Bluetooth speaker systems, making it incredibly versatile.

Hi-Res Bluetooth

The built-in Bluetooth aptX HD feature frees the Alva ST from the constraints of wired connections, allowing you to place the turntable on any flat surface. Stream music to compatible Bluetooth devices, including headphones, at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res quality. If you prefer a wired setup, simply use phono cables for a direct connection.

Integrated Phono Stage

The Alva ST includes an integrated phono stage derived from the award-winning Alva Duo, revealing incredible detail from your records. This means you can connect the Alva ST to any amplifier or compatible speaker system. You can also deactivate the phono stage if your amplifier already has one, giving you flexibility and keeping upgrade options open.

MM Cartridge Pre-installed

The Alva ST comes with a pre-installed Audio Technica Moving Magnet cartridge, carefully selected after hours of listening tests. This means there’s no fiddly setup required, and you can start playing records almost immediately. The elliptical stylus ensures accurate tracking of your records' grooves, delivering great-sounding music.

Belt Drive

The Alva ST uses a reliable belt-drive mechanism with electronic motor speed control. Once the belt is connected for the first time, you won't need to look under the platter again. Speed selection is made via two electronic buttons on the ST's aluminum top surface, allowing you to effortlessly switch between 33.3 and 45 RPM.

Aluminium, Tuned

The Alva ST’s platter is die-cast from aluminum and finished by CNC to ensure a perfectly level and smooth surface. The 17mm high platter is topped with a 5mm rubber mat, a combination that effectively reduces unwanted resonance for better sound quality.

All-New Tonearm

The Alva ST features a high-mass, low-resonance tonearm designed to minimize resonant frequencies and retrieve maximum detail from your records. A detachable die-cast aluminum headshell makes it easy to swap cartridges, and the new anti-skating dial allows for precise adjustments.

Designed for Life

Built to last, the Alva ST features a 1mm aluminum top plate and a layer of EVA to absorb vibrations, all housed in a composite chassis. Weighing 9kg, it offers solid build quality and great sound absorption, ensuring it will be a reliable part of your setup for years to come.

Timeless Style, from London

Finished with a lunar-grey aluminum top plate and a matte black plinth, the Alva ST boasts a sleek, minimalist design. It complements Cambridge Audio's Evo and CX Series hi-fi separates perfectly, combining timeless style with modern engineering.

Dust Never Sleeps

Keep your Alva turntable pristine with the included hinged dust cover. It's easy to raise, lower, remove, and reattach, providing protection when you're not spinning discs.

Technical Specifications

Specification Details
Type Belt Drive
Turntable Speeds 33.3, 45rpm
Wow & Flutter <0.12%
Turntable Platter Die Cast Aluminium
Platter Diameter 305mm
Platter Weight 645.3g (930.5g inc. rubber mat)
Audio Out RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
Bluetooth SBC/aptX/aptX HD
Power Supply DC 12V
Power Consumption 6W
Max Power Consumption 20W
Standby Power Consumption <0.3W
Dimensions (W x H x D) 435 x 139 x 366.7mm
Weight 9kg
Phono Stage Gain @1kHz 42dB
Phono Stage Nominal Output 250Vrms
Phono Stage Input Noise (A-Weighted) 0.1u Vrms
Phono Stage RIAA Curve Accuracy *+/- 0.3dB 30Hz-20kHz
Phono Stage Signal/Noise Ratio >90dB
Phono Stage THD+N 1kHz 0.0025%
Phono Stage Input Impedance 47kΩ
Phono Stage Input Capacitance 330pF
Tonearm Type Static Balanced Tonearm w/ detachable Headshell
Tonearm Effective Length 221.5mm
Tonearm Overhang 19mm
Tonearm Effective Mass 19.6g
Tonearm Compatible Cartridge Weights 4.5-12g
Cartridge Moving Magnet
Cartridge Frequency Response +/- 0.5dB 30Hz-20kHz
Cartridge Stylus Elliptical
Cartridge Cantilever Alloy Tube
Cartridge Output Level 1.8~3.6mV @1kHz
Cartridge Tracking Force 2g
Cartridge Recommended Load 47kΩ

In the Box

  • Alva ST Belt-drive turntable
  • Dustcover
  • Quick start guide
  • 2 x hinge assembly
  • Platter
  • Counterweight
  • Slipmat
  • Removable headshell with moving magnet cartridge
  • Power adaptor with switchable plugs
  • RCA cable
  • Ground lead
  • Ortofon stylus gauge

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