CAMBRIDGE ALVA ST BELT DRIVE TURNTABLE WITH APTX HD

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  • 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.

    Just Add Vinyl

    There’s nothing quite like vinyl: the tactile pleasure of removing a record from its sleeve and carefully placing it on a deck is unique. We designed the original Alva TT to honour that tradition, and Alva ST to share that pleasure with more people. 

    With a pre-fitted cartridge – so you’ll be playing records in minutes – the belt-drive Alva ST also features switchable Hi-Res Bluetooth streaming and integrated phono stage. 

    Everyone should be able to enjoy the freedom Alva brings. 


    King of Convenience

    Alva ST is for people who want to listen to records at exceptional quality – without the need to choose or fit extra components. Alva ST keeps it simple with perfectly matched cartridge pre-installed. Alva ST connects to pretty much any audio system too, as it has a switchable integrated phono-stage. It even works wirelessly with Bluetooth speaker systems. 


    Hi-Res Bluetooth

    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 centre-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.


    Integrated Phono Stage

    Alva ST has an integrated phono stage (phono pre-amp), derived from our award-winning Alva Duo – to reveal incredible detail from your records. It means you can connect Alva ST to any amp or compatible speaker system. You can deactivate the deck’s phono stage, too – ideal if your amp already has one or to keep upgrade options open.  


    MM Cartridge Pre-installed

    After hours of listening, we selected an Audio Technica Moving Magnet cartridge to be ready fitted on Alva ST. With no fiddly set-up you’ll be playing records in minutes. The elliptical stylus provides a greater contact area with your records’ grooves, producing accurate tracking of information and, of course, great sounding music. 


    Belt Drive

    Alva ST uses the proven belt-drive method, 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 2 neat electronic buttons on the ST’s aluminium top surface – so you can effortlessly switch between playing albums and singles. 


    Aluminium, Tuned

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


    All-New Tonearm

    After hours of testing, our engineers selected a new high-mass, low-resonance tonearm for Alva TT V2 and Alva ST. By minimising resonant frequencies, and in combination with the cartridge, it helps retrieve the maximum detail from your records. A detachable die-cast aluminium headshell makes swapping cartridges easy – then fine-tuned with greater precision thanks to a new anti-skating dial. 


    Designed for Life

    A record collection can last a lifetime, so why shouldn’t a turntable? We built Alva ST to do just that, with a 1mm aluminium top plate, and a layer of EVA to absorb vibration sitting on top of MDF. It’s cradled in a composite chassis and weighs 9kg. Reassuring solid, and with great sound absorption qualities too. 


    Timeless Style, from London

    Finished with a lunar-grey aluminium top plate and matt black plinth, tapering to our trademark floating wedge base, Alva ST shares our minimalist house style. It’s the perfect match for our best-selling Evo and CX Series hi-fi separates. Designed and engineered in London with the emphasis on classic timeless style. 


    Dust Never Sleeps

    Keep your new Alva turntable’s finely balanced tonearm and aluminium top-plate pristine when you’ve finished spinning discs for the day, with the hinged dust-cover. It’s easy to raise, lower, remove and re-attach – the choice is yours. 


     

    The 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

    AC 100-240V, 60/50Hz

    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

    47Ω

    PHONO STAGE INPUT CAPACITANCE

    100pF

    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

    47Ω

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