Cambridge Audio ALVA ST Belt Drive Turntable with Bluetooth aptX HD

Code: Alva ST
  • 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.
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Description

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 an integrated phono stage.

Everyone should be able to enjoy the freedom Alva brings.

Woman stood in living room holding record, turntable hi-fi setup and fireplace behind her

King of Convenience

Alva ST is for people who want to listen to records of exceptional quality – without the need to choose or fit extra components. Alva ST keeps it simple with a 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.

Woman wearing headphones sat on living room floor choosing records

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.

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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 – deal if your amp already has one or to keep upgrade options open.

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MM Cartridge Pre-installed

After hours of listening, we selected an Audio Technica Moving Magnet cartridge to be readily fitted on Alva ST. With no fiddly setup 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.

close-up of alva st turntable buttons and red record

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.

above close-up of alva st turntable platter, tonearm and stylus

Aluminium, Tuned

Alva ST’s platter is an 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.

close-up of alva st turntable with dust cover down focusing on tonearm and cartridge

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.

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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.

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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 an emphasis on classic timeless style.

Woman lowering dust cover on alva st turntable

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.

Technical Specifications

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