Cambridge Audio Alva TT v2 Direct Drive Turntable


Alva TT V2 is for people who want to listen to records at exceptional quality – without the need to choose or fit extra components. TT V2 comes with a bespoke designed cartridge pre-installed. It connects to pretty much any audio system too, thanks to a switchable integrated phono-stage. It even works wirelessly with high quality 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 Phone Stage – Alva TT V2 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 TT V2 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.

MC Cartridge Pre-Installed – Alva TT V2’s bespoke cartridge is ready fitted – so there’s no tricky set-up, and its sound is perfectly matched to the other components in the turntable. We designed the high-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever. It reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.

Direct Drive – Alva TT V2 has a medium-torque Direct Drive motor, like its predecessor the TT. The 8 pole, 3 phase, brushless DC motor is quartz controlled to ensure accurate turntable speed. With precision control, and silent running, Alva TT V2 achieves just 0.06% wow and flutter. This means excellent pitch stability – particularly during longer, more sustained, musical notes.

Reassuringly Solid Platter – Complimenting the direct drive motor, Alva TT V2’s platter has the feel of finely polished stone. It’s made from Polyoxymethylene, a semi-crystalline thermoplastic used in precision engineering applications, where high stiffness and dimensional stability are demanded. The weight of the platter, coupled with our medium torque direct drive motor, ensures excellent speed stability during playback of records.

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 TT V2 to endure, starting with a top plate hewn from 6mm aluminium plate, and layer of EVA to absorb vibration sitting on MDF. It’s cradled in a composite chassis and weighs an impressive 10.9kg. Reassuring solid construction, with great acoustic 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 TT V2 celebrates our timeless house-style. It’s the perfect match for our best-selling CX Series hi-fi separates and shares the laser-etched brand logo with our premium Edge Series.

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.

  • Type:  Direct Drive
  • Turntable Speeds:  33.3, 45rpm
  • Wow & Flutter:  <0.1%
  • Turntable Platter:  POM (Polyoxymethylene)
  • Platter Diameter:  305mm
  • Platter Weight:  2.2kg
  • Audio Out:  RCA Phono/Line Level (Switchable)
  • Bluetooth:  SBC/aptX/aptX HD
  • Power Supply:  AC 100-240V, 60/50Hz
  • Power Consumption:  5.5W
  • Max. Power Consumption:  20W
  • Standby Power Consumption:  <0.25W
  • 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:  High Output Moving Coil
  • Cartridge Frequency Response:  +/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz
  • Cartridge Stylus:  Elliptical
  • Cartridge Cantilever:  Aluminium
  • Cartridge Output Level:  2mV @1kHz
  • Cartridge Tracking Force:  2g
  • Cartridge Recommended Load:  47kΩ

What’s In The Box

  • ALVA TT V2 direct drive turntable
  • Dust cover
  • Quick start guide
  • 2 x hinge assembly
  • Ortofon stylus gauge
  • Counterweight
  • Removable headshell with moving-coil cartridge
  • POM platter assembly
  • Region specific mains leads
  • RCA cable
  • Safety guide
  • Ground lead
Additional Information
Weight 10.9 kg
Dimensions (DxWxH) 368 × 435 × 139 mm