Cambridge Audio Launches Two Bluetooth Turntables at CES 2022
Are you one of the nostalgic people who can't do without listening to music on vinyl records? So, you will like this news. Several turntable options are being presented by several brands at CES 2022 , among them, the British Cambridge Audio, manufacturer of hi-fi sound equipment (audio reproduction with high fidelity to the real sound).
The company announced two new Bluetooth turntables at the technology mega-fair: the Alva TT V2 and the Alva ST. These turntables are part of the Alva 2019 lineup, which included APTX HD Bluetooth streaming.
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The Alva TT V2 is a direct drive turntable with integrated switchable telephone stage and aptX HD Bluetooth (as standard model), with aluminum top plate and polyoxymethylene (POM) tray retained, as well as the Alva MC cartridge.
This model features an upgraded tonearm , with a removable shield that gives listeners a simple upgrade path. Both the switchable phono stage and the option to turn off Bluetooth were features introduced in response to feedback received from the original model. The switchable phono stage offers the possibility to use the Alva TT V2 with the phono stage on your stereo amplifier and leaves the door open for future upgrades.
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The Alva V2 also has a direct drive motor that powers a polyoxymethylene (Delrin) platter – a material that is prized by audiophiles, as it is very similar to the vinyl on which records are made.
To enjoy the sound of this modern “vitrolinha”, you will have to pay something around R$11,260, since the product launch price is US$1,999.
If you find it too expensive, you can opt for the Alva ST, an “edited” version, which features a number of Alva TT V2 features, with the selectable phono stage, aptX HD streaming and the new neck, but replaces the cartridge with one Audio-Technica AT-VM95e movable magnet (replaceable if desired) and belt drive motor. The 1mm aluminum top plate with an EVA (Ethylene Vinyl Acetate) layer absorbs any vibrations that could degrade performance.
Both will be available in the US and Europe starting in Q2.
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