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Cambridge Audio ALVA DUO MM/MC Phono Stage

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ALVA

Just Add Vinyl


You’ve spent years dreaming of the perfect record collection. You’ve dedicated weekends to searching for hidden gems in record shops and carefully curated your discoveries. You put the time in because you love music. We did the same creating Alva – because we share that love and believe that your records deserve to sound as fantastic as they look.

Alva is the name we give our products designed to unlock that characteristic warm vinyl sound. It includes a pair of new Alva turntables, our custom-designed moving coil cartridge, and two award-winning phono pre-amplifiers. 

Whether you’re looking for a new turntable, a cartridge, or need a phono pre-amp – to hear more detail from an older deck – we’re confident that Alva has the answer. 

Vinyl as it Should Sound

Whether you’re dusting off your record collection or new to vinyl, there’s a unique sensation from the moment you lower the stylus onto an album, it clicks into place and the opening bars ring out. We've designed Alva to help you enjoy every note and nuance, from every record. Alva preserves the cutting engineer’s mastery – so that records sound as they should. 

Kings of Convenience

Alva turntables are for people who want to listen to records at exceptional quality – without the need to choose or fit extra components. Alva keeps it simple by coming with perfectly matched cartridges pre-fitted. Alva connects to pretty much any audio system too, as our turntables have switchable integrated phono stages. They’ll even work wirelessly with Bluetooth speaker systems and headphones.

Alva Duo and Solo

Designed to get the best from turntables, and amplifiers, without high quality integrated phono stages – Alva Duo and Solo help unlock the unique vinyl sound. Alva phono pre-amps have been carefully designed with state-of-the-art power supplies and new surface mounted circuit boards to reduce unwanted noise – helping you squeeze every inch of detail from your records.

Alva Duo

Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp


Squeeze every inch of detail from your record collection with our highest quality moving magnet and moving coil phono stage, with integrated headphone amp; the Duo Phono Preamplifier.

The details

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION

10W

CARTRIDGE SUPPORT

Moving Magnet | Moving Coil

GAIN @ 1KHZ

MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB

NOMINAL OUTPUT

300mV

SENSITIVITY FOR NOMINAL OUTPUT

MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV

EQUIVALENT INPUT NOISE (A-WEIGHTED)

MM: ~0.09uV | MC: ~0.08uV

RIAA CURVE ACCURACY

+/- 0.3dB 30Hz-50Hz

SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO GROUNDED INPUTS REF. 1V OUTPUT (20HZ-20KHZ BW)

MM: >90dB | MC: >70dB

THD+N 1KHZ (20-20KHZ BW)

MM: <0.0025% | MC: <0.20%

INPUT IMPEDANCE

MM: 47k Ohms | MC: 100 Ohms

INPUT CAPACITANCE

100pF

OVERLOAD MARGIN

>30dB

CROSSTALK @ 10KHZ

MM: >85dB | MC: 75dB

DIMENSIONS (H X W X D)

48 x 215 x 159 mm (1.9 x 8.5 x 6.2")

WEIGHT

0.95kg (2.1lbs)

WHATS IN THE BOX?

Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp, User Manual, Safety Guide, Mains Lead

 

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