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Cambridge Alva TT Review Rundown

Cambridge AudioPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*
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Neoscore* 0%
  • Deep, controlled bass
  • Wireless connection
  • Nothing in particular


Cambridge Audio Alva TT is the world's first hi-res wireless turntable. It turns the vinyl's analogue signal into 24bit/48kHz aptX HD Bluetooth information. It exhibits all the audio strengths that's seen vinyl endure as a viable format.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 75%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following[***]:
Cambridge Alva TT is a no-compromise turntable for £1500. Connected to a line-level input on a capable Naim streamer/amplifier, it exhibits all the audio strengths that's seen vinyl endure as a viable format. From the deep, controlled bass sounds to the crisply shining top end it presents recordings as a coherent and convincing whole.
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  • Excellent sound quality
  • Easy to set up and maintain
  • Wireless connection
  • No aptX HD support


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
Everything that makes audiophiles rhapsodise about the music-making potency of vinyl is delivered by the Cambridge. With a heavyweight pressing of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ The Boatman’s Call spinning, the timbre and tonal variation in the piano sounds is made explicit. The Alva TT gives as naturalistic an impression of timing as any turntable at this sort of money. However, the wireless sound of the Cambridge is compromised somewhat compared to the wired equivalent.
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  • Excellent sound quality
  • Easy to set up and use
  • Decent battery life
  • No out-and-out dynamic range
  • No aptX HD


Sentiment Score[*] 67%
Reviewers from whathifi have found the following[***]:
Cambridge Audio Alva TT is a direct drive turntable. It's unusual at this price point, but promises a number of improvements over belt-driven designs, including speed stability and accuracy. The Alva serves up a weighty helping of bass, but also plenty of texture and definition here, too - it's a grown up, mature sound.
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  • Impressive sound
  • Easy to pair
  • Decent battery life
  • No aptX or aptX HD support


1. ^ Cambridge Audio Alva TT turntable review. techradar. 2019-02-22 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Cambridge Audio Alva TT Review. trustedreviews. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ Cambridge Audio Alva TT review. whathifi. 2019-04-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.
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