British hi-fi manufacturer Cambridge Audio has announced the $1,999 Alva TT V2 turntable (shown above), the successor to its outstanding Alva TT model we reviewed in 2019, and the new $999 Alva ST turntable, which promises to the company’s acclaimed performance to a more affordable price point.
Vinyl traditionalists will be happy to learn that each turntable can be connected to a hi-fi system with wires in a more traditional home audio setup. Cambridge Audio allows the user to choose between its built-in phono stage or any other you might choose.
It’s the wireless (via Bluetooth) streaming option, however, that makes the Alva turntables such an interesting vinyl option. Named in honor of inventor Thomas Alva Edison, both models support the aptX HD codec, so with a receiving device (headphone, speakers, etc.) that supports the same, you’ll enjoy music with 24-bit/48kHz resolution.