Cambridge Audio has launched the world’s first turntable that includes aptX HD audio, enabling you to stream 24-bit/48kHz high-quality audio to your receiver or one other suitable machine. Put merely, it is a must-have for those who worth vinyl on the highest high quality and need to stream wirelessly.
There have been a couple of different turntable launches at CES 2019 however the Alva TT gives one thing genuinely new with aptX HD, developed by Qualcomm for high-quality audio over Bluetooth connections. Streaming over aptX HD is to all intents and functions nearly as good as connecting through cable.
It is a good time for vinyl in the mean time – as CD gross sales decline, vinyl gross sales improve and it appears the format is right here to remain (once more). We’ll gloss over the truth that a lot of the information offered are copies of Darkish Facet of the Moon or different seminal albums by established artists; many new releases are additionally now popping out on vinyl, too.
As with many such turntables, there’s additionally a built-in phono stage or pre-amp so there isn’t any want for additional gear, that means that you would be able to place the Alva TT just about anyplace within the dwelling; helpful when you’ve got a receiver/amplifier linked to your TV but you’d fairly put the turntable on a sideboard or elsewhere.
The Alva TT has a single-piece tonearm and is provided with a particular transferring coil cartridge for the Alva TT, which you should purchase individually.
Accessible in April, it can set you again the not-insignificant sum of £1,500 or $1,700 within the US. The Alva MC cartridge will value £450 or $500 within the US.