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.
Hi-Res Bluetooth Turntables:
Built-in Bluetooth aptX HD liberates our turntables from the rest of your hi-fi. With the freedom to place an Alva deck on any flat-surface you choose, your records take centre-stage. Music can be streamed to any compatible Bluetooth kit at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res quality. Or, you can simply use phono cables – it’s your call.
Why Choose a Dedicated Phono Stage?
Due to the low-level signals created by a turntable, not all hi-fi amplifiers will let you connect directly to a record player. The phono preamplifier boosts this signal to something a power amplifier can work with. The challenge at this stage though is that noise can easily be added.
This is why we’ve designed the Solo around exceptional components that deliver the warm and detailed sound that’s synonymous with vinyl, all without distorting the signal from your moving magnet cartridge.
The switch-mode power supply improves performance by switching outside of audible frequency to drastically reduce hum and new circuit board layout uses surface-mount components to reduce noise.
Attention to Detail:
If some records in your collection are a little worse for wear, the subsonic filter will help to eliminate low frequency rumbles that can be caused by imperfections within your vinyl. Combine this with the balance control for handling potential cartridge imbalances in your record player (that can cause a difference between the left and right channels) and the result is a detailed experience with accurate soundstage.
The Solo phono preamplifier is green at heart with less than half a watt standby power consumption and auto power down feature if the unit isn’t used after a 20 minute period. This in turn gives the unit the same worldwide voltage for compatibility wherever you are in the world.