CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ALVA MC CARTRIDGE

CAMBRIDGE AUDIO ALVA MC CARTRIDGE

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    Alva MC High-Output Moving Coil Cartridge

    With its exposed cantilever design and elliptical stylus, our engineers custom-designed Alva MC, a high-output Moving Coil cartridge for Alva TT to deliver stunning levels of musical detail. The 68° angled cantilever is a call-back to our founding year of 1968 and a celebration of over 50 years of innovation.

    close-up of alva mc cartridge on an alva tt v2 turntable
    High-Output Moving Coil

    Moving Coil cartridges are known for high-precision and detailed music reproduction during playback.

    close-up of alva mc cartridge side rear view
    Exposed Cantilever Design

    Alva MC utilises an exposed cantilever design. This cuts down on unwanted resonance and vibration that can be a downside of conventional enclosed designs.

    close-up of alva mc cartridge and corner of alva tt v2
    Elliptical Stylus

    We chose an elliptical stylus for Alva MC, to give a large contact area within the groove of your records. This offers outstanding frequency response and low distortion figures. 

    close-up of alva mc cartridge on alva tt v2 playing blue record
    Lightweight and Fast

    Compared to many of its Moving Magnet (MM) counterparts, Alva MC is lighter and faster to respond to the record’s grooves, therefore able to unlock more of the musical detail contained within. 

    side angle image of alva tt v2 turntable, tonearm and MC cartridge
    Designed and Engineered in London

    Finished in our custom lunar-grey to compliment Alva TT V2, the bespoke Cambridge Audio design adopts the patterned knurling found on our premium Edge hi-fi. The 68° angle seen running top to bottom is a call-back to our founding year of 1968. A playful touch that reminds us of our roots. 


    SPECIFICATIONS
    Cartridge Type

    High-output Moving Coil

    Frequency Response

    +/- 1dB 30Hz-20kHz

    Stylus

    Elliptical

    Cantilever

    Aluminium

    Output Level

    2mV @1kHz

    Tracking Force

    2g

    Recommended Load

    47kΩ

    Weight

    7g

    Separation

    25dB @ 1kHz

    Trackability

    70um/2gr