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With 2021 featuring not one, but two, Record Store Days we've deemed it the Summer of Vinyl. Throughout this summer we'll be featuring a different turntable each week on our social channels, new product releases, awesome giveaways, blog posts, and so much more. Follow ListenUp on Instagram and Facebook to not miss a beat.

Throughout the next month, ListenUp is giving away a Cambridge Audio Alva TT (valued at $1,699.99). To enter, follow @listenup_av and post photos on Instagram with the hashtag #summerofvinyl of an album you are excited to play on your new Alva TT.

The award-winning Alva TT is the world's first Bluetooth aptX HD turntable giving you the freedom to stream records to any compatible receiver or speaker - just add vinyl.

For updates on the giveaway follow @listenup_av on Instagram. Happy Spinning!

About the Alva TT

Built-in Bluetooth aptX HD liberates your record player from the hi-fi rack. With the freedom to place Alva TT anywhere you like, your records are invited into the lime-light. Your music can be streamed from Alva TT to any compatible Bluetooth receiver at up to 24bit/48kHz Hi-Res quality.

Alva TTs custom designed, integrated phonostage simplifies the process of a physical connection - removing the need for extra boxes in your set-up. This phonostage builds on the success of Cambridge Audio's award-winning, 5-star standalone pre-amplifiers, the Alva Solo and Alva Duo, reducing unwanted noise while preserving the characteristic warmth of your vinyl.

The cartridge on the Alva TT is pre-installed. Theres no tricky set-up needed, and its perfectly matched to the other components in the turntable. Cambridge Audio opted for a High-output Moving Coil (MC) cartridge with an exposed cantilever design. It reduces unwanted resonance and vibration, delivers high levels of gain and outstanding musical detail during playback.

Your records are your prized possessions, so a detachable dust cover is included with the Alva TT to protect whatever you're spinning.

Rather than go for a Belt Drive system with the Alva TT, Cambridge opted for a medium-torque Direct Drive. Over time, the elastic used on a Belt Drive turntable can stretch and will need to be replaced. As a result of this wear, Belt Drive turntables traditionally have a less accurate playback speed than their Direct Drive cousins. This isnt a problem on the Alva TT it has just 0.06% Wow and Flutter. This means a far better pitch stability particularly during longer, more sustained musical notes.

Complementing the Direct Drive motor, the platter on the Alva TT is both dense and heavy. Its made from Polyoxymethylene (POM), a high-tech engineering thermoplastic used in precision parts requiring high stiffness and excellent dimensional stability. The weight of the platter, coupled with our medium torque Direct Drive motor, ensures excellent speed stability during playback of your records.

The Alva TT uses a classic British-made one-piece tonearm. There are no joints, giving it the best possible grounding for the cartridge and offering extremely low friction. Its designed to retrieve the maximum amount of sonic detail from the cartridge and therefore your records.

The Alva TT is currently being offered at $1,199.99, $500 less than it's original $1,699.99 price.

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To enter the challenge and win prizes, a participant must follow @listenup_av and post a picture to their instagram newsfeed using #summerofvinyl of an album they are excited to play on their new Alva TT. Each post will be an additional entry. The giveaway runs from June 15th to July 15th with the winner of the Alva TT being announced near Monday, July 19th.

Terms & Conditions:

No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. This contest is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Instagram, nor is Instagram associated with the contest. The following promotion is intended for viewing within the continental United States and is not valid in Alaska and Hawaii. You are not valid to win if you are not located within the continental United States or the District of Columbia or under the age of 18. Employees of ListenUp and other vendors/companies/organizations associated with ListenUp, and their immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) of each such employee are not eligible.

Entry in the promotion begins on Tuesday, June 15th at 12:01am MST and ends on Thursday, July 15th at 11:59pm MST. The winner(s) will be randomly selected and announced on or around Monday, July 19th.

HOW TO PLAY: To enter the challenge and win the giveaway, a participant must follow @listenup_av and post a picture to their newsfeed, and use the hashtag #summerofvinyl. Each post will be an additional entry, unlimited entries accepted. Posts will only be visible & entered if the participants instagram account is public or if @listenup_av follows the account. The giveaway runs from June 15th to July 15th with the winner being announced on or around Monday, July 19th.

NO ENTRY FEE: There is no entry fee required to participate.

PRIZES: One (1) Cambridge Audio Alva TT will be the grand prize, valued at $1,699.99.