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Cambridge Audio's Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp stands out with meticulous design, supporting both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges, boasting low distortion, precise RIAA curve accuracy, and a thoughtful eco-friendly approach, making it an ideal choice for discerning audiophiles embracing the vinyl experience.
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MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
10W
CARTRIDGE SUPPORT
Moving Magnet, Moving Coil
GAIN @ 1kHz
MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
NOMINAL OUTPUT
300mV
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
10W
CARTRIDGE SUPPORT
Moving Magnet, Moving Coil
GAIN @ 1kHz
MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
NOMINAL OUTPUT
300mV

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The Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp by Cambridge Audio impresses with its meticulous design, delivering a powerful performance characterized by low distortion, precise RIAA curve accuracy, and versatile cartridge support, making it an essential component for any audiophile's vinyl setup.

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Mike Chapman
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Cambridge Audio Duo: Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Cambridge Audio presents the Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp, designed to revive the authentic warmth of vinyl with a meticulous approach, incorporating a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and an innovative surface-mounted circuit board layout that minimizes unwanted noise. Whether rediscovering your vinyl collection or joining the resurgence of analogue enthusiasts, the Duo ensures an unparalleled experience by preserving the unique qualities of vinyl sound. The dedicated phono preamplifier addresses the challenge of low-level signals from turntables, boosting them without introducing noise, while the integrated 6.35mm headphone jack provides a private vinyl listening experience. With a focus on detail, features like the subsonic filter and balance control enhance the accuracy of the soundstage, making the Alva Duo a comprehensive solution for vinyl aficionados. Committed to environmental consciousness, the Duo boasts eco-friendly attributes, including minimal standby power consumption and an auto power down feature after 20 minutes of inactivity, making it globally compatible for a sustainable listening experience.

Cambridge Audio Duo: Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Features

  • Cutting-edge switch-mode power supply for fast responsiveness
  • High output
  • Excellent precision and low-noise operation
  • Compatible with both MM and MC phono cartridges
  • Surface-mount technology for the PCB board
  • Multi-parallel capacitors that yield terrific RIAA accuracy (0.3 dB up to 50 kHz)
  • High-quality headphone amplifier with volume control

Cambridge Audio Duo: Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Specifications

  • Max Power Consumption: 10W
  • Cartridge Support: Moving Magnet | Moving Coil
  • Gain @ 1kHz: MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
  • Nominal Output: 300mV
  • Sensitivity for Nominal Output: MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV
  • Equivalent Input Noise (A-Weighted): MM: ~0.09uV | MC: ~0.08uV
  • RIAA Curve Accuracy: +/- 0.3dB 30Hz-20kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio Grounded Inputs Ref. 1V Output (20Hz-20kHz BW): MM: >90dB | MC: >70dB
  • THD+N 1kHz (20-20kHz BW): MM: <0.0025% | MC: <0.20%
  • Input Impedance: MM: 47k Ohms | MC: 100 Ohms
  • Input Capacitance: 100pF
  • Overload Margin: >30dB
  • Crosstalk @ 10kHz: MM: >85dB | MC: 75dB
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 48 x 215 x 159 mm (1.9 x 8.5 x 6.2")
  • Weight: 0.95kg (2.1lbs)
  • What's in the Box: Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp, User Manual, Safety Guide, Mains Lead

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Product Description

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Cambridge Audio's Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp stands out with meticulous design, supporting both Moving Magnet and Moving Coil cartridges, boasting low distortion, precise RIAA curve accuracy, and a thoughtful eco-friendly approach, making it an ideal choice for discerning audiophiles embracing the vinyl experience.
Get the Details
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Features & Specs Line Circle

MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
10W
CARTRIDGE SUPPORT
Moving Magnet, Moving Coil
GAIN @ 1kHz
MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
NOMINAL OUTPUT
300mV
MAX POWER CONSUMPTION
10W
CARTRIDGE SUPPORT
Moving Magnet, Moving Coil
GAIN @ 1kHz
MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
NOMINAL OUTPUT
300mV
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Expert Insight

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The Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp by Cambridge Audio impresses with its meticulous design, delivering a powerful performance characterized by low distortion, precise RIAA curve accuracy, and versatile cartridge support, making it an essential component for any audiophile's vinyl setup.

Expert Img
Mike Chapman
Brand Manager
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Details

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Cambridge Audio Duo: Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamplifier

Cambridge Audio presents the Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp, designed to revive the authentic warmth of vinyl with a meticulous approach, incorporating a state-of-the-art switch mode power supply and an innovative surface-mounted circuit board layout that minimizes unwanted noise. Whether rediscovering your vinyl collection or joining the resurgence of analogue enthusiasts, the Duo ensures an unparalleled experience by preserving the unique qualities of vinyl sound. The dedicated phono preamplifier addresses the challenge of low-level signals from turntables, boosting them without introducing noise, while the integrated 6.35mm headphone jack provides a private vinyl listening experience. With a focus on detail, features like the subsonic filter and balance control enhance the accuracy of the soundstage, making the Alva Duo a comprehensive solution for vinyl aficionados. Committed to environmental consciousness, the Duo boasts eco-friendly attributes, including minimal standby power consumption and an auto power down feature after 20 minutes of inactivity, making it globally compatible for a sustainable listening experience.

Cambridge Audio Duo: Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Features

  • Cutting-edge switch-mode power supply for fast responsiveness
  • High output
  • Excellent precision and low-noise operation
  • Compatible with both MM and MC phono cartridges
  • Surface-mount technology for the PCB board
  • Multi-parallel capacitors that yield terrific RIAA accuracy (0.3 dB up to 50 kHz)
  • High-quality headphone amplifier with volume control

Cambridge Audio Duo: Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Specifications

  • Max Power Consumption: 10W
  • Cartridge Support: Moving Magnet | Moving Coil
  • Gain @ 1kHz: MM: 39dB | MC: 60dB
  • Nominal Output: 300mV
  • Sensitivity for Nominal Output: MM: 3.35mV | MC: 305uV
  • Equivalent Input Noise (A-Weighted): MM: ~0.09uV | MC: ~0.08uV
  • RIAA Curve Accuracy: +/- 0.3dB 30Hz-20kHz
  • Signal to Noise Ratio Grounded Inputs Ref. 1V Output (20Hz-20kHz BW): MM: >90dB | MC: >70dB
  • THD+N 1kHz (20-20kHz BW): MM: <0.0025% | MC: <0.20%
  • Input Impedance: MM: 47k Ohms | MC: 100 Ohms
  • Input Capacitance: 100pF
  • Overload Margin: >30dB
  • Crosstalk @ 10kHz: MM: >85dB | MC: 75dB
  • Dimensions (H x W x D): 48 x 215 x 159 mm (1.9 x 8.5 x 6.2")
  • Weight: 0.95kg (2.1lbs)
  • What's in the Box: Alva Duo Moving Coil & Moving Magnet Phono Preamp, User Manual, Safety Guide, Mains Lead
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