Sony PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable with USB

Sony PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable with USB

Sony PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable with USB

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Product Highlights

  • Plays 33 1/3 and 45 rpm Vinyl Records
  • 1.18" MDF Cabinet
  • Built-In Phone Equalizer & Preamp
  • Aluminum Die-Cast Platter
  • Aluminum Alloy Component Tonearm
  • Includes MM Cartridge
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Sony PS-HX500 overview

  • 1Description

Digitally store your vinyl records in Hi-Res Audio with the Sony PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable. Its USB output allows you to connect it to your Windows or Mac computer for convenient connection and conversion. It supports 33 1/3 and 45 rpm speeds and features a stereo RCA audio output that can connect to a preamp or directly to your sound system.

High-Resolution Audio
Enjoy the subtle nuances of studio-quality sound in quality higher than CD with High-Resolution Audio.
Play Vinyl and Record in High-Resolution
Hook up the PS-HX500 turntable to your computer via USB, play a record, and capture every aspect of the vinyl with DSD 5.6 MHz native conversion. Convert your vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio, take it out for a walk with your compatible portable media player, or just sit back and enjoy playing your vinyl originals.
USB Digital Output
Connect the turntable to a computer to rip your favorite tracks to music files.
Built-In Phono EQ
The PS-HX500 supports both phono and line output so you can play through the integrated amp or the external phono EQ.
Convert Your Records to Digital Music Files
The PS-HX500 is equipped with an A/D converter, so you can connect it to your computer with a USB cable and record your vinyl as High-Resolution Audio tracks to backup your vinyl collection or to take tracks outdoors with you on your compatible portable media player.
Included Conversion Software
Simply connect the PS-HX500 to your computer's USB port and convert your vinyl tracks into digital ones. The supplied computer application lets you rip, edit, and store tracks from your vinyl records. The editing app lets you cut unwanted parts of the recording and split tracks.
DSD Native A/D Converter
The internal A/D converter supports native conversion from analog to DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz. The DSD file format reproduces the subtle nuances of your recording, making it suitable to capture and play back your vinyl tracks.
High-Resolution Audio File Formats
In addition to DSD-recorded DSF files, recording and playback of PCM-recorded WAV files is also supported.
Integrated Shell-Type Straight Tonearm
The integrated shell is designed to improve durability and stabilize the cartridge for enhanced focusing and dimensionality of sound, while its structure improves trace-ability.
Enhanced Stability
The turntable is designed to deliver stable rotation for optimal and natural delivery of your music. The spindle-bearing construction is fashioned to stabilize the belt drive to achieve natural sound reproduction.
0.2" Rubber Mat
The mat's adherence to the record's surface is designed to minimize unnecessary resonance for clean sound.
Aluminum Die-Cast Platter
The aluminum die-cast platter is intended to offer a superb balance between strength and mass.
Acoustic-Grade MDF Cabinet
The 1.18-inch thick MDF cabinet is designed for accurate soundstage reproduction.
Insulated Structure
The structure is insulated by rubber dampers to eliminate vibration from racks and other peripherals.
UPC: 027242893382
In the Box
Sony PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable with USB
  • 45 rpm Adapter
  • 6.6' USB Cable
  • 4.9' Stereo RCA Cables with Ground
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Sony PS-HX500 specs

    Drive Method Belt drive
    Wow and Flutter ≤0.25%
    Motor DC motor
    Rotation Speed 33 1/3, 45 rpm
    Turntable Platter 11.7" (296 mm) aluminum die-cast alloy component with 0.2" (0.5 cm) rubber mat
    Bearing Spindle-bearing construction
    Output 1 x Gold-plated stereo RCA with ground, line/phono switchable
    1 x USB Type-B, version 2.0
    Material Tonearm: Aluminum alloy component
    Headshell: Aluminum die-cast alloy component
    Tonearm Type Straight
    Tracking Force 0.1 oz (3 g)
    Cartridge Type MM
    Output Voltage Line Out: 190 mV @ 1 kHz
    Phono Out: 3 mV @ 1 kHz
    Cartridge Specifications
    Weight 0.2 oz (5 g)
    OS Compatibility Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32- and 64-bit)
    Mac OS X 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
    Recording Formats DSF 2-Channel: 5.6 MHz / 2.8 MHz
    WAV 2-Channel: 4.1 kHz / 48 kHz / 96 kHz / 192 kHz (16-bit / 24-bit)
    Construction Material 1.18" (3 cm) MDF
    Power Requirements 100 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
    Power Consumption 3 W
    Power Efficiency Class 6
    Dimensions (W x H x D) 16.875 x 4.125 x 14.375" (430 x 104 x 366 mm)
    Weight 11.9 lb (5.4 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 15.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.9 x 16.9 x 7.1"

    Sony PS-HX500 reviews

    PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable with USB is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from vinyl sound experience Sony PS-HX500 Stereo Turntable has performed to expectations! If I could have afforded high end/>$1000. turntable, would have done so. Needed something midrange in cost with USB to record best sound files and this unit really performs well. If you need to hear what you heard from higher end stereo equipment prior to CDs and MP3s, this turntable won't disappoint. Separation between vocals, instruments, highs and lows excellent. Test album was Dire Straits - So Far Away.
    Date published: 2017-12-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing!! Amazing and so simple. All you need for a turntable. And it's such a beautiful design ! I connected it to old speakers to try it out bc I have yet to buy the speakers that go with this and the sound is MIND BLOWING. So clear and perfect. Best purchase !
    Date published: 2016-12-26
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Versatile and easy to setup I purchased the turntable to replace my 40-year old B&O 4004's radial arm motor finally failed.� I am using it to record my collection of vinyl records to CD through my pre-amp/amplifier directly so I am not using the software to produce wave files and cannot comment on that (which is probably why most people would buy this turntable. However, the turntable seems stable with low wow and flutter and a reasonable cartridge that I am using to track at 2 grams (measured by a separate scale) and have no difficulty tracking my records.� The only shortcoming is the cueing lever which is under-engineered and not dampened but workable with some reasonable care.� The only other fault is the rubber turntable pad which attracts dust and is difficult to clean.� Overall a good choice if the use justifies the price.
    Date published: 2018-04-25
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