Sony PS-HX500 Turntable with High-Resolution Recording
Just connect the Sony PS-HX500 to a PC via USB and convert analogue records into DSD 5.6 MHz native files. DSD captures the fine nuances of old masterpieces including the smoothness of vinyl. Archive files to a music server, take them out on your Walkman or enjoy them in your car. An internal Phono EQ amp lets you enjoy analogue through a high quality audio system.
Digitally captures analogue in its purest form
Turntable for playing vinyl and recording in High-Resolution
Breathe new life into analog masterpieces with DSD. Just hook up the Sony PS-HX500 turntable to your PC via USB, play a record, and capture every aspect of the vinyl with DSD 5.6 MHz native conversion. Convert your precious vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio, take it out for a walk with your Walkman, or just sit back and enjoy playing your vinyl originals.
USB Digital Output
Connect the turntable to a PC to rip your favourite tracks to music files.
Built-in Phono EQ
Supports both phono and line output so you can play through integrated amp or external phono EQ.
Vinyl goes portable in High-Resolution Audio
Convert your records to high quality digital music files
The Sony PS-HX500 is equipped with a high-quality A/D converter. So just connect it to your PC with a USB cable and record your vinyl as High-Resolution Audio tracks. This is a great way to backup your precious vinyl collection, or even take tracks outdoors with you on your Walkman.
Get your records ready to go
The goodness of vinyl, without the bulk
The authentic sound of vinyl, with all its warmth and smoothness, can be enjoyed anytime and anywhere with digital convenience—at home, outdoors, and in your car.
Transfer to Walkman and get going
DSD files you’ve recorded can be transferred to a compatible Walkman to be enjoyed outdoors. Carry that authentic analogue sound with you any time, anywhere.
DSD files you’ve recorded from vinyl can be saved to a USB memory device. Just plug it into your car audio system and listen to your vinyl favourites on the road.
Store your collection on HDD
DSD files you’ve recorded from vinyl can be transferred and stored on a HDD player. Enjoy the sound of vinyls at home with convenient access and less bulk.
Advanced features do the heavy lifting
Simply connect the Sony PS-HX500 to a PC’s USB port and convert your vinyl tracks into high quality digital ones. The supplied PC application lets you rip, edit and store tracks from your vinyl records.
The internal A/D converter supports native conversion from analogue to DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz digital.
Editing app for Windows and Mac OS X lets you easily cut unwanted parts of the recording and split tracks.
DSD for reproduction that’s truer to the source
DSD file format reproduces the subtlest nuances of sound, including the ambiance of the performance. This purity makes it an ideal way to capture and play back the warm expression of vinyl.
High-Resolution Audio file formats
In addition to DSD-recorded DSF files, recording and playback of PCM-recorded WAV files is also supported.
Integrate it into your high-quality audio system
Connecting the Sony PS-HX500 with a high-quality audio component system enables you to enjoy all your vinyl with all the raw realism they can offer.
Sound technologies for analogue enjoyment
Enjoy all the smooth and warm sound expressions your vinyl is capable of; the PS-HX500 is equipped with the high-quality audio technology to make it possible.
Newly designed integrated shell type straight tonearm
The integrated shell improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge for superior focusing and dimensionality of sound, while its lightweight structure improves traceability.
Turntable—stability in motion
The turntable uses the latest techniques to deliver extremely stable rotation for optimal and natural delivery of your music.
Highly stable belt drive system
The optimized spindle-bearing construction stabilizes the belt drive to achieve natural sound reproduction.
High quality 5 mm rubber mat
Excellent adherence to the record’s surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound
Aluminum die cast platter
The high-inertia aluminium die cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass.
What’s in the cabinet
Sony’s excellent speaker technology has been incorporated in the MDF cabinet to deliver high acoustic quality.
Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet
The 30 mm thick MDF cabinet has excellent sonic characteristics for accurate soundstage reproduction.
Thoroughly insulated including rubber dampers to eliminate vibration from racks and other peripherals.
Glass epoxy circuit board
Using glass epoxy resin for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality and stability.