Sony PS-HX500 Turntable with High-Resolution Recording

$698.00

Sony PS-HX500 Turntable with High-Resolution Recording

  • Internal A/D converter and USB output to easily convert vinyl to DSD.
  • Supports both phono and line output thanks to built-in Phono EQ.
  • Two operating speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 rpm.
  • Highly stable belt drive system to achieve natural sound reproduction.
  • The newly designed tonearm ensures an accurate tracking of phonograph records.

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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.
Insulated structure
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.

Additional Information

General

Speed – 33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
USB Out – B type
Power Requirements – 120V 60Hz

High-Resolution Audio

From source to speaker, Sony has united an array of technologies for the ultimate audio experience. For High-Resolution Audio files, the digital amp and specialized tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended.

USB turntable with High-Resolution recording

Breathe new life into analogue masterpieces with DSD. Just hook-up the PS-HX500 turntable to your PC via USB, play a record, and capture every essence of the vinyl with DSD 5.6 MHz native conversion. Now you can archive your precious vinyl collection to a music server, or take it out for a walk with your Walkman®. Combined with a high quality component system, this turntable also lets you enjoy an authentic delivery of your vinyls. Let the PS-HX500 turn your vinyls into a valuable source of High-Resolution Audio.

Built-in USB Digital Output

Simply connect the turntable to a PC and rip your favourite vinyl tracks to music files.

Vinyl lives forever in High-Resolution Audio

The 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 (up to DSD 5.6 MHz or PCM 192 kHz/24 bit quality). This is a great way to backup your precious vinyl collection, or even take tracks outdoors with you on your Walkman®. Enjoy the smooth, natural, warm sound of analogue masterpieces with all the quality they deserve, anywhere you are.

Built-in Phono EQ

Internal phono EQ amp lets you switch between Line and Phono output so you can play through integrated amp or external phono EQ.

LP/EP record playback

Two-speed turntable operates at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm so you can enjoy LP albums and EP singles.

Get your records ready to go

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.

Take them for a spin

Rip the tracks on your vinyl records to a PC as DSD data, and then copy them to a USB memory device that can be played on a car audio system. Your favourite tunes from vinyl will be free to accompany you on your next drive.

Transfer to Walkman and get going

Rip the tracks on your vinyl records to a PC as DSD data, and then transfer them to your Walkman. You’ll be able to carry your favourite masterpieces with you for anytime anywhere enjoyment.

Store your collection on HDD

Just rip the tracks on your vinyl records to a PC as DSD data, and then transfer them to a HDD player. High-capacity storage makes it possible for you to convert a cluttered room full of vinyl into a spacious room filled with music, with instant access and without the bulk.

DSD Native AD converter

The internal A/D converter supports native conversion from analogue to DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz digital.

"Hi-Res Audio Recorder" app

Editing app for Windows and Mac OS X lets you cut unwanted parts of the recording and split tracks.

DSD (Direct Stream Digital)

Co-developed for High-Resolution Audio by Sony and Philips, the companies behind the original CD format, DSD (Direct Stream Digital) offers a revolutionary way of capturing and playing back audio. Unlike the conventional PCM format, a 1-bit DSD audio stream more closely represents the nature of an analogue audio waveform. The result is all the advantages of digital audio, including a frequency response in excess of 100 kHz, and ample dynamic range, but with the natural sound of an analogue recording. The far less complex capture and decoding process results in audio with an immense sense of space and ultimate representation of an artist’s original vision.

Integrate it into your high-quality audio system

Connecting the PS-HX500 with a high-quality audio component system enables you to enjoy all your vinyl with all the raw realism they can offer.

High-Resolution Audio file formats

In addition to DSD-recorded DSF files, recording and playback of PCM-recorded WAV files is also supported.

Highly stable belt drive system

The optimized shape of the drive pulley stabilizes the belt drive for natural sound reproduction.

Newly designed high sound quality rubber mat

The new design has a thickness of 5 mm, which is the highest level in its class. Excellent adherence to the record’s surface to minimize unnecessary resonance.

Newly designed integrated shell type tonearm

The tonearm’s integrated shell design improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge to deliver superior focusing and dimensionality of sound. The shell’s lightweight structure helps to optimize the lowest resonance frequency and improve traceability of low frequencies, while its rounded shape helps deliver pure sound untainted by sound characterization. The straight tone arm precisely balances the stylus, with no arm torque to affect stereo balance, and its slackless lateral bearing structure minimizes wow and flutter distortion.

Aluminum die cast platter

The high-inertia aluminium die cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass.

Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet

The acoustic-grade MDF cabinet offers high density thanks to its 30 mm thickness. The result is exceptional sonic characteristics and accurate soundstage reproduction.

Glass epoxy circuit board improves structural stability

The use of glass epoxy resin material for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality and stability, especially compared to other competitive models in the same price range.

Insulated structure

In addition to insulation to prevent unwanted resonance, uniquely shaped rubber dampers eliminate vibration from racks and other peripheral objects.

Turntable Type

Belt Driven

Bluetooth

No

USB

Yes

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