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Sony Black Turntable With High-Resolution Recording - PS-HX500

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Sony Black Turntable With High-Resolution Recording - PS-HX500

Feel the beat with this Sony black turntable. It plays all your vinyl records, whether you have an interest in vintage vinyl or love the sound of the latest hits on this analog medium, and then you can quickly convert tracks to high-resolution digital format so that you can play them on your Sony Walkman or another Hi-Res media player. This Sony turntable starts with the advanced tonearm design that stabilizes the cartridge so that the needle slots perfectly into the groove and replicates the sound with absolute precision, and it's carefully balanced and lightweight for maximum traceability.

Next is the built-in phono equalization, which supports line-out functions and phono so you can play through an external phono equalizer or through the integrated amp. The aluminum turntable on this Sony record player maintains absolute stability so that each note and waveform is transmitted from the vinyl to create the most natural sound, and the precision belt drive system prevents wobbling and track slowdowns. A high-quality rubber mat on this Sony black turntable keeps your record secure and the reverse side safe from scratches.


  • High Resolution Audio
    From source to speaker, Sony has brought together 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 analog 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 favorite vinyl tracks to music files
  • 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
  • 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 analog masterpieces with all the quality they deserve, anywhere you are
  • 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
  • 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 favorite masterpieces with you for anytime anywhere enjoyment
  • 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 favorite tunes from vinyl will be free to accompany you on your next drive
  • 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 analog 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 analog 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 analog 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
  • 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 tonearm precisely balances the stylus, with no arm torque to affect stereo balance, and its slackless lateral bearing structure minimizes wow and flutter distortion
  • Newly designed high sound quality rubber mat
    The new design has a thickness of 0.20 inch, which is the highest level in its class. Excellent adherence to the record's surface to minimize unnecessary resonance
  • Highly stable belt drive system
    The optimized shape of the drive pulley stabilizes the belt drive for natural sound reproduction
  • Insulated structure
    In addition to insulation to prevent unwanted resonance, uniquely shaped rubber dampers eliminate vibration from racks and other peripheral objects
  • Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet
    The acoustic-grade MDF cabinet offers high density thanks to its 1.18-inch thickness. The result is exceptional sonic characteristics and accurate soundstage reproduction
  • Aluminum die cast platter
    The high-inertia aluminum die cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass
  • Precision-shaped dust cover
    The dust cover shape has been designed exclusively for minimal vibration. Excellent audio quality even when played with the cover on
  • 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



  • Turntable Speed: 33-1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
  • USB Out: B type


  • Power Requirements: 120V 60Hz

What's In The Box:

  • Adapter for 45 rpm.
  • USB cable (6.56 ft)
  • Phono cable (4.92 ft, Red/White with Earth Lug terminal)

Approximate Weight:

  • Shipping: 15 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
California customers: Proposition 65 WARNING

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Key Features

High Resolution Audio/ USB Turntable With High-Resolution Recording/ Built-In USB Digital Output/ Built-In Phono EQ/ LP/EP Record Playback/ Store Your Collection On HDD/ DSD Native AD Converter/ Highly Stable Belt Drive System/ Insulated Structure/ Acoustic-Grade MDF Cabinet/ Aluminum Die Cast Platter/ Precision-Shaped Dust Cover/ Glass Epoxy Circuit Board/ Black Finish

More reasons to buy the Sony Black Turntable With High-Resolution Recording PS-HX500 from Abt Electronics

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  • The Sony Black Turntable With High-Resolution Recording PS-HX500 is Brand New.
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Operation TypeManual
Cartridge TypeMoving Magnet
Speeds33, 45
45 RPM AdapterYes
Built-In Phono PreampYes
USB OuputYes
Pitch ControlNo
Signal to Noise Ratio (dB)50
Wow and Flutter0.25


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