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Sony PS-HX500 Hi-Res USB Turntable

Play Your Vinyl LPs and Easily Convert Them to High-Res Files Up to 2x DSD With the Sony PS-HX500 USB Turntable: Built-In A2D Converter Free App Let You Take High-End Analog Anywhere You Go

Take your vinyl LPs to high-resolution audio heights – and anywhere you go – with the Sony PS-HX500 hi-res USB turntable. Equipped with a built-in DSD analog-to-digital converter and downloadable ripping software, PS-HX500 plays vinyl with analog's hallmark smoothness, detail, and warmth. But this breakthrough ‘table also makes vinyl portable by effortlessly archiving your records on your computer in rates ranging from PCM up to stellar-sounding 2x DSD. Simply hook up PS-HX500 to any computer via the USB output, spin an LP, and capture the music in hi-fi resolutions up to native DSD 5.6MHz. Then, after you rip the music, transfer it to any compatible portable devices and bring authentic analog experiences with you everywhere – outdoors, in your car, to work, in any room of your house. An editing feature on the app even allows you to customize song sequences and edit tracks with just the click of a button. While PS-HX500 impresses with cutting-edge conversion technology, it's also a serious turntable that can serve as a playback device in your system.

Featuring a brand-new proprietary straight tonearm that aligns exactly with the cantilever to provide superb tracking, PS-HX500 is designed so arm head and pipe directly connect for rigid, steady movement. An integrated round headshell prevents unnecessary vibrations. The fully insulated PS-HX500 also includes an MM cartridge, incredibly stable belt-drive system, and die-cast aluminum platter for excellent balance. A 1.18-inch-thick MDF plinth and .20-inch-thick rubber mat combine with a Sony-developed insulator pod on the bottom of the plinth to further eliminate resonance. For supreme use flexibility, the built-in Phono EQ supports both line and phono output. From engaging vinyl playback to build quality to its ability to take the sound of your LPs and convert them to lifelike DSD, PS-HX500 offers the best of several worlds – and a distinctive component that stands alone in the marketplace. 100% Music Direct Guaranteed.

"A pretty smooth performer, delivering a rich and vivid sound. The digitized signal delivered the same quiet surfaces and vivid tonal colors as the direct analog signal. Even if you don't consider its digital features, the PS-HX500 delivers great bang-for-the-buck as a regular turntable."
- Sound and Vision

Capture the Sound of Analog In Its Purest Form, Rip and Edit Music With Ease
Breathe new life into your vinyl collection with DSD. Just hook up PS-HX500 turntable to your computer via its USB digital output, play a record, and capture every aspect of the vinyl with DSD native conversion up to 5.6MHz. (PS-HX500 supports PCM-recorded WAV files, DSD 5.6MHz, DSD 2.8MHz, and WAV 16-24Bit @ 44.1 to 192kHz.) A downloadable application lets you rip, edit, and store tracks from your vinyl with utmost ease.

Designed from the Inside-Out for High-Quality Playback
PS-HSX500 includes both a phono and line output so you can play it through an integrated amp or external phono EQ. A proprietary straight tonearm with integrated headshell provides superb durability and stability for enhanced focusing, dimensionality, and tracking. PS-HSX500 features optimized spindle-bearing construction that stabilizes the belt drive and produces natural sound. Resonance control comes courtesy of a .20-inch rubber mat that adheres to each record's surface, an aluminum die-cast platter, and an acoustic-grade MDF plinth. Rubber dampers complete a ‘table that comes with complete insulation.

  • New tonearm design improves durability and stability
  • Built-In Phono EQ with phono and line-level output
  • Two speeds: 33 1/3 and 45RPM
  • Digitally captures analog in Hi-Res up to 2x DSD or 24bit/192k quality
  • Enjoy the authentic sound of vinyl anywhere
  • Extremely stable rotation for optimal music delivery
  • Highly stable belt drive system
  • High-quality, 0.20-inch vinyl platter mat
  • High-inertia, aluminum die-cast platter
  • Acoustic-grade plinth for accurate sound reproduction
  • Insulated structure and dampers eliminate vibration
  • Glass epoxy circuit board improves structural stability

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Platter: Die-Cast Aluminum Alloy
Speed: 33 1/3 and 45-RPM
Tonearm Composition: Straight Aluminum Alloy
Head Shell Material: Diecast Aluminum Alloy
Built-in MM Phono Preamp: Yes - Selectable (On or Off)
Ground Terminal: Yes
Connectors: Gold RCAs (Pr) Drive system
Drive system: Belt Drive
Motor: DC motor
Wow and flutter: < 0.25%
Type: Moving Magnet (MM)
Body Color: Black
Mass: 5 Gms
Output Level: 3mV (at1kHz)
Tracking Force: 3g (recommended)
AC Adaptor: Yes
Power Consumption: 3W
Power Requirement: AC 120V/60Hz
USB Speed: USB2.0
USB connector: B type
Windows: Model-Exclusive ASIO Driver
Mac: Built-in Mac OS X driver
Recording PC application: Hi-res Audio Recorder (Not included. Free download from customer support website.)
Supported MAC OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
Supported Windows OS: Windows 7/8/10 (32 or 64bit) Recoding File Format with PC app
DSD 2ch: 5.6MHz/2.8MHz
WAV 2ch: 44.1kHz/48kHz/96kHz/192kHz at 16-bit or 24-bit rate
Dimensions (HWD): 4-1/8" x 16-7/8" x 14-3/8"
Weight: 12 lbs.
Included accessories:
45rpm Adaptor
USB cable (2 m)
RCA Cables (1.5m, Red/White with Earth Lug terminal)
Instruction Manual

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