Meet the turntable that plays records and lets you convert tracks to portable, Hi-Res Audio for the authentic sound of vinyl that goes with you. Sit back and enjoy superior quality analog sound or plug it into your PC to digitally capture the music at its best for personal listening on compatible Hi-Res Audio players. It's vinyl reborn.
The Way The Artists Truly Intended
Enjoy the subtlest nuances of studio-quality sound in higher than CD quality with High-Resolution Audio. Passion for music unites every component from signal to speaker so it feels like the artist is performing right in front of you.
Digitally captures analog 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 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 favorite 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 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 analog sound with you any time, anywhere.
Take them for a spin
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 favorites on the road.
Store your collection on HDD
DSD files you've recorded from vinyl can be transferred and stored on an HDD player. Enjoy the sound of vinyls at home with convenient access and less bulk.
Advanced features do the heavy lifting
Simply connect the 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.
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" free app for PC
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 ambience 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.
Relive the master performances right away - 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.
Sound technologies for analog 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 0.20-inch rubber mat
Excellent adherence to the record's surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound
Aluminum die cast platter
The high-inertia aluminum 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 1.18-inch 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.
Recoding Feature on PC
- PC Driver: Windows: Model Exclusive ASIO Driver Mac: Built in Mac OS X driver
- Recording PC application: Hi-res Audio Recorder (Not included. Download from customer support website.)
- Supported MAC OS X: 10.9, 10.10, 10.11
- Supported Windows OS: Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (32, 64bit)
Recoding File Format with PC app
- DSF 2ch: 5.6MHz / 2.8MHz
- WAV 2ch: 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz (16bit / 24bit)
- ARM Pipe Material: Aluminum Alloy Component
- Arm Shape: Straight ARM
- Cartridge Type: MM
- Cartridge Body Color: Black
- Cartrigde Weight: 5 g
- Head Shell Material: Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
- Tracking Force: 3 g
- Earth Terminal: Yes
- Line Out (PHONO EQ): Yes
- Line Out Level: 190mV at 1KHz
- Phono Output: Yes
- Phono Output Level: 3mV (at1kHz)
- RCA Terminal or Cables: RCA Terminal (Gold)
- Drive System: Belt Drive
- Motor: DC Motor
- Wow and Flutter: 0.25% or less
- AC Adaptor: Yes
- Power Consumption: 3W
- Power Efficiency: Class 6
- Power Requirement: AC100-240V 50/60Hz
- System Update (Internet/USB/PC): PC
- Platter: 296 mm, Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
- Speed: 33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
- USB Speed: USB2.0
- USB connector: B type
Weights and Measurements
- Dimensions (Approx.): Unit: 16 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 14 3/8" (430 x 104 x 366 mm) (W x H x D) Carton: 20 3/64 x 7 9/16 x 16 57/64" (509 x 192 x 429) (W x H x D)
- Weight (Approx.): Unit: 11.9 lbs. (5.4 kg) Carton weight: 15.4 lbs. (7 kg)