Sony - PS-HX500 USB Hi-Res Turntable

 (with 5.6 MHz DSD audio encoding)




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UPC: 027242893382


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Stereophile - 2018 500 Recommended Components

Meet the turntable that plays records and lets you convert tracks to portable Hi-Res Audio for the authentic sound of vinyl that can go 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.

  • High-quality audio technology for the best analog sound
  • New tonearm design improves durability and stability
  • Built-in Phono EQ with phono and line output
  • Two operating speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 rpm
  • Digitally captures analog in Hi-Res up to DSD 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 rubber mat
  • High-inertia aluminum die cast platter
  • Acoustic-grade cabinet for accurate sound reproduction
  • Insulated structure and dampers eliminate vibration
  • Glass epoxy circuit board improves structural stability


Sound & Vision Top Pick!

"With analog and hi-res digital outputs, and a built-in phono preamp, the Sony PS-HX500 has what you need to bring your vinyl collection into the 21st century digital world."

The Way The Artists Truly Intended

The subtlest nuances and studio quality sound are captured with High-Resolution Audio. Sony’s passion for music unites every component we build from signal to speaker, while advanced technologies such as DSD audio encoding help create the ultimate listening experience.

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®.


Drive system Drive system Belt Drive
Motor DC motor
Wow and flutter 0.25% or less
Speed Speed 33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
Platter Platter φ296 mm, Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
Arm ARM Pipe Material Aluminum Alloy Component
Arm shape Straight ARM
Cartridge body color Black
Cartridge Type MM
Cartrigde weight 5 g
Head Shell Material Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
Tracking Force 3 g
Audio output 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)
USB connector USB connector B type
USB Speed USB2.0
  DSF 2ch 5.6MHz / 2.8MHz
  WAV 2ch 44.1kHz / 48kHz / 96kHz / 192kHz (16bit / 24bit)
  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)
General AC Adaptor Ye s
Power Consumption 3W 
Power Efficiency Class 6
Power Requirement AC100-240V 50/60Hz
System Update (Internet/USB/PC) PC
Accessories Supplied Accessories Adaptor for 45r/min
USB cable (2 m)
Phone Cables (1.5m, Red / White with Earth Lug terminal)
Instruction Manual
Weights and Measurements    
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)

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