Turntable with High-Resolution recording

Model: PS-HX500
RM 2,699.00
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1. Prices indicated refer to Suggested Retail Price and may change from time to time without prior notice.

  • Overview
    Just connect it to a PC via USB and convert analogue records into DSD5.6MHz 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.
  • Highlight

    Internal A/D convertor 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 45rpm.

    Highly stable belt drive system to achieve natural sound reproduction.

    The newly designed tonearm ensures an accurate tracking of phonograph records.

  • Features
    High-Resolution Audio

    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 specialised tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended.

    USB turntable with High-Resolution recording

    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 5.6MHz 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

    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

    Vinyl lives forever in High-Resolution Audio

    The PS-HX500 is equipped with a high-quality A/D convertor. So just connect it to your PC with a USB cable and record your vinyl as High-Resolution Audio tracks (up to DSD 5.6MHz or PCM 192kHz/24bit 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    DSD Native AD converter

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

    "Hi-Res Audio Recorder" app

    "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)

    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 100kHz, 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

    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

    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

    Highly stable belt drive system

    The optimised shape of the drive pulley stabilises the belt drive for natural sound reproduction.

    Newly designed high sound quality rubber mat

    Newly designed high sound quality rubber mat

    he new design has a thickness of 5mm, 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

    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 optimise the lowest resonance frequency and improve traceability of low frequencies, while its rounded shape helps deliver pure sound untainted by sound characterisation. 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

    Aluminum die cast platter

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

    Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet

    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

    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

    Insulated structure

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

    Precision-shaped dust cover

    Precision-shaped dust cover

    CThe dust cover shape has been designed exclusively for minimal vibration. Excellent audio quality even when played with the cover on.

  • Support
  • Overview
    • Overview
      Just connect it to a PC via USB and convert analogue records into DSD5.6MHz 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.
  • highlight
    • Highlight

      Internal A/D convertor 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 45rpm.

      Highly stable belt drive system to achieve natural sound reproduction.

      The newly designed tonearm ensures an accurate tracking of phonograph records.

  • Reviews
    • Reviews
  • features
    • Features
      High-Resolution Audio

      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 specialised tweeters reproduce every subtlety, so you can hear each note as the artist intended.

      USB turntable with High-Resolution recording

      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 5.6MHz 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

      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

      Vinyl lives forever in High-Resolution Audio

      The PS-HX500 is equipped with a high-quality A/D convertor. So just connect it to your PC with a USB cable and record your vinyl as High-Resolution Audio tracks (up to DSD 5.6MHz or PCM 192kHz/24bit 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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      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

      DSD Native AD converter

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

      "Hi-Res Audio Recorder" app

      "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)

      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 100kHz, 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

      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

      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

      Highly stable belt drive system

      The optimised shape of the drive pulley stabilises the belt drive for natural sound reproduction.

      Newly designed high sound quality rubber mat

      Newly designed high sound quality rubber mat

      he new design has a thickness of 5mm, 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

      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 optimise the lowest resonance frequency and improve traceability of low frequencies, while its rounded shape helps deliver pure sound untainted by sound characterisation. 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

      Aluminum die cast platter

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

      Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet

      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

      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

      Insulated structure

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

      Precision-shaped dust cover

      Precision-shaped dust cover

      CThe dust cover shape has been designed exclusively for minimal vibration. Excellent audio quality even when played with the cover on.

  • Support