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Images of Turntable with High-Resolution recording
Images of Turntable with High-Resolution recording
Images of Turntable with High-Resolution recording
Images of Turntable with High-Resolution recording

PS-HX500, What Hi-Fi? 5 Star Award

"There's no mistaking Sony's penchant for detail," Sony PS-HX500, What Hi-Fi?, May 2016

What Hi-Fi? 5 Star Award

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.

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USB Digital Output

Connect the turntable to a PC to rip your favorite tracks to music files.

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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.

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  • Walkman®
  • Car audio
  • HDD player

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.

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DSD Native AD converter

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

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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Highly stable belt drive system

The optimized spindle-bearing construction stabilizes the belt drive to achieve natural sound reproduction.

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High quality 0.20-inch rubber mat

Excellent adherence to the record’s surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound

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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.

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Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet

The 1.18-inch thick MDF cabinet has excellent sonic characteristics for accurate soundstage reproduction.

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Insulated structure

Thoroughly insulated including rubber dampers to eliminate vibration from racks and other peripherals.

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Glass epoxy circuit board

Using glass epoxy resin for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality and stability.

Hear it first.


Just connect it to a PC via USB and convert analog records into DSD 5.6 MHz 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 analog through a high quality audio system.
  • Internal A/D converter 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 45 rpm.

  • Highly stable belt drive system to achieve natural sound reproduction.

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

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