Pioneer PLX500 (Black) is rated out of 5 by 48.
Pioneer PLX500 (Black)
Direct Drive DJ Turntable
£299 Our price history: £349 from 10/01/22 to 07/05/22
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Direct drive for ultimate control
Like all the best DJ decks, the Pioneer PLX500 features fast-acting direct drive. The 3-phase, brushless DC motor with electronic brake gives fast, effortless control - making your mixes smoother than ever. Combined with the sturdy aluminium platter, robust cartridge, slip-mat and pitch control, you've everything you need from a deck for seamless mixing.
S-shaped tonearm with full adjustment, including VTA
Robust and practical, the PLX500's tonearm is the ideal match for the deck. The classic S-shape is tried and tested and favoured by many for mixing use. Just like you'd hope for from a professional deck, the PLX500's tonearm features a detachable headshell for swift cartridge replacement. It also has accurate weight adjustment plus the crucial VTA height adjustment - letting you use thicker slip-mats and deeper cartridges without upsetting the balance.
USB output for recording to your computer
Featuring a B-type USB you can connect up a PC or Mac. From here it's easy to convert the tracks into digital files - letting you playback your treasured vinyls any place you choose. Combine with software such as Pioneer's own rekordbox and you can also incorporate vinyl into a software based mixing system.
Line level output - simply add active speakers or your choice of amp
Thanks to the Pioneer's built-in phono stage (MM only), it's easy to connect this deck up. Choose from active speakers for desk-top monitoring or any choice of amp or mini system - if it has an AUX input then this DJ deck will plug and play.
Get into the groove with the Pioneer PLX500.
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Yes - PC and Mac
Belt Drive/Direct Drive
Built In Phono Stage
Power Consumption - Normal Use (W)
Dimensions WxHxD (mm)
450 x 368 x 159
PN-X05 - MM
Replacement Stylus Code
Rated 5 out of 5 by JIM22JIM from Great bit of kit so happy I bought this a week ago and haven’t stopped playing all my vinyl
Date published: 2022-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by John 22 from Solid in looks and sound Very happy so far. Would have liked more info re - 78 cartridge/stylus recommendations.
Date published: 2022-03-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kate90 from Value for money This record player has a brilliant sound quality is easy to set up and nice and sturdy!
Date published: 2022-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dkj13 from Great sound, easy to set up and use I bought this last month so pleased with it, love the sound
Date published: 2021-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by TrevJW from Perfect sound for my system. Bought the turntable a couple of week ago. Delivered very quickly. Easy to fix up and sound is better than expected from my old vinyl. Contacted Pioneer for advice on playing 78s and got an immediate positive reply.
Date published: 2021-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by finnmynott from Great bit of kit for the price I bought this a few weeks ago now and have used it almost everyday. It is the first turntable I have ever owned and I can't wait to get a second to start djing with them. Quality kit, easy to order and super fast delivery.
Date published: 2021-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Bender from Great quality Great product, swift service, and a 6 year warranty to boot, no brainer.
Date published: 2021-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by ali569 from Well built solid unit Recently treated myself to a new player and getting the vinyl bug again. The build quality is fantastic. The sound quality as you would expect is very good. The only negative part of the player is the needle light is not very bright and with my eye sight is not bright enough to be effective.
Date published: 2021-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Brad23 from PLX 500s Great bit of kit worth money. Lads in Newcastle shop were good to deal with let me know when turntables were arriving as they weren't in stock .Will use Richer Sounds again
Date published: 2021-02-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Flinty 706 from Yes Very Good Deck Sound stop start spot on . Bought this a month ago have tuned it off just love play spinning the wax on it.
Date published: 2021-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by W MCGEE from Great price great kit Bought for sons 18 th very happy with it good brand
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous from Surpasses anything I expected It matches my Pioneer system perfectly direct drive is an incredible bit of kit the sound difference is astonishing
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by BillyBunk from Great Value No need to buy more expensive items when this does the job so competently. I bought this after months of research and listening to competitors that were nearly 4 times the cost. So glad I chose this one.
Date published: 2020-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rmellor28 from Don’t always rely on reviews I bought this a while ago and from looking online at other reviews the PLX was slated as having bad sound, poor quality and not versatile. When I opened it up it was solid, well built and easy to setup. The cartridge is easy to install and the sound quality off it is fantastic. The pitch control is useful for vinyl where a little more pitch makes the sound much cleaner. I would recommend this fully for the price I paid, it’s good quality and I am now on the hunt for the DM40 speakers to match
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Will24 from Pioneer plx500 Easy to set up, great design and excellent quality sound, and a good array of features. Definitely good value for money whether domestic or professional use.
Date published: 2020-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by dammo33 from Great sound and quality deck Firstly super impressed with speed of delivery, arrived less than 36 hours after ordered even though opted for standard delivery. Returning to vinyl after a long time not playing any, this deck was recommended by my brother and have to say not disappointed, sound quality is excellent and the capacity to connect to laptop and convert vinyl and also mix online was an added bonus. Would definitely recommend
Date published: 2020-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by rharvey26 from Great budget turntable Really happy with the deck, great build quality for the price. Perfect for someone like me just getting back into DJing. Currently saving up for the second to complete the pair.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by lm2000 from EXCELLENT PRODUCT, Great Service! Richer Sounds excelled at customer service during Covid. Communication on the helpline is excellent. My husbands non stock item was delivered within three days. Happy all round. thank you.
Date published: 2020-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by Gezza1960 from Top turntable for a very good price I am slowly building a home studio and this is a fantastic addition. One more to buy and a bit more and all is done.
Date published: 2020-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by AHDF from Designed for DJs, but great for home audio use too Almost identical spec to cheaper alternatives, but much better design and construction. All controls feel solid and reliable. Everything works exactly as expected. I couldn't find any technical spec on the cartridge under the Pioneer brand name, but as far as I can tell, it's a re-branded version of Audio Technica's AT3600L "entry model" cartridge. This is not a bad cartridge, but the nominal tracking weight is a bit high (3.5g). That's perfect for DJ use, but audiophiles might worry about the increased wear on both the records and the stylus itself. For home audiophile usage, you could make your records last longer if you swapped the stylus to an Audio Technica ATN91 so you can use a lower tracking weight (2g), or you might want to consider switching the whole cartridge to one with an elliptical stylus (e.g. the Audio Technica AT95e).
Date published: 2020-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Staffs_paul from Nice well built unit Bought this to replace the older unit I already have, it has more features, nice sturdy unit & Good value.
Date published: 2020-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Leerfuh from Pioneer turntable Best buy ever amazing sound and good quality a must buy
Date published: 2020-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by andy75 from amazing bass for a sub £1000 turntable auditioned quite a few new turntables,but sadly most under the £1000 seem to be lacking decent punchy bass (esp the projects).this is based off the standard hanpin design,same as the at120lp,but has a different sonic signature. the plx500 has deep,impactful bass,a forward but dark midrange,great soundstage for the money,but can sound a bit closed in up top.pairs well with a stanton 681eee/denon dl110/AT100e. on the bad side: there is a slight motor noise on gaps,but no big deal,the tonearm bearings on these seem to come badly adjusted,the two i saw in currys had the same problem,5 minutes with jewelers screwdrivers sorts it though and tightens up the sound no end. but all in all really happy with it,and ive saved around £800 compared to what i was going to spend,plus it has a pitch control for some dodgy mastered records ive got;couldnt ask better for the cash.
Date published: 2020-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Davidos101 from Excellent and fantastic value Bought my deck about one month ago from the Sheffield store and have stopped using it. It was very simple to set up and is a great enhancement to my audio equipment.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by Arch91 from Superb I've had various direct drive turntables over the last twenty years and I can't find any faults with it,excellent build,easy to set up,great sound plus the benefits of a USB port to transfer to digital and the added benefit of a built in phono stage,apart from the technics sl range being slightly heavier the pioneer holds its own and for a excellent price aswell. Excellent service from Richer Sounds aswell.
Date published: 2019-12-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Philips 65 from PLX 500 classic unbelievable quality You can’t go wrong with this turntable it’s platter is built soiled it lift arm is easy to control nice touch with the light overall sound it brilliant and with a 6 year guarantee and it’s sexy
Date published: 2019-10-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Steviebee33 from Good value great sound and features I have 2 technic 1210 decks but wanted a good deck for home use and with a usb function. The Pioneer PLX500 does the job and is well built for the price with good sound plus easy plug in USB and using their rekordbox software can reord my vinyl at high quality level to my laptop. Highly recommend if thats what your after. Great price & service as always from Richer Sounds and you get free 6 year guarantee. r
Date published: 2019-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by kath16 from Solid piece of kit with great sound I bought this for my husbands Birthday - he's over the moon! it sounds so much better than his last turntable.
Date published: 2019-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by nath_brown from Reasonable price for DJ spec and functionality Within my budget this proved to offer the best functionality. While similarly priced decks may offer similar sound quality, this deck wins out. It offer ease of use when changing speeds - no need to remove the platter or belt, just hit the button. As a direct drive deck with adjustable pitch it provides the listener with an opportunity to customise their listening. The adjustable tone arm weight is necessary for the occasional old record with a bit of warp. A phono output means I can still use my trusty old 1980s amplifier without having to buy a pre-amp or lose one of the channels. And the added USB output? That is just icing on the cake...but a welcome addition.
Date published: 2019-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by Norriemen from Great features, solid construction great sound Excellent purchase- extremely happy with Richer Sounds service
Date published: 2019-03-12