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For the finest sound quality, High Resolution Audio takes music to the next level. Better than CD, High Resolution Audio can provide music files in 24 bit/96kHz, 24 bit/192kHz, DSD and above.
The quiet signal that comes off the needle of a record player needs the extra boost of a phono stage to be heard. This unit has one built-in, though an external unit may well offer better quality.
Belt-driven turntables traditionally feature one or more motors spinning at a constant rate, connected to the platter with a rubber belt. They have very low vibration, ideal for Hi-Fi.
USB sockets allow you to do all sorts of things. Most commonly you can play media stored on a flash drive, but some units can record to one too or connect accessories like video-calling cameras.
(For more features refer to the specification table below.)
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"An entertaining turntable unique in its ability to rip vinyl to hi-res files." 'What Hi-Fi'. 5 star review. Tested at £450.
High Resolution revolution - from record to DSD file The Sony PSHX500 encapsulates the very best of old and new technologies by being able to record from vinyl to DSD Hi-Res Audio. Equipped with an ADC (Analogue to Digital Convertor) the Sony plugs into your laptop or PC via USB, where discs are recorded in High Resolution. With file quality up to PCM 192kHz/24-bit or DSD 5.6MHz, your stored records now have the potential to sound every bit as good as the finest quality digital audio.
Enjoy your records - any time at home or on the move Once you've recorded your vinyl to Hi-Res audio files you can enjoy them in many places. Upload to a Walkman or other Hi-Res portable player and you can take the music with you or play it through your car stereo. Alternatively, store the music on a NAS (Network Attached Storage) device and you'll be able to effortless access all your records via a huge range of wireless, network connected music devices, such as Sonos or Heos.
Built in phono stage lets you connect up to any AUX input Thanks to the built-in phono stage, playing records directly through your hi-fi is easy. Simply connect up to any line level AUX input and let the Sony equalise the sound to the correct level.
High quality deck for reduced distortion Much more than just a method of converting vinyl to Hi-Res digital, the Sony PS-HX500 is a fine spinner of records in its own right. Rather than being built from flimsy plastic, Sony uses a 30mm thick, acoustic-grade MDF base - just like the dedicated turntable manufacturers use. This gives the deck exceptional rigidity and damping characteristics, benefiting the sound through reduced distortion.
New tonearm for accurate tracking The high quality tonearm features a new design of integrated headshell for improved sound. The shell's lightweight structure helps to optimise sound across the frequency range and improve tracking of bass notes, while its rounded shape helps deliver pure sound through lower distortion.
Hear the best of vinyl wherever you are, with Hi-Res recordings made via this revolutionary Sony.
Does it feature an onboard phono stage? Allows the turntable to be plugged into an amp without a phono input
Does it have a USB output? This allows the turntable to be plugged directly into a computer - allowing for easy copying from vinyl to the computer's hard drive. Output may only be compatible with PC or Mac.
Yes - PC and Mac
Does the turntable have a digital output? This could be optical or coaxial and allows connection to a digital system.
Bluetooth output lets you easily connect to your choice of Bluetooth speaker - no cables required
Eco Friendly Features
Does this product conform to energy efficient standards? These standards include the American "Energy Star", the European "Energy Flower" or "EcoLabel" and the UK EST (Energy Saving Trust) certification.
Power Consumption - Normal Use
This is the power used in watts when the unit is on, using standard settings. Note, different manufacturers use different methods to arrive at this figure. In some cases only the maximum power consumption is quoted
Is pitch control included? Adjusts the pitch of the music - usually by around +/- 9%
The type of operation. Auto turntables start/stop the record, lift the arm and return it to rest. Semi-Auto perform a proportion of these functions.
Size of unit (W x D x H) in mm
430 x 366 x 104
Weight of unit,unboxed, in Kg
Does it feature a Direct Drive system?
Does it feature a Belt Drive system?
Whether or not a cartridge is included. MM = Moving Magnet, MC = Moving Coil.
Yes - MM
Carbon Fibre Tonearm
Does the deck come supplied with a carbon fibre tonearm? Generally stiffer than equivalent metal ones, a carbon fibre tonearm usually enhances the sound quality.
Does the deck come supplied with an acrylic platter? Generally more expensive to produce than a metal one but often preferred for their sound quality.
Replacement Stylus Code
Replacement stylus code - required for ordering a new stylus for the cartridge.
SONY PSHX500 is rated
4.4 out of
Rated 4 out of
Great valueBought after research showed this to be a good buy. Pleased with its performance and like the idea of being able to covert my vinyl to mp3s. Slim and understated in looks but usual Sony quality.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5 out of
An excellent bit of kit.Bought to replace my 35 year old JVC deck, this Sony deck had a lot to live up to. Not only does it live up to my expectations, it totally outstrips them. I was able to look at half a dozen decks in the shop, and the build quality and fact that it comes with an ADC, which I would have liked, but not at the expense of the deck being compromised by being lower spec. Setting up was really easy, and the instruction (not really needed, but I did find some info very useful) meant I was up and running again in no time. The immediate thing was the richness of the sound quality, on my old vinyl and contemporary, and all the controls work in a neat and positive way, as was setting up the needle weight and anti-skip. A great deck.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 3 out of
nice player but disappointedThis came highly recommended to me but discovered on first use that it lacks the simple automatic return function, I have to manually return the needle at the end of a record every time which gets a bit boring.
well made and great features for recording.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 4 out of
Sony deckIts a good deck I've had two others over the years all different makes and I picked this one over rega
And pro deck not because it was cheaper but for the way I've got my system set up it gave a nicer look and sound if cost is a factor do some research but don't overlook or dismiss this deck its easy to set up And down lode the soft wear I've had this just over a week and I love it
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 4 out of
Sony - Turntable ps-hx500This replaced my old 25 year old turntable, and it performs very well even with my 50+ year old vinyl's.. Recorded from vinyl to High-Res audio also good once I Worked it out on my computer.
Date published: 2017-03-06
Rated 5 out of
Excellent valueTop product at a very good price thanks to Richer sounds price beat.
Date published: 2017-01-30
Rated 5 out of
Simple to use, great soundReally easy to set up. Software was very simple to use. But the sound quality is excellent.
Six albums copied so far. ~600 records to go.
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 4 out of
BACK TO VINYLThis fit into my SONOS system and allows me to play my extensive vinyl collection for the first time in over 10 years! This turntable was recommended by RICHER SOUNDS sales person who explained the different decks that I might like. Mid-price player and ideal for me.
RRP = Recommended Retail Price. RRPs are based on information supplied by What Hi-Fi? Sound and Vision magazine, manufacturers, Hi-Fi Choice, Home Cinema Choice, Google, Which? & Pricerunner. Further information is available on request.