Sony PSHX500 Specification

Sony PSHX500 Specification
Hi Res USB turntable
Meet the turntable that plays records and lets you convert tracks
to portable, Hi-Res Audio for the authentic sound of vinyl that goes
with you.1 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
• 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
• Enjoy the authentic sound of vinyl anywhere
• Extremely stable rotation for optimal music
Highly-stable belt drive system
High quality, 0.20-inch rubber mat
High-inertia, aluminum die cast platter
Acoustic-grade cabinet for accurate sound
• Insulated structure and dampers eliminate
• Glass epoxy circuit board improves structural
High-quality audio technology for the best analog sound
Enjoy all the smooth and warm sound expressions of your vinyl thanks to high-quality audio technologies that ensure the
best possible analog playback.
New tonearm design
The integrated shell improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge for superior focusing and dimensionality of sound, while
its lightweight structure improves traceability.
Built-in Phono EQ
Supports both phono and line output so you can play through integrated amp or external phono EQ.
Digitally capture analog in Hi-Res Audio
Breathe new life into analog masterpieces with Hi-Res audio up to DSD quality. Just hook up the PS-HX500 turntable to your
PC via USB, play a record and digitally archive the music from your favorite vinyl recordings in Hi-Res.1
Vinyl goes portable
The HX500’s supplied software lets you use a PC or Mac to conveniently edit tracks from both sides of an album and
transfer them in high resolution to a compatible portable player or device for playback—anywhere and anytime.1
Stability in motion
The PS-HX500 turntable uses the latest techniques to deliver extremely stable rotation for optimal and natural delivery of
your music.
Highly stable belt drive system
The optimized spindle-bearing construction stabilizes the belt drive to achieve natural sound reproduction.
High quality 0.20-inch rubber mat
Excellent adherence to the record’s surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound.
Aluminum die cast platter
The high-inertia aluminum die cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass.
Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet
The 1.18-inch thick MDF cabinet has excellent sonic characteristics for accurate soundstage reproduction.
Insulated structure
The entire turntable structure is thoroughly insulated, including rubber dampers to eliminate vibration from racks and other
Glass epoxy circuit board
Using glass epoxy resin for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality and stability.
Drive system
Drive system
Belt Drive
DC motor
Wow and flutter
0.25% or less
33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min
φ296 mm, Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
ARM Pipe Material
Aluminum Alloy Component
Arm shape
Straight ARM
Cartridge body color
Cartridge Type
Cartrigde weight
Head Shell Material
Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
Tracking Force
Earth Terminal
Line Out (PHONO EQ)
Line Out Level
190mV at 1KHz
Phono Output
Phono Output Level
3mV (at1kHz)
RCA Terminal or Cables
RCA Terminal (Gold)
USB connector
B type
USB Speed
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)
AC Adaptor
Power Consumption
Power Efficiency
Class 6
Power Requirement
AC100-240V 50/60Hz
System Update (Internet/USB/PC)
Audio output
USB connector
Supplied Accessories
Adaptor for 45r/min
USB cable (2 m)
Phone Cables (1.5m, Red / White with Earth Lug terminal)
Instruction Manual
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)
Weights and Measurements
Weights and Measurements
1. The HX500 has been designed specifically for private use by consumers for their own enjoyment, whenever and wherever they like. Any unauthorized use of this product is strictly
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/Updated: March 10, 2016
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