Sony PSHX500 User guide

Sony PSHX500 User guide
4-585-834-13 (1)
Stereo Turntable System
Operating Instructions
Getting Started
Listening to a Vinyl Record
Recording a Vinyl Record
Maintenance
Additional Information
PS-HX500
Owner’s Record
The model number and serial numbers are
located at the rear. Record these numbers
in the spaces provided below. Refer to
these numbers whenever you call upon
your Sony dealer regarding this product.
Model No. PS-HX500
Serial No.________________
The AC adaptor is not available for repair and
its use should be terminated immediately
when the AC adaptor is found damaged or
defective.
CAUTION : RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
DRY LOCATION USE ONLY
Polarity of DC output of the AC adaptor

Notice for the customers in the U.S.A.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this apparatus to rain or moisture.
The AC adaptor is for use in dry, indoor
locations.
To reduce the risk of fire, do not cover the
ventilation opening of the appliance with
newspapers, tablecloths, curtains, etc.
Do not expose the appliance to naked flame
sources (for example, lighted candles).
To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do
not expose this appliance to dripping or
splashing, and do not place objects filled
with liquids, such as vases, on the appliance.
Do not install the appliance in a confined
space, such as a bookcase or built-in cabinet.
The AC adaptor must not be covered over by
anything and should only be used in an
ambient temperature of up to 40 °C (104 °F).
The unit is not disconnected from the mains
as long as it is connected to the AC outlet,
even if the unit itself has been turned off.
As the main plug of AC power adaptor is
used to disconnect the AC power adaptor
from the mains, connect it to an easily
accessible AC outlet.
Should you notice an abnormality in it,
disconnect it from the AC outlet immediately.
2
NOTE:
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules.
These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate
radio frequency energy and, if not installed
and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or
television reception, which can be
determined by turning the equipment off
and on, the user is encouraged to try to
correct the interference by one or more of
the following measures:
–– Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
–– Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver.
–– Connect the equipment into an outlet on a
circuit different from that to which the
receiver is connected.
–– Consult the dealer or an experienced
radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION
You are cautioned that any changes or
modifications not expressly approved in this
manual could void your authority to operate
this equipment.
If you have any questions about this product,
you may call:
Sony Customer Information Services Center
1-800-222-7669
or http://www.sony.com/
Declaration of Conformity
Trade Name : SONY
Model Name : PS-HX500
Responsible Party : Sony Electronics Inc.
Address : 16535 Via Esprillo, San Diego, CA
92127 USA
Telephone No. : 858-942-2230
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC
Rules. Operation is subject to the following
two conditions. (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this
device must accept any interference
received, including interference that may
cause undesired operation.
Properly shielded and grounded cables and
connectors must be used for connection to
host computers and/or peripherals in order
to meet FCC emission limits.
the environment and human health, which
could otherwise be caused by inappropriate
waste handling of this product. The recycling
of materials will help to conserve natural
resources. For more detailed information
about recycling of this product, please
contact your local Civic Office, your
household waste disposal service or the
shop where you purchased the product.
The validity of the CE marking is restricted to
only those countries where it is legally
enforced, mainly in the countries EEA
(European Economic Area).
This equipment has been tested and found
to comply with the limits set out in the EMC
regulation using a connection cable shorter
than 3 meters (10 feet).
Notice for customers: the following
information is only applicable to
equipment sold in countries applying
EU directives.
This product has been manufactured by or
on behalf of Sony Corporation, 1-7-1 Konan
Minato-ku Tokyo, 108-0075 Japan. Inquiries
related to product compliance based on
European Union legislation shall be
addressed to the authorized representative,
Sony Belgium, bijkantoor van Sony Europe
Limited, Da Vincilaan 7-D1, 1935 Zaventem,
Belgium. For any service or guarantee
matters, please refer to the addresses
provided in the separate service or guarantee
documents.
For the customers in Europe
Disposal of Old Electrical
& Electronic Equipment
(Applicable in the European
Union and other European
countries with separate
collection systems)
This symbol on the product or on its
packaging indicates that this product shall
not be treated as household waste. Instead it
shall be handed over to the applicable
collection point for the recycling of electrical
and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help
prevent potential negative consequences for
3
Features
PS-HX500 is a stereo turntable system
designed for analog playback of vinyl
records. By connecting a computer to the
turntable, you can use the recording
application exclusively designed for this
turntable product to record audio tracks of
the vinyl record as high resolution audio
sources.
You can play recorded high resolution audio
sources either by transferring the recorded
high resolution audio sources to a
compatible audio device or by using
computer software that supports high
resolution audio playback.
Using your turntable for the first time
You first need to assemble your turntable.
Thoroughly read the instructions in this
manual and assemble the turntable. (See
page 9.)
Listening to a vinyl record
Your turntable does not have a built-in
speaker. To listen to a vinyl record, you need
to connect an audio device, such as a stereo
system or an amplifier, to the turntable with
the supplied PHONO cables and play the
vinyl record. (See page 14.)
About Manuals
Operating Instructions
(this manual)
Describes basic
operations of your
turntable, including
assembling the turntable,
playing and recording a
vinyl record, as well as
maintenance of the
system, obtaining
consumable components,
and troubleshooting.
Hi-Res Audio Recorder
Help (online manual)
Describes operations of
the Hi-Res Audio Recorder
application for recording
audio tracks of a vinyl
record onto a computer.
To view the Help, visit
http://rd1.sony.net/help/
ha/hrar/.
Recording audio tracks onto a
computer
You need to connect a computer to your
turntable via the USB port and install the
Hi-Res Audio Recorder application to the
computer. (See page 18.)
Note
Your turntable is not an analog record player
designed for DJ (Disk Jockey) use. Stopping or
reversing the rotation of the vinyl record by hand
will cause malfunctions.
4
Note
To use the Hi-Res Audio
Recorder application, you
need to connect to the
Internet and download and
install the application onto a
computer.
Table of Contents
Owner’s Record................................ 2
Features............................................ 4
About Manuals................................. 4
Parts and Controls............................ 6
Getting Started
Unpacking......................................... 8
Assembling the Turntable................ 9
Additional Information
Precautions......................................22
Troubleshooting..............................22
Repair Services............................... 24
Specifications................................. 25
Customer Support Websites.......... 26
Index............................................... 26
Attaching the Dust Cover................ 13
Listening to a Vinyl Record
Connecting an Audio Device...........14
Playing a Vinyl Record..................... 15
Recording a Vinyl Record
Recording Audio Tracks onto a
Computer.........................................18
Maintenance
Cleaning the Stylus......................... 20
Replacing the Stylus....................... 20
Replacing the Drive Belt.................. 21
Cleaning the Dust Cover and the
Turntable Body................................ 21
5
Parts and Controls
Front
 Spindle (page 9)
 Rubber mat (page 8, 10)
 Platter (page 8, 9)
Place the platter on the spindle while you are
assembling your turntable. It has a drive belt
wound around on the back side.
 SPEED/POWER rotary switch knob
(page 16, 19)
Rotate the knob to turn on/off your turntable
or select the rotation speed appropriate to the
vinyl record to play.
 Dust cover (page 8, 13)
 Dust cover hinges (page 8, 13)
 Counterweight (page 8, 11)
Rotate the counterweight to adjust the tone
arm balance and the stylus pressure after you
have assembled your turntable.
 Anti-skating knob (page 10, 12)
6
Rotate this knob to adjust the anti-skating
force after you have assembled your turntable.
 Tone arm lock (page 11, 16, 17)
Lock the tone arm to protect it against physical
shock when you do not intend to play a vinyl
record.
 Tone arm lifter lever (page 16)
Use this lever to raise or lower the tone arm.
The tone arm descends slowly.
 Tone arm rest (page 11, 17)
Place the tone arm here while you are not
playing a vinyl record.
 Tone arm (page 10, 16, 17)
 Stylus (page 20)
Note
The stylus is a high precision component.
Handle it with care to avoid damage.
 Cartridge body (page 20)
 Headshell (page 16)
Rear
 PHONO/LINE switch (page 14)
Use this switch to select the audio output type
appropriate to your connected audio device,
such as a stereo system or an amplifier.
 Audio output (page 14)
  USB port (Type B) (page 19)
Use this port to connect a computer for
recording.
  DC IN (page 15)
  Grounding terminal (page 14)
7
• Dust cover hinges (2) *
Getting Started
Unpacking
Make sure that you have all of the supplied
accessories listed below. If you find
anything missing, contact your dealer or the
customer support website. (See page
26.)
• AC adaptor (1)
• Platter (with drive belt) (1)
• PHONO cables with grounding wires (1)
• Rubber mat (1)
• USB cable (1)
• Dust cover (1)
• Operating Instructions (this manual)
* The counterweight, 45 rpm adaptor, and dust cover
hinges are attached to a side surface of your
turntable's packaging material.
• Counterweight (1) *
Note
Keep the packaging materials in case you need to
transport your turntable for repair.
• 45 rpm adaptor (1) *
Place the adaptor on the spindle for
playing a 17 cm (7 inch) vinyl record.
8
Assembling the
Turntable
Note
Do not connect your turntable to a power outlet
with the AC adaptor until you are finished with
assembly.
Attaching the platter
1
Place the platter on the spindle.
Keep the platter level while placing it on
the spindle.
Getting Started
Platter
Precautions on placement
• Place the unit on a level surface.
• Avoid placing the unit near electrical
appliances (such as a television, hair
dryer, or fluorescent lamp) which may
cause hum or noise.
• Place the unit where it will not be subject
to any vibration, such as from speakers,
slamming of doors, etc.
• Keep the unit away from direct sunlight,
extremes of temperature, and excessive
dust and moisture.
• Keep the unit away from electronic
devices that may emit radio waves or
electromagnetic noise.
Spindle
Motor
pulley
Note
Hold the platter firmly so as not to drop the
platter as it may cause personal injuries or
damage to your turntable.
2 Turn the platter to the position
where you can see the motor pulley
through the rectangular hole with
the tips of the red ribbon taped on
the platter.
Red ribbon
Motor pulley
9
3 Peel off the adhesive tape, pull and
hold the red ribbon, and then hook
the drive belt around the motor
pulley.
Adjusting the tone arm
balance
Adjust the tone arm balance to keep the
tone arm horizontally balanced (zero
balance) so that proper stylus pressure is
exerted on the vinyl record.
1
Remove the stylus protective cover.
Stylus protective
cover
Note
Note
• Do not twist the drive belt.
• Be sure to remove it once you have hooked
the drive belt around the motor pulley.
4 Place the rubber mat onto the
Remove the stylus protective cover with care
so as not to damage the stylus.
2 Make sure that the gauge number
“0” on the anti-skating knob is
aligned with the reference line.
platter.
Note
Make sure that the chamfered side of the
rubber mat faces upward.
The back side of the rubber is indicated by the
SONY imprint.
10
Anti-skating Knob
3 Attach the counterweight onto the
back of the tone arm.
Slightly push in the counterweight and
rotate in the direction of the arrow until
the face of the gauge ring comes close
to the white line on the tone arm.
5 Rotate the counterweight clockwise
or counterclockwise until the tone
arm is horizontally balanced.
You may find it easier to adjust the tone
arm balance that you rotate the
counterweight a little at a time and take
your hands off to see if the tone arm is
horizontally balanced.
White line
Note
Tip
You can rotate the counterweight clockwise to
move it outward or counterclockwise (in the
direction of the black arrow above) to move it
inward.
Keep the tip of the stylus untouched with the
rubber mat or the platter while adjusting the
tone arm balance.
Getting Started
Counterweight
6 Put the tone arm back onto the tone
arm rest.
4 Unlock the tone arm lock and raise
the tone arm from the tone arm
rest.
Tone arm lock
11
Adjusting the stylus pressure
and the anti-skating force
Once the tone arm is horizontally balanced,
adjust the stylus pressure and the antiskating force.
1
adjust the stylus pressure to the recommended
value. On your turntable, set the stylus
pressure to “3.”
3 Rotate the anti-skating knob to
bring the gauge number “3” into
alignment with the reference line.
Rotate only the gauge ring on the
counterweight to bring the gauge
number “0” on the ring into
alignment with the white line on the
tone arm.
Gauge ring
Note
Do not rotate the counterweight along with
the gauge ring.
2 Rotate the counterweight
counterclockwise to bring the gauge
number “3” on the gauge ring into
alignment with the white line on the
tone arm.
Tip
An appropriate stylus pressure value is
recommended for every cartridge. To protect
the stylus and the record against damage,
12
Tip
• The anti-skating adjustment is required to
apply proper anti-skating force that cancels
out the inward force produced by the
spinning platter while a vinyl record is being
played.
• You need to set the anti-skating force to the
same value as the stylus pressure you set in
step 2.
Attaching the Dust Cover
1
Insert the supplied dust cover
hinges to the hinge pockets on the
dust cover.
Note on carrying this product
When you carry this product, make sure
that you firmly hold the bottom of the
product as illustrated below. Inappropriate
holding may cause you to drop the product,
resulting in malfunctions or injuries.
Hinge pockets
Getting Started
Dust cover hinges
2 Align the attached hinges with the
hinge pockets on the rear of your
turntable and push in the dust
cover.
Tip
To remove the dust cover from the turntable,
fully open the dust cover, grasp both sides
near the bottom of the cover, and then gently
pull it out in the upward direction.
13
Listening to a Vinyl
Record
Connecting an Audio
Device
2 Connect the supplied PHONO cables
to the AUX or analog input jacks on
the audio device.
Plug the white plug of the cable to the
white (L) jack and the red plug to the red
(R) jack.
Note
• Be sure to turn off the audio device, such as a
stereo system or an amplifier, before connection.
• Be sure to make all the connections before you
connect the AC adaptor to a power outlet.
1
Make sure that the PHONO/LINE
switch on the rear of your turntable
is set to LINE.
Note
Tip
If you want to use the PHONO input jacks on
your audio device for connection, set the
PHONO/LINE switch to PHONO. This, however,
will significantly lower the audio output level.
14
Be sure to insert the plugs firmly into the jacks.
Loose connection will cause playback noises.
Tip
Your audio devices may have the grounding
terminal near the PHONO input jacks.
Connecting the grounding terminals on the
turntable and the audio device with a
grounding wire may reduce playback noises.
3 Connect the AC adaptor.
Playing a Vinyl Record
Note
Before you play a vinyl record, turn down the
volume of the connected audio device (an
amplifier, speakers, etc.) to avoid a possible loud
crackling noise. The crackling noise made by the
stylus coming into contact with the vinyl record
could damage the audio device. Wait until the
stylus is completely placed on the vinyl record,
and then turn up the volume.
1
Place a vinyl record onto the platter.
Vinyl record
Listening to a Vinyl Record
Note
To avoid noise interference, place the AC
adaptor body away from your turntable as far
as possible.
Note
Place only one vinyl record on the platter at a
time.
To play a 17 cm (7 inch) vinyl record
Place the supplied 45 rpm adaptor on
the spindle.
15
2 Rotate the SPEED/POWER rotary
switch knob to select the rotation
speed appropriate to the vinyl
record.
4 Move the tone arm to the position
over the desired track.
Tone arm
The platter starts turning.
Note
To move the tone arm, gently hold the
headshell.
SPEED/POWER rotary
switch knob
5 Pull the tone arm lifter lever toward
the front of the turntable.
The tone arm slowly descends and
playback starts.
Tip
The rotation speed is usually printed on the
center label of the vinyl record or the record
jacket.
3 Unlock the tone arm lock and push
Tone arm
lifter lever
the tone arm lifter lever toward the
back of the turntable.
The tone arm slowly ascends.
To stop the playback before it finishes,
push the tone arm lifter lever toward the
back of the turntable.
The tone arm slowly ascends and the
playback stops.
Tone arm
lifter lever
Tone arm lock
16
Note
• When closing the dust cover, close it slowly
to avoid making physical force that may
cause the stylus to skip.
• During playback, keep your hands away from
the tone arm and the turning vinyl record.
• During playback, do not stop the rotation of
the platter by hand.
Tip
Using the tone arm lifter lever prevents
scratches on the vinyl record and ensures
smooth playback.
When playback is finished
1
2 Move the tone arm back to the tone
arm rest.
3 Pull the tone arm lifter lever toward
the front of the turntable and secure
the tone arm with the tone arm
lock.
Listening to a Vinyl Record
Push the tone arm lifter lever toward
the back of the turntable.
4 Rotate the SPEED/POWER rotary
switch knob to select “STANDBY.”
The platter stops turning and the
turntable turns off.
17
Recording a Vinyl
Record
Recording Audio Tracks
onto a Computer
You can connect your turntable and a
computer with the supplied USB cable and
use the Hi-Res Audio Recorder application
to record audio tracks of a vinyl record onto
the computer. The Hi-Res Audio Recorder
application is a recording application
exclusively designed for this turntable
product.
For information on how to use the Hi-Res
Audio Recorder application, refer to the
Hi-Res Audio Recorder help at:
http://rd1.sony.net/help/ha/hrar/
Note
• To record audio tracks of a vinyl record onto a
computer, you need to install the Hi-Res Audio
Recorder application on the computer. With the
computer that does not have the application
installed, you cannot record audio tracks when it
is connected to your turntable.
• To download the Hi-Res Audio Recorder
application, you need a computer with Internet
connection.
• The Hi-Res Audio Recorder application is merely
a recording application. It is not capable of
playback.
• The USB output signals can be used only for
recording, not for playback.
Tip
To transfer high-resolution audio sources recorded
on a computer to another audio device for
playback, you need an audio device that supports
high resolution audio playback.
System requirements
18
Windows
Operating systems:
Windows 7 (32/64 bit)
Windows 8 (32/64 bit)
Windows 8.1 (32/64 bit)
Windows 10 (32/64 bit)
(The latest service pack is required.)
CPU: Intel Core2 Processor 1.6 GHz or higher
Memory: 1 GB or larger
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Mac
Operating systems:
Mac OS X 10.9
Mac OS X 10.10
Mac OS X 10.11
Screen resolution: 1024 x 768 or higher
Any operating systems other than the listed
ones are not supported.
Note
This application is not assured to work
successfully:
–– on every computer with one of the listed
operating systems
–– on a homemade computer
–– on a computer with a user-upgraded operating
system
–– on a multi-boot computer
–– with the power-saving features of the computer:
System Suspend or Sleep (Standby)
1
Download and install the Hi-Res
Audio Recorder application onto the
computer.
For detailed instructions, visit the website
designated to your area of residency.
For customers in Europe:
Access http://www.sony.eu/support,
switch to the website for your country, and
then search for “Hi-Res Audio Recorder.”
For customers in the U.S.A.:
Access http://esupport.sony.com/ and
search for "Hi-Res Audio Recorder."
For customers in Canada:
Access http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
and search for "Hi-Res Audio Recorder."
For customers in other countries/
regions:
Access http://www.sony-asia.com/support
and search for “Hi-Res Audio Recorder.”
Note
If the latest Windows updates are not applied,
the application may not be installed
successfully. Start Windows Update and install
the latest updates before you install the
Hi-Res Audio Recorder application.
2 Connect a computer to your
turntable.
4 Use the Hi-Res Audio Recorder
application to record audio tracks
onto the computer.
For detailed instructions on using the
Hi-Res Audio Recorder application and
transferring audio tracks to a high
resolution audio device, refer to the
Hi-Res Audio Recorder Help at http://
rd1.sony.net/help/ha/hrar/.
To the USB port
Note
To the USB port
Computer
(not supplied)
3 Rotate the SPEED/POWER rotary
switch knob to select “ON” to turn
on the turntable.
Recording a Vinyl Record
USB cable (supplied)
• Be sure to use only the supplied USB cable when
connecting a computer to your turntable. Do not
use a USB hub or a USB extension cable for
connection.
• Be sure to insert the USB cable plug straight and
all the way into the USB port. Do not force it
obliquely into the port as it may cause
malfunctions.
• When you do not intend to record audio tracks
onto a computer, it is recommended that you
disconnect the USB cable from your turntable.
With a computer connected to the turntable via
the USB port, playback with the connected
audio device may cause noises.
• When a computer is connected to your turntable
with a USB cable for recording, regardless of the
PHONO/LINE switch selection on the back of the
turntable, playing a vinyl record sends audio
data optimized by the turntable's equalizer to
the USB port on the computer.
19
Maintenance
3 Hold the cartridge body () with
one hand, grasp the stylus with the
other, and then pull the stylus in the
direction of the arrow to remove it
from the cartridge body.
Cleaning the Stylus
The stylus is a high precision component.
Handle it with care to avoid damage.
Use a commercial cleaning product for
cleaning the stylus.

Replacing the Stylus
The stylus may become worn out, damaged,
or dirty beyond cleaning depending on
your use case. In such a case, replace the
stylus.
To obtain a spare stylus, contact your dealer
or the customer support website. (See page
26.)
Note
Be sure to attach the stylus protective cover
before you replace the stylus so as not to harm
your fingertips or damage the stylus.
To attach the stylus
1
Attach the stylus protective cover to
the spare stylus.
To remove the stylus
2 Hold the cartridge body () with
1
Turn off your turntable and the
connected audio device and unplug
the AC adaptor from the power
outlet.
2 Attach the stylus protective cover to
one hand and then insert the tab on
the spare stylus into the receptacle
on the cartridge body.

the stylus.
3 Push the stylus in the direction of
the arrow until it clicks into place.
20
Replacing the Drive Belt
The drive belt will wear or may even break
over time. In such a case, replace it with a
new one.
To obtain a spare drive belt, contact your
dealer or the customer support website.
(See page 26.)
1
Turn off your turntable and the
connected audio device and unplug
the AC adaptor from the power
outlet.
3 Unhook the drive belt from the
motor pulley.
4 Put your finger and thumb into the
platter's round holes to hold the
platter and remove the platter.
remove the drive belt.
6 Wind a new drive belt around the
platter while keeping it untwisted.
Follow the steps in “Assembling the
Turntable” to finish assembly. (See page
9.)
Note
Spare drive belts do not have the red
indication ribbon attached.
Cleaning the Dust Cover
and the Turntable Body
Maintenance
2 Remove the rubber mat.
5 Turn the platter upside down and
Use a dry, soft cloth to clean the dust cover
and the turntable body.
When it is hard to wipe off the soil, use a
cloth moistened with a mild detergent
solution. Do not use any chemical solution,
such as alcohol, benzine, or paint thinner,
that damages the finish.
21
Additional Information
Precautions
On safety
• Before operating the unit, check that the
operating voltage of your unit is identical
with that of your local power supply.
• Should any solid object or liquid fall into the
cabinet, unplug the unit and have it checked
by qualified personnel before operating it
any further.
• Unplug the unit from the wall outlet if it is
not to be used for an extended period of
time. To disconnect the cord, pull it out by
the plug.
Never pull the cord itself.
On repacking
Keep the carton and packing materials. They
provide an ideal container to transport the
unit. If you have any question or problem
concerning your unit that is not covered in this
manual, please consult your nearest Sony
dealer.
Note on recording
The recorded music is limited to private use
only. Use of the music beyond this limit
requires permission of the copyright holders.
Trademarks
22
• IBM and PC/AT are registered trademarks of
International Business Machines Corporation.
• Microsoft, Windows and Windows Media are
either trademarks or registered trademarks
of Microsoft Corporation in the United States
and/or other countries.
• Mac, Mac OS and OS X are trademarks of
Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other
countries.
• ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Media
Technologies GmbH.
• DSD is a registered trademark of Sony
Corporation.
• All other trademarks and registered
trademarks are trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective holders. In
this manual, ™ and ® marks are not specified.
Troubleshooting
When you find your turntable not working
properly, first review the following suggestions
before you consider requesting for repair. If
they do not help solving your problem, contact
your dealer or the customer support website.
(See page 26.)
Vinyl record playback
You hear no sounds from the computer or
audio device connected via the USB port.
CC To listen to a vinyl record, you need to
connect an audio device with the supplied
PHONO cables. (See page 8.)
CC Use the USB port to connect a computer for
recording audio tracks with the Hi-Res Audio
Recorder application exclusively designed for
this turntable product. You cannot use the
USB port for connection with an audio device.
The tone arm skips, skates, or stays on the
same track.
CC The counterweight is not properly adjusted.
When you adjust the stylus pressure, rotate
the counterweight, not the gauge ring. (See
page 12.)
CC The platter is not positioned level. Place your
turntable on a level surface.
CC The vinyl record is dusty or scratched. Clean
the surface with a commercial record cleaning
product or replace the vinyl record.
You experience sound problems.
CC If the dirty stylus is causing frequent noises,
clean the stylus with a commercial stylus
cleaning product. If the stylus is worn out,
replace the stylus. (See page 20.)
CC The drive belt may be worn out. Replace the
drive belt. (See page 21.)
CC If the dusty vinyl record is causing frequent
noises, clean the surface with a commercial
record cleaning product.
CC Make sure that the stylus pressure and the
anti-skating force are properly set. (See page
12.)
CC The stylus is worn out. Replace it with a new
one. (See page 20.)
You hear rumbling or low-frequency
howling noises*.
Playback sound is too low in volume or
distorted.
CC Your turntable is placed too close to speakers.
Move the turntable away from the speakers.
CC Make sure that the PHONO/LINE switch
selection on your turntable matches the type
of the input jacks on the audio device used
for connection with the turntable. (See page
14.)
* This phenomenon, called “acoustic feedback,”
occurs when vibrations that travel through the air
or solid objects (such as shelves, a cabinet, or the
floor) from speakers are picked up by the stylus,
amplified and reproduced through the speakers.
You hear noises.
CC Make sure that the PHONO/LINE switch on
the rear of your turntable is set to LINE. If the
PHONO/LINE switch is set to PHONO when
the turntable is connected to any other input
jacks than the PHONO input jacks on the
audio device, you may hear playback noises.
When the PHONO/LINE switch is set to LINE,
do not connect the turntable to the PHONO
input jacks on the audio device.
The sound pitch is too high or low.
CC A wrong rotation speed is selected. Check the
center label of the vinyl record or the record
jacket for the rotation speed and select the
appropriate one. Rotate the SPEED/POWER
rotary switch knob to select “33” for 33 1/3
rpm records or “45” for 45 rpm records.
CC The drive belt may be twisted or worn out.
Untwist the drive belt. (See page 21.)
You cannot install the Hi-Res Audio
Recorder application onto a computer.
CC Visit our support website for detailed
instructions on downloading and installing
the application.
For customers in Europe:
Access http://www.sony.eu/support, switch
to the website for your country, and then
search for “Hi-Res Audio Recorder.”
For customers in the U.S.A.:
Access http://esupport.sony.com/ and
search for "Hi-Res Audio Recorder."
For customers in Canada:
Access http://esupport.sony.com/CA/ and
search for "Hi-Res Audio Recorder."
For customers in other countries/regions:
Access http://www.sony-asia.com/support
and search for “Hi-Res Audio Recorder.”
CC Make sure that the computer has Internet
connection.
Additional Information
CC Make sure that a computer is NOT connected
to your turntable with a USB cable. With a
computer connected to the turntable via the
USB port, playback with the connected audio
device may cause noises.
Software installation
The sound pitch fluctuates.
CC Make sure that the stylus pressure and the
anti-skating force are properly set. (See page
12.)
CC The stylus is worn out. Replace it with a new
one. (See page 20.)
The drive belt is worn out or broken.
CC Replace the drive belt. (See page 21.)
To obtain a spare drive belt, contact your
dealer or the customer support website. (See
page 26.)
The platter does not turn.
CC Make sure that the AC adaptor is firmly
connected to a power outlet and the DC IN on
your turntable.
CC Make sure that the drive belt is completely
hooked around the motor pulley. (See page
10.)
23
Repair Services
When you find your turntable not working
properly, first review the suggestions listed in
“Troubleshooting” to find out if your problem
needs repair.
If the suggestions do not help solving the
problem, contact your dealer or the customer
support website. (See page 26.)
Spare components retention period:
Sony retains functional turntable components
for repair (components required to maintain
the turntable functions) for at least eight years
after discontinuation of the product, as
instructed by the Ministry of Economy, Trade
and Industry of Japan, and will provide repair
services during this retention period.
Depending on the component that needs
repair, however, repair services may still be
provided beyond the retention period. For
more information, contact the customer
support website. (See page 26.)
Before you contact your dealer or the customer
support website (See page 26.), you are
advised to have the following information at
hand:
• Model number: PS-HX500
• Serial number on the back of your turntable:
• Description of the defect(s): Please describe
as much as you can.
• Date of your purchase:
• Your dealer name:
If the stylus or the drive belt is damaged or
worn out due to improper use, repair services
will be provided at your expense.
24
Specifications
Motor and Platter
Drive system
Belt-drive
Motor
DC motor
Platter
296 mm dia. (aluminum die-cast)
Speeds
33 1/3 and 45 rpm, 2 speed
Wow and flutter
0.1% (WRMS)
S/N ratio
More than 50 dB (DIN-B) with the supplied cartridge
Tone Arm
Type
Straight arm
Effective arm length
221 mm
USB Connectivity
USB Type B
USB 2.0
Cartridge
Type
MM
Stylus pressure
3g
Output level
2.5 mV
General
Power supply
DC 5 V 2.0 A (AC adaptor)
Power consumption
3W
Dimensions
430 x 104 x 366 mm (16 7/8 x 4 1/8 x 14 3/8 in)
(width/height/depth)
Weight
Approx. 5.4 kg (11.9 lb 19.5 oz)
Additional Information
Output port
AC adaptor
Input
AC 100-240 V 0.35 A 50/60 Hz
Output
DC 5 V 2.0 A
Design and specifications are subject to change without notice.
25
Customer Support
Websites
For information about purchasing spare
components, accessories, and other support
services, visit the customer support website
designated to your area of residency.
For customers in Europe:
http://www.sony.eu/support
For customers in the U.S.A.:
http://esupport.sony.com/US
For customers in Canada:
http://esupport.sony.com/CA/
For customers in other countries/
regions:
Access http://www.sony-asia.com/support
and search for “Hi-Res Audio Recorder.”
26
Index
45 rpm adaptor........................................8, 15
AC adaptor...............................................8, 15
adjusting................................................ 10, 12
anti-skating knob................................6, 10, 12
audio output............................................ 7, 14
cartridge body........................................ 6, 20
counterweight......................................6, 8, 11
customer support websites........................ 26
DC IN........................................................ 7, 15
dust cover hinges................................ 6, 8, 13
gauge ring....................................................12
grounding terminal.................................. 7, 14
headshell.................................................6, 16
Hi-Res Audio Recorder application
...................................................... 4, 18, 19, 23
install.................................................. 4, 18, 23
motor pulley........................................9, 10, 21
noise...................................................9, 22, 23
PHONO cables.........................................8, 14
PHONO/LINE switch................................ 7, 14
platter...............................................6, 8, 9, 23
repair services............................................. 24
rotation speed............................................ 16
rubber mat...........................................6, 8, 10
SPEED/POWER rotary switch knob
.......................................................6, 16, 17, 19
spindle...................................................... 6, 9
stylus pressure.............................................12
tone arm..............................6, 10, 11, 16, 17, 22
tone arm lifter lever............................6, 16, 17
tone arm lock................................. 6, 11, 16, 17
trademarks.................................................. 22
USB cable.................................................8, 19
USB port..............................................7, 19, 22
© 2016 Sony Corporation Printed in China
Was this manual useful for you? yes no
Thank you for your participation!

* Your assessment is very important for improving the work of artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project

Download PDF

advertisement