Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable With High-Resolution Recording

Model: PS-HX500 UPC: 027242893382 Item: 166279


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Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable with High-Resolution Recording Overview

The Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable with High-Resolution Recording is your next go-to device for playing records as well as converting songs into portable, high-resolution audio that can go anywhere with you. Get ready to discover ultra-high quality analog sound while listening or connect the turntable to your PC to easily convert the music for an on-the-go listening experience on compatible high-resolution audio devices. Discover all the fine audio details and sounds of your favorite vinyl records thanks to cutting-edge audio technologies that provide optimal analog playback. Create your own analog works with Hi-Res audio up to direct stream digital (DSD) quality. Simply connect the PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable to your PC via USB, play a record and digitally archive the music from your favorite vinyl recordings in high-resolution.

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Product highlights

  • Semi-automatic operation capacity
  • Two operating speeds: 33 1/3 RMP and 45 RMP
  • Black 5g MM cartridge
  • Built-in phono EQ supports both phono and line output 
  • Internal A/D converter and USB output 
  • High-resolution audio technology for optimal analog sound
  • Features a new tonearm design for improved durability and stability
  • High-quality aluminum die cast platter for strength and mass
  • Stable belt drive system to achieve a natural sound reproduction
  • Durable 0.2" rubber mat minimizes unnecessary resonance 
  • Turntable features an acoustic-grade cabinet design for best-in-class sound reproduction
  • Product Dimensions: 16.92" W x 4.09" H x 14.4 D
  • Product Weight: 11.9 lbs.
  • Warranty: 1 Year - World Wide Stereo is an authorized dealer for every brand we sell
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Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable Specifications:


  • ARM Pipe Material: Aluminum Alloy Component
  • Arm shape: Straight ARM
  • Cartridge Type: MM
  • Cartridge body color: Black
  • Cartridge weight: 5 g
  • Head Shell Material: Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
  • Tracking Force: 3 g

Audio output

  • Earth Terminal: Yes
  • Line Out (PHONO EQ): Yes
  • Line Out Level: 190mV at 1KHz
  • Phono Output: Yes
  • Phono Output Level: 3mV (at1kHz)
  • RCA Terminal or Cables: RCA Terminal (Gold)

Drive system

  • Drive system: Belt Drive
  • Motor: DC motor
  • Wow and flutter: 0.25% or less


  • AC Adaptor: Yes
  • Power Consumption: 3W
  • Power Efficiency: Class 6
  • Power Requirement: AC100-240V 50/60Hz
  • System Update (Internet/USB/PC): PC

USB connector

  • USB Speed: USB2.0
  • USB connector: B type


  • Platter: φ296 mm, Aluminum Diecast Alloy Component
  • Speed: 33 1/3 r/min, 45 r/min

Weights and Measurements

  • 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)

What's in the Box

What's In The Box:

  • Turntable
  • Adapter for 45 rpm.
  • USB cable (6.56 ft)
  • Phone Cables (4.92 ft, Red/White with Earth Lug terminal)



Customer Reviews for Sony PS-HX500 Digital USB Turntable With High-Resolution Recording

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29 Reviews
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Wonderful Turntable
What I have found is that it's a great buy for the $$$. The trick to it sounding very good is to make sure you have your arm balanced correctly. Sony gives excellent instructions on how to do this. I would recommend at some point upgrading the stylus to a Shure M97XE or better, but the Audio Technica one that comes with it is solid for the overall price of the turntable.

If anyone is getting "sub par" performance of the turntable, either they aren't adjusting the arm to the correct pressure or they need some better cans (headphones for you non audiophile folk) to listen to. Make sure you set the weight to 3 if overall sound listening (2.5 for Bass or electronic type music, 3.5-4 for critical listening with Jazz or Classical). Make sure the vinyl is cleaned properly as well.

The turntable has a good warmth to it, Dylan's Blonde on Blonde really comes through as does Alan Parson's IRobot. However, for John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, I had to move my stylus pressure to 4...then OMG sweet sounds. I would think a better stylus would remedy that, but I'm just being nit picky at this point.

Recording is very easy with the software download. Make sure you adjust your settings depending on the type of Genre you are recording. 16bit, 48k is fine for most things in PCM. However, for Jazz, Classical or really good albums, you may want to use either DSD or 24bit/96k. The Rolling Stones song Angie from Goats Head Soup really sounds GREAT in the higher format. (You can actually hear the strings reverb on the digital recording, you can't hear this on native CD format and only on Vinyl usually).

Well done Sony! Well done indeed!
January 23, 2017
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No Longer Works on Macs
I have been using my PS-HX500 to save my growing vinyl collecting to a high quality digital format, to my Mac, since I purchased it in March 2017. I recently updated my MacBook Pro (2014 spec) to High Sierra 10.13.2 and now the supplied Hi-Res Audio Recorder app can not 'write to file' which renders the purpose of the Turntable i.e. to preserve some precious vinyl records redundant. I get as far at the "Write to files" button, then I click it and nothing happens. This is regardless of the length of the recording or the number of markers. The review will remain at 1 star until Sony fix this problem
January 30, 2018
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worked well for a year
My turntable worked well for a year, but now it plays only one track of a record. I'm immensely disappointed that something would break so quickly, and it is used only to digitize my album collection. Sony service is non-existent, and I live in Seattle, not way out in the countryside. Sony was very unhelpful, putting me in touch with a service center in East Syracuse, NY. Really? Nothing on the west coast? Very disappointed in Sony.
February 2, 2018
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Outstanding Sound. Fantastic Build Quality.
Bought to replace an old PS-LX250. The sound quality is fantastic. The only thing missing is "auto return" but I knew that before purchasing.
February 13, 2018
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Works like a Swiss Clock!
Excellent turntable for digitizing my vinyl! No concerns of build quality, the turntable is whisper quiet. The updated software works great! Was easy to get up and running and recording my records. The built in phono preamp is a plus for those who just want to hook this up to powered speakers that are becoming very popular. What is also awesome is Sony is still backing the DSD format and this turntable does an excellent job of conversion! The conversion is coming from the table and not the computer so signal path is the shortest it can possibly be from the stylus to the analog to digital converter! Very well done Sony!
June 16, 2017
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September 28, 2018
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Sony gets it right
Simple, elegantly-designed turntable with excellent digital transfer abilities. Makes transfer of LPs to digital format a breeze.
February 15, 2017
Good route back into vinyl
Looks and sounds great, easy to set up so can enjoy your vinyl without any hassle
May 13, 2018
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Good Sound
I've used this for a month or so and am very pleased with the results - the sound is excellent. Setup was relatively straightforward. The deck looks very good, too.
May 11, 2018
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great quality
Wanted a top quality turntable and after reading the reviews on What Hi-Fi I bought the Sony PS-HX500. It was easy to assemble with the belt,weight etc. The sound quality is excellent and playing my vinyl again is great(some of my albums are 50yrs old). It helps having a decent sound system but would recommend the Sony to anyone.
February 26, 2018
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