USB Turntable: The Sony PS-HX500 is a stereo turntable
designed for analog playback of vinyl records. By connecting a computer to the
turntable via USB, you can use the Hi-Res Audio Recorder application,
exclusively designed for this turntable, to record audio tracks of your vinyl
record as high resolution audio in DSD or WAV. This is a great way to backup
your precious vinyl collection
High-Quality A/D Converter: The Sony PS-HX500 turntable is equipped with
a high-quality A/D converter which supports analog-to-digital conversion of up
to DSD (Direct Stream Digital) 5.6 MHz or WAV (PCM) 192 kHz/24 bit.
- DSD (Direct Stream Digital): The internal A/D converter
supports native conversion from analog to DSD 2.8 MHz or 5.6 MHz digital. The DSD audio file format
reproduces the subtlest nuances of sound, including the ambience of the
performance. This purity makes it an ideal way to capture and play back the
warm expression of vinyl. Unlike the conventional PCM format, a 1-bit DSD
audio stream more closely represents the nature of an analog audio waveform.
The result is all the advantages of digital audio, including a frequency
response in excess of 100 kHz, and ample dynamic range, but with the natural
sound of an analog recording.
- WAV (PCM): In addition to DSD-recorded DSF files, recording and
playback of PCM-recorded WAV files is also supported at 16-bit or 24-bit and
44.1kHz, 48kHz, 96kHz, or 192kHz.
USB-B 2.0 Digital Output: The Sony PS-HX500 is fitted with a USB-B
output to connect the turntable to your computer or laptop, so you can rip your
favorite vinyl tracks to your computer.
Note: The USB output can only be used for recording, not for
Hi-Res Audio Recorder Application: The
Hi-Res Audio Recorder
application is a recording application exclusively designed for this turntable;
you will need to down the software application from the
eSupport website onto your
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 your Windows or Mac computer. The application lets you rip,
edit, and store tracks from your vinyl records onto your computer. Your Windows
or Mac computer must meet the following system requirements in order to use the
Hi-Res Audio Recorder application.
| Operating System ||
|7 (32/64-bit), 8
(32/64-bit), 8.1 (32/64-bit), 10 (32/64-bit) |
|*The latest service pack is required for all compatible Windows
|OS X 10.9, OS X 10.10,
OS X 10.11 |
CPU || Intel Core2 Processor 1.6 GHz or
higher ||N/A |
Memory ||1 GB
or larger ||N/A |
Screen Resolution ||1024
x 768 or higher |
Note: The Hi-Res Audio Recorder application is merely a recording
application; it is not capable of playback. 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. You cannot import any exported files into
Hi-Res Audio Recorder for re-editing. Balance & Stability:
The turntable uses the latest techniques to deliver extremely stable
& balanced rotation
for optimal and natural delivery of your music.
- Integrated Shell Type Straight Tonearm: The tonearm's integrated
shell design improves durability and stabilizes the cartridge to deliver
superior focusing and dimensionality of sound. The shell's lightweight
structure helps to optimize the lowest resonance frequency and improve
traceability of low frequencies, while its rounded shape helps deliver pure
sound untainted by sound characterization. The straight tonearm precisely
balances the stylus, with no arm torque to affect stereo balance, and its
slackless lateral bearing structure minimizes wow and flutter distortion.
- Highly Stable Belt Drive System (Two-Speed): The optimized
spindle-bearing constructions stabilizes the belt drive to achieve natural
sound reproduction. This two-speed turntable operates at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm
so you can enjoy LP albums and EP singles.
- Aluminum Die-Cast Platter w/ 0.2" Rubber Mat: The high-inertia
aluminum die-cast platter offers superb balance between strength and mass.
The included 0.2" rubber mat offers excellent adherence to the record's
surface minimizes unnecessary resonance for clean sound.
- Acoustic-Grade MDF Cabinet w/ Insulated Feet: The acoustic-grade
MDF cabinet offers high density thanks to its 1.18-inch thickness. The
result is exceptional sonic characteristics and accurate soundstage
reproduction. In addition to insulation to prevent unwanted resonance,
uniquely shaped rubber dampers eliminate vibration from racks and other
- Precision-Shaped Dust Cover & Glass Epoxy Circuit Board: The dust
cover shape has been designed exclusively for minimal vibration. Excellent
audio quality even when played with the cover on. The use of glass epoxy
resin material for the circuit board helps to provide better sound quality
Built-in Phono EQ: The Sony PS-HX500 turntable supports both phono and
line output so you can play your vinyl music through and integrated amp, AV
receiver, or and external phono preamplifier.
Stereo RCA Jacks: The Sony PS-HX500 turntable is fitted with female
stereo RCA jacks and a ground terminal.
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