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Sony PS-HX500 Turntable

Convert your vinyl to DSD

by Mark Hodgkinson Jan 6, 2016 at 11:57 AM

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    Sony PS-HX500 Turntable
    As the global resurgence in vinyl continues, Sony today announced a new turntable, the PS-HX500, which allows you to convert your vinyl collection into High-Resolution Audio quality digital files (equivalent to DSD quality) so that you can enjoy their unique sound wherever you may be.
    The PS-HX500 sports a newly developed straight tone arm, designed with the stylus tip located in the central axis of the arm, to improve stereo balance. The arm also features an integrated round head shell that minimises resonance and an anti-skating device is incorporated into the arm assembly, along with an arm cueing system. A moving magnet cartridge is supplied with tracking force and balance easily adjustable.

    The PS-HX500 has an aluminium die-cast platter and is belt driven by a two speed motor. A high density 30mm acoustic plinth is featured, along with a newly designed, 5mm rubber mat and four insulator feet.

    Vinyl enthusiasts can sometimes be faced with the prospect of inferior digital files of their analogue records for listening on the move. The PS-HX500 comes with a high quality DSD native converter, which gives the user the option to copy their favourite analogue tracks to a PC as a digital file, up to High-Resolution Audio quality. The PS-HX500 is the world’s first turntable to support Double-rate and Single-rate DSD (5.6MHz/1bit, 2.8MHz/1bit), furthermore, the AD conversion process can offer a choice of file quality from WAV, to High-Resolution Audio with higher bit rate and sampling frequencies, through to double-rate DSD.

    The PS-HX500 will be available from April 2016

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