Sony PS-HX500 Turntable £249.00 @ Richer Sounds
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Sony PS-HX500 Turntable £249.00 @ Richer Sounds

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Found 28th MarEdited by:"busterdan"
Not a turntable I have used but I know from the reviews and specs that it is highly recommended and personally for £249 I think it is a great price for anyone seriously looking to get back into vinyl.

It also has USB connectivity but uniquely can encode vinyl to high bitrate digital files, so if you are looking to archive your old vinyl for listening on a digital device then this might work especially well for you.

It also has it's own phono stage so you could happily connect it to your home AV system (as I do with my turntable).

A quick price scan seems to suggest that Richer Sounds are currently the cheapest for this turntable.

Here is a link to a review on WhatHifi.... whathifi.com/son…iew
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£2.49? I’ll take 10
How do you load an mp3 on that?
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bob6442 m ago

How do you load an mp3 on that?


Sit your phone on the platter, start it playing music, start the turntable and hear the beautiful surround sound
Edited by: "busterdan" 28th Mar
Any better than the Audio Technica LP120 I bought last month for £229? smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

Looks like the Sony is only dual speed and has no pitch adjustment
Edited by: "Rob_1304" 28th Mar
This is a very good turntable but it’s not the best you can buy. However it is the best turntable that can also rip your records to DSD and FLAC. If that doesn’t interest you, look elsewhere. If it does, you can’t get better than this at the moment.
Rob_130426 m ago

Any better than the Audio Technica LP120 I bought last month for £229? …Any better than the Audio Technica LP120 I bought last month for £229? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RYVUZEE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1Looks like the Sony is only dual speed and has no pitch adjustment


Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed adjustment, plus adjustable stylus weight, removable stylus head, and 78 RPM.
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anewman35 m ago

Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed …Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed adjustment, plus adjustable stylus weight, removable stylus head, and 78 RPM.


Yeah it's pretty good, but for looks I think the Sony is better. I personally have a Teac TN300 so I'm not biased either way really... Both would benefit from stylus upgrades..

whathifi.com/aud…iew
anewman2 h, 39 m ago

Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed …Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed adjustment, plus adjustable stylus weight, removable stylus head, and 78 RPM.


Completely different kind of turntable. You don't want direct drive unless you want to pretend you're a scratch dj in your bedroom.
Sentral1 h, 18 m ago

Completely different kind of turntable. You don't want direct drive unless …Completely different kind of turntable. You don't want direct drive unless you want to pretend you're a scratch dj in your bedroom.


"Direct Drive In a direct drive turntable, the platter is attached to and spins directly via the motor. Direct drive turntables offer more constant and accurate speeds, and generally feature faster start up times and stronger torque.

Pros

  • Direct Drive turntables have higher torque and offer highly consistent speeds. Higher torque means the platter is less vulnerable to outside forces, such as the stylus or your hand.
  • A higher torque also means that the platter accelerates to a constant speed faster, which results in less sound distortion.
  • Allows you to spin the platter backwards to create special sound effects, which are preferred by DJ’s.
Cons

  • The rotation of the motor generates unwanted vibrations that can affect sound quality. This issue can be addressed with the use of shock absorbers between the platter and the motor." thelimitedpress.com/tur…ve/
anewman4 h, 51 m ago

Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed …Yes I think that's a much better turntable. Direct drive and quartz speed adjustment, plus adjustable stylus weight, removable stylus head, and 78 RPM.



Direct drive adds noise. Thats one reason I never use my technics for digitizing.
Rob_13046 h, 19 m ago

Any better than the Audio Technica LP120 I bought last month for £229? …Any better than the Audio Technica LP120 I bought last month for £229? https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00RYVUZEE/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1Looks like the Sony is only dual speed and has no pitch adjustment



the Audio Technica is better, best selling DJ turntable at Juno, add a better pickup like an Ortofon pro stylus and it really shines
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sadbuttruee3 h, 40 m ago

the Audio Technica is better, best selling DJ turntable at Juno, add a …the Audio Technica is better, best selling DJ turntable at Juno, add a better pickup like an Ortofon pro stylus and it really shines


Yep..... "DJ" turntable
busterdan41 m ago

Yep..... "DJ" turntable



I own a pair of Technics 1210's, Pioneer mixer, and the AT turntable too in another room (they look almost the same), zero difference when playing records...and yes, lots of people buy the AT deck to DJ with, go look on youtube
you a sony rep?
Edited by: "sadbuttruee" 28th Mar
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sadbuttruee34 m ago

I own a pair of Technics 1210's, Pioneer mixer, and the AT turntable too …I own a pair of Technics 1210's, Pioneer mixer, and the AT turntable too in another room (they look almost the same), zero difference when playing records...and yes, lots of people buy the AT deck to DJ with, go look on youtubeyou a sony rep?


The AT is a great turntable, no doubting that.... and whilst I haven't checked I have no reason to doubt it is reviewed at Juno as being the best DJ turntable.... but that doesn't necessarily make it great for everyone.... personally I'd love a couple of 1210's like you have but I don't. Instead and as I mentioned I have a Teac, I have a few other Sony AV bits at home but I am no Sony rep. If I had no turntable and was looking to buy then for me the Sony would just edge it I think over both the Teac and the AT...... 1210's??? now that's a whole different story
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