Sony PSHX500 Turntable - £219.00 at Richer Sounds
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Sony PSHX500 Turntable - £219.00 at Richer Sounds

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Posted 31st OctEdited by:"kowalski"
Lowest price it's been according to Camels. Great turntable for your vinyl and also has the unique feature of being able to convert your records into High-Resolution Audio tracks (up to DSD 5.6 MHz or PCM 192 kHz/24 bit quality).

Normally retails around £279.

You can add Richer Sounds' 6-year Supercare for £21.85 extra.

Looks like this is only available instore at Richer Sounds. If you want to buy online, then take a look at Amazon or Currys - who are price matching this deal.

Amazon:
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Had my eye on this for a while as liked the idea of recording to High-Res audio and the design is nice and clean but felt being belt-driven let it down.
Who else saw sony PS5 and thought wut
Jamal_Mahroof31/10/2019 20:46

Who else saw sony PS5 and thought wut



Sony's realised people are missing laserdiscs and are going for the games on 32K 10 layer laserdiscs for the PS5
Nice.

I'd question whether it's worth recording to a 24bit file from a vinyl source.

I'm not looking to spark a debate, but I'd be interested to know whether you'd get any data recorded beyond 16bit range. If not, save space and just record to 16/44.

That's not a dig at this player, just based on my basic knowledge of vinyl.
Catbert_from_HR31/10/2019 20:11

Had my eye on this for a while as liked the idea of recording to High-Res …Had my eye on this for a while as liked the idea of recording to High-Res audio and the design is nice and clean but felt being belt-driven let it down.


Most expensive turntables are belt drive...the Linn Sondek being one fine example.
Catbert_from_HR31/10/2019 20:11

Had my eye on this for a while as liked the idea of recording to High-Res …Had my eye on this for a while as liked the idea of recording to High-Res audio and the design is nice and clean but felt being belt-driven let it down.


Direct drive sends more motor vibration to the turntable and has traditionally been more popular with DJ's where quality is less important than the speed with which it gets up to speed. Belt drives have been more popular with audiophiles as the rubber helps to isolate the motor. In practice I doubt many people would notice the difference.
Smithington31/10/2019 21:20

Nice.I'd question whether it's worth recording to a 24bit file from a …Nice.I'd question whether it's worth recording to a 24bit file from a vinyl source. I'm not looking to spark a debate, but I'd be interested to know whether you'd get any data recorded beyond 16bit range. If not, save space and just record to 16/44.That's not a dig at this player, just based on my basic knowledge of vinyl.


Not an audio expert, but If I remember right, 16/44 was the original CD format, which it's c**p by today's standards. And remember back then that everybody who was playing vinyl was able to tell the difference from cd. So I reckon if this has 24bit recording, it's for a good reason.
Smithington31/10/2019 21:20

Nice.I'd question whether it's worth recording to a 24bit file from a …Nice.I'd question whether it's worth recording to a 24bit file from a vinyl source. I'm not looking to spark a debate, but I'd be interested to know whether you'd get any data recorded beyond 16bit range. If not, save space and just record to 16/44.That's not a dig at this player, just based on my basic knowledge of vinyl.


24bit audio is pointless. 24 bit allows for greater dynamic range however no music ever recorded has enough dynamic range to take advantage of this.
pwel01/11/2019 00:38

Not an audio expert, but If I remember right, 16/44 was the original CD …Not an audio expert, but If I remember right, 16/44 was the original CD format, which it's c**p by today's standards. And remember back then that everybody who was playing vinyl was able to tell the difference from cd. So I reckon if this has 24bit recording, it's for a good reason.



Yeah, 16/44 is the standard for Redbook cd. it's not a flawed standard though and is plenty good.

I think the reason for 24bit is simply because that's what DAC chips support and the wouldn't be able to include the lovely High Res sticker without it.

reubenno01/11/2019 00:45

24bit audio is pointless. 24 bit allows for greater dynamic range however …24bit audio is pointless. 24 bit allows for greater dynamic range however no music ever recorded has enough dynamic range to take advantage of this.



This is closer to my understanding. LP typically has a max dynamic range (difference between quietest and loudest sections of music) of 55-65db, whereas cd can have up to 96 (16bit). But very few, if any do (as you say) have that range. Certainly no popular rock / pop / dance music - it would be orchestral stuff that does. Most music recorded today has 11-13 bit of dynamic range or lower!

I was skeptical about the frequency range of vinyl too. It seems some cartridges can go up to 45khz, which would need a 24/96 file to store it. But do any records actually have music beyond 20khz? That's the bit I'm unsure of.
Edited by: "Smithington" 1st Nov
most people can't hear beyond ~ 18Khz. There are arguments that the higher frequency harmonics ad to the sound quality, but you'd need the ears of a BAT to hear the difference.
Been watching this for a while. Lowest I’ve seen it but hoping it will be <£200 on Black Friday.
if you buy via Currys they currently have an offer of 6 months Spotify Premium for free (worth £59.94 I think) - only valid for new Premium customers.


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