Audio-Technica AT-LP5 vs Sony PS-HX500

Audio-Technica AT-LP5

Audio-Technica AT-LP5 review

May 30, 2019

The AT-LP5 model from the leading company Audio Technica is not a novelty already, but it keeps leading positions among its closest competitors thanks to the adjustable counterweight and anti-skate c...

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Sony PS-HX500

Sony PS-HX500 review

Mar 29, 2019

Sony has presented their modern vinyl player the PS-HX500 in the "above average" price category, with unique function of digitizing records in high-resolution audio. The model also supports direct to...

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Product

Audio-Technica AT-LP5
Sony PS-HX500

Model

AT-LP5
PS-HX500

Brand

Audio-Technica
Sony

Rating

4.7 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

39
38

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2
2,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

10
3

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

AT95EX
ATN-3601

Motor

Drive method

direct
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm
>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 22000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
50

Gain

36

Output level

Pre-amp “PHONO”: 3.5 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec. Pre-amp “LINE”: 150 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec
Pre-amp "PHONO": 3 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 190 mV nominal at 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

automatic
manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

1
1

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
AC adaptor

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

6
3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

15.7 x 45 x 35.2/6.1 x 17.7 x 13.8
10.4 x 43 x 36.6/6.2 x 18.5 x 16.3

Weight, kg/pounds

10.5/23.1
2.8/6.2

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  • worse
  • 13.5
  • 9.1
  • 13.5Audio-Technica AT-LP5
  • 9.1Sony PS-HX500

The Audio-Technica AT-LP5 is better turntable in this comparison. Check Audio-Technica AT-LP5 price