Sony PS-HX500 vs Pro-Ject Essential III

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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Pro-Ject Essential III

Pro-Ject Essential III review

Apr 02, 2019

Pro-Ject Essential III from the Austrian company offers high-quality desk with new cables and the Ortofon OM10 cartridge with the elliptical stylus. It is remarkable for its easy setup that is not so...

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Product

Sony PS-HX500
Pro-Ject Essential III

Model

PS-HX500
Essential III

Brand

Sony
Pro-Ject

Rating

4.0 of 5
0

Reviews

38
0

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5
3

Supplied headshell weight, g

3
5,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN-3601
Ortofon OM10

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.2

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
65

Gain

Output level

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

Controls

Operation type

manual
full manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

+/-0,7

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

1
0

RCA

1
1

Other

AC adaptor
has not

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

DC
DC

Power consumption, W

3
4,5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

10.4 x 43 x 36.6/6.2 x 18.5 x 16.3
9.5 x 41.5 x 33/4.4 x 16.9 x 13

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
5.1/11.1

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  • 12.1
  • 1.3
  • 12.1Sony PS-HX500
  • 1.3Pro-Ject Essential III

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