Sony PS-HX500 vs Pioneer PL-30-K

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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Pioneer PL-30-K

Pioneer PL-30-K review

Jun 10, 2019

This vinyl player from Pioneer is designed to suppress anything that interferes with pure sound reproduction: noises, vibrations, and other mush. Pioneer claims that it was created primarily for musi...

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Product

Sony PS-HX500
Pioneer PL-30-K

Model

PS-HX500
PL-30-K

Brand

Sony
Pioneer

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.9 of 5

Reviews

38
492

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5
3,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3
10

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN-3601
AT3600L

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.1

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

50
60

Gain

Output level

Pre-amp "PHONO": 3 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 190 mV nominal at 1 kHz
2.5 mV/±3 dB, 1 kHz

Controls

Operation type

manual
full automatic

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

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
2

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

10.4 x 43 x 36.6/6.2 x 18.5 x 16.3
11 x 43.5 x 37.2/4.6 x 17.3 x 14.1

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
5.6/12.3

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 11.1
  • 9.9
  • 11.1Sony PS-HX500
  • 9.9Pioneer PL-30-K

Sony PS-HX500 is better turntable in this comparison. Check Sony PS-HX500 price