Sony PS-HX500 vs Rega Planar 1

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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Rega Planar 1

Rega Planar 1 review

Jun 10, 2019

The Rega Planar 1 has a significant number of modifications, but in spite of this, the signature sound of the British company is preserved. Almost all the elements were modified to some extent, to ma...

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Product

Sony PS-HX500
Rega Planar 1

Model

PS-HX500
Planar 1

Brand

Sony
Rega

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

38
48

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN-3601
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
plastic

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
75

Gain

Output level

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

Controls

Operation type

manual
full manual

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
AC

Power consumption, W

3
5

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

10.4 x 43 x 36.6/6.2 x 18.5 x 16.3
11.7 x 44.7 x 36/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
4.2/9.2

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  • 9.1
  • 12.3
  • 9.1Sony PS-HX500
  • 12.3Rega Planar 1

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