Rega Planar 1 vs Sony PS-HX500

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

Rega Planar 1
Sony PS-HX500

Model

Planar 1
PS-HX500

Brand

Rega
Sony

Rating

4.1 of 5
4.1 of 5

Reviews

46
37

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

Rega Carbon
ATN-3601

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

plastic
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>4.5 kgf-cm
>1.6 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.2
0.25

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 20000

Signal to noise ratio, dB

75
50

Gain

Output level

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

Controls

Operation type

full manual
manual

Pitch control

Pitch variation, %

Braking system

electronic
electronic

Connections

USB

0
1

RCA

1
1

Other

has not
AC adaptor

Features

Dust cover

45 RPM adapter

Other

has not
has not

Power

Motor type

AC
DC

Power consumption, W

5
3

User manual

Manual

Dimensions

Size, cm/inches

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

Weigth, kg/pounds

4.2/9.2
2.8/6.2

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • 12.3
  • 9.3
  • 12.3Rega Planar 1
  • 9.3Sony PS-HX500

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