Sony PS-HX500 vs Rega Planar 2

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 2

Rega Planar 2 review

Mar 29, 2019

This audiophile-grade turntable has everything to make the sound flow naturally. Its heavy build ensures the flat vibration and no resonance going through the speakers. It is belt-driven and features...

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Product

Sony PS-HX500
Rega Planar 2

Model

PS-HX500
Planar 2

Brand

Sony
Rega

Rating

4.0 of 5
4.0 of 5

Reviews

38
34

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5
2,5

Supplied headshell weight, g

3
3,5

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond

Model

ATN-3601
Rega Carbon

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
acrylic

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm
>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
65

Gain

Output level

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

Power consumption, W

3
3

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 x/4.6 x 17.6 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
5.5/12.1

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  • 9.1
  • 12.1Sony PS-HX500
  • 9.1Rega Planar 2

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