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...Read More
I had the opportunity to test the Pioneer PLX 1000 vs Sony PS-HX500. This review will be useful for people who are looking for a good record player. I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new record player.
If you compare these two devices, the Sony PS-HX500 has a belt drive and the Pioneer PLX 1000 has a direct drive. Both record players have automatic rotation speeds are available between 33 and 45 RPM. Also, both have a moving magnet (MM) cartridge type.
Vinyl record players are no longer news, but the Sony PS-HX500 is the first to be able to do it in DSD 56 format. Therefore, Sony calls this model a “Hi-Res player”. Sony versus Pioneer has a USB connection. By establishing a USB connection between the turntable and computer, the owner of the Sony PS-HX500 can digitize its entire archive.
Well, it must be said that the stability of rotation, the quality of reproduction, as well as the pleasure of working on these devices, is beyond praise. There is no beating of the supporting disc, the pitch ranges are switched instantly and clearly, the pitch itself works perfectly, the player’s body does not emit any noise and quietly swallows the vibrations coming from outside, making the work silent and not distorting the sound path.
The high-quality 5 mm rubber mat ensures perfect adhesion to the surface of the plate and reduces the occurrence of excess resonance, and the highly inert aluminum cast disk creates the perfect balance between strength and weight.
As for the design, the PS-HX500 did not inherit the fashionable coloring of its Walkman relatives; in appearance, it is akin to the minimalist competitors of the same price category. The rectangular angular body of strict black color is unlikely to wake up the imagination of your inner designer.
Pioneer is very pleasant. The top panel is anodized black aluminum. The inscriptions are made qualitatively and seem indelible.
The Sony PS-HX500 is better turntable in this comparison. Check Sony PS-HX500 price