Marantz TT-15S1 Manual Belt-Drive Premium Turntable with Cartridge Included | Floating Motor for Low-Vibration & Low-Resonance | A Smart, Stylish Option for Vintage Vinyl Records VS Sony PS-HX500
Marantz TT-15S1 Manual Belt-Drive Premium Turntable with Cartridge Included | Floating Motor for Low-Vibration & Low-Resonance | A Smart, Stylish Option for Vintage Vinyl Records
  • Brand - Marantz
  • Frequency Response, Hz - 20 - 20000
  • Manual - tt-15s1.pdf
Sony PS-HX500
  • Brand - Sony
  • Frequency Response, Hz - 20 - 20000
  • Manual - ps-hx500.pdf

Pros & Cons

Marantz TT-15S1 Manual Belt-Drive Premium

VS

Pros

    • Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood Cartridge
    • Belt Drive System with Motor Isolation
    • Adjustable Tonearm and Counterweight
    • High-Quality Interconnect Cable

Cons

    • High Price Point
    • Manual Operation

Sony PS-HX500

VS

Pros

    • This model comes with the Sony software which facilitates the process of vinyl ripping. It is compatible with Apple Garageband.
    • The assembly process is easy and fast – follow the manual.
    • The audio quality is amazing (excellent quality from the RCA audio out).
    • Electronic speed selector is convenient for moving from albums to singles.
    • Parallel lines at the top simplify cartridge alignment.

Cons

    • The tonearm is manual and it does not return when it reaches the end. No auto-stop.
    • Recording software is incompatible with the latest version of Mac iOS.

Specifications

Specification Marantz TT-15S1 Manual Belt-Drive Premium Sony PS-HX500
Controls
Pitch Control
Operation Type manual manual
Braking System electronic electronic
Pitch Variation, %
Power
Power Consumption, W 5 3
Cartridge
Type moving magnet (MM) moving magnet (MM)
Supplied Headshell Weight, G 3 3
Appropriate Needle Pressure, G 2,2 2,5
Motor
Speed, Rpm 33.3, 45 33.3, 45
Platter Type aluminum diecast aluminum diecast
Drive Method belt belt
Wow & Flutter (wrms), % 0.07 0.25
Torque >1.6 kgf-cm
Features
Other AC adaptor AC adaptor
45 Rpm Adapter
Dust Cover
Sound
Output Level 3.6 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec Pre-amp "PHONO": 3 mV nominal at 1 kHz. Pre-amp "LINE": 190 mV nominal at 1 kHz
Gain 46-50
Signal To Noise Ratio, Db 80 50
Frequency Response, Hz 20 - 20000 20 - 20000
Stylus
Model Clear Audio Virtuoso ATN-3601
Type moving magnet (MM) moving magnet (MM)
Replaceable
Connections
Other AC adaptor AC adaptor
Usb - 1
Rca 1 1
Dimensions
Weight, Kg/pounds 8.9/19.6 2.8/6.2
Size, Cm/inches 11 x 44 x 35/5.4 x 16.5 x 14.2 10.4 x 43 x 36.6/6.2 x 18.5 x 16.3
User Manual
Manual tt-15s1.pdf ps-hx500.pdf

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