Sony PS-HX500 vs Marantz TT42P

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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Marantz TT42P

Marantz TT42P review

Mar 29, 2019

Marantz has presented their TT42P turntable – the upgraded version of the TT42 with a pre-installed cartridge and built-in phono pre-amp. See price Article navigation Design Setup Features Co...

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Product

Sony PS-HX500
Marantz TT42P

Model

PS-HX500
TT42P

Brand

Sony
Marantz

Rating

4.0 of 5
3.6 of 5

Reviews

38
31

Cartridge

Type

moving magnet (MM)
moving magnet (MM)

Appropriate needle pressure, g

2,5
2,2

Supplied headshell weight, g

3
3

Stylus

Replaceable

Type

diamond
diamond

Model

ATN-3601
Dual DN251S

Motor

Drive method

belt
belt

Platter type

aluminum diecast
aluminum diecast

Speed, RPM

33.3, 45
33.3, 45

Torque

>1.6 kgf-cm
>4.5 kgf-cm

Wow & flutter (WRMS), %

0.25
0.07

Sound

Frequency response, Hz

20 - 20000
20 - 18000

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
4 mV nominal at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec

Controls

Operation type

manual
full automatic

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
13.7 x 41.9 x 35.8/4.7 x 16.5 x 14.2

Weight, kg/pounds

2.8/6.2
6.49/11.2

Turntables HelpToChoose comparison rating

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  • worse
  • 12.1
  • 8.3
  • 12.1Sony PS-HX500
  • 8.3Marantz TT42P

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