Sony's Sleek New Turntable Makes Me Want To Rob A Record Store

Sony's Sleek New Turntable Makes Me Want to Rob a Record Store

While Sony attempts to resurrect the Walkman brand as a high def media player, it's clear that music lovers prefer something more disk-like. No, not CDs. Records! That's why the newly announced HX500 turntable makes such splendid sense. The wonderfully clean, Braun-like design hides some high tech guts that are specifically tuned to help you make high res transfers from your vinyl collection onto your hard drive in native DSD or WAV files. The turntable also features a mobile app as well as desktop software to edit your favourite music and play back the buttery sound on any high res audio player.

Sony's Sleek New Turntable Makes Me Want to Rob a Record Store

Otherwise, the HX500 is a pretty competent record player in the old fashioned sense of the term. It's got a two-belt drive system and aluminium die cast platter for stability. With a built-in phono equaliser that's fine tuned for top quality sound, and this turntable makes a wonderfully modern addition to any home audio setup. The turntable goes on sale this autumn. No word on the pricing yet, but it will surely compete against the very appealing new Technics 1200.

Sony's Sleek New Turntable Makes Me Want to Rob a Record Store

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    Im not much of a record fanatic, but since its announcement iv seen loads of articles saying this is the bee's knee's.
    Doesnt look any fancier than a Pro-ject audio deck which has been around for yonks.
    The essential II has done me just fine

    So rather than Sony creating a new format and watching it become less and less reverent and more obsolete they skipped that step and creating a device to use an already obsolete format.


      Everything old is new again it seems.... vinyl record sales are on the increase. Still somewhat of a niche but certainly a reasonable demand to warrant a new product

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