Product Comparison: Sony PS-HX500 vs Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB


General Specifications
Brand
Sony
Audio-Technica
Model
PS-HX500
AT-LP120-USB
Origin
China
Japan
About the Product
Just connect it to a PC via USB and convert analog records into DSD 5.6 MHz native files. DSD captures the fine nuances of old masterpieces including the smoothness of vinyl.
This professional stereo turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Other features include: forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; three speeds 33/45/78; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control with +/-10% or +/-20% adjustment ranges; and removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable input. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs.
Key Specs
Drive Type
Belt drive
Direct Drive
Operation Type
Semi-Automatic
Manual
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Sony PS-HX500 Turntable for Playing Vinyl and Recording in High-Resolution Audio Quality
  • It does not have automatic arm on it but that does not bother me and you also have to build it up yourself which is not to hard to do
  • Great sound, great for listening all your vinyl collection. It has automatic option for 33 rpm and 45 rpm.
  • This is an excellent turntable. USB compatible and the sound is great, even with some slight damage to the vinyl of some LPs it plays beautifully.
  • Bought this Sony turntable at Christmas. The reproduction from Vynil LPs is great. Full marks to Sony.
  • This has a 33 and 45 speed, so great for 45 singles or LPs.
Size & Weight
Height
4.09 in.
6.1 in.
Width
16.93 in.
17.7 in.
Depth
14.41 in.
13.9 in.
Weight
11.9 lbs.
23.5 lbs.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Sony PS-HX500 Turntable for Playing Vinyl and Recording in High-Resolution Audio Quality
  • I personally love the design, though it's marmite to some, its simple and sleek with a nice sturdy matt black baseboard black hardware
  • Also it just looks amazing on my living room. Still think that it is a bit expensive, but it keeps sony reputation on sound quality.
  • Build quality is solid and it didn't take too long to set up.
  • Easy to assemble, very well built. Great option for mid level entry.
  • Enjoying a complete nostalgia fest with Mrs X and little Xs listening to records we have not played in decades. Really easy to set up, elegant design.
Audio
Record Sizes
12, 7
12
Playable Record Speeds
33 ⅓, 45
33 ⅓, 45, 78
Stylys/Cartridge
Moving Magnet (MM)
Magnet phono cartridge and long-life diamond stylus
Integrated Preamp
Yes
Yes
What customers say about "Audio"
Sony PS-HX500 Turntable for Playing Vinyl and Recording in High-Resolution Audio Quality
  • Thankfully nabbed it in a sale. On first impressions the sound is beautiful. Really nice and crisp, with great ranges, either to an amp or direct to speakers using the built in amp stage.
  • I have listened to heavy and thrash metal, hard rock, pop, prog, acoustic, ambient and even crooners. Clarity and soundstage have been great.
  • Threw on some new records, and some mint classics. All perfect. In some cases hearing them almost like for the first time.
  • In-built preamp has a decent quality. I am using just as a player, did not try the recording functionality so far.
  • The turntable handled everything from the delicate woodwind, full string sections and plunky, tight upright bass with nice detail.
Features
Control
Speed control switch
Power dial, Start/Stop, Speed control switch, Pitch control, Quartz Speed Lock, Voltage Selector Switch
Functions
Vinyl player
Vinyl player
Platter Material
Aluminum die-cast
Aluminum die-cast
Dust Cover Included
Yes
Yes
Speaker(s) Included
No
No
Interfaces
Stereo RCA audio out, USB type B, Phono output
Stereo RCA audio out
Extras
Built-in Phono EQ, High-quality A/D converter, DSD Native AD converter, Integrated shell type tonearm, Acoustic-grade MDF cabinet, Glass epoxy circuit board
Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software digitizes your records, Professional anti-resonance, die-cast aluminum platter with slip mat
What customers say about "Features"
Sony PS-HX500 Turntable for Playing Vinyl and Recording in High-Resolution Audio Quality
  • Operation is a basic dial selector on the left hand side (on, 33 1/3rpm,45rpm. Again, it is all very minimal, simple, flush and straight, which I think gives it a kind of understated look.
  • As an added bonus, using the USB out straight to your computer means you can save your record tracks as hi res audio files to take with you.
  • This turntable is just perfect, sound quality is amazing, it just brings everything from my vinyls!
  • Be it a well loved piece of vintage vinyl or a brand new pressing, it sounds beautiful!!!
  • Put on a good quality pressing and it'll really impress Overall, a very good buy
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
CE
CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
299.00 $


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