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Sony PS-HX500 launches

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A big week for new Tech releases as hot on the heels of the new Technics SL-1200 turntable, comes a new turntable from Sony, the PS-HX500, that promises to get the best from your vinyl and help you take your records with you on the move.

The PS-HX500 claims to be the world’s first to do this and also to support double-rate and single-rate DSD files. You can also copy your vinyl records as WAV files with a “high quality DSD native converter” that allows you to rip your vinyl to digital files in up to hi-res audio quality. It comes with PC software to enable the process, with Sony naturally suggesting “the recording process is quite simple”.

The deck itself has a die-cast aluminium platter, is belt-driven – unlike the Technics direct-drive deck – and is powered by a two-speed motor. Belt-driven decks tend to be favoured for audio quality.

The Sony PS-HX500 is due out in April with a price tag of around £400.

 

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Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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