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Pioneer PLX-500 Direct Drive Turntable


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DJs and audiophiles looking for a great direct-drive turntable that delivers great sound quality at an affordable price, will love the new Pioneer PLX-500 Turntable, which is pretty much a cheaper version of the popular PLX-1000 DJ turntable, but still delivering great sound and features.

This turntable is a great choice for beginner DJs, or anyone who wants a top-quality turntable to listen to their vinyl records at home.

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In short - the PLX-500 offers a more versatile vinyl solution for DJing and leisurely listening at a competitive price, and you'll be hard-pressed to find anything as good for as little! The PLX-500 is ready to use straight out of the box thanks to its line output, which lets you plug it into your sound system or powered speakers with no need for an external amplifier.

Great quality direct drive turntable ideal for DJs and audiophiles - at an affordable price!

Drawing on our heritage in making high-quality decks, the PLX-500 inherits the layout of the PLX-1000 professional turntable and produces warm, clear analogue sound. The high-torque deck is ideal for scratching and comes with everything you need including a cartridge, stylus and slipmat, and its USB out means you can easily make high-quality digital recordings of your vinyl collection in our free rekordbox software. You can use the PLX-500 and the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack to play and scratch digital files when you combine them with a compatible DJM mixer and the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl. And you can choose between the black (PLX-500-K) and white (PLX-500-W) versions to match your set-up or the design of your home

Main PLX-500 Features:

  • High-quality analogue vinyl sound: The PLX-500 series inherits design features from the PLX-1000 professional turntable to produce the high-quality sound you expect from vinyl. The shortest possible audio routing from the stylus to the outputs reduces distortion, and the phono and line outputs mean you can connect directly to your sound system or powered speakers to enjoy warm sound.
  • Easy digital recording: An in-built USB output means you can record your vinyl collection to high-quality digital WAV files by simply connecting the PLX-500 to your PC or Mac. Digitising your tracks is easy using our free rekordbox application and, once they’re in your rekordbox collection, you can play them using the PLX-500 and a rekordbox dvs set-up, or on a DDJ controller, or on CDJs via USB. You can also enjoy them on your mobile devices whenever you want.
  • High-torque direct drive turntable for DJ performances and rekordbox dvs: The high-torque, direct drive PLX-500 is ideal for mixing and scratching on. You can also combine it with the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack to play and perform with your digital files when using a compatible DJM mixer and the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl (available separately).
  • Dust cover with record sleeve stand: You can enjoy the vinyl sound of your records and their artwork at the same time thanks to the dust cover that incorporates a stand for displaying record sleeves when open.
  • Layout inherited from the PLX-1000 professional turntable: The PLX-500 inherits its slick design from the professional PLX-1000 turntable and you can choose between the black (PLX-500-K) and white (PLX-500-W) versions to match the colour of your gear or the interior of your home.

How to record your vinyl to high-quality digital files:

  1. Connect the PLX-500 to your computer with a USB cable.
  2. Open our free rekordbox application (version 4.2.1).
  3. Click the record button in the software and it enters Record Standby mode.
  4. Press play on the PLX-500. rekordbox begins recording when the music starts and ends when the track finishes. If you’re recording several tracks, they will be automatically recorded separately.
  5. When you’ve finished your recording session, press stop. A window opens in rekordbox where you can enter information for each track including name and artist. The tracks then appear in your rekordbox collection and you can search for them by name, artist etc.

Using its audio analysis technology, rekordbox detects the silence between tracks and creates a separate file in your collection for each one, so you can just press play and record a whole album from an analogue source to individual tracks without resetting the recording in between songs. After you’ve finished recording you can name and tag all your new tracks.

The silver coloured PC-HS01-S headshell included with the PLX-500 will be available to buy separately from December 2016 in three colour options. Choose from the PC-HS01-K (black), PC-HS01-S (silver) and PC-HS01-N (gold) to complement the look of your set-up.

PLX-500 specifications

  • Power requirements :AC 100 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
  • Power consumption :11 W
  • Main unit weight :10.7 kg
  • Max. dimensions (WxHxD):450 mm x 159 mm x 368 mm
  • Output   :RCA × 1, USB (type B)
  • Turntable Drive method  :Servo type direct drive
  • Motor   :3-phase brushless DC motor
  • Braking system  :Electronic brake
  • Rotation speed  :33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
  • Rotation speed adjustment range :±8%
  • Wow and flutter  :0.15% or less WRMS
  • S/N ratio  :50 dB or above
  • Turntable  :Aluminium die-casting Diameter: 332 mm
  • Starting torque  :1.6 kgfcm or more
  • Start time  :Within 1 second (at 33 1/3 rpm)
  • Tone arm type  :Universal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing     structure, static balance type
  • Effective length  :230.5 mm
  • Overhang  :16 mm
  • Tracking error  : Within 3°
  • Arm height adjustment range: 6 mm
  • Stylus pressure variable range: 0 g to 4.0 g(1 scale 0.1 g)
  • Proper cartridge weight : 9.5 g or less (single cartridge) 
  • Cartridge type  : VM type
  • Included accessories: Slip mat, Dust cover with jacket stand, Adapter for EP record, Balance weight, Headshell (with cartridge), Shell weight, Power cord, USB cord, Audio conversion cord(Stereo pin plug (female) – Stereo mini plug(male)), Operating instructions

Headshell specifications

  • Weight   :10.0 g
  • Shell length  :52 mm
  • Finger Length  :21 mm

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