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Sony PSH-X500 USB turntable goes back to the future (pictures)

The Sony PSH-X500 promises to be a step above other USB turntables as it's able to rip vinyl natively in high-resolution DSD files.

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The Sony PSH-X500 features an onboard phono preamp with a USB output and can output natively in Sony's DSD format.

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The cabinet is constructed of MDF rather than plastic.

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The Sony PSH-X500 features an aluminum platter and a 5mm-thick rubber mat.

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The turntable is marketed as "hi-res" though this is only in terms of its digital output. All record players are arguably "hi-res" analog.

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The Sony comes bundled with a phono cartridge.

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The adjustable counterweight enables users to change out the included cartridge and dial in the correct weight.

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The turntable comes with an anti-skate dial.

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No more lifting the platter off to change the speed the PSH-X500 comes with a handy dial.

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