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PLX-500 Direct Drive USB Turntable - Black

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high torque motor suitable for DJing or listening
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  • high-torque direct drive turntable suitable for vinyl listening or DJing
  • familiar DJ-friendly layout
  • built-in preamp
  • easy digital recording w/ built-in USB 
  • detachable power and audio cables
  • +/-8% pitch control
  • 33 1/3, 45, 78RPM playback speeds
  • built-in sleeve stand inside dust cover to display cover art
  • rubber-insulated S-shaped tone arm minimizes tracking errors
  • solid construction w/ great vibration damping
  • silver HS01 headshell comes pre-mounted with cartridge


Pioneer's PLX-500 inherits many key features from the popular PLX-1000, but at a lower price point. The PLX-500 features a high-torque, direct drive motor that is suitable for DJ's that want to mix and scratch, as well as vinyl lovers that just want to listen to records.  In addition to the familiar layout, DJ's will appreciate the the ±8% pitch control (for mixing and tempo matching) as well as the insulated S-shaped tonearm that is designed to minimize tracking errors. A USB connection is included for easy digital recording of your vinyl collection and the included dust cover features a unique built-in sleeve stand that allows you to display the record's cover art. The PLX-500 comes complete with slipmat, 45 adapter, necessary cables, and pre-mounted cartridge so you can start listening right out of the box. 


  • Drive Method: servo-type direct drive
  • Platter: die-cast aluminum, 332mm diameter
  • Wow and Flutter: <0.15% WRMS
  • Motor: 3-phase brushless DC motor
  • Braking System: electronic
  • S/N Ratio: 50dB 
  • Starting Torque: >1/
  • Rotation Speed: 33-1/3rpm, 45rpm, 78rpm
  • Rotation Speed Adjustment Range: ±8%
  • Universal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing structure, static type balance
  • Start Time: within 1 second (at 33 1/3rpm)
  • Dimensions: 17.7" x 6.2" x 14.4" /
  • Weight: 23.59 lbs /

Comes With

  • slipmat
  • dust cover w/ jacket stand
  • 45 adapter
  • headshell w/ pre-mounted cartridge
  • balance + shell weight
  • audio conversion cord (1x stereo pin plug/1x stereo mini plug)
  • USB cord

    UPC: 841300100423

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