Pioneer releases the new PLX 500 Turntable compatible with rekordbox dvs Plus Pack

Pioneer DJ have released a new direct drive turntable to offer a more versatile vinyl solution for DJing and leisurely listening at a competitive price. 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.

plx-500-k-main (Medium)

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.

plx-500-k-rear (Medium)

The PLX-500-K and PLX-500-W are available from early September at an SRP of €349 including VAT.

Main Features

Included Accessories
Slip mat
Dust cover with jacket stand
Adapter for 45 EP records
Head shell (with cartridge)
Balance and shell weights
Audio conversion cord:
1 Stereo pin plug (female)
1 Stereo mini plug (male)
USB cord

Specifications
Width 450 mm
Height 159 mm
Depth 368 mm
Weight 10.7 kg
Power Consumption 11 W
Servo-type direct drive
Platter Aluminium, die-casting diameter: 332 mm
Motor 3-phase, brushless DC motor
Braking System – Electronic brake
Rotation Speed 33⅓, 45, 78 rpm
Rotation Adjustment Range ±8 %
Wow and Flutter < 0.15% (Measured by obtaining signal from built-in frequency generator of motor assembly.) Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50 dB Starting Torque > 1.6 kg/cm
Start Time Within 1 sec (at 33⅓ rpm)
Universal type S-shape tone arm
Gimbal-supported type bearing structure
Static balance type
Overhang 16 mm
Effective Length 230.5 mm
Tracking Error Within 3°
Height Adjustment Range 6 mm
Stylus Pressure Variable Range 0-4 g (1 scale 0.1 g)
Proper Cartridge Weight < 9.5 g
1 PHONO/LINE (RCA)
USB 1 USB B port


Damion Pell
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Loves long walks along the beach, holding hands and romantic 80's power ballads, partial to electronic music and likes to make the odd mix or two.