Expected in May and at a price of around £450, SONY’s new PS-HX500 “audiophile” turntable will be the first to convert vinyl into high quality WAV files.

The details were revealed at Bristol’s Sound & Vision 2016 confernece by SONY product manager Laura Bulander who described the turntable as, “a bit more high-end than the models that we used to do and different because it’s a high resolution audio turntable. We are able to rip analogue straight into a high resolution audio format. That is, WAV up to 24bit/192kHz. But that’s not all, the turntable also supports DSD (2.8MHz) and double DSD (5.8MHz) if you wish. You can choose what quality you wish to rip from CD quality upwards.”

The turntable will also have support for Sony’s Direct Stream Digital (DSD), which offers frequencies of 2.8MHz and 5.8MHz (double DSD), as well as a Hi-Res Audio Recorder, twin speeds and a Audio-Technica MM OEM cartridge.

You can find more information and tech specs for the PS-HX500 at SONY’s website

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Source: The Vinyl Factory