Bestseller No. 1
Pioneer PLX-500-K, Black (PLX500K)
  • Excellent sound design, just like the PLX-1000 the PLX-500 is built to produce a high-quality vinyl sound
  • Easy digital recording by connecting the turntable to your PC or MAC via the USB out
  • Use the PLX-500 to mix and scratch your vinyl record or combine the turntable with rekordbox dvs, a compatible DJ mixer and the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl to play and perform your digital files.
  • Cover Art Display - Put your record covers on display while listening to your vinyl thanks to the sleeve stand inside the dust cover
  • Servo-type direct drive. Tone Arm - Height Adjustment Range: 6 mm

Pioneer PLX-500 Turntable Demo

all right welcome to backs music and
welcome to something that has never died
as a DJ if we go back 10 years maybe
even more than that everyone thought
that vinyl was dead and CDs and laptops
were the future will they’ll always be
the future in a way but vinyl has never
died vinyl has always been around and
I’d like to introduce you to this the
plx 500 from Pioneer this is a vinyl
turntable it’s a direct-drive vinyl
turntable which means it doesn’t have a
belt in there which also means that the
speed adjustment is a lot more
responsive so let’s have a look at some
of the very simple features on the 500
start and stop very simple you start and
you stop you can set the speed thirty
three and a third so what that means is
for every minute the turntable will spin
thirty-three and a third revolutions per
minute 33 rpm you can switch to 45 45
rpm but guess what you press the two
together and now you can go to 78 rpm
now that’s damn fast but there are not
many records that go 78 at the moment if
you want to do a bit of a DJ feature
which is called a wind down while the
turntable is spinning just turn it off
and all that will happen now is it will
slowly wind down giving you that
sound which is really cool it is an
effect in itself
now the plx 500 will come with its own
cartridge how’d you fit that in it’s
very simple to fit in but always be
careful we place the cartridge in to the
tonearm and we twist and now that is
good to go if you’re new to using vinyl
turntables and you’re not too sure about
how to put the needle on the record
follow this you take the armrest off
lift here move the tone arm above the
beginning of the record and then this
little lever move that down and the
needle will slowly drop to the beginning
of the record if you want to take the
arm the needle off the record reverse
the process move this lever up and then
with your hand on the cartridge your
fingers move it over and then replace by
pushing the lever down now you can lock
the arm in place as well this is the
counterweight you set this according to
the cartridge you have you have a dial
here that you can set the height of the
complete tone arm housing we have a
button here we press that and we can
have the little cue light on so we can
see a bit of the record but also it just
looks good
alright so being a vinyl DJ you playing
one track you bring in another track and
you want to make the other track faster
or slower well of course this turntable
wouldn’t be a turntable without our
pitch control we can have plus or minus
8 on here so in other words if your
track
is a hundred BPM you can lower the speed
by 8% or speed it up by 8% okay
at the back we have a USB connectivity
we have RCA and also our power that is
pretty much it
okay so if you’re a vinyl turntable list
you’ll understand about the plx 500 but
maybe you’re a DJ and you would like to
start using vinyl then check out the plx
500 because it could be the turntable
for you and if you want any more
information on this check out Beck’s
music thanks for watching
all right so if we look at the turntable
you can see it’s open to the elements
now we’re not happy with that because we
could get dust and debris in there but
don’t worry because the plx 500 comes
with its own lid and that’s placed in
very simply like so he says there we go
there you go

Pioneer PLX-500 Turntable Specs

Drive MethodServo type direct drive
Motor3-phase brushless DC motor
BrakeElectronic brake
Maximum Rotation Speed33⅓, 45, 78 rpm
Adjustment Range±8%
Wow and Flutter0.15% or less WRMS
S/N Ratio50 dB or higher
TurntableAluminum Die-Casting Diameter: 13.1″ / 332.0 mm
TorqueStarting Torque: 3.5 lb / 1.6 kgf-cm or more
Start TimeWithin 1 sec (at 33⅓ rpm)
Arm TypeUniversal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing structure, static balance type
Effective Arm Length9.1″ / 230.5 mm
Overhang0.6″ / 16.0 mm
Tracking Error AngleWithin 3°
Height Adjustment0.2″ / 6.0 mm
StylusStylus Pressure Variable Range: 0 to 0.1 oz / 0 to 4.0 g (1 scale 0.1 g)
Cartridge WeightSingle Cartridge: 0.34 oz / 9.50 g or less
Output VoltagePhono: 1.5 mV/1 kHz
Line: 150 mV/1 kHz
Audio Connector2 x RCA (left and right stereo pair)
USB1 x USB type-B
Power Requirements110 to 120 VAC or 220 to 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
Power Consumption11 W
Dimensions (W x H x D)17.7 x 6.3 x 14.5″ / 450.1 x 159.0 x 368.0 mm
Weight23.6 lb / 10.7 kg

Pioneer PLX-500 Turntable Review

If you are in the market for a new turntable, you might want to consider the Pioneer PLX-500. This model of the turntable is built on the same company’s solid record, making history as the PLX series. The quality of this model means that it will perform like the best equipment made by this manufacturer. If you are new to the world of hi fi equipment, you should give the PLX-500 a try. You will be happy you did.

The Pioneer PLX-500 makes clean, accurate, high volume sound system sound. The solid-state PLX-500 record player is perfect for scratching and comes complete with all you need such as a record cartridge, stylus, and insert, and its small, double-sided USB flash drive means that you can easily create high quality digital recordings of your favourite vinyl album in just minutes. The Pioneer PLX-500 works with any computer or laptop with a USB cable. You do not need a lot of space to install this great recordable audio interface.

In addition to recording your favourite music, you can also mix and edit your personal music library with the old 500. There is a large, fully touch-sensitive screen that makes it easy to navigate through your music library. The built-in metronome helps keep you on the beat as you adjust the levels on your mixing desk. The built-in virtual rack offers thousands of song styles that enable you to mix and edit your own songs without worrying about some of the restrictions of the traditional DJ equipment. You can also export your recorded music in one of two ways: via Firewire or USB.

If you have a lot of recorded music that needs to be stored on your hard drive, you’ll appreciate the Pioneer PLX-500 ability to expand storage space. It comes equipped with both 4GB and 2GB of expandable storage that is housed in a slim and sleek design that fits easily in your notebook bag or backpack. The built-in network router automatically detects the size of the hard drive and automatically adjusts the size of the drive based on the demand of the files being played back. You can even connect the device to your home network so that you have access to your music even when you are on the road.

One of the best features of the Pioneer PLX-500 is that it also features a built-in Bluetooth interface that allows you to connect it to other Bluetooth enabled devices. This way you have full-range sound system coverage wherever you go. The device also features a front panel volume control that makes adjustments very easy to make. There is also a three-position mute switch that enables you to position the sound system to your liking. It also has an audio out port for connecting external speakers or headphones.

If you want to take the convenience of plugging in your iPod/iPhone while you’re recording, this model also has a convenient dock connector that makes it compatible with most portable devices including the iPhone and iPod Touch. In addition to this, the Pioneer PLX-500 is also compatible with most major brands of computer hardware including Windows, Mac, and Linux. The final plus point about this product is that it can serve as a great studio recording tool. With the USB interface, it is also possible to transfer music from the computer to an MP3 player. When you purchase this product, it is advisable that you obtain the Software CD that comes along as well to make the most of its functions.

Last update on 2021-03-09 / Disclaimer: as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.