Pioneer DJ unveils new turntable for DJing and home listening

Pioneer DJ unveils new turntable for DJing and home listening

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It includes USB for ripping vinyl.

Pioneer DJ has announced the PLX-500, a new turntable for DJing as well as leisurely listening.

The PLX-500 is the second turntable to come from the digital-focused company following the PLX-1000 in 2014. Like the old model, the new one appears to borrow heavily from the timeless Technics SL-1200 design.

Billed as a more affordable version of the PLX-1000, the new deck features a slightly reduced pitch range and lower torque. Pioneer DJ says it’s still suitable for scratch DJs.

The PLX-500 also takes aim at the home listening market with a few notable improvements including a line output – which means you don’t need a separate amplifier – and USB out for ripping your records.

The turntable will be released in early September and is also available in white. Retailing for €349, the package includes a cartridge, stylus and slipmat.

Yesterday, Pioneer revealed a new version of its Rekordbox software to make ripping vinyl easier. The updated software even detects the silence between tracks to create separate files.

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