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Gear Reviews, News, Technology | Aug 03, 2016   

Pioneer Introduces PLX-500 Direct Drive Turntable

Pioneer DJ wants to start a vinyl revolution with the upcoming PLX-500 Direct Drive Turntable that plugs directly into a sound system or powered speakers.

pioneer dj plx-500 black top

Gone are the days of routing your turntables through an external amplifier and then into the sound system. Meet the Pioneer PLX-500 Direct Drive Turntable. Available this September the unit functions as both a record player for the home, as well as a DJ turntable — if you have two. This super modern, high quality deck is supposed to produce a clear, analogue sound that is just great. And it comes in black and white.

pioneer dj plx-500 white rear end

The PLX-500 features easy digital recording with Rekordbox that lets you digitize your entire record collection, and even play it on a tablet or smartphone. The technology automatically detects the breaks between tracks so that you can easily skip from song to song. The high torque tone arm is ideal for scratching.

pioneer dj plx-500 black turntable setup

Check out the technical specifications at Pioneer DJ’s website. The PLX-500 K and W will be available this September 2016.

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