Vinyl revolution: Introducing the PLX500
Direct drive turntable for DJs and vinyl lovers
Pioneer DJ are releasing 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.
Drawing on their heritage in making highquality decks, the PLX500 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 RBVS1-K Control Vinyl.
And you can choose between the black (PLX500K) and white (PLX-500-W) versions to match your set-up or the design of your home.
KEY FEATURES OF THE PLX500
1. High-quality analogue vinyl sound
The PLX-500 series inherits design features from the PLX1000 professional turntable to produce the highquality sound you expect from vinyl. The shortest possible audio routing from the stylus to the outputs reduces distortion, and the phono and line outputs mean you can connect directly to your
sound system or powered speakers to enjoy warm sound.
2. Easy digital recording
An in-built USB output means you can record your vinyl collection to highquality digital WAV files by
simply connecting the PLX-500 to your PC or Mac. Digitising your tracks is easy using our free
rekordbox application and, once they’re in your rekordbox collection, you can play them using the
PLX-500 and a rekordbox dvs set-up, or on a DDJ controller, or on CDJs via USB. You can also enjoy them on your mobile devices whenever you want.
Using its audio analysis technology, rekordbox detects the silence between tracks and creates a
separate file in your collection for each one, so you can just press play and record a whole album
from an analogue source to individual tracks without resetting the recording in between songs. After
you’ve finished recording you can name and tag all your new tracks.
How to record your vinyl to highquality digital files:
1. Connect the PLX-500 to your computer with a USB cable.
2. Open our free rekordbox application (version 4.2.1).
3. Click the record button in the software and it enters Record Standby mode.
4. Press play on the PLX-500. rekordbox begins recording when the music starts and ends when the track finishes. If you’re recording several tracks, they will be automatically recorded separately.
5. When you’ve finished your recording session, press stop. A window opens in rekordbox
where you can enter information for each track including name and artist. The tracks then
appear in your rekordbox collection and you can search for them by name, artist etc.
3. High-torque direct drive turntable for DJ performances and rekordbox dvs
The high-torque, direct drive PLX-500 is ideal for mixing and scratching on. You can also combine it
with the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack to play and perform with your digital files when using a compatible
DJM mixer and the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl (available separately).
4. Dust cover with record sleeve stand
You can enjoy the vinyl sound of your records and their artwork at the same time thanks to the dust
cover that incorporates a stand for displaying record sleeves when open.
5. Layout inherited from the PLX-1000 professional turntable
The PLX-500 inherits its slick design from the professional PLX-1000 turntable and you can choose
between the black (PLX-500-K) and white (PLX500-W) versions to match the colour of your gear or the interior of your home.
How to use rekordbox dvs:
Buy the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl from a Pioneer DJ authorised dealer .Visit rekordbox.com to
download the latest version of rekordbox for free, then buy rekordbox dj (€139) and rekordbox dvs
(€129) licence keys. Alternatively you can subscribe to rekordbox dj for €9.90 per month and get
rekordbox dvs as part of your subscription plan. Find out more about rekordbox dvs.
The silver coloured PC-HS01-S headshell included with the PLX500 will be available to buy
separately from December 2016 in three colour options. Choose from the PCHS01K (black), PC
HS01S (silver) and PCHS01-N (gold) to complement the look of your set-up.
Power requirements ：AC 100 V, 50 Hz/60 Hz
Power consumption ：11 W
Main unit weight ：10.7 kg
Max. dimensions (WxHxD)
：450 mm x 159 mm x 368 mm
Output ：RCA × 1, USB (type B)
Drive method ：Servo type direct drive
Motor ：3phase brushless DC motor
Braking system ：Electronic brake
Rotation speed ：33 1/3 rpm, 45 rpm, 78 rpm
Rotation speed adjustment range
Wow and flutter ：0.15% or less WRMS
S/N ratio ：50 dB or above
Turntable ：Aluminium die-casting Diameter: 332 mm
Starting torque ：1.6 kgf・cm or more
Start time ：Within 1 second (at 33 1/3 rpm)
Arm type ：Universal type S-shape tone arm, gimbal-supported type bearing
structure, static balance type
Effective length ：230.5 mm
Overhang ：16 mm
Tracking error ： Within 3°
Arm height adjustment range：6 mm
Stylus pressure variable range： 0 g to 4.0 g（1 scale 0.1 g）
Proper cartridge weight ： 9.5 g or less (single cartridge)
Cartridge type ： VM type
Slip mat, Dust cover with jacket stand, Adapter for EP record, Balance weight, Headshell (with
cartridge), Shell weight, Power cord, USB cord, Audio conversion cord（Stereo pin plug (female) –
Stereo mini plug（male), Operating instructions
Weight ：10.0 g
Shell length ：52 mm
Finger Length ：21 mm