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Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable

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Drawing on Pioneer's heritage of making high-quality decks, the PLX-500 inherits the layout of the PLX-1000 professional turntable and produces warm, clear analog sound. The high-torque deck is ideal ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
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  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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$2990
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    $3490
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    $500
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Overview

Drawing on Pioneer's heritage of making high-quality decks, the PLX-500 inherits the layout of the PLX-1000 professional turntable and produces warm, clear analog 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 Pioneer's 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 RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl. And you can choose between the black (PLX-500-K) and white (PLX-500-W) versions to match your set-up or the design of your home.

High-Quality Analog Vinyl Sound
The PLX-500 series inherits design features from the PLX-1000 professional turntable to produce the high-quality 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.

Easy Digital Recording
A built-in USB output means you can record your vinyl collection to high-quality digital WAV files by simply connecting the PLX-500 to your PC or Mac. Digitizing your tracks is easy using the 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.

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.

FEATURES

High-quality analog vinyl sound
Easily transfer records to digital 
Built-in USB connectivity
High-torque ideal for mixing and scratching
Sleek design inherited from the PLX-1000
Dust cover with record sleeve stand

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One year warranty. Warranty terms vary. Check with manufacturer for specific product warranty.


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PioneerPLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable
 
3.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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(3 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

No

By Ralph

from undisclosed

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Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

Nothing Like the technic 1200's.... Get the 1000 if your coming from a Technic 1200...

(2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Do Not Buy This Turntable!

By A Turntablist

from North Florida

Pros

  • decent sound

Cons

  • bad tracking with serato / dvs systems
  • horrible turntables for battling
  • tonearm moves a lot with scratching

Best Uses

  • being thrown in the trash

Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

Honestly, I've always paid for quality. But seeing that pioneer made these, I figured it would be a great 2nd set for me (I used horrible numarks starting off with - not a choice) instead of technics. The internal sound card was a big plus, and the fact that they were under warranty is always a plus to me as far as fixing things go.

Let me stop here though, because I've had nothing but TROUBLE with these. The Start/Stop button has went out on me on 2 different brand new turntables! and guitar center does not care that you're a working DJ. they do nothing to get you the turntable on time. This is the absolute worst piece of equipment I've paid decent money for, and I refuse to recommend these to anyone.

Lastly, If you buy these after reading this - you will regret it, and you will wish you listened to these reviews. I am using the warranty to get this one fixed, and I will be selling them to buy technics.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

I wrote a review and they deleted it

By Dj

from Va

Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

This turntable broke on me in 55 days do not by this you will regret it I do

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

It died on me in 55 days

By DJ

from VA

Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

This is not a well made turntable don't buy this I did and regret it you will too

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice Craftmanship!

By Seth

from NJ

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Pros

  • Consistent
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Professional Features

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

      Sounds great no background hum at all. The included Pioneer cartridge is superior to all others included with purchase.

       
      4.0

      I purchased this to replace an aging turntable for home use.

      By guildd55nt

      from Kansas City

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      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

      I replaced a Thorens turntable with this. While I don't consider it like for like I was comfortable enough with it that for the price it was a good replacement. The cueing lever and tone arm rest clip feel fragile but the rest feels sturdy. The feature I like is being able to leave the unit on but stopping the platter to change records. The Thorens had a clutch that allowed this and having to either switch off the unit or leave the platter spinning while changing records wasn't what I wanted. I replaced the cartridge with a Grado and the felt mat with a cork one and the sound is very nice.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Would definitely buy again

      By Daniel

      from undisclosed

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Pioneer PLX-500 Direct-Drive Professional Turntable:

      Well worth the price. A lot of turntable for your money. Sounds and works excellent!

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