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Pioneer PLX-500-K High-Torque, Direct Drive Turntable - Black

  • Our Price
  • $349.00
  • Regular price MSRP: $449.00


Get The Layout Of The PLX-1000 Professional Turntable And Produce A Warm, Clear Analogue Sound At A More Affordable Price - The Pioneer PLX-500-K High-Torque, Direct Drive Turntable

The perfect deck if you want to start playing with vinyl or if you just want to listen to your record collection at home.

Solidly built with excellent vibration damping and precise audio playback, this high-torque deck has a USB out so you can make digital recordings of your vinyl collection in our free rekordbox software. You can also combine the PLX-500 with the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack, a compatible mixer and the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl to play and scratch with digital files.

Pick Your Color

The PLX-500 is available in black or white to match the color of your gear or the interior of your home.

Start From Scratch

This turntable comes with all the accessories you need to get started: a dust cover with jacket stand, a slip mat and a silver edition PC-HS01-S head shell (cartridge and stylus included).

Rekordbox DVS

When you use our rekordbox DJ performance software, you can buy the rekordbox DVS Plus Pack to get low latency scratch control with music from your rekordbox library.

Excellent Sound Design

Just like the PLX-1000, the PLX-500 is built to produce a high-quality vinyl sound. The shortest possible audio routing from the stylus to the outputs reduces distortion, while the phone/line output switch lets you connect directly to your sound system or to powered speakers with no need for an external amplifier.

Easy Digital Recording

Record your vinyl collection to high-quality digital files by simply connecting the turntable to your PC or Mac via the USB out.

Smooth DJ Play

Use the PLX-500 to mix and scratch your vinyl records or combine the turntable with rekordbox DVS, a compatible DJ mixer and the RB-VS1-K Control Vinyl to play and perform with 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.



  • Drive Method: Servo-type direct drive
  • Platter:Aluminium, die-casting diameter: 332 mm
  • Motor:3-phase, brushless DC motor
  • Braking System: Electronic brake
  • Rotation Speed: 33 1/3, 45, 78 rpm
  • Rotation Adjustment Range: +/-8 %
  • Wow and Flutter: 0.15% WRMS
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 50 dB
  • Starting Torque: 1.6 kgf * cm
  • Start Time: Within 1 sec (at 33 1/3 rpm)

Tone Arm

  • Overhang: 16 mm
  • Effective Length: 230.5 mm
  • Tracking Error: Within 3°
  • Height Adjustment Range: 6 mm
  • Stylus Pressure Variable Range: 0-4 g (1 scale 0.1 g)
  • Proper Cartridge Weight: 9.5 g
  • Cartridge type: VM

Arm Type

  • Universal type S-shape tone arm
  • Gimbal-supported type bearing structure
  • Static balance type


  • Outputs:1 Phono/Line (RCA)
  • USB:1 USB B port

Manufacturer: Pioneer DJ
Model: PLX-500-K
Warranty: See manufacturer website for details
SKU: I441670-N-4-B
UPC: 841300100423

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