Pioneer DJ Announces New Turntable

The PLX-500 is scheduled for early September release for around €349.
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Pioneer DJ has announced a new turntable, the PLX-500.

This latest model is similar to the PLX-1000, its more expensive predecessor that was launched in 2014. The new model is being pitched as a more affordable version of the PLX-1000.

The PLX-500 is designed for home listeners and DJs on a budget, and features a line output which negates the need for an external amplifier. It also comes with a cartridge, stylus, slipmat and a USB output for ripping vinyl to digital formats. It has a slightly reduced pitch range and lower torque, but the company says it’s still suitable for scratch DJs. There will be a white and black model.

The turntable will be released in early September, at at retail price of €349. It is more expensive than some budget turntables, but it could be a solid alternative for those who can’t afford Technics’ updated SL-1200, which costs around £2,799.

A promo video for the PLX-500 is available below.