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New tech with the power to dent the uni­verse

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SONY PS-HX500

You’re prob­a­bly think­ing, “A turntable? In T3? Such a thing might’ve been high-tech at the turn of the last cen­tury, but now? Not so much.” But hear this: vinyl is cool, man; it’s mu­sic the way the artist in­tended, in its pure, un­com­pressed form. If you want to re­ally feel your favourite tunes, there’s no bet­ter way.

Vinyl is hardly con­ve­nient, though. How do you take it with you on the move? And how do you hook it up to your home’s multi-room sys­tem? A num­ber of man­u­fac­tur­ers have al­ready come up with turnta­bles that con­vert your old records to MP3, but Sony’s PS-HX500 goes one bet­ter: it trans­fers your vinyl to high-res au­dio files – just pop the record on the wheel, plug the sys­tem into your lap­top and away you go. You can save the record­ings as 24-bit DSD or WAV files, en­abling you to play back your orig­i­nal record­ings how­ever you like, whether it’s on a por­ta­ble high-res player, or through an amp or wire­less speaker set-up (all of which, coin­ci­den­tally, Sony cur­rently sells).

Price Around $900 Avail­able Au­tumn 2016 URL sony.com.au

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