Sony PS-LX250H Automatic Belt-Drive Turntable (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
- Belt-drive automatic turntable
- Front-mounted controls
- Balanced tone arm
- Includes phono cartridge
- Bonded diamond stylus
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From the Manufacturer
Save your LPs and 45s from extinction with the PS-LX250H turntable. With fully-automatic operation, this turntable is perfect for listening to your favorite records.
Automatic Belt Drive System
The fully automatic belt drive turntable lets you play 33-1/3 and 45 RPM records and LPs. With a built-in phono preamp and a signal to noise ratio of >50dB, your vinyl collection will sound like it's got a new lease on life.
Included Cartridge with Bonded Diamond Stylus
The PS-LX250H includes a phono cartridge so you can get to listening to your favorite vinyl right away. The bonded diamond stylus ensures precise reproduction of your new and vintage records.
Hinged Dust Cover
The plastic hinged dust cover protects your records when in use, and protects the table itself when not in use, from damaging dust and particulates as well as accidental spills. The cover is transparent so you or your guests can see what's playing while keeping your tunes protected.
- Drive System: Automatic Belt Drive
- RPM Support: 33-1/3 and 45 RPM
- Phono Preamp: Yes
- Wow and Flutter: <0.25% (WRMS)
- Signal to Noise Ratio: >50dB
- Output Type: RCA
Top Customer Reviews
This turntable will NOT play old 78 rpm records, but it does just fine with 45's (the small "hold in the middle" kind or l2") or 33 1/3 rpm lp's. Operation is simple: all you need to do is place the record on the platter, put down the built-in dust cover, and push "start." If you wish to interrupt play, you push "stop." If you want to raise the tonearm above the record temporarily, you push "up/down." What could be simpler?
Since it includes its own built-in preamp, this unit is easy to use in conjunction with a home computer. Why would someone do this? Not only can you utilize your computer's audio reproduction capabilities to listen to records as you work (or play), but hooking up a turntable to your sound card is the first step in setting up a system to convert your old vinyl records to digital files so you can burn them to cd. That's mainly how I use my PS-LX250H, and in this capacity is has performed flawlessly and magnificently.
It's unfair to rate this item based upon unrealistic comparisons to far more feature-laden and expensive turntables. What's truly astonishing here is just what a fine machine Sony has made available for such a bargain price.
I recommend vinyl as an adjunct to CDs for several reasons, among them:
1. You may already have a collection you haven't listened to for years. (You'll remember how holding the album, looking at the cover, and reading the liner notes were once part of the entire aesthetic experience.)
2. Vinyl does sound warmer than traditional CDs. (Joni Mitchell's "Blue" is unbelievably raw and "present" on vinyl.)
3. It's easy to build a new collection, especially classical records, by hunting down inexpensive LPs at library and garage sales.
Unlike some record players sold now, the turnplayer does not play 78's. However, many of those that do play this format have self-contained speakers only. This model has a preamp which connects to PHONO, AUX, or VIDEO jacks. The needle weight is not given in the information booklet; generally speaking, the more expensive, lighter needles better preserve sound quality. Although not a "high-end" model for the strict audiophile, here are the SPECS:
Platter: 295 mm. diameter (aluminum, die-cast)
Speeds: 33 1/2 and 45 r/min
Wow and Flutter: Less than 0.25% (WRMS)
Signal to Noise: More than 50dB (DIN-B)
Tone arm: Dynamic balanced straight shaped with soft damping control
Effective arm length: 195 mm
Power consumption: 2 Q
Weight: 2.7 kg
Dimensions: Approx. 420 x 100 x 342 (w/h/d)
Supplied Accessories: 45 r/min adaptor, platter with drive belt, rubber mat, dust cover.
The needle raises, lowers, and moves to the edge of the album automatically; the dust cover is moved by hand. Very highly recommended!
This turntable is a good buy even at a higher price I paid at another store because every [local store] within 130 miles was sold out and I didn't want to order by mail.
One salesman tried to sell me a pre-amp to go along with this turntable. It doesn't need it. It has a built-in preamp which was pre-set for connecting to AUX or VIDEO jacks, with a switch to reset if connecting to PHONO jacks.
If I were comparing to units selling for much higher prices, I'm sure it would not rate 5 stars, but I'm rating it for price and my usage, playing through a mid-grade bookshelf mini system which cost only a little more than the turntable.
However, the PS-LX250H ends up not being as good of a buy as many would think since this model is merely a rebadged Audio-Technica AT-PL50.
You may be able to save a little more money and just purchase the Audio-Technica version over the Sony PS-LX250H (or the Teac P-988 for that matter since it's also the same turntable with different branding).
That said, you can also obtain replacement styli for your Sony PS-LX250H and Teac P-988 by buying the replacement stylus for the Audio-Technica AT-PL50 from, well, any place that sells Audio-Technica. The replacement stylus is the ATN3600L, which is a low-cost (around $10 U.S.) conical diamond stylus.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very sturdy turntable. I've been using it daily for almost five years.Published 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
I've had this turn table for 8 years now, and it's still working fantastically. I HIGHLY recommend this product. I've never had to change the needle. Read morePublished 3 months ago by chelsey sample
Great sound and stability. Another Sony great product. RCA cable is a little short so I have some problems to conect it to my Sony MHC-GT55 that has forward entries. All automatic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Andres Herrera
It broke after a couple years... it had been only used a handful of times and now it will not even power on.Published 4 months ago by Fred Ferraro
This is a wonderful entry level turntable. I've had mine for about 2 years and it hasn't given me any trouble whatsoever. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Alec Fecteau
Turntable arrived perfectly in its original box. It was new in box after all of these years. Amazing seller. Thanks!Published 6 months ago by anet2525
can't adjust the speed all positions play too fast. This is useless.Published 11 months ago by Amazon Customer