• PLX500K



Direct Drive turntable 

Go vinyl

The PLX-500 inherits the layout of the PLX-1000 professional turntable and produces a warm, clear analogue sound. 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.

  • 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.

    Smoother DJ play
    By minimizing the operational sound of the START / STOP button, smoother DJ play is guaranteed.

    Cover art display
    Put your record covers on display while listening to your vinyl thanks to the sleeve stand inside the dust cover.

    Start from scratch
    This turntable comes with all the accessories you need to get started: a dust cover with jacket stand, a slipmat and a silver edition PC-HS01-S headshell (cartridge and stylus included)
    rekordbox dvs
    When you use our rekordbox dj DJ software, you can buy the rekordbox dvs Plus Pack to get low latency scratch control with music from your rekordbox library.
  • Main Features
    What's in the box
    • PLX-500
    • Power cord
    • USB cable
    • Slip mat
    • Dust cover
    • Adapter for EP records
    • Head shell (with cartridge)
    • Balance and shell weights
    • Audio adaptor cable:
      • 1 Stereo pin plug (female)
      • 1 Stereo mini plug (male)
    • Operating instructions
    450 mm
    159 mm
    368 mm
    10.7 kg
    Drive Method
    Servo-type direct drive
    Aluminium, die-casting diameter: 332 mm
    3-phase, brushless DC motor
    Braking System
    Electronic brake
    Rotation Speed
    33⅓, 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 33⅓ rpm)
    Tone Arm
    Arm Type
    • Universal type S-shape tone arm
    • Gimbal-supported type bearing structure
    • Static balance type
    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)
    Single Cartridge Weight
    < 9.5 g
    Cartridge type
    1 USB B port
  • Different Pioneer products have different warranty periods:

    • Pioneer Car Audio – 3 years
    • Pioneer HiFi – 3 years – products with a disc tray have a 1 year warranty on the disc mechanism and associated parts, and 3 year warranty on other components
    • Pioneer DJ – 3 years for personal / domestic use / 1 year for commercial use

    Please contact our service team on (09) 415 6000 or to obtain pricing and availability for your part.

    Please check our list of Authorised Retailers [here]. Not all products are available from all locations, and some retailers specialize in certain products, eg. Car Audio, DJ.

    No – Pioneer Carrozzeria is a Pioneer sub-brand manufactured specifically for the local Japanese domestic market. As such, there is no support for other languages or interfaces except for Japanese.

    Possibly – all Pioneer mapping data is provided via a third party external website – Navi Extras. Visit and click on the page “Is my device supported?” to check the list of supported devices. Maps of Australia and New Zealand are available for certain devices via download from USD $129.99.

    In the first instance, please contact the retailer or reseller that sold you the product. For additional support, please contact our service team on (09) 415 6000 or for further advice.

    Note the following troubleshooting tips may help for common issues:

    • Is the product running the most recent firmware or software?
    • Are any devices connected to the product running the lastest version of their firmware or software (ie. are there any outstanding updates to be installed for your connected device?)
    • Are the correct drivers installed?
    • Has the unit be reset or restarted?

    Products requiring service can be sent to our Auckland service centre:


                    MONACO CORPORATION LTD

                    Attn: Service Department

                    231 Bush Road


                   Auckland   0632

                   Ph (09) 415 6000


    Please be sure to include a summary of the issue, proof of purchase (if the product is under warranty) and your relevant contact details, including address and phone number.