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PS-HX500 / Record player


Discipline: Product

Discipline: Product

Analog records have had a renaissance where the world is again seeing their value in a new light. We developed a record player designed for high sound quality that stays true to the original sound of records, with the world’s first DSD high-resolution sound recording feature recreating the smooth sounds analog records are known for. This new musical experience allows you to carry high sound quality recordings with you and listen to them anywhere. While joining both analog and digital together to give you both experiences in one, we present it in a simple geometric form expressing the timeless nature of records that never fades as the years go by.

  • ASSESMENT CRITERIA Aesthetics / Design Quality, Execution / Material Selection, Target Group Fit

  • TARGET GROUPS Consumer / User

  • TARGET REGIONS Africa, Asia, Australia/Oceania, Europe, North America, South America


Sony has created a perfect and very consistent design with this turntable and DSD recorder. The reduced appearance signalizes precision and a high level of clarity, making it a visual reflection of the fundamental technical requirements of a DSD recorder. The ability to record audio from analog to digital and the delightful aesthetics of this entry-level product reflect the technical purpose in a very credible way.
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Client / Manufacturer

Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.

Sony Video & Sound Products Inc.
Tokyo, Japan


Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation
Creative Center
Tokyo, Japan

Creative Center Tatsuya Yagihashi

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