[dropcap size=small]J[/dropcap]apanese tech giant Sony‘s PS-HX500 turntable, revealed during the Consumer Electronic Show 2016 earlier this year, is slated to hit Singapore stores in July. The player boasts high quality sound through enhanced sound tuning and its newly developed arm and plinth design. Sony is the latest in a wave of equipment makers hopping onto the vinyl resurgence bandwagon, even as streaming services such as Spotify rake in the subscribers using relatively low-quality music streams.

There’s a confusing value-add somewhere here, however – the turntable subsequently allows you to convert the vinyls into high-quality digital formats so you can enjoy them on the go, or stop having to switch out and rethread the actual vinyl record. An unusual case of two steps back and one step forward – but one thing is clear – the audiophiles win.

For more information, visit www.sony.com.sg.