The vinyl revival has already seen turntables back on sale in mass-market retailers like Tesco in the UK, and the devices are also making headlines at this week’s CES show in Las Vegas.

Vinyl-heads are understandably excited about Panasonic’s decision to revive its Technics SL-1200 turntable in 2016: it has showed off two new models: the limited-edition SL-1200GAE and the regular SL-1200G, which will both go on sale this year.

But just as much of a splash was made by Sony’s new PS-HX500 device, which looks like an old-school turntable, but includes the ability to convert vinyl into high-resolution digital files – WAVs or DSD.

It’ll go on sale in the Spring, although with downloads bundled into many vinyl purchases nowadays, the ripping feature may be more for audiophiles.

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