Pioneer DJ today announced the new PLX500 turntable

This new direct drive turntable builds from the top flight PLX1000  at a more wallet friendly price.

The PLX500 has a high torque motor, solid isolation for quality audio and includes a cartridge with stylus.

It also includes a USB interface for easy transfer of vinyl to computer.

The latest version of RekordBox now has a smart record feature. You can connect the PLX500 or other audio source press the record button in the software, it will only start recording once it hears the first sound and create a new track mark when it detects a gap in the music.

To compliment the more domestic setups, the Pioneer DJ PLX-500 also comes in white.

Pioneer have also released the DM40 active monitors in white.

All three are due in September:

Pioneer DJ PLX500-K £299

Pioneer DJ PLX500-W £299

Pioneer DM40-W £129