It’s time to climb back into the attic and rescue that long-forgotten box of vinyl classics. The turntable is back and could become one of the biggest talking points of a show where everyone was supposed to be blown away by driverless cars and virtual reality headsets. Sony's new turntable – the PS-HX500 which goes on sale in April and will cost £400 - not only plays vinyl but will enhance the sound into high-definition and record it in digital format. It was unveiled on the eve of the world’s biggest tech show, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Sony is dedicated to providing audiophiles and music enthusiasts alike with a wide range of hi-res audio solutions
Sony director of home entertainment and sound Yamato Tanikawa
Also on show from Sony was the LED Bulb Speaker, one of several light products that doubles as a speaker, with sound broadcast through vibrations that pass through the glass that forms the bulb. The product is already available in Japan but Sony confirmed a wider roll-out will begin in the US in the summer. A new range of on and in-ear headphones from Sony’s h.ear range were also announced, as was what Sony called the “world’s smallest high-res audio portable speaker”, the h.ear go. A new 4K streaming app for movies and TV, called Ultra was also showcased inside the Las Vegas Convention Centre.