Passion and love for finest details make it possible
to create something truly great.
Gunther Frohnhoefer (CEO Acoustic Signature)
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Acoustic Signature NEO:
A new future in sound
For almost a quarter of a century, Acoustic Signature has been dedicated to vinyl playback – with one goal: to build the best turntables in the world! We want to set standards in terms of manufacturing quality, technologies and reliability. Our turntables should become true design icons and create sound paintings of extraordinary beauty that touch the soul.
On the way to our goal we have inspired many analog lovers all over the world. International high-end journalists have showered us with awards and prizes. With sound-significant technical achievements, which were recognized as innovations everywhere, we left a lasting mark on the analog audio landscape. Our Silencer as well as our CLD technology (Constraint Layer Damping) reduced turntable and chassis resonances to a previously unknown extent, our maintenance-free Tidorfolon® bearing was characterized by a noise- and friction-free precision that was close to perfection. We were among the first to rely on oversized, super-stable power supplies and all-digital motor controllers. But Jonathan Valin’s medial accolade – ‘…the Acoustic Signature Iinvictus stands at the top.’ (The Absolute Sound 08/2016) – spurred us on: resting on our laurels is out of the question.
The foundation stone for the NEO series was laid!
While the renowned industrial designer Burkhard Schlee (Schlee Design) was ‘getting to the heart’ of the look of our turntables, we put all constructive and material details to the test – even our own core technologies. A team of professional musicians and sound engineers evaluated the sonic aspect of all new developments. This allowed us to find out if we were on the right track.
If a new technology could not convince all ears, it was revised or completely discarded. The planning on the drawing board, CAD designs, lab experiments, assembly work and finally listening together resulted in new axis and bearing materials for our tonearms, optimized CLD alloys for our chassis, even better power supplies, controllers and groundbreaking innovations: our highly effective AVC (Anti Vibration Control) technology and the ultra-precise Dura Turn® Diamond Bearing (DTD®).
The development of the NEO series was time-consuming and costly but it also brought us to the next level – an enjoyment of sound now fully reflected in the design of our new turntables and tonearms Indeed, we are proud to announce the Acoustic Signature NEO series as a redefinition of future sound – a future that doesn’t just take you close, but pulls you right into the center of music.
Acoustic Signature stands for highly audiophile analog reproduction – high-end products ‘Made in Germany’! All turntables, tonearms, cartridges and accessories are 100 % handmade at the company headquarters in Suessen near Stuttgart.
Our production is based on state-of-the-art CNC technology and CAD/CAM systems – using only the highest quality materials. The development of our own technologies enjoys the highest priority. Absolutely cutting-edge technologies, a clear design language and an outstanding price-performance ratio have established Acoustic Signature’s reputation as an innovation leader worldwide among specialist media and vinyl lovers alike.
Passion, care and attention to detail are of great importance to Acoustic Signature. Each product is individually manufactured and tested. Our high level of quality is also expressed in the Acoustic Signature warranty: We provide a five-year warranty on tonearms and a 15-year warranty on turntables (upon registration and valid for products with production date after October 2020)!
Gunther Frohnhoefer is convinced: »We are absolutely focusing on ‘Made in Germany’. The general trend is towards the cheapest supplier. This is not for us. We obtain all raw materials and components that we do not manufacture ourselves from specialist companies in the region. We only chose the best suppliers! For our demand for perfection and our quality requirements this has always been important and will become even more significant in the future.«
The Acoustic Signature Silencer-Platter with our CLD-Technology (Constraint Layer Damping) has unrivaled fine damping and resonance absorbing qualities. The new highly precise and extremely sturdy as well as tranquil DTD®-Bearing (Duraturn Diamond® Bearing) is an analogue masterpiece, offering the best condition for an absolute high-end sound without any need for maintenance. The AVC technology (Automatic Vibration Control) reduces the vibration level even further and is able to measure and eliminate distortions in real-time.