TA-500 NEO

Acoustic Signature

A turn­table is only as good as its wea­kest link! As a matter of principle, we do not want to allow our­sel­ves to call our ‘smal­lest’ an entry-level tone­arm. The TA‑500 NEO is simply much too good for that!

Acoustic Signature TA-500 NEO

TA-500 NEO in silver

Special features:

  • 9 inch tonearm with dual-layer carbon armtube
  • Low resonance, rigid tube design
  • Excellent tracking results due to precision miniature ball bearings
  • Better rigidity and smooth operation due to stainless steel tonearm axis design
  • Internal studio-quality copper wiring by Mogami
  • Supplied with external Audioquest 5-pin copper phono cable (RCA)

5 years warranty

Handmade in Germany

Bearing & axis

Bearing & axis

The TA-500 NEO is equip­ped with pre­ci­sion minia­ture ball bea­rings and a rigid stain­less steel tone­arm axis design that deli­vers a smooth operation.



The 9 inch tone­arm has a dual-layer arm­tube with a rigid design and is made of carbon. Thanks to these fea­tures, it is able to mini­mize resonances.



The inter­nal wiring by Mogami is imple­mented in studio quality and made of high quality copper. An exter­nal 5-pin to RCA cop­per phono cable made by Audioquest is sup­plied with the tone­arm.

Counter weight

Counter weight

The TA‑500 NEO’s counter weight is made of brass. An addi­tional weight for heavier cart­ridges is also part of the packaged contents.

Test report

Maximus NEO test report in Stereo 07/2021

“Precision all around … Precise ball bea­rings without clea­rance allow the cart­ridge to effort­lessly follow every path the record offers.”

(Test with Maximus NEO & MCX2)

by Matthias Boede

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Technical data

Available sizes:9″ version
Length:293 mm
Effective length:239.3 mm
Mounting distance
(from pivot to center of platter):
222 mm
Total weight:349 g
Effective mass:10 g
Tilt angle
(depends on cartridge):
Overhang:17.3 mm
Cartridge balance range:4 to 16 g
Tonearm mounting versions:Rega style,
SME style upgrade option at additional charge
Armtube:Dual-layer carbon
Signal cable material:Copper wiring by Mogami
Phono cable:Phono cable
by Audio­quest
Connectors:5-pin to RCA/ground connector

Available finishes

Tonearm:Silver (anodized)

Package contents

  • TA-500 NEO tonearm
  • Counter weight
  • Adjustment template
  • Phono­ cable
  • Additional weight
  • Screws
  • Anti-skating weight
  • Toolset
  • Instruction manual


5 year warranty

details of the TA-500 NEO tonearm

Made in Germany

Our ‘smallest’ tonearm convinces with big qualities: selected high quality materials and manual assembly at the Acoustic Signa­ture manufacture in Germany are certainly for us on the TA-500 NEO production.


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