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!
TA-500 NEO in silver
- 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)
Quality ‘Made in Germany’
Lovingly handcrafted in Germany, the TA‑500 NEO scores with cardanic precision ball bearings that provide excellent control and a stainless steel tonearm axis for more rigidity and smoothness.
Performance at a high level
A rigid yet well-damped dual-layer carbon armtube effectively minimizes unwanted vibrations. Of course the TA‑500 NEO offers VTA, azimuth and anti-skating adjustment, allowing fine-tuning for optimum cartridge performance.
Thought out in every detail
The headshell of the TA-500 NEO offers virtually no surface for unwanted resonances. The internal MOGAMI studio-quality copper cabling and the included 5‑pin copper phono cable from Audioquest also contribute to the TA‑500 NEO’s performance – far beyond its price range.
The TA‑500 NEO is designed as a 9‑inch tonearm. In addition to the brass counterweight, an add-on weight for heavy cartridges is also included.
“Perfectly crafted and equipped with a superb lift, the TA-500 Neo is very pleasant to operate. The elegant, noble tonearm guides any pickup safely, the platter rotates in a stoic, controlled manner – the sonic result is beyond any doubt. This is money well spent.”
by Alexander Rose-Fehling
Unboxing & Setup Video
This video features the unboxing of a TA-500 NEO tonearm followed by a step by step guide to the tonearm’s assembly. Additional adjustments highly depend on your cartridge. Please refer to it’s manual and the TA-500 NEO’s printed manual for further steps.
|Available sizes:||9″ version|
|Effective length:||239.3 mm|
|Mounting distance |
(from pivot to center of platter):
|Total weight:||349 g|
|Effective mass:||10 g|
(depends on cartridge):
|Cartridge balance range:||6 to 16 g|
SME style upgrade option at additional charge
|Signal cable material:||Copper wiring by Mogami|
|Phono cable:||Phono cable|
|Connectors:||5-pin to RCA/ground connector|