TA-5000 NEO

Acoustic Signature

When plan­ning the TA‑5000 NEO, one thought was at the fore­front: to deve­lop a tone­arm at a fair price that has virtu­ally no limi­ta­tions. To realize this, it was neces­sary to break new ground. High-preci­sion hybrid ball bea­rings made of cera­mic and stain­less steel, 3 layers of carbon, con­nec­ted via special dam­ping ele­ments with 2 tone­arm tubes lying one inside the other, an inter­nal cab­ling made of high-purity silver and our typical bench­mark manufac­turing quality cul­minate in an inno­vative tone­arm that is always up against the best of its guild.

TA-5000 NEO in silver

TA-5000 NEO in black

TA-5000 NEO in gold

TA-5000 NEO in chrome

TA-5000 NEO in silverblackgoldchrome

Special features:

  • Tonearm with triple-layer carbon armtube
  • Low resonance, rigid tube design
  • Available as 9″ and 12″ version
  • Optimal tracking results due to pre-tensioned high-precision hybrid ball bearings by SKF
  • Better rigidity and smooth operation due to stainless steel tonearm axis design
  • Internal high-purity silver wiring (4N)
  • Supplied with external Atlas Equator 5-pin phono cable (RCA)

5 year warranty

Handmade in Germany

An absolute all-rounder

An absolute all-rounder

The TA‑5000 NEO comes with unbea­table price-perfo­mance ratio and is there­fore an optimal partner for all top turntables – of course also for the turn­tables of Acoustic Signature.

The turntables

Thought out down to the smallest detail

Thought out down to the smallest detail

The cranked, low-reso­nance head­shell is firmly connected to the TA‑5000 NEO’s triple-layer armtube – the perfect ‘docking station’ for top-of-the-line cartridges!

Our cartridges

Innovative triple-layer armtube

Innovative triple-layer armtube

The TA‑5000 NEO features a highly inno­vative, extremely rigid tonearm tube made of three layers of carbon, connected by specially designed damping elements.

Innovative hybrid bearing

Innovative hybrid bearing

The high-preci­sion ball bearings by SKF are pre-tensioned and made of ceramic and stain­less steel, giving the TA‑5000 NEO exceptional control with outstanding tracking results.

Test reports

“The TA-5000 NEO is the real deal … This turn­table and these arms are every­thing you would expect from a top-shelf German manu­facturer. They’re beauti­fully made and presen­ted, and every­thing fits and works perfectly.”

(TA-5000 NEO with Verona NEO and TA-7000 NEO)

by Michael Trei

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Review in 06/2022 image hifi - Typhoon NEO with TA-5000 NEO

“The sound image is as if carved in stone, the dynamics are extremely finely graduated…”

(TA-5000 NEO with Typhoon NEO)

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by Amré Ibrahim

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Typhoon NEO & TA-5000 NEO test report in pta 09/2021

“I heard a whole lot more of what I love about playing records when I played them on the Acoustic Signature Typhoon NEO/TA-5000 NEO setup. Enough said.”

(TA‑5000 NEO with Typhoon NEO)

by Dave McNair

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pta Buyers Guide 2023

Listet in pta’s “Buyers Guide 2023” in the cate­gory “The Best Turn­tables” in December 2022.

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Customer review

I’m an audio­phile approa­ching 70 years old. I have been a vinyl enthu­siast for at least 60 years and after moving up to the Hurri­cane NEO and TA-5000 NEO combi­nation, I am hearing a new­ness in my vinyl and many of these albums I have owned for over 50 years. I did not change cart­ridges (EAT Jo No 8) so what I am hea­ring is purely the mecha­nical attri­butes of the gear. It is mind blowing what this pur­chase has done to raise the bar of my system. Well done Acoustic Signa­ture. I could not be more pleased.
S. G. (Vietnam) on his TA-5000 NEO with Hurricane NEO

Unboxing & Setup Video

Watch the unboxing of the TA-5000 NEO tone­arm. After­wards you are guided through the tone­arm’s assembly step by step. Additio­nal adjust­ments highly depend on your cart­ridge. Please refer to it’s manual and the TA-5000 NEO’s manual for further steps.

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Technical data

Available sizes:9″ version,
12″ version
Length:289 mm (9″ version),
362 mm (12″ version)
Effective length:239.3 mm (9″ version),
309 mm (12″ version)
Mounting distance
(from pivot to center of platter):
222 mm (9″ version),
295.8 mm (12″ version)
Total weight:573 g (9″ version),
687 g (12″ version)
Effective mass:12.4 g (9″ version),
14.4 g (12″ version)
Overhang:17.3 mm (9″ version),
13.2 mm (12″ version)
Cartridge balance range:6 to 16 g
Mounting:SME style
Armtube:Triple-layer carbon
Signal cable material:High-purity silver wiring (4N)
Phono cable:Atlas Equator phono cable
Connectors:5-pin to RCA/ground connector

Available finishes

Tonearm:Black (anodized, optional: counter weight 24K gold-plated),
Silver (anodized),
24K gold-plated

Package contents

  • TA-5000 NEO tonearm
  • Counter weight
  • Adjustment template
  • Phono­ cable
  • Additional weight
  • Base mount
  • Screws
  • Toolset
  • Instruction manual


5 year warranty

TA-5000 NEO tonearm in black finish

4 Finishes

The black finish suits the TA-5000 NEO, matching the dark carbon triple-layer arm­tube. It is as well avai­lable in in an elegant silver ano­dized version, in a chrome version and an out­stan­ding 24K gold pla­ted luxury edition. Thanks to the variety of fini­shes, it is perfectly match­able to any of the new Acoustic Signa­ture NEO turntables.


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