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 silverblackgold

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 Audioquest 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 report

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 setup. Enough said.”

(TA‑5000 NEO with Typhoon NEO)

by Dave McNair

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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:4 to 16 g
Mounting:SME style
Armtube:Triple-layer carbon
Signal cable material:High-purity silver wiring (4N)
Phono cable:Phono cable
by Audio­quest
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

3 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 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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