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 silverblackgoldchrome
- 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)
- Counterweight made of brass
- Adjustable VTA & azimuth
- Anti-skating knob
- SME-type mounting versions
- 5-year warranty (with registration)
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.
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!
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
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.
“The sound image is as if carved in stone, the dynamics are extremely finely graduated…”
(TA-5000 NEO with Typhoon NEO)
by Amré Ibrahim
“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
Listet in pta’s “Buyers Guide 2023” in the category “The Best Turntables” in December 2022.
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.
|Available sizes:||9″ 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|
|Signal cable material:||High-purity silver wiring (4N)|
|Phono cable:||Atlas Equator phono cable|
|Connectors:||5-pin to RCA/ground connector|
|Tonearm:||Black (anodized, optional: counter weight 24K gold-plated),|
- TA-5000 NEO tonearm
- Counter weight
- Adjustment template
- Phono cable
- Additional weight
- Base mount
- Instruction manual
- 5 year warranty for registered products manufactured after October 2020.
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.