TA-7000 NEO

Acoustic Signature

Welcome to the abso­lute world class of tone­arms! With its carbon armtube, its special inner cons­truc­tion, the ball bea­rings used in space technology, the high-purity silver wiring and last but not least the famous manu­factu­ring quality of Acoustic Signa­ture, the TA‑7000 NEO is one of those tonearms which are rather limited by the choice of the cartridge or turntable. In short: The 9-inch and 12-inch versions of the TA‑7000 NEO are made to be paired with the very best cart­ridges and turn­tables.

TA-7000 NEO in silver

TA-7000 NEO in black

TA-7000 NEO in gold

TA-7000 NEO in chrome

TA-7000 NEO in silverblackgoldchrome

Special features:

  • Tonearm with 3D-damped carbon armtube
  • Super-low resonance, extremly rigid and conical shaped tube design
  • Available as 9″ and 12″ version
  • Optimal tracking results due to pre-tensioned high-precision ball bearings
  • 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 (1.5 m, RCA or XLR)
  • Counterweight made of brass
  • Optional head­shell made of massive titanium
  • Adjustable VTA & azimuth
  • Anti-skating knob
  • SME-type mounting versions
  • 5-year warranty (with registration)

5 year warranty

Handmade in Germany

TA-7000 NEO Video

See the Acous­tic Signa­ture TA-7000 NEO in action: This YouTube video clip intro­duces you to the features and the special cons­truc­tion of this world class tonearm…

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Ball bearings that set standards

Ball bearings that set standards

The pre-tensioned high-precision ball bearings of the TA‑7000 NEO originate from space technology and set a benchmark in terms of preci­sion and low friction.

Innovative 3D armtube

Innovative 3D armtube

The TA‑7000 NEO features a super-rigid, conically shaped carbon armtube with internal 3D damping. Thanks to this extremely sophisti­cated design, the tonearm offers virtually no surface for unwanted resonances.

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‑7000 NEO’s armtube – the perfect ‘docking station’ for top-of-the-line cartridges!

The cartridges

Flawless workmanship

Flawless workmanship

The finest materials in combi­nation with inno­vative material symbioses and Acoustic Signa­ture’s renowned manu­fac­tu­ring quality make the TA‑7000 NEO one of the best tone­arms in the world. It is avai­lable in various finishes to match the look of your turntable.

Test reports

“I could count the other tone­arms that com­pete at this level on my fingers … 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-7000 NEO with Verona NEO and TA-5000 NEO)

by Michael Trei

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TA-7000 NEO Review on 10 Audio 02/2023

“This tone­arm can be called ‘The Feather’. The bea­rings and fit-and-finish are so smooth and refined that there is a barely percep­tible feel of the arm when it is moved by hand. Think of the air resis­tance when you move a feather. Lateral resis­tance, left-and-right, is just barely noticed and only the 2 grams or so from the cartridge tracking force is felt. It feels as light as a feather. There is no play in the bearings, no chatter or wobble which is exactly as it should be. The very fine threads in the counter­weight make adjus­ting VTF a simple task. Setting VTA with the SME mount is very manual. The overall finish of the tone­arm is perfect and meets our expec­tations for superior German crafts­manship.”

10 Audio

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Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in image hifi 02/2022

“Authority over the entire band­width, trans­parency, verve – every­thing is there to let the die-hard analogue lover enter vinyl heaven. The longer I listen to the … TA-7000 NEO, the more I can join our Ameri­can and Asian collea­gues who have declared products from Acoustic Signa­ture’s NEO series to be refe­rences. It’s time we got the message in this country too: This is simply world class! Full stop.”

(Test with the Montana NEO)

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by Amré Imbrahim

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Review on the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in Stereophile 01/2022

“I hear the ’table’s well-hidden, ingeniously designed, skillfully executed guts in every play. Wherever you wish to go sonically, the Montana NEO/TA-7000 NEO combo can reliably take you there.”

(Test with the Montana NEO)

by Michael Fremer

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Technical data

Available sizes:9″ version,
12″ version
Length:289 mm (9″ version),
358 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:678 g (9″ version),
687 g (12″ version)
Effective mass:10.2 g (9″ version),
13.9 g (12″ version)
Tilt angle
(depends on cartridge):
23,9° (9″ version),
12.1° (12″ version)
Overhang:17.3 mm (9″ version),
13.2 mm (12″ version)
Cartridge balance range:6 to 16 g
Mounting:SME style
Armtube:3D-damped carbon armtube
Signal cable material:High-purity silver wiring (4N)
Phono cable:1.5 m Atlas Equator phono cable
Connectors:5-pin to RCA or XLR/ground connector

Available finishes

Tonearm:Black (anodized, optional: counter weight 24K gold-plated),
Silver (anodized),
24K gold-plated;
Optional: massive titanium headshell upgrade

Package contents

  • TA-7000 NEO tonearm
  • Counter weight
  • Adjustment template
  • Phono­ cable
  • Additional weight
  • Base mount
  • Screws
  • Toolset
  • Instruction manual


5 year warranty

TA-7000 NEO mounted on the Ascona NEO

World class

The TA-7000 NEO mounted on the new Ascona NEO turntable in silver finish. The tonearm has a cutting-edge perfor­mance, made for the best turntables.


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