TA-9000 NEO

Acoustic Signature

One of the most elabo­rate arm­tube designs in the history of high-end compo­nents, space technology ball bea­rings which can hardly be surpas­sed in terms of pre­cision and low friction, an inno­vative, vibration-absorbing ma­terial sym­biosis that has been thought out down to the smal­lest detail and resolves the contradiction between stiffness and light­ness makes the TA‑9000 NEO the ultimate partner for the ulti­mate turntables.

TA-9000 NEO in silver

TA-9000 NEO in black

TA-9000 NEO in gold

TA-9000 NEO in chrome

TA-9000 NEO in silverblackgoldchrome

Special Features:

  • Tonearm with exten­sively dam­ped multi-structure alumi­num armtube
  • Availa­ble as 9″ and 12″ version
  • Perfect tracking results due to friction­less, pre-tensio­ned high-pre­cision ball bea­rings by Timken
  • Better rigidity and smooth ope­ration due to NEO 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
  • SME-type moun­ting versions
  • Anti-skating knob
  • 5-year warranty (with registration)

5 year warranty

Handmade in Germany

Made for the best of the best

Made for the best of the best

The TA‑9000 NEO is the ultimate match for the world’s best turntables – like our reference: the Invictus NEO.

the Invictus NEO…

A ball bearing that sets standards

A ball bearing that sets standards

The pre-tensioned high-precision ball bearings of the TA‑9000 NEO originate from space technology and set a new benchmark in terms of precision and low friction.

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‑9000 NEO’s aluminum multi-structure armtube – the perfect ‘docking station’ for top-of-the-line cartridges!

The cartridges…

Flawless workmanship

Flawless workmanship

The TA‑9000 NEO sets the bar unrivaled high when it comes to build quality. To match your turntable’s look, it is available in various finishes – including 24‑carat gold plating.

Test reports

Invictus NEO & TA-9000 NEO review in The Absolute Sound 06/2023

“This is the most complete, most neutral, most life­like, most musical turn­table / tone­arm I have heard in my system. […] The Invictus Neo and TA-9000 Neo are not only new and impro­ved; they are, in my expe­rience, unmat­ched. With­out ques­tion, they will be my new refe­rences for LP play­back and will also be my nomi­nees for TAS’ 2023 Analog Product of the Year awards.”

(Test with Invictus NEO)

The Absolute Sound
by Jona­than Valin

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Product of the Year 2023 award by The Absolute Sound

The Absolute Sound

Golden Ear Award 2023 by the The Absolute Sound

The Absolute Sound


the absolute sound Editor’s Choice Award 2023

“This fabu­lous alumi­num tone­arm is built up milli­meter by milli­meter via a selec­tive-laser-mel­ting process to pro­duce a reso­nance-free struc­ture impos­sible to create by any other means. (Inter­nally, the ’arm has tree-branch-like ‘limbs’ that connect its inner tube to an outer tube, channe­ling reso­nances like a groun­ding wire channels RF). With highest-preci­sion/tole­rance ceramic bea­rings, the TA-9000 is as soni­cally invi­sible (and utterly imper­tur­bable) as Acoustic Signa­ture’s fabulous Invictus turn­tables. Fully adjus­table […] the TA-9000 […] is one of the most realis­tic-soun­ding source compo­nents JV has heard […]”

The Absolute Sound


Technical data

Available sizes:9″ version,
12″ version
Length:298 mm (9″ version),
368 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),
746 g (12″ version)
Effective mass:14.7 g (9″ version),
16.1 g (12″ version)
Tilt angle
(depends on cartridge):
23.9° (9″ version),
18.1° (12″ version)
Overhang:17.3 mm (9″ version),
13.2 mm (12″ version)
Cartridge balance range:6 to 16 g
Mounting:SME style
Armtube:Extensively damped multi-structure aluminum 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
Armtube:Aluminum in selected tonearm color

Package contents

  • TA-9000 NEO tonearm
  • Counter weight
  • Adjustment template
  • Phono­ cable
  • Additional weight
  • Base mount
  • Screws
  • Toolset
  • Instruction manual


5 year warranty

View inside the TA-9000 armtube

A Masterpiece

The precision behind the outer shell: A view into the armtube shows one of the most elabo­rate designs in the history of high-end compo­nents. The TA-9000 NEO has an exten­sively dam­ped multi-structure alumi­num armtube.