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 silverblackgoldchrome
- 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)
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.
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
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 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.
“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
TA-9000 NEO and Invictus NEO were honored with the “Golden Ear Award 2023“ in The Absolute Sound’s 09/2023 issue.
The Absolute Sound
“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
|Available sizes:||9″ 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)
(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|
|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|
|Tonearm:||Black (anodized, optional: counter weight 24K gold-plated),|
Optional: massive titanium headshell upgrade
|Armtube:||Aluminum in selected tonearm color|
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.