Ascona NEO

Acoustic Signature

Welcome to the abso­lute top of the world! With its supreme quiet­ness and explo­sive dyna­mics, with its gene­rous 3D-ima­ging and its fine sense for details, the Ascona NEO is at the peak of what is soni­cally and techni­cally feasible. This high mass turn­table not only opens up a new era in our long com­pany history: for many analog lovers the Acoustic Signature Ascona NEO will end a long search.

Special features:

  • 3 integrated, completely insulated AC-motors
  • External digital motor controller DMC-20 with super stable multi-voltage power supply and innovative AVC technology level 3 (Auto­matic Vibration Control)
  • Ultraprecise, extremely rigid and robust DTD® bearing with diamond-coated spindle (Dura Turn Diamond® Bearing)
  • Oversized, massive anodized aluminum 335 mm platter (standard) or
    oversized, massive anodized aluminum 335 mm sandwich platter with an additional brass layer (optional)
  • Exclusive silencer technology with 56 silencer modules (24 internal, 32 external) for platter vibration reduction
  • Massive aluminum chassis with CLD technology (Constraint Layer Damping) for significantly improved resonance behavior
  • RPM-regulated double belt drive with speed fine adjustment for the subplatter
  • Integrated control panel
  • 3-point setup with special gel-damped feet and baseplate
  • Prepared for up to 3  tonearms
  • Up to 3  adjustable armboards for 9 to 12 inch tonearms
  • 15-year warranty (with registration)

Ascona NEO in silver

Ascona NEO in black

Ascona NEO in silverblack

Ascona NEO in silver

Ascona NEO in black

Acoustic Signature AVC - Automatic Vibration Control

Acoustic Signature CLD - Constraint Layer Damping

Acoustic Signature DTD - Dura Turn Diamond Bearing

15 year warranty

Handmade in Germany

Acoustic Signature Ascona NEO, black, frontview
Ascona NEO, silver, birds eye view
Acoustic Signature Ascona NEO, black, sideview

Unique design language

Unique design language

The integrated control panel of the Ascona NEO blends seamlessly into the design of the turntable.

CLD sandwich construction

CLD sandwich construction

Our unique CLD techno­logy, implemen­ted in the Ascona NEO with a 50 mm thick alu­minum base and an alu­minum platter with 56 silencer modules and a brass layer (optional sandwich platter), results in enor­mously improved reso­nance behavior.

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Optimal set-up

Optimal set-up

A special feature of the Ascona NEO is its alumi­num base plate, which perfectly decouples the chassis’ three height-adjus­table feet damped with special gel.

Maximum dynamics & smoothness

Maximum dynamics & smoothness

The highest level of our Auto­matic Vibra­tion Control – AVC Level 3 – as well as three fully iso­lated AC motors and a double-belt driven sub-platter form the basis for the fantas­tic perfor­mance of the Ascona NEO!

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The Ascona NEO platters

Ascona NEO with standard platter

Standard platter

Oversized, massive anodized aluminum 335 mm platter.

Ascona NEO with optional sandwich platter

Optional sandwich platter

Oversized, massive anodized aluminum 335 mm sandwich platter with an additional brass layer.

Test report

the absolute sound Editor’s Choice Award 2023

“Built […] of damped, satin-finished, CNC-milled air­craft alu­minum (with brass “silen­cers” seam­lessly fitted into holes dril­led and line-bored into its massive platter), the near-200-pound Ascona effort­lessly repro­duces the lowest-level timbres, tex­tures, and spatial cues, as well as the most thun­de­rous dyna­mics, uniting the toe-tapping ‘pace’ of a lighter ’table with the autho­rity of a heavy­weight.”

The Absolute Sound


Customer reviews

Had Dr. Vinyl setup up my new Ascona NEO TT w/TA-7000 NEO Tonearm today and three words come to mind after hearing the first record, WOW, WOW, WOW. To say it far exceeds my expec­tations is an under­state­ment. The build and sound quality is beyond what I could ever imagined and even my wife who never comments on my sound system said today ‘that sounds great’. The Ascona Neo is so beau­tiful it achieves the WAF and inte­grates well into our modern home. The sound, well ……… does anyone want to buy a dCS Vivaldi One Apex?
A valued customer from the USA on his Ascona NEO via facebook

The sound is just out of this world. I hear things on my records that I havn’t heard before, and the details along with the quiet back­ground make it so much fun to play vinyl now. The size of the sound­stage is gigan­tic and so is the 3D image. The deep bass is deeper and more tight than ever. The mid­range is full but ever so calm and airy. The top end is like some­one is pou­ring floa­ting honey in the room. So smooth, briliant, exact, calm and very airy and rela­xing. In other words: SUPER SUPER!
J. K. (Sweden) on his Ascona NEO

Ascona NEO multi-tonearm configuration


The Ascona NEO can be equip­ped with up to three 9- to 12-inch tone­arms. The adjus­table tonearm bases with exchange­able arm boards are manu­fac­tured indivi­dually for your tonearm(s).


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Technical data

AC-motors:3 (completely insulated)
Drive system:RPM-regulated double belt drive with speed fine adjustment for the subplatter
AVC:Level 3
Speed range:33 1/3 RPM and
45 RPM
Power adapter:External digital motor controller DMC-20 with super stable power supply
(100 V – 260 V AC, 50 / 60Hz.)
(WxDxH: 24 x 22 x 6cm; 2.6 kg)
Control panel:Integrated
Bearing:High-precision Dura Turn Diamond® bearing
Tone arm base:Adjustable mounting boards, exchangeable to fit various tonearms
1 x designed to fit to customers tonearm
2 more armbases mountable (sold separately)
Tone arm compati­bility:9 to 12 inch
Maximum number of tone arms:3
Platter:(Ø 335 x 50 mm)
STANDARD: 13.5 kg anodized aluminum platter with Silen­cer modules
OPTIONAL: 16.5 kg anodized aluminum sandwich platter with brass layer and Silen­cer modules
Chassis:75 mm aluminum alloy
Feet:3 height-adjustable gel-damped aluminum feet and baseplate
Dimen­sions (WxDxH):480 x 460 x 200 mm
Weight:ca. 58 kg

Available finishes

Chassis and platter:Black (anodized),
silver (anodized)
Platter:STANDARD: aluminum platter
OPTIONAL: sandwich platter with brass layer
Silencer:Polished brass,
OPTIONAL: 24 carat gold-plated or polished chrome

Package contents

  • Ascona NEO chassis
  • Platter
  • Subplatter
  • Arm­base
  • Baseplate
  • External power supply DMC-20
  • Power cord
  • Patch cable RJ45 blue
  • Patch cable RJ45 red
  • 3 drive belts
  • Tool set
  • Carbon mat
  • Gloves
  • Instruction manual


15 year warranty

The Ascona NEO's Silencer modules

Silencer modules

The oversized 335 mm platter of the Ascona NEO features 24 inner and 32 outer Silencer modules. These 56 Silencers are an essential part of the CLD techno­logy on it’s highest level.


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