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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 sandwich platter with brass layer
  • Exclusive Silencer technology for effective reduction of platter vibration with 56 Silencer modules
  • 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

Internal control panel

Internal control panel

The Ascona NEO is operated by an integrated control panel.

Sandwich construction

Sandwich construction

The CLD-Techno­logie eliminates reso­nances. The platter is constructed of a 50 mm alumi­num basis with Silencer modules as well as a special brass layer.

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Base plate

Base plate

The base plate is a special feature of the Ascona NEO among the Acoustic Signa­ture turntables. The chassis rests on special gel-damped and height adjustable feet.

3 motors

3 motors

The Ascona NEO is driven by three inte­grated, comple­tely insu­lated AC-motors reaching the top level 3 of our AVC techno­logy (Auto­­ma­tic Vibra­­tion Control).

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Ascona NEO multi-tonearm configuration

Tonearms

Up to three tonarms are mountable on the the Ascona NEO. Adjustable and exchangeable mounting boards are available for various tonearms.

 

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Technical data

Charac­teris­ticFeature
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 Hz.)
Optional: 24 V DC Input via XLR 5-pole connector
Control panel:Integrated
Bearing:High-precision Dura Turn Diamond® bearing
Tone arm base:Adjustable mounting boards, exchangeable to fit various tonearms
1x 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:50 mm anodized aluminum sandwich platter base
with brass layer and Silen­cer modules
(Ø 335 x 50 mm / 16.5 kg)
Silencer:56
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

Compo­­nentsFinish
Chassis and platter:Black (anodized),
silver (anodized)
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
  • Leather mat
  • Gloves
  • Instruction manual

Warranty

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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