Hurricane NEO

Acoustic Signature

Our brand new Hurri­cane NEO repre­sents the entry into our multi-motor drive con­cept. The Acoustic Signa­ture Hurri­cane NEO lives up to its name in terms of dyna­mics and belies all those analog lovers who claim that a high mass turn­table can­not perform explosi­vely and with fine dyna­mics at the same time. The Hurri­cane NEO is pre­pa­red for 3 tone­arms – offering an enor­mous amount of flexi­bility and musi­cality with excep­tional value for the money. In short: Hurri­cane NEO is a Future Classic that will raise a lot of audio­phile dust!

Hurricane NEO in silver

Hurricane NEO in black

Hurricane NEO in bi-color

Hurricane NEO in silverblackbi-color

Special features:

  • 2 integrated, completely insulated AC-motors
  • External digital motor controller DMC-10 with super stable multi-voltage power supply and innovative AVC technology level 1 (Auto­matic Vibration Control)
  • Ultraprecise, extremely rigid and robust DTD® bearing with diamond-coated spindle (Dura Turn Diamond® Bearing)
  • Exclusive silencer technology with 8 silencer modules 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
  • 3-point setup with special gel-damped feet

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

Hurricane NEO silver viewed from the top
Hurricane NEO in black seen from the top/side
Frontview of the Hurricane NEO in silver

Silencer and CLD technology

Silencer and CLD technology

8 silencer modules are embed­ded in the platter of the Hurricane NEO. Together with our CLD aluminum chassis, these ensure highly effective mini­mi­zation of unwanted vibrations.

CLD technology…

High sound flexibility

High sound flexibility

The Hurricane NEO is factory-prepared for three tonearms with lengths from 9 to 12 inches and thus offers the optimal platform for vinyl lovers with high audiophile demands!

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Compact design, ultra-modern technology

Compact design, ultra-modern technology

The Hurricane NEO is the entry-level model in our multi-motor drive concept and is equipped with our latest techno­logical inno­vation: The Acoustic Signa­ture Anti Vibration Control (AVC).

AVC technology…

Flexibility & Aesthetics

Flexibility & Aesthetics

The Hurricane NEO’s freely place­able control panel commands our excellent DMC-10 digital motor elec­tronics and blends harmo­niously with the turntable’s design.

Test report

Hurricane NEO review in Audio & Video Latvia

“Hurri­cane NEO is a candi­date for the highest bench­mark awards. This German company’s uncompro­mising device (15-year manufac­turer’s warranty) was able to blow out the dark skies of music from the depths of the lowest frequen­cies. Shrin­king into an impen­ding loud storm, these skies do not pose a threat to Hurri­cane NEO itself, which combines its monum­ental design with excep­tional music play­back capa­bilities.”

(Hurricane NEO with TA‑2000 NEO and MCX3)

Audio & Video

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Hurricane NEO & TA-2000 NEO review in Stereoplay 08/2023

“This record player makes the hearts of mecha­nical engi­neers, precision mecha­nics and analogue freaks smile. […] Like a rock in the surf, the turn­table meticu­lously worked out the charac­teris­tics of the pick­ups as if dissec­ted under a magni­fying glass, accom­panied by a low bass funda­ment to die for and superbly detai­led highs.”

(Hurricane NEO with TA‑2000 NEO)

by Roland Kraft

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Review on the Acoustic Signature Hurricane NEO in Stereo 2/2022

“Anyone who expe­rie­nces how richly sha­ded the German can fan out dark clouds of sound from the lowest fre­quency depths under­stands the impor­tance of this quality for the live­liness and nobi­lity of the overall per­for­mance. When these gather into a menacing storm of sound, it is not a threat to the Hurri­cane Neo, in which material effort meets clever­ness; but a welcome chal­lenge. Because it shows itself to be well-prepared in every respect.”

(Hurricane NEO with TA‑2000 NEO)

by Matthias Boede

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Customer reviews

I’m an audio­phile approa­ching 70 years old. I have been a vinyl enthu­siast for at least 60 years and after moving up to the Hurri­cane NEO and TA-5000 NEO combi­nation, I am hearing a new­ness in my vinyl and many of these albums I have owned for over 50 years. I did not change cart­ridges (EAT Jo No 8) so what I am hea­ring is purely the mecha­nical attri­butes of the gear. It is mind blowing what this pur­chase has done to raise the bar of my system. Well done Acoustic Signa­ture. I could not be more pleased.
S. G. (Vietnam) on his Hurricane NEO with TA-5000 NEO

This turn­table should be manda­tory for any cart­ridge/tone­arm collec­tor, because despite having the huge dyna­mics of the best idle drive, deli­cacy, flow and details of the best belt drive and effort­less preci­sion and impres­sive tran­sients of the most perfect direct drive turn­tables, it does not print any spurious, unwan­ted signa­ture in the repro­duction. Hurri­cane Neo just allows the tone­arm and cart­ridge to bring exactly what they are and what their virtues and unique­ness can really bring, in their top per­for­mance, to any system.
A. M. (Brazil) on his Hurricane NEO

I never thought that “only” chan­ging the turn­table can inspire my Piega-speakers in such a way. I am happy every time the Hurri­cane starts and I’m absolu­tely con­vin­ced that I have made the right purchase.
T. S. (Germany) on his Hurricane NEO

I took my time for the setup, regarded the finished work and then I started playing. With good old Miles, some guitar tunes and other music that I’ve been liste­ning to since my teenage days. I was comple­tely asto­nished – escpe­cially with these recor­dings that I’ve heard over and over the past years. The incre­dible reso­lution along with ernor­mous details really put a smile on my face. I am very thankful. This is a totally great turntable.
J. F. (Germany) on his Hurricane NEO

Stormy siblings

The basic design approach unites the Tornado NEO, Hurricane NEO and Typhoon NEO turn­tables. All three models are sub­plat­ter driven and have the new DTD® bearing in common.

But the further fea­tures and technology levels of the three high mass turn­tables differ aside these characteristics:


Tornado NEO

Hurricane NEO

Typhoon NEO

AVC:Level 1Level 1Level 2
Power supply:DMC-10DMC-10DMC-20
Chassis:45 mm50 mm75 mm
Weight:26.5 kg30 kg35 kg

Unboxing & Setup Video

This video features the unboxing of the Hurricane NEO. After­wards you are visually guided through the setup process. Setting up and adjusting the turn­table is easy and accomp­lished in a few steps.

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Technical data

Drive system:RPM-regulated double belt drive with speed fine adjustment for the subplatter
AVC:Level 1
Speed range:33 1/3 RPM and
45 RPM
Power adapter:External digital motor controller DMC-10 with super stable power supply
(100 – 260 V AC, 50 / 60Hz.)
(WxDxH: 24 x 22 x 6cm; 2.6 kg)
Control panel:External with flexible placement
Bearing:High-precision Dura Turn Diamond® bearing
Tone arm base:Up to 3 adjustable armboards
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:Aluminum anodized
(Ø 310 x 50 mm / 11 kg),
with Silen­cer modules
Chassis:50 mm aluminum alloy
Feet:3 height-adjustable gel-damped aluminum feet
Dimen­sions (WxDxH):450 x 460 x 175 mm
Weight:30 kg

Available finishes

Chassis and platter:Black (anodized),
silver (anodized) or
Silencer:Polished brass,
optional: 24 carat gold-plated or polished chrome

Package contents

  • Hurricane NEO chassis
  • Platter
  • Subplatter
  • Arm­base
  • External power supply DMC-10
  • External control panel
  • Power cord
  • Patch cable RJ45 blue
  • Patch cable RJ45 red
  • 2 drive belts
  • Armbase wrench
  • Tool set
  • Carbon mat
  • Gloves
  • Instruction manual


15 year warranty

Acoustic Signature Hurricane NEO with DTD® bearing & two motors

DTD® bearing and 2 motors

The Maximus NEO is sup­plied with the ultra­precise, extre­mely rigid and robust DTD® bearing with a dia­mond-coated spindle (Dura Turn Dia­mond® Bearing). Two inte­grated, com­pletely insu­lated AC-motors drive the 11 kg weighing platter of this high mass turntable.


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