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 silverblackbi-color
- 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
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.
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!
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).
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.
“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
“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
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
But the further features and technology levels of the three high mass turntables differ aside these characteristics:
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.
|Drive system:||RPM-regulated double belt drive with speed fine adjustment for the subplatter|
|Speed range:||33 1/3 RPM and |
|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|
(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|
|Chassis and platter:||Black (anodized),|
silver (anodized) or
|Silencer:||Polished brass, |
optional: 24 carat gold-plated or polished chrome
- Hurricane NEO chassis
- 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
- Instruction manual
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.