Montana NEO

Acoustic Signature

In the planning phase of the Montana NEO, we have decided to put all our knowledge and innovative technologies into an absolutely world class high mass turntable with compact dimensions. After intensive development work, we can now present an extremely attractive and flexible performer that has exceeded our own expectations and is absolutely unrivalled in its price range!

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)
  • Exclusive silencer technology with 24 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
  • Integrated control panel
  • 3-point setup with special gel-damped feet
  • Prepared for up to 2 tonearms
  • Up to 2 adjustable arm­ boards for 9 to 12  inch tonearms
  • 15-year warranty (with registration)

15 year warranty

Handmade in Germany

Montana NEO in silver

Montana NEO in black

Montana NEO in bi-color

Montana NEO in silverblackbi-color

Montana NEO in silver

Montana NEO in black

Montana NEO in bi-color

Acoustic Signature AVC - Automatic Vibration Control

Acoustic Signature CLD - Constraint Layer Damping

Acoustic Signature DTD - Dura Turn Diamond Bearing

Acoustic Signature Montana NEO, silver, front view
Acoustic Signature Montana NEO, black, seen from the side/top
Acoustic Signature Montana NEO in silver, sideview
Montana NEO armbase

The 2 arm­bases of the
Montana NEO

The Montana NEO is equipped with two adjustable tonearm bases that can accommodate all 9- to 12-inch tonearms thanks to inter­change­able armboards.

As standard, one armboard is individually adapted to your tonearm. The second is designed with a closed top that can be easily changed for mounting a second tonearm.

Smoothness & dynamics

Smoothness & dynamics

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 world class perfor­mance of the Montana NEO!

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Spectacular perfor­mance in a compact design

Spectacular perfor­mance in a compact design

The Montana NEO impresses with its elegant style and compact dimen­sions that conceal Acoustic Signature’s highly inno­vative technologies.

the technologies…

Thought out down to the last detail

Thought out down to the last detail

To save space the control panel of the Montana NEO is inte­grated into the front left foot of the chassis which blends harmo­niously with the design of the turntable.

CLD and Silencer technology

CLD and Silencer technology

The combination of our unique CLD and Silencer technology is a major contributor to the Montana NEO’s tremendous running smoothness.

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Test reports

Michael Fremer on the Montana NEO

Michael Fremer comments and talks on the Montana NEO in this video, introducing his listening room. The video by the absolute sound is featured on YouTube…

the absolute sound
by Michael Fremer

watch on YouTube…

Review on the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in Hi Fi Review 02/2023

“Getting to know Acoustic Signa­ture products over the years, all of them have been highly praised for the effort in the packa­ging and even the simple instal­lation and adjust­ment. With the NEO generation, the metal fabri­cation and cutting is even more precise, making the whole set up process smooth and easy. […] The Montana NEO presents every­thing of the record “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”, from the sound­stage to the musical emotion in a compre­hensive way, making it easy for the audience to enjoy the songs. It sounds so natural. A Montana NEO can accu­rately play multiple oppo­sing elements simul­tane­ously without just picking one of them. This is a sign of highest quality.”

(Test with TA‑5000 NEO & MCX3)

Hi Fi Review

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Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in image hifi 02/2022

“Authority over the entire band­width, trans­parency, verve – every­thing is there to let the die-hard analogue lover enter vinyl heaven. The longer I listen to the Monatana NEO …, the more I can join our Ameri­can and Asian collea­gues who have declared products from Acoustic Signa­ture’s NEO series to be refe­rences. It’s time we got the message in this country too: This is simply world class! Full stop.”

(Test with the TA-7000 NEO)

image hifi
by Amré Imbrahim

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Review on the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO & TA-7000 NEO in Stereophile 01/2022

“I hear the table’s well-hidden, ingeniously designed, skillfully executed guts in every play. Wherever you wish to go sonically, the Montana NEO/TA-7000 NEO combo can reliably take you there.”

(Test with the TA‑7000 NEO)

Stereophile recommended component 2022

by Michael Fremer

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Review on the Acoustic Signature Montana NEO in 10 Audio 12/2021

“The Acoustic Signa­ture Montana Neo turn­table most defi­nitely falls into the category ‘Worth Your Time’. This out­stan­ding performer offers the special techno­logies in Acoustic Signa­ture’s most advanced products in a beau­tifully finished, compact package. Liste­ning to the wonder­ful trans­parency of the Montana Neo leaves this listener wanting for nothing. This is a great turn­table offe­ring the sound quality and relia­bility that satis­fies a life-long dream.”

10 Audio

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Customer review

What an amazing machine the Montana is … I’m more than satisfied!
N. S. (Sweden) on his Montana NEO

Technical data

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:Up to 2 adjustable armboards
1 designed to fit to customers tonearm
1 empty armbase (with a closed top)
Tone arm compati­bility:9  to 12  inch
Maximum number of tone arms:2
Platter:Aluminum anodized
 310 x 50 mm / 13 kg),
with Silen­cer modules
Chassis:65 mm aluminum alloy
Feet:3 height-adjustable gel-damped aluminum feet
Dimen­sions (WxDxH):430 x 430 x 170 mm
Weight:37 kg

Available finishes

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

Package contents

  • Montana NEO chassis with integrated arm­boards
  • Platter
  • Subplatter
  • External power supply DMC-20
  • External control panel
  • Patch cable RJ45 blue
  • Patch cable RJ45 red
  • 3 drive belts
  • Tool set
  • Carbon mat
  • Gloves
  • Instruction manual
Silencer modules of the Montana NEO


The Montana Neo’s platter is equip­ped with 24 Silencer modules. The number, arrange­ment and layout was deve­loped and opti­mized with the use of „state of the art“ CAD techno­­logies. The brass modules are an attractive feature – but first of all they lead to an excel­lent dam­ping and reso­nance absorp­tion.


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