In the planning phase of our NEO series, we wanted to present a super flexible high mass turntable that would unleash audiophile forces far beyond its price range. Already prepared for 3 tonearms and equipped with our very latest innovative technologies, the Acoustic Signature Tornado NEO provides a captivating musical performance that will take even the most experienced analogists by storm.
Tornado NEO in silverblackbi-color
- 1 integrated, completely insulated AC-motor
- 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 4 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
- Prepared for up to 3 tonearms
- Up to 3 adjustable arm boards for 9 to 12 inch tonearms
- Flexible placeable control panel
- 15-year warranty (with registration)
The Tornado NEO is available in three different versions. The anodized aluminum surfaces are available in silver, black or bi-color.
Silencer and CLD technology
4 silencer modules are embedded in the platter of the Tornado NEO. Together with our CLD aluminum chassis, these ensure an effective minimization of unwanted vibrations.
The Tornado NEO is equipped with our highly innovative AVC (Automatic Vibration Control) technology. The integrated, fully isolated AC motor with double-belt drive is supplied via the external DMC-10 digital motor electronics with super-stable multi-voltage power supply.
The Dura Turn Diamond® Bearing: Our pioneering DTD® bearing also ‘beats’ at the heart of the Typhoon NEO.
“Acoustic Signature implemented across-the-board improvements to its entire turntable lineup: an accumulation of at least twenty-five years of industry experience, along with the present-day implementation of its innovations in vibration control, platter bearing design, and constrained-layer damping. With these updates, the mostly all-metal Tornado Neo provides a stable platform for multiple cartridges and tonearms to easily show their individual differences and performance characteristics. With already solid construction and the Neo advancements, the Tornado provides exceptional performance, along with countless hours of musical enjoyment.”
The Absolute Sound
“Gunther Frohnhoefer’s Tornado NEO is definitively a musical all-rounder. Every moment you spend in its company, you can’t help but notice the extensive technical experience of its developer who extracted the maximum analog enjoyment out of a turntable, but without mixing in any artificial gimmickry.”
(Tornado NEO with TA‑500 NEO and MCX2)
by Roland Schmenner
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:
|AVC:||Level 1||Level 1||Level 2|
|Chassis:||45 mm||50 mm||75 mm|
|Weight:||26.5 kg||30 kg||35 kg|
Unboxing & Setup Video
Watch the unboxing of the Tornado NEO. The second part of the YouTube video shows the setup and adjustment of the turntable – which is accomplished easily 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:||45 mm aluminum alloy|
|Feet:||3 height-adjustable gel-damped aluminum feet|
|Dimensions (WxDxH):||450 x 460 x 160 mm|
|Chassis and platter:||Black (anodized),|
silver (anodized) or
|Silencer:||Polished brass, |
optional: 24 carat gold-plated or polished chrome
- Tornado NEO chassis
- External power supply DMC-10
- External control panel
- Power cord
- Patch cable RJ45
- 2 drive belts
- Armbase wrench
- Tool set
- Carbon mat
- Instruction manual
- 15 year warranty for registered products manufactured after October 2020.
The Tornado NEO is supplied with an adjustable armboard for 9 to 12 inch tonearms. The turntable may be upgraded with up to 3 tonearms in total by adding two more optional armbases. Armboards are manufactured individually to fit the customers tonearms upon request. The new Acoustic Signature NEO tonearms offer a great variety to equip the Tornado NEO to the max.