Acoustic Signature turntables have always been distinguished by their use of pioneering technologies. Our developments include the ‘Silencer’ and our CLD (Constraint Layer Damping) technologies which reduce platter and cabinet resonances to groundbreaking minimal levels. Our AVC (Automatic Vibration Control) technology lowers the vibrations inevitably caused by motor rotation to a barely measurable level. Our Tidorfolon® bearing distanced commercially available bearing constructions with a level of noise and friction that approached zero and with its maintenance-free design.
But innovation knows no standstill: For the NEO series all our highly acclaimed achievements were examined by the Acoustic Signature team with regard to their potential for improvement. In this process we have left no stone unturned and pushed the limits of what is technically feasible.
This resulted in even more effective Silencer, CLD and AVC technologies and a brand new bearing design with diamond-coated spindle – the Dura Turn Diamond® Bearing (DTD®), which leaves the famous Tidorfolon® bearing behind in terms of precision and robustness.
Every rotating motor generates vibrations which are transmitted to the chassis and platter. To minimize these effectively the vibrations must be ‘balanced’. Our AVC technology is able to measure the resulting distortions in real time and automatically adjusts the phase shifts to the motor signals. This digitally monitored corrective measure ensures a drastic reduction in vibrations, especially with multi-motor concepts.
Our Constraint Layer Damping technology (CLD) helps minimizing sound-quality affecting vibrations so that the cartridge can track on a ‘quiet’ turntable surface without resonance-related impairment. In addition to the Silencer technology, this is achieved by unique sandwich platter constructions and particularly sophisticated material mixes.
The bearing is the heart of every turntable. With the new, maintenance-free Acoustic Signature Dura Turn Diamond® bearing, we have succeeded again in minimizing the unavoidable noise level caused by the mechanical movement of the bearing. At the same time a spindle with a diamond-like hard surface reduces the friction coefficient by 60 (!) percent – optimal conditions for world-class sound!