Steve Hoffman's equipment
Steve does his preliminary mastering run-down in his studio, but finishes his Surround SACD &
24K Gold CD projects at Marsh Mastering in Hollywood.

Turntable

VPI Avenger, VPI Classic 2, Audio Note UK TT-2 Deluxe/Arm 3 v1, Technics 1200/KAB for 78s

Cartridge

Grado Labs Epoch, Grado Labs Aeon, Audio Note UK IO-1, Kiseki Purple Heart NS, Soundsmith Paula MKII, Ortofon 2M Black, Shure V15

Tuner

Marantz 10B (1965)

Digital Front End

Audio Note UK DAC4.1X Balanced D to A converter, Audio Note UK CDT-3 Transport,
PS Audio DirectStream DAC, PS Audio DirectStream Memory Player

CD-Recorder

Tascam CD-RW901SL

Analog Front End

Ampex AG-440-4 (1967), J-Corder Custom Technics RS-1520 ("Ruby"),
Otari MX-5050 MK III-4, Otari MX-5050 B2-2, Otari MX-5050 B3-2

Pre Amplifier

Audio Note UK M9, Audio Note UK M6 RIAA phono, Audio Note UK M2 RIAA phono

Amplification

Audio Note UK Ongaku Kensei, Audio Note UK Jinro integrated 211, Audio Note UK Oto Phono SE Signature,
Valve Amplification Company Phi 170

Headphone System

Sennheiser HD600 with Stefan Audio Arts Equinox cable, AKG K701 with Ken Ball cable

Speaker System

Audio Note UK AN-E/SPx HE Alnico, Audio Note UK AN-E/SPe

Speaker Cable

Audio Note UK Sogon LX96 bi-wire

Interconnects

Audio Note UK Sootto, Audio Note UK Sogon 50, Audio Note UK Isis

System Rack

Symposium Acoustics Isis, Ultra amps stands with Rollerblocks

Accessories

Audio Note UK Sogon mains cable, Sound Application LineStage Mark VI power conditioners,
OYAIDE Ultimate SWO-XXX duplex AC outlets


Disclaimer: These are Steve Hoffman's systems as they are right now. This is subject to change, mainly dependent on what Steve Hoffman currently reviewing or working with. Updated 6/2018