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.


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


Grado Labs Epoch, Audio Note UK (MM & MC), Kiseki Purple Heart


Marantz 10B (1965)

Digital Front End

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


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-5050B MK III-2,
Otari MX-5050 B2-2, Otari MX-5050 B3-2

Pre Amplifier

Audio Note UK M9, Audio Note UK M6 RIAA phono, Sutherland PhD phono, Concert Fidelity 080


Audio Note UK Ongaku Kensei, Audio Note UK Jinro integrated 211, Audio Note UK OTP Phono SE Signature integrated,
Redgum Black RGi120ENR integrated

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, Axis VoiceBox S

Speaker Cable

Audio Note UK Sogon LX96 bi-wire, Voxativ


Audio Note UK Sogon 50, Audio Note UK Isis, Kubala-Sosna Emotion, James Schmitt cables

System Rack

Symposium Acoustics Isis, Ultra amps stands


Audio Note UK mains cable, Sound Application LineStage Mark VI power conditioners, Symposium Acoustics Svelte Plus energy absorption platforms and Rollerblocks, OYAIDE Ultimate SWO-XXX duplex AC outlets


Vintage gear: Tannoy 15" Lancasters, Marantz 7C, 8B, 10B, McIntosh MC30's, MX-110-Z, Fisher 800B, Rogers Ls3/5a

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 10/2017