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 Avenger, VPI Classic 2, Audio Note UK TT 2 with ARM Three/II, Technics 1200/KAB for 78s


Grado Labs Epoch stereo & mono, Grado Labs Aeon & Statement V2, Kiseki Purple Heart NS,
Audio Note UK MC lo1, Soundsmith Sussurro Paua MKII, Shure V15 Type IV, Shure VN478E


Marantz 10B (1965)

Digital Front End

Audio Note UK DAC4.1X Balanced D to A converter, Audio Note UK CDT-3 Transport, Nagra DAC Classic
PS Audio DirectStream 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-5050 B2-2, Otari MX-5050 B3-2, Otari MX-5050 MK III-1 Full Track Mono

Pre Amplifier

Audio Note UK M9


Audio Note UK Ongaku Kensei, Audio Note UK Jinro integrated 211, Audio Note UK Oto Phono SE Signature,
VAC Phi 170, McIntosh MC30

Headphone System

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

Speaker System

Audio Note UK AN-E/SEC Signature, Audio Note UK AN-E/SPe, Rogers LS3/5a, Tannoy Lancaster 15"

Speaker Cable

Audio Note UK Sogon LX96 bi-wire


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

System Rack

Symposium Acoustics Isis, custom Ultra amps stands with Rollerblocks


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 7/2020