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.


Audio Note UK TT-2 Deluxe/Arm 3 v1, VPI Classic Two, Technics 1200 with KAB mod (for playing 78's)


Audio Note UK IO-1 (MC), Kiseki Purple Heart N. S.,


Marantz 10B (1965)

Digital Front End

Audio Note UK DAC4.1X Balanced D to A converter & CD Transport 4,
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 B3-2, Tascam BR-20

Pre Amplifier

Audio Note UK M9, Audio Note UK M6 RIAA Phono


Audio Note UK Ginrei monoblocks, Audio Note UK Jinro integrated 211, Audio Note UK OTP Phono SE Signature integrated

Headphone System

Sennheiser HD600 with Stefan Audio Arts Equinox cable, AKG K701 with Ken Ball cable, Woo Audio WA5 amplifier

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, Audio Note UK Isis bi-wire


Audio Note UK Sogon 50, Audio Note UK Isis

System Rack

Symposium Acoustics Isis


Kubala-Sosna Emotion power cords, Sound Application LineStage Mark VI power conditioners,
Symposium Acoustics Svelte Plus energy absorption platforms and Rollerblock suspension systems in all music rooms,
OYAIDE Ultimate SWO-XXX duplex AC outlets


Studio playback gear: Rogers LS3/5a speakers, Axix VoiceBox, Silver Circle Audio TCHAIK 6 power conditioner,
Concert Fidelity CF-080 prototype line stage, Venture Grand Ultimate speakers, AKG C 414 B-TL II stereo pair.
Vintage system: Tannoy Dual-Concentric Lancasters, Marantz 7C, 8B, 10B, McIntosh MC30's, MX-110-Z, Fisher 800B, 500B, Dynakit Stereo 70, Thorens TD-124.

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 4/2017