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


VPI Avenger, Technics 1200/KAB for 78 RPM records


Grado Labs Epoch stereo & mono, Shure V15 Type IV, Shure VN478E for 78 RPM records


Marantz 10B (1965)

Digital Front End

Audio Note UK DAC4.1X Balanced converter, Audio Note UK CDT-3 Transport, Sony 9100ES tubed Platinum Signature Truth 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,
McIntosh MC30 monos (1961), Fisher 800B (1962), Marantz 8B (1961)

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

System Rack

Symposium Acoustics Isis, custom Ultra amps stands with Rollerblocks


Sound Application SA TT-7 Revised power grid interface conditioner, 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 1/2023