Hoffman Reference

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" TMH audio is pleased to announce critically acclaimed mastering engineer Steve Hoffman is adding the Metronome CD3-Signature player to his mastering studio to insure the highest quality sonics of his upcoming projects "

Anyone get a chance to listen to this at CES. Is this the new digital reference?
if hoffman paid retail for it...thats really news.
i heard it at ces. save your money. don't be influenced by testimonials. use your own ears.

the older metronome palyesr wer more tube like.