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"Soundstaging is a beautifully three-dimensional and solid. The dynamics are stunningly transient and fine dynamics are elegant and accurate - and with this performance, can claim to be one of the very best phonostages on the market"

Helmut Rohrwild - Hifi and Records

Welcome to the Whest Audio website. Here is the place of the very best phono stages in the world. Whether you are a vinyl lover, specialist archiving company or are just getting into vinyl for the first time - you've come to the right place.

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whestTWO.2

The best sub-£2000 phono stage in the world just got better !!!!

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whestTHREE Signature

A Modern Day Classic

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PS.40RDT

Now in Black or Silver for 2019

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PS.40RDT Special Edition

all discrete transistor, Class-A performance

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TITAN Pro

the ultimate 1 box phono stage

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Audio Technica ART9XI Low output MC

Audio Technica ART9XI  with the whestTHREE Signature  - the perfect combination

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PS.30RDT SE – 2020 SOLD OUT

New Old Stock PS.30RDT SE. 2020 build in Black. 2020 PCB, wiring loom, 2020 discrete input stage

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whestTWO.2 Discrete Black 28th May 2021

Beautiful MINT  whestTWO.2 Discrete.  This is the new SE version of the now infamous whestTWO.2 phono stage.  This model uses a newly developed Class-A all discrete transistor input stage for higher resolution.   Used in a recent small independent audio show in Europe.  It has seen about 20 hours real use.  It comes boxed with manual and cables.  A real high-end performer that will see-off absolutely any £3000 phonostage.   Comes with a 5 year FULL WARRANTY check out https://whestaudio.co.uk/customers

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James/Sarah
I am now 30 hours into this new combination and can say with my hand on my heart that this is by far the most realistic sound from my Nagra CDC that I have ever heard.  Even adding various high-end DACs haven’t given me what I am currently experiencing.
What a brilliant product.  Thank you and congratulations on turning digital on its head.

Nagra CDC/ Mastering Buffer Model BII/ Nagra Classic Preamp/ Audia FLS4 amp/ Focal Sopra N2 loudspeakers
Bastein Kleinwort – Switzerland 

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Well as it says in my title I have a Tascam DA3000 DSD recorder I use in my studio and normally mixdown or master to this from Protools via a Prismsound TITAN.   The addition of the Mastering Buffer BII has completely changed everything.  Not just in the low frequency definition but the precision in imaging and the clarity that I now hear in the mid and highs is pretty stunning.   Definitely a product that I will be telling folks in my field and a must for all mix-down studios.

Prismsound TITAN / Mastering Buffer BII/ Tascam DA3000/ ATC SCM45A monitors
Josh MaCallie – Cold Studio Edinburgh  (Mixed analog/digital mastering suite)

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Sarah and James.
This is a fantastic combination.  The MPS-8 with my SACD of Elgar ‘Short Orchestral Works’ is the best I have heard.
A match made in heaven.

Playback Designs MPS-8 CD/SACD/ Mastering Buffer Model BII/ Pass Labs pre/power
Costa Galanis – Greece

Latest News

B-grade, Classic Albums, MC Cartridges and more

27th May 2021

WOW!!!   What a busy period we are in.  We now have the incredible Audio Technica range of cartridges in stock at amazing prices.  The stand out units are the new ART9XA and the whole VM range of MMs.  They all work incredibly with the full range of whest audio phono stages.  Why?  Because they were […]

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whestTWO.2 upgrade to Discrete spec for Europe

We are now offering an upgrade path to the FULL Discrete spec for all whestTWO.2 and whestTHREE Signatures across Europe. The upgrade elevates the audio resolution and dynamic range capabilities of these world class models. The prices are £799 for the whestTWO.2 Discrete upgrade and £899 for the whestTHREE Discrete phono stage upgrade. These upgrades […]

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Audio Technica ART9XA now in stock

We now have the new Audio Technica ART9XA and XI in stock.  The differences…? The XA is 0.2mV and uses a non-magnetic core.  The XI is the ART9 replacement but better sounding. We recommend the XA version if using any whest audio phonostage.  This cartridge will give you the speed, dynamics, and ultra low noise […]

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ABOUT US
Formed in 2005, Whest Audio Ltd has been at the forefront of phonostage design for both the pro-audio and domestic high-end audio industries.

Our first product in the world of vinyl playback was the acclaimed 2-box PS.20/ MsU.20 which won awards worldwide and was compared to other phonostages costing 10x its price in the magazines.  Stereophile magazine and Michael Fremer (the audiophile guru) put us on the map with the PS.20/MsU.20.

We strive to push the boundaries of vinyl playback with new designs and topologies.  We don’t copy like the rest, we don’t guess like the rest and we certainly don’t think ‘in the box’ like the rest.  Our testimonial page does speak for itself which is where we find the truth lies.

Since 2005 we have been pushing the boundaries of phonostage and small signal design …….. and we’ve only just started.

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