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


whestTHREE Signature

A Modern Day Classic



Now in Black or Silver for 2019


PS.40RDT Special Edition

all discrete transistor, Class-A performance



the ultimate 1 box phono stage


whestTWO.2 Discrete Black ex-demo 10th Apr 2021

Beautiful MINT ex-demo 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


Audio Technica ART9XA Low output MC

Audio Technica ART9XA  with the whestTHREE Signature - the perfect combination


Audio Technica ART9XI Low output MC

Audio Technica ART9XI  with the whestTHREE Signature  - the perfect combination


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 


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)


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

Testimonials for 2021

9th January 2021

We are slowly updating this page … but see what’s there right now.


New Reviews for a bright new year

2nd January 2021

Happy New Year to you all and for us here it’s been great. We have a few new reviews on our testimonial page and can see the interest and word is spreading about our latest product the Mastering Buffer Model BII.  I’d like to say thank you to all of you that have sent us […]


1st Jan 2021 – new VAT rules for Europe

31st December 2020

Hi.  Just a quick reminder that from 1st Jan 2021 we will be charging VAT separately on our invoices for all products going Europe. We also ‘think’ there maybe duty to be paid on our products when they enter Europe so for that reason we will be offering a special ‘EUROPE WIDE’ discount of 3% […]

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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