"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 phonostage

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


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


Hello Sarah from Sweden
I have received, unpacked and now warmed up the Mastering Buffer Model BII.  It has been on for about 2 hours.
I have connected it to my DCS Rossini using my Furatech Reference III interconnects and all I can say is that even after 2 hours the sound is AMAZING.  It has completely transformed the Rossini in a way that I could not imagine possible.  My good audio friend Claude Belles who also has one told me about this product and I can now see why.  It is incredible and just after 2 hours of use.  What will it be like tomorrow?
YES.. I have been fully converted and I hope this product gets noticed more in the coming months and years.  A game changer.

DCS Rossini player/ Mastering Buffer BII Silver/ Vitus 102 preamp/
Vitus 101 power amp/ Audio Physic Cardeas 30 loudspeakers
Micha Van Beek – Sweden


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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