"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 phonostage 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 Black

Beautiful MINT ex-demo whestTWO.2 in Black.   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 any £2000 phono stage. Comes with a FULL WARRANTY check out


Audio Technica ART9 Low output MC

Audio Technica ART9  - Modern Day Classic MC


PS.30RDT SE – New Old Stock

New Old Stock PS.30RDT SE.  2019 build in Black. 2019 PCB, wiring loom, 2019 discrete input stage


Background –
USA based Stereophile and Audiogon Forum user.  I’ve been into audio and music for about 40 years and have owned many-a-product.

I recently purchased a Mofi Ultradeck with a Master Tracker cartridge for my 3rd system in a spare bedroom which we have just converted.  Having tried several phono stages – Mofi Ultra Phono, Musical Surroundings Nova III, EAR 834 and the Cyrus Phono Signature.  The Ultradeck sounded good through all of these units but I always felt there was something missing.  An audiophile buddy/friend bought over his whestTWO.2 just for some ‘audio fun’.   As soon as the whestTWO.2 went on I knew that this was IT!!  The others played at the same level playing field.  Nothing outstanding, just good sounding phono stages.

THE whestTWO.2 however is a whole different ballgame.  The Ultradeck suddenly had real dynamics.  But that wasn’t all of it.  What was shocking at this price range was the separation and textures of instruments ‘popping’ out of this massive clean and dark soundstage.

There has been chatter on the forums for years about the whest range and recently a post was deleted by one of the forum moderators because it looked as if whest audio was getting a bit TOO MUCH praise.  That I’ve seen before unfortunately.   But now I can see (hear) why.  This isn’t an ordinary, run-of-the-mill sub-$2000 phono stage.  This thing plays close to if not better than my Pass Labs XONO (I don’t want to compare in case I hear what I expect).

A brilliant product and worth much much more.
Thank you Sarah and James for your superb service and patience.

MoFi UltraDeck/ MasterTracker/ whestTWO.2/ Pass labs and Focal
B Wallis
Minnasota USA



My ‘special build’ Silver whestTWO.2 arrived yesterday and has been warming up in the system since then.  There are no words to explain the improvements to my vinyl setup.  This single unit has elevated the sound to a much higher level than I thought was possible.

Firstly – soundstaging it out of the speakers, far left and far right.  I have new instruments too 🙂   Night Fly by Donald Fagen has never ever ever sounded this way.  There are instruments and sounds popping out of this soundstage that I’ve never experienced before.
Secondly – Dynamic range and musicality.  100% increase.  Even my cat loves it.  She never really reacted that way with the Graham Slee combinaion.
Third and lastly – the build, sound, musicality and service – 150% increase on anyone else out there.

The best setup I have ever owned.  A Very happy Jacques

Brinkmann Spyder / Brinkmann 10″/ Ortofon Cadenza Black/ whestTWO.2 discrete
Jacques Francis


whestTWO.2 vs luxman E-250 vs Chord Huei vs Sutherland 20/20.  Turntable Rega RP8 with Ortofon Cadenza Black.  Well you know who won and that wasn’t a small increase in quality by the whestTWO.2   AMAZING phono stage guys.

Rega RP8/Ortofon Cadenza Black/whestTWO.2  Luxman L-505 II/ Harbeth P3ESR
Roger Carrington
USA and UK

Latest News

Operating manuals now online

9th November 2019

You can now download your operating manuals here  including Legacy Products. We will soon have a page for Product Registration but for now please drop us an email with your full name, whest dealer name and serial number of the product you purchased.  This will go into our database for your warranty record.


Mint ex-demo/ ex-show units available

7th November 2019

Fantastic news for anyone wanting a MINT whest phonostage in 230vac or 115vac.  We have several units – whestTWO.2, whestTHREE Signature, 40 Series and 1 x TITAN Pro that have been used in recent shows around the world.  These are VERY LOW HOURS units and will require running in.  If you haven’t got a distributor […]


Ibex Audio Germany appointed new whest audio distributor

20th October 2019

We are VERY pleased to announce that Ibex Audio, the premier TechDAS, Ikeda and Oracle Audio distributor are now one of our partners.  Ibex Audio are also one of Germany’s best known distributors having built up an amazing repuation with some of the leading high-end audio brands in the world. Now with Whest Audio entering […]

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.

Our phono stages have all been reviewed and given critical acclaim worldwide. They are used in both the domestic audio and professional audio fields.


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