"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


PS.30RDT SE – New Old Stock

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


whestTWO.2 Black ex-demo phonostage – SOLD

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. Has won many international awards for best phono stages under £2000. Comes with a FULL WARRANTY check out


Audio Technica ART9 Low output MC

Audio Technica ART9  - Modern Day Classic MC


6th May 2020
36 hours of running-in the whestTHREE Signature phonostage and I can honestly say it is far better than the already brilliant whestTWO.2 phono stage that now occupies my second system.   My MoFi Ultradeck and Hana ML really needed this.  It is by far and away the best vinyl system I have ever heard at home and betters anything I have heard at audio shows.  Don’t need to attend thos shows ever again 🙂

MoFi Ultradeck/ Hana ML MC cartridge/ whestTHREE Signature / Luxmann L-505 II/ ATC SCM20 PSL
A.Harvey  – San Diego CA


I have had about 25 years of using various tube phonostages – EAR, Audio Research, BAT, Manley, Conrad Johnson, Aesthetix Rhea and a few others I don’t care to mention.  Each had it’s own sound, were generally larger than life but in the back of my mind I always felt I was losing out on something but didn’t know what it was.   It wasn’t until I heard a TITAN Pro at last years Rocky Mountain Show (2019) and later on at a friend’s house that I thought ‘should I’?.   Well here I am with the best phonostage that my system has EVER been blessed with.  Incredible speed, detail, imaging and image size.  And it sounds ‘PERFECT’.

Continuum Caliburn/Cobra/Ortofon A95/ whest TITAN Pro/ BAT and EAR system
Dr Gregory Lavitz


It’s been a while since I upgraded anything in this system.  The last thing was the cartridge and that was the Audio Technica VM750SH which I know you guys like.  This phono stage however has really transformed my old Td125 Mk2 into a monster of a turntable.  I didn’t think it possible.  A 1975 TD125 sounding this MARVELOUS.  Thank you and beyond.

Thorens TD125 Mk2/AT VM750SH/ whestTWO.2 Silver
Pascal Diot – Paris France

Latest News

Cartridge testing

7th May 2020

We often get asked what cartridges we use when developing and testing our phono stage range. The whole whest audio phono preamplifier range are listened to at several stages along the design phase using mainly high-end moving coils like the Ortofon MC Anna, Cadenza Black,  Audio Technica ART1000 and ART9, Hana ML, Lyra Delos and […]


whestTWO.2 hits a milestone

6th May 2020

Well it was bound to happen but the whestTWO.2 has hit a milestone… 1500 units sold since its introduction. It is not hard to see why.  It is the only phono stage below at £1500 that truely competes with ANY £2500 phonostage and often beating them.  It is also the only phono preamplifier at £1500 […]


Check out our updated Testimonial Page and B-Graded deals

26th April 2020

I suppose this is really where the action is.  The testimonial page will give you a REAL insight into what it’s like to live with one of our phono stages or phono preamplifiers.   Our B-graded phonostages  all include a 3 or 5 year warranty and FREE WORLDWIDE SHIPPING. If you don’t find the deal you […]

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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