WHEST PHONO PREAMPS

SOLID STATE CLASS A PHONO STAGE PREAMPLIFIERS

"... So, my friends : This is the best goddamn phono stage that I ever have listened to. By a country mile. Considering the way in which virtual sound bodies are filled with vibrating energy, and the ability to pack a sense of compelling excitement into every single sound, then this phono stage reveals a set of highly fascinating characteristics, which you only get to listen to in this combination – totally irrespective of the price, mark you – once in a blue moon ..."

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BY JAMES HENRIOT - MADE IN THE UK

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TITAN PRO  3-Stage

 

The Ultimate single-box phono stage and a complement for ANY high-end and high-resolution front-end turntable system, the TITAN Pro 2022 represents the finest Whest Audio design expertise. Tonal neutrality in the Whest camp starts here.  The highly acclaimed TITAN Pro is the benchmark we use when comparing to our other phono stages.   

 

High resolution vinyl playback, lush musicality and a beautiful soundstage means TITAN Pro in many languages.

SPECIFICATIONS

Class - A

RIAA Response - 0.1db 17-21K

FR (dB) - 5Hz to 65kHz  -/+ 1db

Gain Options x 8 (dB) / 42-76

THD + N  - 0.0018%

Outputs - 2 x RCA / 1 XLR 

Inputs - 2

Number of Chassis - 1

Dimensions / in. (WxDxH) - 18.9 x 11.8 x 3.25

Unit Weight (LBS) -  15.4

$ 15,000

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PS.40DRT & PS.40DRT SE

 

The Whest Audio PS.40RDT & SE Phono Preamplifiers continue in the spirit of the TITAN Pro. Borrowing much of the technology and ideas from the TITAN allowed for extra-dimensional ‘space’ with greater instrument-harmonic resolution, ‘life like’ musicality, and a ‘microscopic type’ of focus ... thusly knighted the "Special Edition".  

The new 40 Series pushes the boundaries of what is capable at this price level. No other phono stage in the world at this price range has the abilities of the 40 Series thanks to their BIG brother.

PS.40RDT versus PS.40RDT Discrete

 

  • 40RDT –  Reference Dual Transformer with an ultra low noise/ hand-matched monolithic input amplifier.

  • 40RDT Special Edition – ALL discrete transistor design, further channel matching of critical transistor pairs and filter components, higher operating voltage throughout and power transformer matched pairs.

  • 40RDT Special Edition  Ultra matching critical components in the audio and DC paths. The matching is by channel so that each channel behaves EXACTLY LIKE the other. This is translated in far better stable, realistic and etched images with far better musicality.

SPECIFICATIONS  PS.40DRT

Class - A

RIAA Response - 0.1db 16-21.5K

FR (dB) - 5Hz to 78kHz  -/+ 1db

Gain Options x 6 (dB) / 43-72

THD + N  - 0.002%

Outputs - 2 x RCA / 1 XLR 

Inputs - 2

Number of Chassis - 1

Dimensions / in. (WxDxH) - 18.9 x 11.8 x 3.25

Unit Weight (LBS) -  14.3

$ 7,000

SPECIFICATIONS  PS.40DRT SE

Class - A

RIAA Response - 0.1db 16-21.5K

FR (dB) - 5Hz to 78kHz  -/+ 1db

Gain Options x 6 (dB) / 43-72

THD + N  - 0.002%

Outputs - 2 x RCA / 1 XLR 

Inputs - 2

Number of Chassis - 1

Dimensions / in. (WxDxH) - 18.9 x 11.8 x 3.25

Unit Weight (LBS) -  14.3

$ 10,000

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whestTHREE  Discrete  2-box

 

The Whest whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono Stage takes the Signature version to yet another level. In keeping with Whest Audios’ detail to build quality and expertise in phono stage design, the whestTHREE Discrete employs an internal suspension to separate the main sensitive audio circuitry from external vibrations. Like its MUCH bigger siblings, the whestTHREE Discrete is utterly tonally neutral allowing you to hear everything as if it were a phono stage costing 3 or 4 times its price. This along with the unit’s ability to resolve so much from vinyl sets it apart from the competition – if it really has any.

SPECIFICATIONS

Class - A

RIAA Response - 0.15db 17-21K

FR (dB) - 5Hz to 76kHz  -/+ 1db

Gain Options x 6 (dB) / 43-70

THD + N  - 0.005%

Outputs - 1 x RCA / 1 XLR 

Inputs - 1

Number of Chassis - 1

Dimensions / in. (WxDxH) - 9.9 x 9.7 x 2.3

Unit Weight (LBS) -  5

$ 5,500

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whestTWO.2 & TWO.2 Discrete

 

The Whest Audio whestTWO.2 Dual Mono Phonostage Preamplifier is just a small whestTHREE Signature. Like all our designs, the whestTWO.2 is designed for use primarily with low-medium MCs, and to obtain the lowest possible noise levels and highest resolution. Due to the ‘impressive’ neutrality of the WhestTHREE and the smaller sibling WhestTWO.2 in MC mode, we know that absolutely ANY high-end high-performance MC cartridge can be used.  Unheard of at this price range, the WhestTWO.2 employs an ‘elevated power rail’ section which gives a far greater dynamic performance as well as lower noise specs for ‘earth shattering’ micro detail resolving power. Vinyl playback never sounded so good at this price level.  

TWO.2 versus TWO.2 Discrete

 

  • The Whest Audio whestTWO.2 Discrete Phono Stage Preamplifier is the new SE version of the now-famous whestTWO.2 phono stage. Unlike the TWO.2 version, this model uses a newly developed Class-A all discrete transistor input stage for higher resolution.

  • The Whest Audio whestTWO.2 Discrete Dual Mono phono stage preamplifier is in fact just a smaller whestTHREE Signature.

SPECIFICATIONS

TWO.2

Class - A

RIAA Response - 0.15db 17-21K

FR (dB) - 5Hz to 76kHz  -/+ 1db

Gain Options x 6 (dB) / 43-70

THD + N  - 0.005%

Outputs - 1 x RCA / 1 XLR 

Inputs - 1

Number of Chassis - 1

Dimensions / in. (WxDxH) - 9.9 x 9.6 x 2.3

Unit Weight (LBS) -  5

$ 2,500

SPECIFICATIONS 

TWO.2 Discrete

Class - A

RIAA Response - 0.15db 17-20K

FR (dB) - 5Hz to 76kHz  -/+ 1db

Gain Options x 6 (dB) / 43-70

THD + N  - 0.005%

Outputs - 1 x RCA / 1 XLR 

Inputs - 1

Number of Chassis - 1

Dimensions / in. (WxDxH) - 9.9 x 9.6 x 2.3

Unit Weight (LBS) -  5

$ 3,500

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