20th April 2014
The whestTHREE Signature is now available. Check out our products page
to find out more.
2nd Apr 2014
The latest copy of the prestigious German magazine Hifi & Records is out now and features the MC REF V Mk4. This is the very first time the MC REF has been reviewed and guess what.... the reviewer says ' This is the pinnacle of analog' 'the MC REF sits at the summit of Mount Olympus'. You can't get better than that. The reviewer goes on to say ' it is a Masterpiece'.
One of the most important parts of this review is that the reviewer is the most well respected 2 channel analog reviewer in Germany. Also he does not give accolades easily - unlike some !!
The MC REF V Mk4 technology has trickled down into the whole range. From its hybrid RIAA filter system to its radical approach to reducing 'apparent' crosstalk, to its use of parallel connected discrete regulators and ultra low noise discrete front end. All of these technologies aid in the superior resolution and realism that can only be had from the use of any of the Whest Audio phono stages.
8th Feb 2014
We had a marvelous time in Las Vegas. Thanks to EveAnna @ Manley Labs, Roy and Leland @ Musichall LLC and the rest of the crew for a real enjoyable stay.
Marten Loudspeakers premiered their latest flagship model @ $400,000 using the MC REF V Mk4 as the centerpiece of their vinyl playback system and came out with the highest of all recommendations from Michael Fremer. The sound from the system was pretty amazing. Leif at Marten Loudspeakers Sweden specifically asked for the MC REF V Mk4 over every other phonostage in the world saying 'it is by far the very best stage he has ever heard'.
8th Feb 2014
Check out our latest Christmas offers in our B-graded section.
24th Nov 2013
Confused about where to start on the Whest Audio product ladder OR just need to know how to start playing records on your system...then just contact us.
Our team of experts help people every day starting off for the first time on the vinyl road.
Whether you just need some basic advice on what is available or would like better performance from your existing system, that is what we are here for.A few simple tips for the starters:
1. Don't think you need to spend ££££££
to get a great sound. It can all be achieved within a very real budget.
2. Try to stay away from forums.
Many of these forums have paid 'bloggers'. These people are not professionals but are paid to mension a particular product or manufacturer.
3. Take a listen.
We have a great demonstration room where everyone is welcome. Bring you own music and we can show you what vinyl is really all about. We have a pretty extensive record collection here but we are always wanting to listen to new sounds.
18th Nov 2013
The long awaited whestTHREE will be released in Jan 2014. This will be the game changer for all sub-£2000 phono stages as the whestTHREE incorporates technology and audio resolution normally seen and heard above the £3000 price bracket. At just £1999UK, the whestTHREE has balanced outputs, 8 gain and 8 load settings, fully dual-mono design with a split outboard power supply with 2 low noise/ low power AC interconnects to feed the main head unit.
The prototypes have been in use since Jan 2013 and used with turntables costing up to £12,000 and not once has the whestTHREE showed its 'price' identity.
We will be updating the whestTHREE page shortly but in the meantime we will keep you up to date here.
15th Nov 2013
Did we tell you we have just appointed the GREAT Gaudios as our Austrian and German distributor. Sinisa at Gaudios has already made a great impact with Whest Audio in Germany. He has seen the light.
He is in the process of updating his own website http://www.gaudios.info to show our product range. He is a true believer in 2 channel analogue and understands how to put together a great analogue setup.
11th Nov 2013
We've updated the Testimonial page. It has some great feedback and is where you can get a feel for the range. These are from REAL users/ audiophiles/ clients just like you and I.
9th Nov 2013
The TITAN Pro phono stage
interconnecting cable is now available as a separate product. This interconnect is a Linear Crystal OFC copper type that many say outperforms anything in the sub-£2000 level. This is now available as a 1.2m pair length for £449 including shipping worldwide.
Because we do not want to get into the whole interconnect/ cable market we will not be getting this cable reviewed in any magazine. You will however be able to read reviews of the cable on our Testimonial page in the near future.
7th Nov 2013
Check out our new arrivals in the B-Grade phono stage section.
Remember..the list changes every few days so we don't list everything.
6th Nov 2013
We have updated our Testimonal
section adding comments from the past few months. Sorting these out was a real task but we enjoyed reading through all the great feedback. Thank you to all you vinyl heads :)
1st Nov 2013
Check out our latest B-graded
deals. These units are fully tested and just a year or so old but will outperform todays competition by a country mile.
28th Oct 2013
As our phono stage
range slowly takes first place with avid vinyl lovers and vinyl beginners, we find ourselves in a real revolution. Never before have we seen such demand for our phono stages and this is right across the range. TheRega and VPI brigade are purchasing the MIGHTY whestTWO
having compared it to just about everything under £2000! The VPI and SME boys are heading for the 30 Series and especially the Special Edition
which is a true classic in all areas of musicality and resolution.
On top of all the above we have a steady stream of Brinkmann, TW Acustic, SME, Avid users focusing their eyes on the Special Edition, TITAN
and MC REF V
Our phono stage range is now considered by many to be the place where vinyl reproduction and the meaning of high-resolution vinyl playback is really at.
Others just play and hope their products will work and most of the time they fail at the first hurdle - noise! Because we ONLY specialise in small signal we know how to get the most out of vinyl.
We specialise so you benefit.
15th Oct 2013
Have you heard what's happening on mainland Europe? The whestTWO has been compared to the Nagra BPS and the MIGHTY whestTWO has come out on top - what a great design the whestTWO is :) sorry Nagra but maybe next time :)
10th Oct 2013
If you need advice on what gain selection you should be using with your low output MC or you are finding that with your current non-Whest phono stage you are hearing hiss or a slight hum and know that is WRONG then give us a call. Like many others you'll soon find that vinyl playback doesn't have to be about putting up with HISSSS and HUMMM. Our stages are silent have have PLENTY of gain. They are all designed for use with low output MC (0.2mV upwards) first and foremost. This means to get the best noise specs from our stages you'll need a cartridge with an output level of 0.2mV to 0.8mV !! Other manufacturers require high-output MC 2.5mV as a minimum or else it's humm and hiss time !!!!
We have approximately 400 Denon DL-304 users using the whestTWO because it is the only phono stage
below £1500 that has a noise floor low enough to resolve the 0.18mV signal the DL-304 outputs.