16th Jan 2017
Happy New Year ...
and it's already been an incredible Jan. We'd like to welcome onboard 'hifi lounge' uk (www.hifilounge.co.uk
) to our fold. These guys specialise in all things audio and are currently building a huge reputation in the industry of being the best 2 channel'ists around in the UK.
Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/pages/HiFi-Lounge/189093477889512
Check out our b-graded
products page for more MINT with WARRANTY 2016/17 bargains
12th Dec 2016
Well we do live in interesting times. With many bereavements in the past few months, both in our closest family and industry friends, it feels like it has been a real testing time. But as some say - 'life must go on' and my father would have wanted me to plough through this. RIP dad x.
We have been really really busy though. The 40 Series, whestTWO.2, whestTHREE Signature and TITAN Pros seem to be the popular items right now. Sometimes it's the MC REF, TITAN Pro and whestTWO.2... ebbs and flows. The response has been great. We have many new customers and their friends.
Why not find out what they are saying.18th Oct 2016Everyone's doing it now... take advantage of the falling POUND !!!
6th Oct 2016
Looking for a bargain for your second system - check out these B-Graded Bargains
14th Sept 2016
Check out our partially updated B-grade
list. We have all sorts in store. Contact us
5th Sept 2016
Saying a BIG 'Hi' to all of our new whest audio family in Dubai. The team here would like to wish you all the best of wishes and we hope you all enjoy your new whest audio products as much as we do. A special thanks to Samya and Rabah for choosing our MC REF MK4 2016, TITAN Pro
and 40RDT Special Editions
over everything else they listened to for their extremely large personal systems.
best wishes James and team whest :-)
15th Aug 2016
We have had a large demand in the brilliant Audio Technica LP5 turntable/ whestTWO.2 combination.
It is a perfect starter system as well as a true high-resolution vinyl package. See what the fuss is about, and it is a genuine fuss!!
The Audio Technica LP5 turntable comes with a cartridge at £330 and there is NOTHING on this planet that can even come close.
What a busy last couple of months. The new 40 Series
has really made a large impact in the 'just about to upgrade to a REALLY BIG phono stage'
user. The generaly feeling is that the 40RDT SE
is the best you can get below £8000 and coming in at £5600. The TITAN Pro
is already the best phonostage in Europe under £10K, which 'nearly' makes 3 of our products the best in their category.
The new whestTWO.2
has had an incredible reception. The best under £2000 and it retails for £1150.
Want to partner the whestTWO.2
with a table for your first vinyl system? - Try these known combinations...
Audio Technica LP5/ AT95 cartridge
Rega RP3/ AT150SA
Rega RP6 / Ortofon Qunitet Black
Clearaudio Concept/ Benz Micro Ace
Avid Ingenium/ Benz Micro Glider
Project Debut Carbon/ Ortofon 2M Black
VPI Scout/ Lyra Delos
Musichall MMF-5.3/ Ortofon 2M Blue
All of these combinations are known to work brilliantly with the new whestTWO.2
and whestTHREE Signature
phono stages. Just check out our testimonial page to see what users say.
8th June 2016
The word about the 40 Series
is spreading. :-)
20th May 2016
The replacement for the 30 Series is really changing the way people think of vinyl. Just check out our testimonials.
5th May 2016
We constantly get asked this one question - What is the easiest way to transfer vinyl to computer ?
Well we use a Tascam DA3000
SD Card recorder or a Sony PCM D100
portable SD card recorder. Both these machines record to SD card and the files can be dropped onto your computer after recording. These machines can also (if you fancy) record in very high quality DSD format for playback on the machines but not on your computer. It is that simple. Portable SD recorders start at about £100 for a nice semi-pro Tascam unit and go upto a £1trillion for a whest audio designed version :-)
3rd May 2016
Excellent news on the 40RDT Special Edition front --
we have just supplied 4 units to a lovely archiving company based in Ontario Canada. After listening to the best that the USA, Canada and Germany could muster, they finally settled on the 40RDT Special Edition
for its ultra low noise levels, superb imaging qualities, soundstaging and ability to sound more like master tape and less like a 'box of electronics'. Thank you Chris and team for selecting Whest Audio at the beginning of your business venture. Good Luck.
Going to Munich Hifi show on 5th May? Check out Audio Technica.... nuff said !
24th Apr 2016
What a wonderful
time we're having with the new range. The whestTWO.2 and 40 Series
are being hailed as the very best phono stages in and around their price range. That pretty much means that all of our products are at the top of their category for audio resolution, musicality and price. If you are into reviews - we have a few coming out. All great stuff.
22nd Mar 2016
Continuing with the success of the 40RDT
and 40RDT Special Edition
we have just supplied 2 x 40RDT Special Editions to a very well known and respected DJ for his sampling and mixing work. It just goes to show that high resolution is needed everywhere.
21st Mar 2016
New for 2016
and already making their mark on the audio scene
whestTWO.2 and 40 Series
check out the latest testimonials
Feb 18th 2016
The first testimonials
have come in from the 40 Series newbies
.... and it's all GREAT.
For more info...please call us
28th Jan 2015
Check out our updated testimonial page
. It spans a few months and we've also put a few short ones in... End of line stock quickly going!
I have to say thank you to Dinky for sending over Jazzanova Remix of Wonderlove - brilliant!4th NOV 2015
The whestTWO and 30 Series are now officially discontinued...
Look out for the new whestTWO MK2 and 40 Series units coming soon.
We have just a few of the whestTWOs and 30s (R, RDT and SE) left. These are still considered the best in their category which is why we are still around producing the best phono stages in the world and all hand built in the UK.End-of Line / ex-demo and B-graded deals15th OCT 2015 MAJOR CHANGES
We will be launching some new and exciting products next month. Some of you already know what they are and have already placed orders. You others will just have to wait OR you can just call us on 020 3176 0376 or email on firstname.lastname@example.org or TXT on 07957 263738 It's worth the wait if you are looking to replace, upgrade or are just getting
As many of you know, we never change things UNLESS we feel it's going to be a big audio upgrade and what's coming for the first 3 product line changes are BIG!!!!
16th Sept 2015 - SUMMER SALE
We had a great time at Nottinghill Carnival and thanks to everyone that came down for the tunes... :) :)
We have a NEAR MINT VPI Classic
for .£1499 - that's a SUPER BARGAIN !!!
We will be updating our B-graded section as we have had a few items come in from folks wanting to upgrade to the TITAN Pro
and whestTHREE Signature.
On a very different note... check out the new Audio Technica ATH-M70x monitor headphones...they are incredible. Having spent the past 2 weeks recording on location with them I can say that I am very happy to throw away every other monitor headphone I have. The new ATH-M70x translates so well to your mix monitors - the best closed headphones I have ever purchased.
14th July 2015 - SUMMER SLIZZLER SALE
- check out our B-Graded
What a busy summer it's been. Having 3 brilliant/ outstanding reviews in the prestigious German Lp magazine, we have found ourselves inundated with requests for the new whestTHREE Signature
, TITAN Pro
and MC REF V Mk4
. These three alone are taking over the world - very slowly :) And now with the USA sales gaining serious pace even without a US review.B-Graded
- check out the list as it has a real special turntable there...
19th June 2015
Since Munich the calls we have had regarding the whestTHREE Signature and TITAN Pro has been incredible. See below
Had a brilliant time at the Munich hifi show. Audio Technica showing off their new and incredible AT33SA MC cartridge. They were using 2 x whestTHREE Signatures to really show off their MC range. Great Sound !!!!!
check out our updated B-graded list..
Going to Munich High-End Show on the 14th-17th May?
See us on the Audio Technica Stand where they will be using 2 of our whestTHREE Signatures to compare their great range of MC cartridges.
Check out our updated B-graded
stock. Remember we can't list everything so do drop us an email
if you can't find what you're looking for.
15th Apr 2015
Did you know we are on facebook
So what's new. The TITAN Pro
has been reviewed for the very first time and the review backs up everything the Testimonials say
. It'll be on our site VERY soon.
Our PEP upgrade scheme
is still operating and is stronger now than ever. If you own a PS.30R or RDT see what you can do to it. You'll be very surprised!
Don't forget to check out the new 2015 B-graded
deals. We ALWAYS have something so just call.
10th Jan 2014
Check out our updated b-graded/ ex-demo
list. REMEMBER.... all of our units are either 2013/14 spec, come with a 3-5 year warranty and have unlimited one-2-one back up service - something you'll never get on eBay !
18th Dec 2014
As we prepare for the Christmas period we have just had news that the TITAN Pro
which has just been reviewed in Germany by Fidelity Magazine has gained an INCREDIBLE review. We'll have it on our website in the next week - keep checking in.
5th Dec 2014
What a busy November. Gearing up for Christmas but we've already seen the impact the whestTHREE Signature
and MC REF V MK4
reviews are having on vinyl lovers worldwide. The TITAN Pro
will get its first ever review in Dec 2014. The copy is out on the 18th Dec --- watch this space.
If you haven't already done it, check out our updated Testimonials
page. This will give you an idea of what whest audio phono stages are like to live with.
26th Nov 2014
Check out our facebook page
and join us.
24th Nov 2014
Check out our latest Nov 2014 b-graded
20th NOV 2014 Check out the MC REF V Mk4 review.
The review is from 'hifi & records' and written by the famous Helmut Rohwild. I think you'll like the review :)
Also check out the new whestTHREE Signature review
10th Oct 2014
Check out our B-graded items
. We can't list all of them so do email us to tell us what you are looking for
29th Sept 2014
The whestTHREE Signature
is slowly taking over ....
After the superb FIRST EVER review of the flagship MC REF V MK4 in the German 'LP magazine' where they said 'the MC REF V Mk4 is a Masterpiece', the whestTHREE Signature has received a similar accolade in 'Fidelity Magazine', Germany's Premier high-end audio magazine - READ ON
Check out our B-graded Deals
10th July 2014
The much awaited whestTHREE Signature
has been released to worldwide acclaim. We will be adding the first 3 testimonials
from our new whestTHREE Signature users within the next few days. Read and find out what our products are REALLY
like to live with in a real home environment.
24th May 2014
We had a marvelous time in Munich this year. Thank you to all of you that stopped to say 'hi' and it was great meeting some new faces. :-)
Ever thought of owning the mighty TITAN ? Check out our B-graded page
- you'll be pleasantly surprised.
6th May 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 mention 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.