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Big Brother to the PS.30R, the Whest PS.30RDT with upgraded parts and specs, is a high end, solid state phono stage that delivers "real smoothness, space, pace and power".

  

Audio Revelation is pleased to be offering the exciting lineup of phono stages from Whest Audio!  Please click here to view all the terrific phono stages we offer. 


TESTIMONIALS


 
Awarded 5 Globes - HiFi World 


"Strong, sumptuous bass, capacious midband, sweet treble, rhythmically engaging, flexible (settings) with balanced or single ended operation... a brilliant, all-round design, the Whest PS.30RDT offers most of what anyone would need."
 - David Price, HiFI World



Winner - Stereo Time Most Wanted Components

Whest's dual-mono PS.30RDT phono preamp is an excellent, low noise solid-state phono stage that has a wide range of user-adjustable gain and load settings... I found the unit to be extremely dynamic and detailed while presenting superbly stable instrumental images within a very deep soundstage.
 - Stereotimes.com


"The Whest PS.30RDT is an extraordinary phono preamplifier by any yardstick. It is a grainless, noiseless piece of gear that provides all the dynamic shadings, vivid imagery, and fine detailing that allows reproduced music to sound real... As for me, I may need to purchase the PS.30RDT, because now that I've lived with it there's no going back."
 - Frank Alles, Stereotimes, (read the review)


 


OVERVIEW


The revolutionary and radical Whest PS.30RDT is the phono stage that all others are trying to beat. This world acclaimed phono stage like it's smaller brother the PS.30R are directly descendants of the mighty MC REF V. Whereas the circuit topology of the whestTWO is derived from the famed PS.20, the PS.30RDT and PS.30R are derived from the MC REF V. Keeping the sonic signature of the MC REF V and incorporating it into the PS.30R and PS.30RDT was of paramount importance as the audio reproduction of the MC REF V has dominated the market in it's and up to 3 times it's own price range! With this fantastic achievement, the PS.30RDT and PS.30R have also conquered their price territory and are now seen as the 2 very best phono stages for audio quality, price, build and usability.


The PS.30RDT has been reviewed worldwide and is accepted as the phono stage 'tour-de-force' easily competing with phono stages 3 times it's price. Furthermore in a single package that measure just 430 x 280 x 72mm, it's easy to fit into any standard rack or cabinet. It's inherent ultra low noise levels are needed if the user is to use low/very low output moving coil cartridges, an area which value/tube phono stages constantly fail in.


Output impedance is a very low 50ohms at 1Khz, so even if using extremely long output cables, there is no chance of losing that precious signal. As an added benefit, the PS.30RDT like the PS.30R comes equipped with impedance balanced XLR if like some, you intend to archive you vinyl collection to digital. The PS.30RDT has 6 load and 6 gain settings which are user adjustable internally, so whatever cartridge is being used, you can be assured a setting is there!

The differences between the PS.30RDT and PS.30R are quite major both sonically and physically..

PS.30R vs. PS.30RDT


Matched transistors YES, YES but all from the MC REF V

Matched capacitors YES, YES but to withi 0.5% or less

True dual mono design YES, YES but physically separated channels

2 ultra low noise power transformers NO, YES - one per channel

PCB copper weight 3oz low impurity,  4oz low impurity

Impedance balanced outputs YES, YES

Gain and load options 6 of each,  6 of each

Whest Audio Ltd is one of the world's leading manufacturers and designers of premium quality audio signal solutions including Phono Stages, Amplifiers and Discrete Analogue Processors.



Image above is of PS.30R - rear panel is same on PS.30RDT

TECHNICAL


Where the MC REF V uses what the design team call a 'buried discrete' differential input stage to achieve its ultra low noise 1.2nV sqHz input stage noise level, the PS.30RDT uses an ultra low noise bipolar 'matched' input stage to achieve its vanishingly low 1.0nV sqHz input stage noise level.  This means that even using an MC cartridge like the Audionote Kondo IO-J with its ultra low output level of just 0.15mV, is no problem for the PS.30R.  At 72dB you'll have all the gain you need with absolutely no noise. 


The 'hybrid' passive/active RIAA filter has been lifted directly from the MC REF V and used for its accuracy and, more importantly, its transparency.  The output stage in the PS.30RDT was developed for the MC REF V and is used in its fullest glory in the PS.30RDT to bring unprecedented levels of detail from the lowest harmonics to the highest levels of the frequency band.  And because the output stage is totally discrete in design with an output impedance of only 50ohms at 1Khz driving a 600ohm load, it has no problem in driving long lengths of interconnects even if they are of relatively high capacitance!


The PS.30RDT also sports a true balanced output which is a first for a phonostage at this price point!  If you run either a fully balanced audio system or broadcast studio you won't be left in the dark.


And finally, you get all the quality you expect from a Reference Whest Audio product at a non-Reference price!   Because we wanted to make absolutely sure the audio quality from this product should match or better anything in the $5,000 price bracket the PS.30RDT employs Vishay metal film audio specification resistors, EVOX RIFA and Vishay polypropylene film capacitors, in-house hand selected and matched transistors, Panasonic low ESR and low impedance power supply filter capacitors, ultra low ts time rectifier diodes, low noise voltage regulators, ... and the list goes on and on and on.  Oh, and its hand built and assembled in the UK!


Transferring your collection to digital?  Do remember that the quality of your transfer is directly related to the quality of your turntable/ arm/ cartridge/ phonostage setup.  Rubbish in - Rubbish out really does apply here.   The whole range of Whest Audio phonostages are used by archiving libraries throughout the world because of their superb audio performance and ultra low noise levels which is essential when converting to digital.  


SPECIFICATIONS




  • Model No.: PS.30RDT


  • RIAA curve accuracy: 18Hz - 22Khz +/- 0.2dB


  • Frequency response: 5Hz - 65Khz -10dB /- 1.0dB


  • Working band: 15Hz - 85Khz


  • THD+N: 0.006%


  • MM Gain 40dB


  • MC gain 50dB-72dB internally adjustable 6 steps.


  • Input Impedance: 50ohm - 47Kohm in 6 steps


  • Connections: Silver Unbalanced RCA, Neutrik XLR
    impedance balanced


  • Connectors: Silver Audiophile


  • Unpacked weight: 10 lbs


  • Packed weight: 13lbs


  • Dimensions: 17" x 11.5" x 3"
    19.25" x 13.75" x 6" shipping


  • Operating voltage: 115VAC 60Hz or 230VAC 50Hz 
     

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