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Whest PS.30R Phono Preamp with IEC 120 Volt US Power Cord, RCA & Mini Cables all from Whest
OBM (Original double Box Packing and Manual)
List Price $3199.00 Selling my Demo Unit for $2095.00
Rated 10/10 Mint Condition.
Upgrading to the PS.30RDT
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A true high-end one box solution to meet the demands of the avid vinyl lover. The PS30R is without a doubt the best selling sub-£3000 phono stage in the world The PS30R utilizes technology from the flagship MC REF V to achieve it's sublime audio performance All around the world it has been hailed as one of the very best phono stages EVER! It is used in both domestic audio as well as the professional audio field thanks to it's ultra low noise Class-A stages and unique power supply configuration which reduces crosstalk and increases system resolution to levels never heard before at this price point
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I ended up buying a Whest PS30R.
"I've got the Whest dialed in at 65db of gain and a 100ohm load and it sounds phenomenal. I wasn't sure how big a role the phonostage plays in vinyl reproduction but now I'm a believer. The Whest is very, very dynamic, detailed and has fantastic PRaT. Tonal balance is very neutral. Voices and instruments have appropriate warmth and body and there is good dimensionality. Of course, comparing the Whest to the ARC SP16 isn't entirely fair. Since I sold the SP16 I've upgraded to an LS26 and an SD135 so the Whest is feeding better components down the chain. Regardless, I am very pleased with the Whest and would recommend it highly. It performed better in my system than the EAR 834P, ARC PH5 and the Acoustic Sounds PH-1. Really a super phonostage for the money"
Audio Magazine Reviews:
‘With the PS30R in my system, I was entertained with outstanding control, definition, focus, soundstaging and transparency - If you value black backgrounds, superb inner detail and fantastic imaging, this one definitely has some serious ear appeal’
Tone Audio – Randy Wells
‘The PS30R is, and I realize how dangerous such statements can be, nothing short of spectacular’
LP Magazine – Holger Barske
‘Soundstaging is 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 in the world’
Hifi and Records - Helmut Rohrwild
AWARDED - BEST PHONOSTAGE IN ITS CLASS Lp Magazine GERMANY
The one box solution that changed the way we listen to vinyl
This is the successor to the famed PS20/MSU20 phonostage The PS30R uses completely different circuitry to the PS20 to achieve a new standard in vinyl reproduction
The PS30R was designed to meet the demands of the avid vinyl lover It is without a doubt the best selling sub-£3000 phono stage in the world The PS30R utilizes technology from the flagship MC REF V to achieve its sublime audio performance
All around the world it has been hailed as one of the very best phono stages EVER MADE! It is used in both domestic audio as well as the professional audio field thanks to it's ultra low noise Class-A stages.
Full Dual-Mono configuration
Hand selected parts
Designed using ‘trickle down’ technology
RIAA curve accuracy to within 02dB
Hand welded 6063 aluminum chassis
Transistor Class-A discrete circuitry
6 gain and 6 load settings
Model No: whest PS30R
RIAA curve accuracy:
17Hz – 205Khz +/- 02dB or b
Frequency response: 5Hz - 50Khz -10dB /- 10dB
Working band: 15Hz – 60Khz
MM Gain: 40dB @ 47Kohm
MC Gain: 50dB - 72dB to suit all 015 – 25mV
Cartridge Loading: 50ohm - 47Kohm in 6 steps
3-XLR Connections: Impedance Balanced Output
Connectors: Unbalanced RCA Input and Output
Unpacked weight: 10lbs
Dimensions: 189" Wx 118" D x 165" H
Operating voltage: 115VAC 60Hz