The all new circuitry developed for the MC REF V Reference phonostage was first started in 2001 and put ‘on hold’ while the PS.20 was under development.
The MC REF V Reference phonostage is a departure from the current way of looking at signal integrity and the power supply’s behaviour on the signal. Where most others will use very exotic components to try to achieve a decent sound, we at Whest Audio have designed, from the ground up, a RIAA playback system using radical audio principles plus some of our own R&D ideas amassed over the years.
The result is extraordinary audio reproduction.
Like the PS.30R, the MC REF V lets you listen to music with extreme amounts of detail without the phonostage getting in the way. PLUS the resolution capability of the MC REF V is about 10 times more than the PS.30R! Instruments come to life like no other phonostage and their images just hang in the soundstage with absolute solidity and with space that brings a whole new dimension to vinyl.
The R&D gained from the MC REF V has already been implemented in the design of the entry level whestTWO and PS.30R phonostages.
Whest MC REF V Dual Mono Phonostage Features:
Dual Mono configuration
2 identical channels
Impedance Balanced Output Circuitry
Ultra low noise input stage
Hybrid RIAA stage
On-board Whest Designed discrete voltage regulators