Based entirely on the famed PS.20 the new entry level whestTWO utilizes approx 90% of the former’s electronic design but with a twist, which is about 10% of the MC REF V. Yes, during the design stages of the whestTWO we made a mad decision to incorporate some of the MC REF V ideas, namely it’s hybrid active/passive RIAA filter stage. Unlike other units at this price point that use the standard ‘input-Passive RIAA filter-output’ configuration, the whestTWO uses an identical configuration which was borrowed from the MC REF V and this can also be found in the PS.30R. This new RIAA configuration along with the high-current output stage means the whestTWO can resolve much more information compared to any of its rivals.
With it's tremendously gorgeous top end, it's hard to beat this phono stage for the money.
Whest Two Phonostage Features:
Full Dual-Mono configuration.
2 Box layout with separate multiple voltage and high current power supply.
Ultra low noise input with a frequency response of 1Hz-100KHz
RIAA curve accuracy to within 0.2dB
RIAA extension to 50kHz for better definition and ambience.
Hybrid filter configuration.
High current, Class-A discrete output stage
Fully variable cartridge gain and loading via internal dil switch.