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Whest Audio PS.40RDT Phono Stage

Whest Audio PS.40RDT Phono Stage
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 Whest Audio PS.40RDT Phono StageWhest Audio PS.40RDT Phono Stage 
£4,399.00
(£3,665.83 Exc. VAT)
  
  
  

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  • Case suspension system
  • Ultra Low noise Copper circuitry
  • RIAA Hybrid Active Filtering
  • Gain and load settings
  • Audiophile grade RCA and XLR connectors
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Whest Audio PS.40RDT Classic Single Box Phono Stage

The PS.40RDT is built to complement your already high-end turntable front-end and represents the finest whest audio design expertise.

Like its bigger siblings, the PS.40RDT is tonally neutral allowing you to hear everything at their correct levels.  Neutrality is just one thing that is needed to be able to hear your cartridges signal properly.

Connecting the PS.40RDT like all whest audio phono stages is easy and flexible. 1 pair of audiophile quality RCA connectors for the input section with a substantial ground post for the turntable ground.  For outputs, 2 stereo pairs are available via RCA, for connecting to a main system and a headphone amplifier.  A 3rd output on balanced 3 pin XLR can be used to connect your PS.40RDT to a stand-alone digital or analog recorder for accurate and low noise transfer work. With the PS.40RDT high resolution vinyl playback is just a skip-hop-jump away from being part of your system.

Whest Audio PS.40RDT Special Edition Classic Phono Stage

The PS.40RDT SE phono stage is built to complement your turntable front-end and represents the finest whest audio design expertise.

Like all of our products, the PS.40RDT SE is tonally neutral allowing you to hear everything at their correct levels.  This is in-part thanks to our heritage in small signal design, design of microphone preamplifiers and our understanding of ultra-low-noise solid-state circuitry.

Connecting the PS.40RDT SE like all is easy and flexible. 1 pair of audiophile quality RCA connectors for the input section with a substantial ground post for the turntable ground. For outputs, 2 stereo pairs are available via RCA, for connecting to a main system and a headphone amplifier.  A 3rd output on balanced 3 pin XLR can be used to connect your PS.40RDT SE to a stand-alone digital or analog recorder for accurate and low noise transfer work. With the PS.40RDT SE high resolution vinyl playback is within your reach because we are already there.

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PS.40RDT – the modern day classic for 2022

Continuing in the spirit of the PS.40RDT SE and a whole new chapter in the Whest Audio phono stage design range, comes the new 40 Series – the PS.40RDT Getting more resolution from vinyl isn’t easy and it certainly isn’t about the ‘KISS’ (keep it simple, stupid) principle. Getting higher resolution from a phono stage and vinyl is much like getting higher resolution from an MRI scanner used in the medical field. The reason why today’s MRI scanners are so much better than their early cousins is because of more processing power/ more electronics. A modern MRI machine has hundreds of times the processing power of its distant cousin. The same goes for our phono stages. The new 40 Series pushes the boundaries of what is capable at this price level. No other phono stage in the world at this price range has the abilities of the 40 Series thanks to their biggest brother – The TITAN Pro

The Chassis

Starting with the chassis w430mm x d290mm x h78mm – is manufactured using the same precision computer controlled machining technique, hand-welded and finished seams to give it high rigidity as the TITAN Pro and MC REF V MK4. Internally the chassis incorporates the suspension system used in the MC REF V Mk4. The combination of this suspension system and ultra strong chassis means that all unwanted vibrations from airborne or structure sources are very well damped.

Ultra Low noise Copper circuitry

The 40 Series circuit board uses ultra low impurity copper throughout and its copper weight is 4 times that used in nearly all audio electronics. Small signal integrity is of the highest importance and with this in mind a new regulator system has been designed and employed for the 40RDT Special Edition. The new discrete input stage for the 40RDT Special Edition is based ENTIRELY on the MC REF V MK4 input stage but has been ‘trimmed’ for the 40RDT Special Edition. The input stage of the 40RDT uses an ultra low noise/ handmatched monolithic amplifier. Because all of the major amplifying and filter sections of the 40 Series are channel matched, they are capable of incredible realism.

RIAA Hybrid Active Filtering

The hybrid RIAA filters have been kept in the 40 Series design because not only is it used throughout the full Whest Audio range, but in the 40 Series it is now trimmed to a far tighter tolerance for both curve and channel matching. Channel matching now is to within 0.12dB and RIAA curve accuracy to 0.15dB. Both these figures are across a bandwidth with spans from 9Hz and 62KHz. Any non-Whest Audio phono stage would be at least 4-6dB down at these extremes, but having experience in pro-audio, vinyl cutting and mastering means we at Whest Audio know what it takes to get the very best from playing back the vinyl format at al price levels.

Gain and load

The selection is accessed under the chassis like all Whest Audio phono stages. Maximum gain is 72dB and with the internals’ ultra low noise levels it means you will never be stuck for gain ever again! All units are setup for standard low output moving coil (65dB/100ohms with 91pf of input capacitance) but if you do want to experiment it just takes 30secs to change over.

Signal inputs and outputs

These are on ‘audiophile grade’ RCA and XLR connectors identical to that used in the MC REF V MK4. Because Whest Audio phono stages are used in archiving both professionally and domestically we have included a second set of RCA outputs to allow the user to send the output to their computer for transfer while ‘monitoring’ the output through their main audio system. This also means that the 40 Series can be permanently connected to the computer system and main audio system at ALL times, ready to transfer.

Tech stuff

  • 40RDT – Reference Dual Transformer with an ultra low noise/ hand-matched monolithic input amplifier.
  • 40RDT Special Edition – As above but with is an ALL discrete transistor design, further channel matching of critical transistor pairs and filter components, higher operating voltage throughout and power transformer matched pairs. 
  • Ultra matching critical components in the audio and DC paths (40RDT Special Edition). The matching is by channel so that each channel behaves EXACTLY LIKE the other. This is translated in far better stable, realistic and etched images with far far better musicality. 
  • The internal cabling borrowed from the TITAN Pro is high performance Pro-Audio grade OFC type designed for high-frequency stability and phase performance. 
  • High Voltage and elevated voltage rails means better dynamic range and contrasts. 
  • The new input stage Zero Voltage Float means far better signal transfer tracking and a higher resolution signal into the discrete output stage.
  • 40RDT -  Reference Dual Transformer with an ultra low noise/ hand-matched monolithic input amplifier.
  • 40RDT Special Edition – As above but with is an ALL discrete transistor design, further channel matching of critical transistor pairs and filter components, higher operating voltage throughout and power transformer matched pairs.
  • Ultra matching critical components in the audio and DC paths  (40RDT Special Edition).  The matching is by channel so that each channel behaves as closely as possible to the other (ALL).  This is translated in far better stable, realistic and etched images with far far better musicality.
  • The internal cabling borrowed from the TITAN Pro is high performance Pro-Audio grade OFC type designed for high-frequency stability and phase performance.
  • High Voltage and elevated voltage rails means better dynamic range and contrasts.
  • The new input stage Zero voltage float means far better signal transfer tracking and a higher resolution signal into the discrete output stage.
  • For testing and listening Whest used the following cartridges:  Ortofon MC Anna,  Lyra Atlas,  EMT JSD6,  Ortofon Cadenza Black,  Lyra Kleos,  Audio Technica 50ANV,  Audio Technica ART 9,  Transfiguration Proteus,  Dynavector DRTXV-1T,  Van Den Hul The Condor

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

Exceptions

  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada

WARRANTY

  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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