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Whest Audio whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono Stage

Whest Audio whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono Stage
Whest Audio whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono StageWhest Audio whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono StageWhest Audio whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono Stage
(£3,249.17 Exc. VAT)

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  • High Resolution MC & MM
  • Class-A output stage
  • Balanced outputs 
  • Loading options 
  • HVDM power supply

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whestTHREE Discrete 2 Box Phono Stage

The whestTHREE Discrete takes the Signature version to yet another level.  In keeping with whest audios’ detail to build quality and expertise in phono stage design, the whestTHREE Discrete employs an internal suspension to separate the main sensitive audio circuitry from external vibrations.

Like its MUCH bigger siblings, the whestTHREE Discrete is utterly tonally neutral allowing you to hear everything as if it were a phono stage costing 3 or 4 times its price.  This along with the unit’s ability to resolve so much from vinyl sets it apart from the competition – if it really has any.

Connecting the whestTHREE Discrete like all of our products 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, 1 stereo pair is available via RCA, for connecting to a main system.  A 2nd output on balanced 3 pin XLR can be used to connect your unit to a stand-alone digital or analog recorder or separate headphone amplifier for some alone time with your favourite albums. 

With the whestTHREE Discrete your goal of getting high-end high resolution vinyl into your system is here.

Shipping typically 1-3 days

All new Class-A Discrete stage

The key to the increased resolution of the whestTWO.2 Discrete is the all discrete transistor and ultra low noise Class-A input stage. This all discrete stage has been modelled on the PS.40RDT Special Edition’s discrete stage so is tried and tested. The ultra low noise level of these new input stages is partly thanks to the use of a using 50 transistors in parallel and utilising this paralleling effect to decrease the overall noise floor of the phono stage’s input stage. The increase in dynamic range is due to the increased voltage and current capability that can only be had when designing such a device to perform a specific task.

Class-A output stage

Like all Whest Audio phono stages, the whestTWO.2 Discrete also employs a fully discrete transistor Class-A high output current output stage. This coupled with the high performance, bespoke and high voltage power supply will give you a level of musical performance you thought was only possible well outside this price range.

Loading options

The whestTWO.2 Discrete is equipped with 6 resistive load and 6 gain options for maximum flexibility with the wide range of cartridges available today. The resistive load options are 100, 220, 470, 1k, 15k and 47k ohms. MM gain is covered by 43dB. High output MC is covered by 50dB, 55dB while the low output MC sets are 60dB, 65dB and 72dB. The standard ‘shipped’ setup is 65dB/100ohms which will suite 95% of MC cartridges today. For the other 5% it is just a matter of removing 2 small M3 screws under the head unit which will give you full access to both channels load and gain switches

Balanced outputs

The whestTWO.2 Discrete comes with true balanced outputs which are fed from the output of the Class-A stage. While most manufacturers are content with using a 2.00 EUR/ $2.00 IC chip to perform the balancing process and degrading the minute signal in the process, the whestTWO.2 processes the balanced signal exactly like many high-end microphones and mixing desks…this means a perfect balanced feed if you are using long signal lines. 

The Power Supply

The high voltage power supply has been adopted and scaled down from the highly acclaimed whestTHREE Signature. The voltage rail voltages are higher than most phono stages 2-3 times its price. Why? Because if properly designed a high voltage design will translate into better dynamic contrasts, better imaging and far better noise performance. It’s good then that the power supply in the whestTWO.2 Discrete has a 12 year pedigree behind it. 


The whestTWO.2 Discrete comes with its own RCA-RCA 1.2m OFC Audiophile interconnect and 3.5mm Jack to RCA interconnects for connecting to your audio system and connecting to your computer system for high resolution transfers. If you would like to know more about the whestTWO.2 Discrete and how it will perform with your current turntable setup then just drop us an email.

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.


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


  • 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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