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Double Knife-Edge Tonearm

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High end Japanese design



The SAEC WE-308 is designed to offer the new reference standard of tone arm engineering for the serious audiophile.

The Audio Engineering's remarkable approach toward the perfection of disc sound is crystallized in the WE-308's unique construction, the Double Knife Edge.

This newer construction covers up disadvantages of conventional knife edge type tone arms.

The Double Knife Edge provides the lowest friction level and highest sensitive movement of the tone arm ever achieved.

Therefore, the WE-308 with any advanced cartridge tracks the record groove with less distortion than ever and reproduces clear directionality, pinpoint placement of instruments and phenomenal cleanness of the disc sound.


Type: double knife edge type

Overall length: 329mm

Effective length: 240mm

Overhang: 5mm

Tracking error: zero degrees at inner most groove on most records

Tracking force: 0 to 2g

Inside force canceller: string type

Headshell: 7.3g

Mounting board: 2.5 to 35mm thick

Elevation: oil piston elevator


brochure  English

L instruction/owners manual  Nihongo

NEW instruction/owners manual  English

NEW instruction/owners manual  Nihongo

NEW mounting card (not to scale)  English - theclosetguy

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SAEC WE-308 July 4,2011

I bought a Saec WE 308(used) 3 months ago, but today I read the Saec WE 308 manual for the first time.

I was looking for the manual.

And today I got it. I wanted to get some informatioins from the manual. I was so glad to get it.

thank you, Vinyl Engine

I bougth my turntable

I bougth my turntable Kenwood KD 600 with a Saec WE 308(used) almost 30 years, only today I read the Saec WE 308 manual.

Many thanks VinylEngine
Filipe Lemos
Macao 26/12/08