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New Seimitsu LS-32-01-SC Joystick (2017 Model)

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  • Product Description

    New LS-32 Will Replace Existing Model

    Please note that the 2017 model of Seimitsu LS-32 will sell alongside the original LS-32 until its supply is exhausted.  This represents the first stage of updates to the entire Seimitsu line, as the Panasonic microswitch is replaced with Omron. Please read below for details.


    Seimitsu's LS-32-01 joystick has remained a main competitor to the Sanwa JLF series, and the standard among Versus City based arcade setups. This year, Seimitsu's iconic model has undergone a slight change, while striving to keep its functionality as intact as it most popular model is known and celebrated for. We introduce the Seimitsu New LS-32.

    What is the New LS-32, and Why does it Exist? 

    New 2017 Seimitsu LS-32-01 PCB Design

    Originally labeled the LS-300 when introduced at 2017 Japan Arcade Expo (JAEPO), Seimitsu changed the name to "New LS-32" in order to properly represent the minor update to its lever microswitch.  This is not a functional upgrade, but rather designed to address an unexpected development in the industry.  Earlier in the year Panasonic suddenly announced they would no longer manufacture the microswitches used in the Seimitsu LS-32 series joystick lever.  This not only affects this model, but eventually the entire line of Seimitsu products that utilize their brand of microswitch.  

    Faced with this challenge, Seimitsu went to work on an alternative, collaborating with respected microswitch brand Omron to develop a replacement model.  Their goal was to replicate the feel of their original Panasonic microswitch, which fans have grown to known and enjoy.  After many months of testing, including sample models at FA with thanks to SRK's PresidentCamacho - an ardent technical fan of the Seimitsu line - this new model is now available.

    Seimitsu retains LS-32 name you Know

    It is helpful to know that the name previously advertised "LS-300" name is no longer used for this product. Seimitsu officially mentioned this via their website under "2017/07/03 カタログ掲載の「LS-300」についてのご案内":

    最新版のカタログに掲載されております、オムロン社製SW使用のLS-32の後継機についてですが
    カタログには、「LS-300(仮称)」で掲載されておりますが、正統後継機のため名称変更無しの
    「LS-32」として販売させていただきます。現行製品(P社製)との混乱を避ける為、完全に在庫がなくなり次第の
    変更となります。(変更の時期などは事前告知させていただきます【現状2017年8月前後になる予定】)
    尚、新商品として「LS-300」と一部告知されておりますが、今後「LS-300」の名称は廃止させていただきます。
    皆様にはご迷惑をお掛けいたしますが、予めご了承ください。

    Translated roughly to English:

    Regarding LS-32 (LS-32-01) successor
    Regarding the successor of LS-32 using Omron SW, which published "LS-300 (tentative name)" in the latest paper catalog.
    Now LS-32 became a legit successor and there is no name change and we will sell it as "LS-32".

    Current product (made by Panasonic) LS-32 inventory gone completely then start to sell in order to avoid confusion.
    (We will notify when we will change etc., it's scheduled to be around August 2017 with the current situation.) [Note: USA/Western market has it before Japan market]

    As a new product, "LS-300" has been partly announced but the name of "LS-300" will be abolished.
    We apologize for any inconvenience, but please be forewarned.

    Most importantly, Seimitsu has taken great strides to keep both look and feel of the original model.

    Other Changes to 2017 Model

    Seimitsu's goal was not to change the overall appearance of its original product.  However, it performed some alterations to the bottom support plate and PCB to accomodate the Omron micro switch.   Each are available separately for those who already own the LS-32 and would like to swap these parts. Please note that you must get the bottom support plate with the new PCB as the shape of the PCB won't fit the original bottom support plate.

    SC Model: Black Shaft Cover

    Until recently, Seimitsu's popular LS-32 did not offer a black shaft cover.  Shaft covers for this model are not interchangeable with other products that have shaft covers, such as the LS-40 or LS-56.  The LS-32-01-SC finally gives you the opportunity to get a black shaft cover for this model. 

    Bundle Control Accessories and Performance Mods

    You have a number of accessories, maintenance products and performance mods that are compatible with the LS-32:

    Compatible with TE Joystick replacement

    The LS-32-01's S plate mount is compatible with the default mount in a MadCatz TE joystick.  Upon removing the JLF, you will notice the default mounting bracket attached to the TE's metal underside contains screw holes on the outer-most area.  You can use this to attach the LS-32-01.  Please see the video further in the product page for a demonstration.

    SS Mounting Plate, Free Wiring Harness and Balltop

    All Seimitsu LS-32-01 joysticks now come with the SS mounting plate for easy installation into a Madcatz TE configuration. A black balltop and wiring harness are also included.

    You can also purchase the following plates for the LS-32:

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    1. Get this if your looking to try a new joystick!!!

      Replaced the Sanwa JLF stick that came stock on my te2. I have to say, the LS-32 feels so much better! I had problems with the washer in the JLF that the actuator sits on top of where it would keep popping off the little groove it sits in. This would mess up my inputs. I had to super glue it to keep it flat and centered. The LS-32 doesn't have to worry about that problem. What I like most about this stick is the shortened throw range, really good for air dashing fighting games like Guilty Gear and Blazblue. Especially when you like to quickly feel the gate when double tapping. LS-32 just naturally feels more tighter and responsive. The shaft is shorter than the JLF so I was worried it was going to be too short and low for my hands. The SS mounting plate actually raises the stick a bit, so it's actually about the same height as the JLF when installed. Would highly recommend the LS-32! Don't think I will ever go back to Sanwa joysticks.. Sanwa buttons are the best in my opinion, but when it comes to joysticks, I honestly feel the LS-32 is king! on Oct 14th 2017

  • Product Videos

    • SRK's (6/8) Tech Review of Mad Catz FightStick TE by ShinJN
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    SRK's (6/8) Tech Review of Mad Catz FightStick TE by ShinJN

    So now that ShinJN of www.shoryuken.com has pressed the previous lecture onto you, it is time to see what else he can shaft you with. Join him as he discusses Seimitsu LS-32 and JLF joystick options for both FightStick Standard and Tournament Editions.
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