Sanwa's upgrade from last year's silent joystick - the JLF-TRG-8YTH.SK - promises significant improvements in sound dampening, plus control, and ease of install.
Back to Basics
Familiarity was the direction Sanwa took with this updated model. The original silent JLF joystick used four separate Omron microswitches with .187 fastener connection, and a 5-pin converter cable. The JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK puts thes microswitches back on the familiar TPMA PCB enclosure with 5-pin harness. Now, installing is as simple as the reliable Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick.
Single Mold Restrictor Plate, Omron D2RV-G-SD2 microswitch
Not just a change of color, Sanwa's new restrictor plate is designed to as a single piece for precise control. The restrictor plate can eliminate the slight wobble present in the original GT-8F's separate pieces - the insert and gate itself. That said, those looking for octagonal control can still install the Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Gate onto this joystick.
The JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK's control PCB uses Omron D2RV-G-SD2 microswitch, providing an even quieter operation and more responsive actuation.
You will receive the following with your purchase:
These are the quietest microswitches I've ever heard outside of a military-grade sensor array. They're as responsive as the normal JLF switches, and this assembly is very affordable considering Mouser sells four of them for the same price as this entire stick. (However, the Mouser switches also include a leaf which can bring your JLF into the precision-response territory of the Seimitsu LS-40 if you're willing to do a bit of soldering.)
Normal JLF accessories like dust washers, shafts, and springs still fit perfectly. The plate included makes it a drop-in replacement for common cases like the TE2+ and the RAP4.
I like this stick best with a 2-lb tension spring and the Kowal oversized actuator. I was worried that the lack of feedback would be detrimental, but I warmed up to it almost instantly. Combining this stick with OBSFS buttons makes post-midnight gaming sessions very quiet without sacrificing precision when matches get intense. Nearly two weeks after dropping this in, I have yet to wake the baby and my wife has yet to complain!DRx_DooM
Jul 22nd 2017
Shh, Do you hear that? It's absolute silence
I wasn't expecting complete silence from this stick tbh and I'm amazed that is. This stick will take anyone getting used to, especially if you were used to the click being made from the switches. That being said if anyone does get this stick make sure you add either a 2lb or 4lb spring because it feels quite unnatural when the stick returns to neutral. Sanwa subsequently improved by adding a higher tension switch in the new variation. This stick is perfect when playing late at night or to stop your opponent at locals to get a read on how you're going to move.Faraz
Apr 15th 2017
Works like a charm!!!
I bought this joystick (in conjunction with silencing washers for the buttons) primarily to get rid of the noise my joystick would make while playing at night, since my landlord would complain that it interrupted his sleep. Not only did this product make the joystick silent, but it felt ultra smooth and responsive, even better than the stock joystick in my Madcatz TE joystick. I was performing moves and combos that I didn't think were possible with my old joystick. It's a little pricey, but once you see, feel, and hear it in action, you will agree, it's well worth the price! If you need to silence your joystick, this silent joystick is the way to go!!! Unknown
Mar 13th 2017
So silent, so nice
I originally bought Seimitsu LS-56-01's for a few controllers ($20 each) that I was building as I like to to play shmup's and they were recommended. While those are great, they are also very loud and clicky and that bothered me. I took a chance on these (they were on sale for 20% off during New Years) and they are so much better just for being very quiet, but they are also responsive and feel great. However, they're also very loose and while that might be preferred for fighters, I installed 2 lb springs and they feel much better now. I'm going to also install a 4 lb spring just because I'm curious what it feels like. Definitely worth price.Unknown
Jan 18th 2017
Silencio por favor
I installed this on my RAP V3 SA along with a 4lb tension spring...super smooth and way quieter compared to the original. Feels good man.Squincy Jones
Nov 20th 2016
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