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:
I bought this since I live in an apartment and I play fighting games relatively late, sufficed to say that this paired with the silent buttons makes it a lot more quiet when playing during the late hours of the night. Although since you do not really hear the microswitches, it takes a little bit to get used to if you used the audio cues from your stick, but other than that it works great!Unknown
Oct 6th 2018
Silent just as advertised
It is very, very quiet. You can no longer hear the micro switches click. I recommend this if you need to be as silent as possible while playing.Unknown
Aug 17th 2018
Wish I purchased this long ago.
Got this for my Hori RAP 4. It’s so silent, I’m able to play without bothering someone sleeping in the same room. Krew
Jul 21st 2018
Classic JLF Without the Click
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
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