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Seimitsu LS-32-01 (PCB Type) Joystick with SS Plate (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.

    Bundle Control Accessories and Performance Mods

    Compatible with a wide array of Sanwa balltops and battops, including the Sanwa LB-35 Balltop and Sanwa LB-30 N-S Battop, the Seimitsu LS-32-01 comes with an adjustable restrictor plate for 2, 4, or 8-way operation.  It also has PCB mounts and quick disconnects allow for easy swapping into a Madcatz SE or TE joystick.

    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:

  • Product Reviews

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    1. Not satisfied

      I recently ordered this joystick hoping to get a quicker response for the madcatz fightstick. I didn’t notice a difference in response times and also the semeitsu is a little too loose to my liking. Unfortunately there isn’t a higher tension spring offered for that joystick. So for me this joystick was a bust and a waste of money. on Mar 14th 2019

    2. Great stick in comparison

      The review here talking about the Tap and Die set, go read that one now.

      Now that you're done with their review here we go.

      I've recently swapped out a lot of stuff for friends and this one is the one I keep pointing them to. Complaints of other sticks regardless the manufactuerer seem to end with Seimitsu's LS-32. For various reasons it wont always fit in some cases but many times you can manage to adjust things in the case to make it work. Smaller stick cases beware it is a very "deep" stick and sticks well past where the Hayabusa stick does in the HORI RAP V4.

      I had to Tap and Die... but it has been worth every single penny.
      on Oct 28th 2018

    3. Great upgrade. Not a direct fit for Qanba Carbon.

      Great upgrade. Less "looseness" from the seimitsu. No issues with shaft length although it is a touch shorter than stock.
      Only issue is that it's not a direct replacement for the Wanna Carbon stock joystick. The mounting bracket is useless as the holes for the enclosure don't quite line up. Had to remove top acrylic and screw in joystick using 4 predrilled holes from the top. Not ideal but works.
      on Feb 13th 2018

    4. Best stick I've put hands on

      Heads up: If installing into a HORI RAPV4 you'll need a Tap and Die set to thread the middle screws for the mount. (worth it read on.)

      TL;DR Stiffer than the Sanwa / Hori Hayabusa but just as smooth

      Compared to the Hori Hayabusa and Sanwa standards I purchased this with the intent of actually getting a feel for the unit and seeing if I liked the resistance given by the stick.

      Proof positive once mounted I enjoyed it a lot. No back lash even when equipped with the balltop with bubbles in it. One problem I've had with weaker Sanwa or Hori sticks is that they, when released at full tilt, will sometimes input another direction if allowed to fling themselves back to neutral. So far this unit hasn't done that and I am very thankful for it.

      If you like a crisper engagement and wish your Sanwa JLF or Hori Hayabusa were more resistant without feeling mushier from the added weight of a heavier spring, give these a shot.

      Will be using these in my custom sticks in the future. Best piece of hardware I've encountered, wish I'd found Seimitsu sooner.
      on Sep 28th 2017

    5. Sanwa purist finds stability in nre Seimetsu LS-33-01 Joystick

      I've always used Sanwa parts exclusively in my Fightsticks always prefering the soft sensitivity of it's action. Recently I had the opportunity while replacing my Joystick, to use the new Seimetsu LS-32-01 and have really been enjoying it.

      The big difference between the two sticks is the LS-32-01 has a lot firmer a feel to it, this has been helpful for precise execution scenarios and during practice to make sure that i am intently hitting the correct directions. You should expect a time to adapt to the added effort required to perform motions, but in the long run if you're intention is to improve the accuracy and dtermination of your execution this stick should help.
      on Jul 21st 2017

  • Product Videos

    • SRK's (6/8) Tech Review of Mad Catz FightStick TE by ShinJN
      So now that ShinJN of www.shoryuken.com has pressed the previo...
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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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