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Sanwa JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK Higher Tension Silent Microswitch Joystick

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    Sanwa's retains their line of popular quiet levers such as the JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK Silent Microswitch Joystick.  Their latest model - JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK - instead gives players a bit more tension during play.

    Higher tension springs such as the 2lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF or 4lb Tension Spring for Sanwa JLF have remained quite popular since their debut. The JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK instead offers crisp tension directly from its new microswitch - the Omron D2RV-G-SD3.

    Omron D2RV-G-SD3 microswitch

    The D2RV-G-SD3 microswitch features a spring with a stronger repulsive force.  This means that the joystick lever shaft can return to neutral faster than the 8AYT.  That said, the feeling does not stray far from Sanwa's renowned JLF-TP-8YT joystick lever, meaning there is little to no learning curve.

    Familiar Light Versus New Heavy: A Subjective Approach

    In a competitive environment such as Fighting games, players are always looking for that slight edge to improve their gameplay.  But there also exists those who want to tailor the gameplay to their preferences.  Sanwa plans to support both the lighter-tension JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK and JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK models together.

    Also important to note is that aside from the new D2RV-G-SD3 microswitch, the JLF-TPRG-8BYT-SK has the same functionality and cosmetic appearance as the older 8AYT model. 

    Comparison: Microswitch TPMA for 8AYT and 8BYT

    Single Mold Restrictor Plate

    Familiarity was the direction Sanwa took with the JLF-TPRG-8AYT-SK, and the updated 8BYT model.  Installing the lever is as simple as the reliable Sanwa JLF-TP-8YT Joystick.  

    Sanwa's blue 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.  Please note that because of the single mold design, this gate is not compatible with the JLF GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Plate Insert. That said, those looking for octagonal control can still install the Sanwa GT-Y Octagonal Restrictor Gate onto this joystick.

    What's Included?

    You will receive the following with your purchase:

    • JLF-CD Shaft and Dust Cover
    • JLF-P1 Mounting Plate
  • Product Reviews


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    1. will bring your noise down SIGNIFICANTLY

      Works WAY better than I expected

      super satisfied
      on Oct 6th 2020

    2. Great tension, but...

      ... if you are used to the sounds of your switches this might not be for you. You can add springs and actuators to get the tension of this stick. I put this particular piece in because my wife is a light sleeper, but it has taken some getting used to and I am still considering switching back to a "regular" microswitch because I miss the noise. on Jun 10th 2020


      If you live with room mates or have a significant other that isn't into the loud clicking then this is well worth it. This coupled with the button silencers help eliminate the loud clicks and clacks that travel through walls and floors. What you're left with is more of a muffled sound that doesn't disturb those who live on other floors and are in other rooms.

      As for the mechanical operation, it works like a charm. Not having the sound from the microswitches really bothered me, but now I have now issues at all. The stick does seem a bit tighter than the base JLF, but you get used to it very quickly.

      There's absolutely no buyer's remorse here.
      on May 12th 2020

    4. Much pricier than the standard JLF, but delivers what it promises.

      I have a Qanba Drone and the stock lever and buttons are mushy and loud and the noise reverbs in the plastic body. I swapped them with a full set of Sanwa OBSFEs and the silent JLF.

      The JLF is amazing, it has a higher tension than the standard (as if you added in the 4lb spring) but once you get used to it, its a joy to use. The only sounds you get are from the actuater hitting the gate, but once you learn how to control your movements with the stick it will be essentially 100% silent compared to a standard lever.

      My drone is now completely silent. I would recommend this JLF.
      on Dec 16th 2019

    5. Worth the price

      I've never liked the clicking of JLF sticks - I know some love it. I was excited about a silent option and this one didn't disappoint. I also needed a silent option to keep from disturbing the people I live with.

      The higher tension is a change for anyone used to traditional JLF and has definitely forced me to relearn a bit, but after adjusting I actually prefer it.

      The stick is much quieter by comparison - the switches still make noise but it's highly muffled and inaudible to anyone not sitting close to you. You will hear the stick banging against the gate; that's not going away, but it's still muted compared to the sound of switches.

      Overall this will be my go-to stick, despite the price. It's much quieter and I prefer the tension for motion movements.
      on Oct 1st 2019

    6. A little pricey but I needed something silent.

      If you hate the click noise from other JLF sticks and have tons of spare parts laying around just for JLF's then this may be worth a buy. I recommend making your own dampeners for your buttons or buying some to make everything quiet if you do not have any already.

      This stick feels a lot smoother to do half circle, quarter circle rotations compared to a JLF-TP-X-X.
      I did not like a larger actuator despite trying multiple sizes I got from other vendors with this stick despite loving it on my last JLF. The one it comes was just fine for me.
      on Sep 23rd 2019

    7. Trusted Name

      Since starting my new custom stick project I had wanted to experiment with different sticks.However, in the end I decided to stick with sanwa because they're a trusted name. This stick is works very well just like previous iterations. I did knock off 1-star because all the way it is advertised as silent. The sound of the stick rubbing against the sides is just as loud as clickier sanwa sticks.

      Overall, it is still a very good stick and would recommend it to anyone needing a replacement or building new.
      on Apr 22nd 2019

    8. A silent must !

      Was tired of clicking noises filling the room. This suits me perfectly. Super silent and efficient. Ive added the 4lb spring. Works like a charm. Totally recommend it. on Apr 18th 2019

    9. Pleasant Surprise

      I was really worried about the "silence". Thru years with arcade sticks, I've come tor really enjoy the "click" of standard switches.
      Once I got over the silence, I found the stick exceeded my expectations and feels amazing.
      on Mar 7th 2018

    10. Precise and Silent

      This joy stick is the best ive played on. The response and feel of the stick is exactly what I was hopeing for. The microswitches are silent but still have that feeling and reaction of click switches. I added a different tension spring to the stick to make it feel sturdier and take a beating. on May 23rd 2017

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