Scientific-Atlanta Spectral Dynamics SD425

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JP!

17 Jul 2019, 23:01

I recently picked up this looker of a keyboard. The case design and quality are superb, unfortunately this one is impossible to type on. :roll: The switches are Hi-Tek High Profile which are notorious for cracked sliders.
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Hard to see but typical with the flat-top version of this switch there is Hi-Tek branding under the space bar.
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Muirium
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18 Jul 2019, 01:04

Oh, that's a shame. Those waffle frame switches are never any good. They spoil what is otherwise a decidedly elegant looking board. The case design is very flash, and the caps are stellar.

Makes you wonder what else you could retrofit in here…

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There's quite a lot of Hi-Tek doubleshots still out there. What would they be like on adapters, for MX?

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zrrion

18 Jul 2019, 01:07

There's enough room inside the large stem that one could likely fit a ton of adapters into them without any trouble.

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TheInverseKey

18 Jul 2019, 01:08

Great find! This one really is a looker!

Findecanor

18 Jul 2019, 03:11

Built from custom-extruded aluminium profile? :shock:

Slom

18 Jul 2019, 05:09

Muirium wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 01:04
Oh, that's a shame. Those waffle frame switches are never any good. They spoil what is otherwise a decidedly elegant looking board. The case design is very flash, and the caps are stellar.
User afan invented a solution for the broken stems last year: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=20317

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JP!

18 Jul 2019, 05:16

Slom wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 05:09
Muirium wrote:
18 Jul 2019, 01:04
Oh, that's a shame. Those waffle frame switches are never any good. They spoil what is otherwise a decidedly elegant looking board. The case design is very flash, and the caps are stellar.
User afan invented a solution for the broken stems last year: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=20317
Thanks for sharing that fix. Looks like an elegant solution.

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