+GoldenWheels Posted January 4 Share Posted January 4 26 minutes ago, x=usr(1536) said: To be fair, I've rebuilt my share of CX-40 controllers with damaged fire buttons, broken rings, broken shafts, dead cables, non-working dome switches, etc. Any controller is capable of breaking at some point, but I disagree with the assertion that the 5200's controller design was inherently going to lead to it being broken. On a long enough timeline, they all fail. Which is a reasonable opinion to hold, but it doesn't really matter - I've always found the CX-40 to be less than comfortable, and not as positive in communicating what it's doing back to me as I'd like. Doesn't prove anything other than that neither one of us cares for a particular controller. One timeline is just a lot faster than the other. A LOT faster. And one worked better to begin with. And is simpler to fix overall. And cheaper. To either replace OR fix. The comfortable bit in my post was of course followed with the inevitable "IMO"...everybody has their preferences! But in an argument of pro and cons of A8 vs 5200, it has to be discussed. I would note that the vertical format/number pad controller (not even being 5200 specific here) was clearly a dead end so far as controller evolution. I think there is a good reason for that. Also want to point out....all comments are made in the vein of the threadtopic. I do think a 5200 is worth owning, IF you don't already have a good A8 collection. If you DO have a good A8 collection....I think the 5200 very redundant and not worth the outlay or trouble. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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