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Old 07-10-2018, 05:42 PM
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Hey all,
I'm ready for a new radio and have pretty much decided on a Sanwa M12SRS. I've almost bought one several times but I'm reluctant to because the M17 will be out any day. I'm not interested in the M17 but I don't want to buy an M12 generation this week and see the prices drop like mad next week. Historically, has Sanwa significantly reduced the price of the previous generation when the new generation hits the market?
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Old 07-10-2018, 06:27 PM
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not exactly, they just get discontinued.
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Originally Posted by redgringrumble View Post
Hey all,
I'm ready for a new radio and have pretty much decided on a Sanwa M12SRS. I've almost bought one several times but I'm reluctant to because the M17 will be out any day. I'm not interested in the M17 but I don't want to buy an M12 generation this week and see the prices drop like mad next week. Historically, has Sanwa significantly reduced the price of the previous generation when the new generation hits the market?
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the m12 is bulky and heavy, i would get the m17.
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the m12 is bulky and heavy, i would get the m17.
I bought an M12SRS a while back and loved it at first, always wanted an M12. Now, Iím sick of the weight and am already looking into a replacement. I agree, get an M17 or something else that has better ergonomics. The M12 has amazing features and is fast, but donít do what I did and make ergonomics a secondary priority - you will regret it after a while.
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It should also be noted that the M12 is still available, even though it was released in 2012, so I doubt that the M12S/RS is going anywhere soon. So I wouldn't let that fear affect your decision.

Pertaining to ergonomics, I agree that they are important and I hear that from many other top racers as well, but they also say that ergonomics are personal. Weight, wheel/trigger relationship, range of wheel angle adjustment, trigger feel, and many other variables all go into the overall ergonomic feel. There simply isn't a one size fits all on this front. I for one, like the feel of my M12S better than I do the feel of the MT4/MT 44 platform (which is what the M17 seems based upon). That doesn't mean I won't get an M17 down the road in spite of the fact that I like the M12S better. However, because I like the ergonomics of the M12S it does put me in a position where I am not looking to purchase an M17 anytime this year, and maybe not next year either; we'll have to see.

I would advise going to your local hobby shop or track and try holding both an MT44 and an M12S/RS and decide which one you enjoy holding best.
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