Low-noise FC660C?!?


#1

I haven’t seen much talk about this, but apparently there’s a silent FC660C variant now? I’ve only come across it on Amazon. Has anyone gotten their hands on one yet? I have one on the way, pretty stoked to fit this into my Heavy-6.


#2

I believe that comes with the purple silenced sliders.


#3

And for only $10 more, not bad


#4

Wow. That’s a great deal. I spent 8 to 10 times that to silence mine with hyperspheres and lube.


#5

Went ahead and ordered one through MK, we’ll see if their April 26th estimate ends up being accurate.

MK link:


#6

Wonder how quiet this will be when lubed and hypersphere’d.


#7

I’m guessing you wouldn’t want to hypersphere it – assuming it has the typical stock silenced Topre sliders, they already have a soft bumper on the slider. It should be, essentially, like an HHKB Type-S.

I could be wrong here, please let me know!


#8

Still waiting on a beige variant…


#9

O-rings feel horrible and silenced switches almost as bad.


#10

Meaning, after-market-silenced Topre feels horrible? That’s what I’ve always heard, and I can attest I that my HHKB Type-S feels amazing. I’m super stoked about this. A stock-silenced 660C is essentially my dream board.


#11

Does anyone know how a “type-s” differs from a board that has hyperspheres? Does Topre silence the downstroke as well as upstroke when it’s factory silenced, or is it just the upstroke?


#12

KBDfans’ Silence-X rings worked great for my Realforce and Novatouch. My Type-S is notch better, but that’s to be expected.


#13

No I was talking of MX type switches. No idea how “silent” affects topre.


#14

Really the only difference is the thickness of the silencing material AFAIK. The ones Topre use should be thin like KBDfans or KeyClack silencing rings & not affect the tactility or key travel. Hyperspheres are thicker, will make the key stroke a little shorter, & take a little bit of the tactility away.


#15

Also, on stock silenced Topre boards, the narrow part of the slider that the cap snaps onto is a bit taller, so the added thickness of the bumper does not reduce the tactility of the rubber dome.


#16

Has anyone seen a review of the stock-silenced FC660C yet? Would love to get my hands on one.


#17

In stock!!!