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KBDFans KBD8X MKII, Tribosys 3204 lubbed T1s, GMK Metropolis and The Arran Malt 12 YO Cask Strength.
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KBDUser
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Nov 21, 2019
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Nice 8x. Is that the silver coating? I came close to ordering one, but couldn't decide on a switch. What's it like with those tactile T1s?
Nov 21, 2019
c_r_z
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Nov 21, 2019
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Yes, this is the silver anodized KBD8X MKII. The finish is quite nice, no visible issues on the outside, slight issues of no concern on the inside. Quite heavy, at around 3 kg. The T1s are more tactile than Zealios V1 or MX Clears. Quite close to things like Outemu Sky. Lighter than MX Clears but slightly heavier than Zealios V1. Since the T1s are lubed with Tribosys 3204 they are really smooth and maybe a little bit less tactile than default. Quite quiet since I also lubed the springs and installed dampening foam in the KBD8X MKII.
Nov 21, 2019
KBDUser
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Nov 21, 2019
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Yeah, I wish I had ordered a gray one, as I have lots of keysets for it. I hear that the typing experience is improved over the mk i. Seems like there's been some improvements made in how the key switches are situated, or otherwise in the comfort of the board. I've been debating between the KBD75 V2, or waiting for the next 8x GB.
Nov 21, 2019
iSaff
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Nov 17, 2019
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Arran is really is wonderful, though never tasted cask strength.
Nov 17, 2019
c_r_z
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Nov 17, 2019
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Not just Arran, the whole lineup from Douglas Laing is wonderful. Except for Arran Lochranza Reserve, that should not be on the market... But stuff like the Arran with different cask finishes (Amarone and Cote Roite are particularly good) or the Bothy Cask or Machir Bay or the blended malts like Rock Oyster or Epicurean or Big Peat or all the other stuff they put out like Provenance are really great. No caramel added, no chill filtration, bottled at a minimum of 46%, they are simply great and a good reason to go with smaller, independent bottlers. Plus a lot of their lineup is budget friendly, in addition to being great malts. Oh, and if you do manage to get a bottle of Arran James MacTaggart 10th Anniversary Edition somehow, it is absolutely sublime. It puts to shame malts that are twice or thrice as expensive.
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Nov 17, 2019
iSaff
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Nov 18, 2019
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Thanks for the suggestions. I'm fairly limited at the local whisky shop, but i'll have a look online or when back in London. I'm a little surprised to see keyboards and whisky posts, but pleasently so.👍
Nov 18, 2019