Venom Arcade Stick
Last year, In preparation for Street Fighter V (Capcom), I decided to go for a Venom Arcade Stick in preference to the Mad Catz TE2+ for one simple reason: price.
I bought the Venom stick for £70.00 and after installing an LS-32 then ordering some new Sanwa buttons from Arcadeworld.co.uk, the unit has a great feel to it and it’s probably the best stick I’ve ever used/built. The LS-32 has that short travel distance and light spring pressure I much prefer and the size of the Venom’s base is a lot smaller than the Mad Catz – another pro.
With the modifications, the total price was still under £100, which is still a lot less than the Mad Catz options.