I doubt I’ll be buying a new servo.
I have the small MiGe (latest generation) with a 2048-line/21M resolution SinCOS encoder and whilst I am sure the test data will show things that look like they are statistically significant differences, I seriously doubt that the average SIM racer could tell much more than extremely subtle differences in a blind comparison if all servos were running at identical forces (nM) on the simucube platform with the same encoder.
Of course the uber expensive KollMorgan/Lenze servos will undoubtedly feel somewhat ‘smoother’, but I never had those units in my budget anyway, so without having ever tried one I will stick with anecdotal feedback from the many reviews out there, many of which felt the small MiGe with the latest Simucube Ioni Pro HC hardware was so close to the feeling of much more expensive servos that the expensive units didn’t warrant their price, unless of course you just had money lying around to spend.
When I first got into OSW, I was helped a lot by Jason Jodarski who has extensive build experience with OSW all the way back to when people had to source parts from multiple places to build what were essentially ‘Frankenstein’ OSW’s
Jason had the choice of keeping any servo he wanted (KollMorgan, Lenze) in return for all his work, and what did he choose and still uses as his favorite? Small MiGe.
Of course, someone with a KollMorgan will vehemently disagree.
I’m sure there’s very subtle differences, but trying to justify such very small differences for very large price differentials is not a good proposition for most.
As I understand, with the current SinCOS encoder I have, any higher resolution will be near impossible to feel via human senses, and only data will show ‘improvements’ between servos.
What really needs to happen is SIM developers to make their data much more precise for our hardware to pick up on it, and we might be waiting a while since OSW/DD owners represent a tiny fraction of SIM racers.
All games/SIMs are developed with the majority in mind.
My 2 cents