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wgp04cocker Tuesday, November 1st, 2005
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month179 of 182 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Proto Matrix
Proto M6
DM4
DM5
DMC
Marker Setup: Dye DM6 #0048
AdvantagePB Virtue Board
Dye Ultralite Barrel

Proto Matrix
Ultralite Trigger Frame
Dye Ultralite Barrel
Hybrid Bolt Guide
CCM No-Rise Feedneck
Recommended
Upgrades:
Not many upgrades are out as of now, but they are definately in the works.
Strengths: -Accuracy
-Speed
-Weight
-Milling
-Kick
-Quiet
-Comfort
-Trigger Frame
-Efficiency
Weaknesses: None
Review: First off, I want to say that this gun is very different from the DM5/C, and isn't just the same marker with different milling. Just so that everyone knows, the DM6 has a NEW:
-Solenoid
-Self-Cleaning Eyes
-Ramping Software
-Bolt
-Trigger Frame
-Trigger
-Dye Sticky grips
-LPR
-Stainless Steel buttons instead of membrane pads
-And of course the light-weight milling

Pros
Accuracy
EVERY shot was ball on ball, I was amazed when I was shooting strings that were hitting the same spot over and over. Compared to other guns Iíve shot, the DM6 is by far the most accurate one

Speed
This is the fastest DM ever. Unlike other matrices were the gun is mechanically capped at 23 bps because of the solenoid, the DM6 is able to surpass 30bps and is only limited to the speed of your hopper.

Weight
If you've ever held an Ego, picture one but lighter. It hasnít been proven yet, but the DM6 is believe to weigh about 1.4 pounds, which, when compared to other markers, is a feather.

Just how light is it?
DM5- 1.22kg / 2.66 lbs
DMC -1.20kg / 2.65lbs
M6 - 1.07kg / 2.36lbs
DM6- 1.02kg / 2.24lbs winner at 6.7 ounces lighter than DM5

The DM6 is lighter then the DM5, DMC, Proto, Proto M6, Shocktech Shocker, Dynasty Shocker, Angel G7, Ego 05 and Ego 06. These were official weights provided by Dye themselves. Another important thing to note is that these weights include the airport and a battery, while most companies do not include these when they advertise their weights. So before you say the Ego 06 is lighter note that those weights do not included the airport or battery, whereas the DM weights do.

Milling
Drop dead sexy, plain and simple. One thing that I really like about the milling is the Dye Logo which has been milled toward the back of the gun near the LPR. When compared to the DM5ís milling, the DM6 appears to be more smooth and flowing, whereas the DM5 looked like it had a boney exoskeleton (Iíve owned a DM5 so Iím not bias, its just my opinion). Milling is of course all personal preference, but in my opinion the DM6 has some of the best milling on any marker currently out.

Software
Dye was very smart when programming the DM6ís board. Unlike other matrices, it comes stock with 3 different firing modes: NPPL/Semi, PSP, and Millenium. Now there is no need to spend a hundred some odd dollars on a new board since Dye now gives you the ability to play in any tournament series right out of the box.

Kick
Thanks to the lower operating pressure, it offsets the weight and provides for little to no kick, which makes keeping a steady hand during high rates of fire a breeze.

Noise
Just like all matrices, the DM6 is extremely quiet

Efficiency
Just like all other matrices, the DM6 could improve a little bit on its efficiency. Its not bad, but I play back/mid, so I need to get as many shots as possible. With about half of my 45/45 full I was able to get 2 pods and a hopper, so with a full tank you should expect 5 pods and a hopper, which isn't bad at all for a small tank like mine.

Comfort
Between the compact body and Ultralite frame, the DM6 is extremely comfortable to hold, especially with a 45ci tank

Feedneck
I'm glad Dye made it so that you can tighten your hopper by hand. On my DM4 I put a decent size scratch in the markers body after my hand which was holding the allen key slipped. Luckily I wonít have to worry about that anymore.

Trigger Frame
I love the Ultralite frame. Thanks to the hour-glass design it is extremely comfortable to hold in your hand. The only downside to it is that it has its own trigger design, so DM6 owners will have to wait for companies such as Custom Products to develop one for it.

Trigger
This was something I'm glad Dye improved upon. Now the trigger is less like a double finger trigger and now more like a blade style. Another plus is that the trigger is externally adjustable, so there is no need to constantly take your trigger frame on and off to adjust it.

Accessories
It was nice to have a small parts kit, lube, barrel condom, and a full set of allen keys included with the gun.

Cons
At first I thought that the efficiency was poor, but considering I was using a 45/45 tank, I think that 5 pods and a Halo is considerably good.
Conclusion: Dye really outdid themselves on this one. Between its small, lightweight body to ball on ball strings of paint, the DM6 is the best matrix I've owned. I strongly recommend one, but if the price tag is too high then look into the Proto M6, which is a great gun for its price.
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Saturday, March 11th, 2006 at 11:51 am PST
 

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mattmaster34 Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 11:54 am PST
What store did you get your DM6 at? I wasn't aware that any stores had them yet.
   

Moose0nTheLoose Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 1:50 pm PST
nice review, wish i could get one.
   

wgp04cocker Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 5:28 pm PST
mattmaster34- I bought it at Cup
   

midguy Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 6:06 pm PST
Hey, Im just curious, ive been asking around and stuff, but have you tried the new 06 Proto Matrix, im thinking about getting one, and i just want some other opinions. Hopefully my local shop gets some in soon.
   

freeflyinrider Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 6:07 pm PST
is it just me or does the new trigger frame look almost 90 degrees
   

Mr. Grey Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 7:55 pm PST
it's pretty amazing. the looks are pretty killer
   

fishhead Tuesday, November 1st, 2005 | 10:35 pm PST
The new grip is amazing, but less helpful if you have bigger hands. However, it comes with several modes, i think Millenium, NXL, PSP. You can get the grip for the PM6. I dont think its as light as 1.4 lbs. More like an 05 Proto, not Ego or Shocker light, but lighter and better balanced than DM5. I didn't shoot so no review...
   

wgp04cocker Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 | 7:34 am PST
midguy- read my Conclusion
freeflyinrider- its not, it just curves inward towards the top
fishhead-its alot lighter then the 05 Proto if thats what you're saying, and I'm pretty sure its the same if not lighter then an Ego or Shocker. If you've held one you'd see how light it really is
   

e2eclipse again Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 | 7:54 am PST
This is a great review. In regards to the proto 06, is the trigger basically the same as the pm5, or was it improved in any way. Because it certainly looks the same.
   

midguy Wednesday, November 2nd, 2005 | 8:38 am PST
quote:
Originally posted by wgp04cocker
midguy- read my Conclusion
freeflyinrider- its not, it just curves inward towards the top
fishhead-its alot lighter then the 05 Proto if thats what you're saying, and I'm pretty sure its the same if not lighter then an Ego or Shocker. If you've held one you'd see how light it really is

thanks dude, i just didnt pay attention to the conclusion, my bad.
   

wgp04cocker Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 | 6:49 am PST
e2eclipse again- they appear to be the same, but I can't give you a definate answer
   

De4d On Targ3T Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 | 4:31 pm PST
wow everybody read the description it says its 7 pounds lighter than the Dm5!!!Not possible because that would be like -5pounds mistake lol
Last edited on Friday, November 4th, 2005 at 6:33 pm PST
   

DSW183 Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 | 6:27 pm PST
do you think it is worth selling my dmc for? and i can't decide between this and the new ego 06. can you offer a suggestion?
   

dafence Thursday, November 3rd, 2005 | 6:52 pm PST
first off this is a great review... second i was looking at the M6 but i'm really cheap and have almost no money so i was thinking of getting the old Proto Matrix and just putting a new feedneck on and ASA for a few more bucks and saving $75 is that a good idea?
   

wgp04cocker Friday, November 4th, 2005 | 7:20 pm PST
De4d On Targ3T- they meant ounces
DSW183- the Ego will have more kick and be louder, so I'd take the DM6 (I've owned and Ego and didn't like it)
dafence- tough call. If you're not willing to spend the money on the M6 then you will still have a great marker after upgrading the 05.
   

shot-on-sight Saturday, November 5th, 2005 | 10:38 pm PST
I wouldnt sell the DMC for this, the DMC is also super light looks superb also and is top of the line performance i see no reason to trade in or sell the DMC for something just slightly newer. can we say gun A.D.D
   

wgp04cocker Sunday, November 6th, 2005 | 2:10 pm PST
shot-on-sight- you're entitled to your opinion, but the DM6 is lighter and is overall a better marker then the DMC. Don't get me wrong, the DMC is a great marker, but its just not as good as the DM6
Last edited on Sunday, November 6th, 2005 at 5:26 pm PST
   

footballn62 Sunday, November 6th, 2005 | 8:14 pm PST
hey im no owner of a high end marker but i deffinetly say the dmc is almost essentially almost excactly same performance so unless you are made of money or have nothing else to spend it on why waste money for something that is just a lil bit better performing.
   

shot-on-sight Monday, November 7th, 2005 | 12:18 pm PST
yes i know that its slighlty better, what i said was that i dont think there are enough improvments to validate trading in a dmc or selling it to get a DM6. Once you reach such a high level of performance there isnt a whole lot to be improved upon, people should be happy with what they have rather than wanting to trade in theyre slighlty older gun for something that just came out. ive had my autococker (mechinacal and e-blade'd) for over 2 years without buying anything new or even wanting something new.
   

wgp04cocker Monday, November 7th, 2005 | 12:41 pm PST
to both fottballn62 and shot-on-sight: the DM6 is very different from the DMC in that it has a light weight body design which makes it lighter then an Ego/Shocker, faster solenoid, self cleaning eyes, more efficient stock bolt, more comfortable trigger frame and trigger, new Dye Sticky Grips, stock ramping software and a new and improved LPR. Those are the only things they could really improve upon from the DMC, and they did, so to say they are basically the same marker isn't true.
Last edited on Monday, November 7th, 2005 at 12:46 pm PST
   
                            
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