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DagNasty 05-06-2004 11:09 AM

What kinds of matrices are out there?
This is not a end all list. There are a few intentionally left off because I don't know jack about them. If you want to add, go for it, if you want me to add in my post, PM me the info.

I'm linking pics to some of the more rare matrices, but not sure how long I'll be able to host them for, we'll see how much bandwidth gets used up. I've also given proper credit to the site I found the image on. The data has been gathered over the last 2 years, and I in no way claim it to be 100% free of errors. Only thing I ask is let me know if something is wrong and I'll be happy to edit the post.

Stock Matrix LCD
– LCD board as the name implies (has a graphical display, settings are controlled through this display, 3 buttons on the grip frame instead of 1 on the LED
- Has a different solenoid than the LED
- Image bolt kit
- PBC lpr
- not aced
- not custom milled
- price tag of around $900-$1000 new
-Comments: none

Stock Matrix LED
- LED board as the name implies, setting made by adjusting 4 dipswitches inside the grip frame, 1 button on the grip frame
-Has a different solenoid than the LCD
-Stock bolt
-no lpr standard
-not aced
-not custom milled
-price tag of around $700, assuming you can find one new.
-Comments: none

TMC Edition Matrix
-Custom LED board (features Anti Bolt Stick technology, trigger debounce adjustment, eye logic and other general improvements over the stock LED board)
-Image bolt kit
-PBC lpr
-aced – TMC/Trauma break beam eye
-custom TMC milling
-price tag of about $1000
-Comments: none

-LCD board with anti bolt stick programming
-Free Flow bolt kit (some say they got their with an image kit and a freeflow bolt, not sure the validity of these claims)
-Trinity LPR
-Older ones not aced, I’ve heard freeflow now has eyes for the trix and it is a free upgrade
- custom milling – freeflow logo and trauma logo milled in
-price tag of around $1200, not currently sold new
-Comments: Supposedly freeflow offers free upgrades and warranties the marker for life, great custom colors,

TMC Trauma Matrix
Same as TMC Edition with Trauma logo milled in

NYX Matrix
-LED board – custom egi xtreme software board
-Image bolt kit
-Some have trinity lpr, newer ones have pbc lpr
-Custom egi eyes
-custom milling, “punisher”
-price tag of around $1300-$1400 new, unsusre of availability
-comments: quite possibly one of the sickest trixes out there, comes with cp hpr, ccm clamping no rise, and dye ul barrel. Thought to be one of the fastest matrices made to date, limited color availability
photo courtesy of

Ironmen Matrix
-LCD board
-Image bolt kit
-PBC lpr
-aced – Gen-e eyes
-custom milled with ironmen logo
-price tag: $1300-$1400
-Comments: One of the few and the first LCD matrices in a 45 frame with eye logic controls, the left air chamber has been milled off, completely, to lighten it up. Grip frame is moved slightly forward compared to stock matrices. Custom 2 piece breach. The only colors these were made in was black with red accents, to my knowledge.
photo courtesy of

Toxic Matrix
-LCD board with Anti Bolt stick technology (all but the first batch had ABS tech)
-Image bolt kit
-pbc lpr
-custom wave/tribal like milling
-price tag of around $1299
-Comments: really nice toxic 3 piece breech, 14’ freak with matching anno, magnetic trigger frame, lifetime warranty on parts.
photo courtesy of

Tequila Matrix/Tequila Sunrise Matrix
-LED board
-Aardvark red Bolt kit
-Trinity lpr
-not aced
-custom milling – so many variations
-price tag of around $1200
-Comments: Tequilas, Tequila sunrises, and entities all came in waves. There were about 15 tequilas produced, 50 or so Sunrises produced and 17 entity trixes produced. The signature milling is the partially exposed bolt with a lexan window cover and the aardvark milled onto the side. Sunrises also had a sunset milled in (I think they all did). The manifold is higher flowing, and the grip frame is aardvark custom version, came with the alligator trigger.
photo courtesy of

Aardvark Entity Matrix
-LCD board
-aardvark red bolt kit
-trinity lpr
-not aced
-very custom milling with an octopus and the ironmen logo, and an aardvark milled in. Same bolt exposure and lexan window as the tequila
-price tag was around $1500 new, but they were only made for the SC ironmen
-comments: very sought after matrix, each one was anno’d differently in essence making all 17 a 1 of a kind. Very similar to the tequila save for LCD. Tentacle trigger included.
photo courtesy of

Demon Matrix
-board unknown
-image bolt kit
-pbc lpr
-ace unknown
-milling is their primary custom feature
-price varies
-comments: you send your matrix to demon for some custom milling. They can do any type of milling you want, they’ll mill off the dead air chamber in your matrix, mill in text, logos, etc. Not too much on them out there.
Image courtesy of

Shocktech Matrix
-LED board – enhanced chip with anti bolt stick
-Image bolt kit
-Shocktech lpr
-not aced
-Custom shocktech milling
-price around $1100 new
-comments: none

Dye Matrix LCD (dm3)
-LCD board
-Dye bolt kit
-Dye Rocket lpr
-aced – Dye system
-custom milling: lightened main body
-price: currently selling around $900
-Comments: First batch of dye rockets regs had problems (fsdo, consistency). There is a trade in program from what I understand but I have not looked into it yet).

Dye Matrix 4 (DM4)
-LED board
-Dye Fuse bolt kit
-Internal LPR
-Infrared ace system
-milling: ummmm.. yeah
-price: around $1300 new
-comments: none really, there is enough hype around the boards about it

Blue Baller 05-06-2004 11:14 AM

Sweet. This is going in the ultimate sticky i'm forming.

chibissj 05-08-2004 12:17 PM

where does the Gen E fall into this?

Blue Baller 05-08-2004 02:12 PM


Originally posted by chibissj
where does the Gen E fall into this?
Gen-E came out with the original matrices, such as the LED and slideswitch models. Nothing bad about them, they're just some of the originals.

hybrid-sniper 05-09-2004 12:02 PM

Very nice.
Im really diggin the Trauma, Demon and toxic trixes, very sexy.

chibissj 05-09-2004 02:33 PM

found out today that there are actually 17....entity matrix's, not the originally and popularly thought 12.

DagNasty 05-09-2004 07:31 PM


Originally posted by hybrid-sniper
Very nice.
Im really diggin the Trauma, Demon and toxic trixes, very sexy.

Demon is an intersting alternative for those who truly want a custom matrix. I'm talking to them now about having my led milled with a 1 of a kind design and anno'd in a color never before seen on a 'trix. I'll let you all know if it comes through.

chibissj 05-10-2004 02:40 PM

Are you guys going to add the new different types of DM4's now since they are matrix's...

The Shocktech one?

And the Dark one?

p8ntfreak98 05-10-2004 03:52 PM

Seeing as they're not available to the public, no.

Blue Baller 05-10-2004 04:06 PM

I'm sure I can find you a pic of the shocktech DM4 though, chibbs. Here ya go.

chibissj 05-10-2004 06:11 PM

I know I've seen it.

But'll be available soon...I mean they'll.

DagNasty 05-11-2004 05:58 AM

I'll add versions of the DM4 once I get all the info on the production models.

potatocannon4 07-07-2004 05:49 PM

shocktech dm4's are ugly:eek:

shoebag2000 07-12-2004 06:25 PM

I think they are pretty hott. Thats right, hot with 2 t's.

DagNasty 08-03-2004 12:59 PM

the pic thread might be down for a bit, I'm setting up some new boxes and the old ones are going straight to game server hosting. So for now, they're getting put on village but who knows how long that'll last.

Damn we need to update this thread..


paintballman232 08-08-2004 11:08 AM

Im digging the NYX Trix, Saw one at a tourney looks hot.

DagNasty 08-11-2004 06:19 AM


Originally posted by paintballman232
Im digging the NYX Trix, Saw one at a tourney looks hot.
beast of all beasts

PistolPete89 12-16-2004 05:43 AM

i know this is an old post but i was wondering if i bought a led matrix the only differnce i would have to worry about compared to the lcd matrix in its performance is the solinoid and the bolt?

please let me know and if you can does these few little upgrades make much of a difference in the guns performance?
i have no idea what the differnce in the solinoid does

o yah and does the lcd shoot faster or anything?

Guillotine 12-16-2004 08:36 AM


Originally posted by Blue Baller
Gen-E came out with the original matrices, such as the LED and slideswitch models. Nothing bad about them, they're just some of the originals.
actually, Airtech made the first matrix, which the prototype was actually fully mechanical...then went to electro when it was released to the public, in which Diablo then distributed the matrix, and after Diablo was when Gen-E stepped in.

DagNasty 12-16-2004 08:55 AM

wow, this thread is in serious need of an overhaul..

soon to come I guess.

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