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Number of Reviews: 3
Average Rating: 10.0 / 10
Manufacturer Website: Click here
Suggested Retail Price: $125

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The Tadao PMR/PM7 board is a drop-in replacement for the Proto Matrix Rail and Proto Matrix 07 stock boards, and uses the feature-packed Musashi 7 software. The circuit board is the most important part of any electronic paintball marker, and upgrading it can potentially change all the performance characteristics. Tadao's leading edge Musashi 7 software provides the user with the ultimate in adjustability and speed.

Like most other Musashi 7 based boards, the Tadao PMR/PM7 board includes our simple trigger based programming interface for changing virtually any setting, and an ultra bright 7 color LED that is more visible through the grip frame.

Also included with each Tadao PMR/PM7 board is a wiring harness to allow for plug-and-play installation of the Draxxus Pulse RF transmitter. This allows for easy installation without any soldering or permanent modifications to utilize the wireless capability of the Draxxus Pulse loader. The board contains both a 5 volt dedicated Pulse/Intellifeed socket and our full Pulse transmitter harness for use with the 9 volt solenoid output.
Features:

Fully legal in the NPPL, PSP, and Millennium tournament series
12 modes of fire
Unlimited semi-automatic
Adjustable semi-automatic
PSP auto-response
PSP 50% ramping
PSP 100% ramping
PSP burst
NXL full-automatic
Auto-response
50% ramping
Millennium 100% ramping
3 round burst
Full-automatic
More than 1 billion unique ways to adjust settings
Asynchronously monitors the trigger switch using an interrupt based scan at 2 million times per second for the quickest response time and fastest semi-automatic
Rate of fire adjustable from 14 to unlimited bps in 0.25 bps increments
Adjustable ABS programming eliminates first shot drop-off
AMB (anti-mechanical bounce) and CPF (cycle percentage filter) algorithms help to prevent mechanical and switch bounce without missing real trigger pulls
Gangster setting allows 3 different options for every fire mode, giving 36 different "breakout" style modes
Easy to use programming mode allows changes to nearly any variable, including debounce, dwell, loader delay, AMB, anti-bolt stick, fire mode, max rate of fire, eye mode, CPF, Gangster breakout mode, ramp start activation, and more
All settings are stored in non-volatile memory so they are not lost when the battery is disconnected
Power efficient software and hardware lengthen battery life
Automatic 15 minute idle power down saves batteries
One-touch startup enables the marker to fire almost instantly
Low battery indicator hardware and software shows battery level each time the marker is turned on
Product Availability 
The Tadao Technologies PMR/PM7 Musashi 7 Board is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
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skateordie1219 Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
3 months21 of 21 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Virtue (isnt as good no matter what people say)

Marker Setup: Proto Matrix rail w/ ND trigger, ASA, and rear bolt cap
Tadao musashi 7 PM7 board
Ultralight barrel with 12" and 14" tips
Crossfire 70/4500 Stubby
Halo B v35
Dye Invision i3 Goggle
Mantis 3+2 pack
Strengths: *Speed
*Multiple firing modes
*Easy to change settings
*LED has lots of colors
Weaknesses: *Makes your friends who bought ions jealous.
*Costs $125
Review: Okay so when i bought my PMR i thought "wow you cant get much faster than this"
well...i was very very VERY wrong. I ordered this board fropm the matrix center and when i got it i was pleased to find a sticker sheet and a pulse RF adapter in the box (i dont have a pulse...not yet anyway). Two screws and and a wire or two later i was ready to see how much paint i could possibly rip through as fast as possible. The first mode i used was naturally Uncapped semi and let me tell you its great, it was a little too bouncy out of the box so i turned the debounce and AMB up and it was fine. Next was the ramping modes...when they say it shoots as fast as your hopper will go THEY MEAN IT DANGIT. I went through one full halo B in under 5 seconds. now Tadao knows you dont want to blow paint like that unless your showing some ion or tippmann owners how its done so you can the cap down. It goes from 14-20 and then no cap (sweet, no?). One of my favorite parts about this board is the training modes. They tell you how fast you are shooting with the LED and can be used with or without air.

best 125 bucks i ever spent. My Proto is basically a whole new marker now.
Conclusion: Great board, i give it two thumbs up.

NOW GO BUY IT

Please let me know if this review was helpful, also please leave me comments on any agreements of disagreements you may have
Rating:
10 out of 10Last edited on Thursday, June 14th, 2007 at 7:51 pm PST
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faithalone Monday, March 17th, 2008
Period of
Product Use:
3 months6 of 6 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
1 year
Similar
Products Used:
Virtue Board, Tadao Spyder VS Board and Musashi Upgrade Chip
Marker Setup: PMR SE
Tadao Musashi 7 Board
CP 2K5 On/Off
CP Reg
Kila Detents
NDZ Clamping Feedneck
Vlocity XSV w/Virtue Chip
Strengths: Easy to use programming, full control over marker features.
Weaknesses: None noted.
Review: I first became personally familiar with Tadao Technologies when Spyder released their upgrade board for their VS series of markers. They wisely chose Tadao to design and produce the board. As soon as it was available I ordered one along with the upgrade chip sold directly by Tadao. I was very impressed with the board especially after trying other aftermarket boards. None of them came close to the performance and quality of the Tadao.

I was not surprised to see this same quality in their upgrade board for the Proto Matrix Rail (PMR) markers. I acquired a PMR not too long ago and as soon as I discovered that you had to remove the left side of the grip frame and move a dip switch in order to get into programming mode I knew that I needed an upgrade board. My first thought and choice was the Tadao and I do not regret that decision at all.

My Tadao board arrived a couple of days after ordering (I ordered direct from Tadao and these guys have always shipped products out fast). It retails for $125.00 direct. The item arrived in the signature cardboard box and sleeve package with the board itself in an anti-static bag. Included in the package is the board itself, instruction sheet, a very cool sticker sheet, a harness for a RF transmitter and a small paper insert with the new rate of fire (ROF) settings to be in compliance with the new rules for 2008. It is nice to know that if you already have your Tadao board you can get it upgraded for free at many of the major events or you can use Tadao’s mail in service as well.

This is probably one of the easiest upgrades you can install in your marker. It took about five minutes before I was in programming heaven. You simply remove the left side of your grip from the grip frame by removing the two screws. Your stock board will just slide out from the grip if you grab it near the bottom by the ASA and pivot it upwards. You simply unplug the eye ribbon, battery/switch harness and the solenoid harness and plug them in to the new board. Be careful not to damage the connecters when removing them from your stock board and also note that there is nothing holding the plastic buttons in to the grip frame and they will fall out and can get lost easily. Once you have everything plugged back in you simply slide the new board in its position, plug in a fresh battery and replace the grips. The installation is done! Truly plug and play.

To power on the board you press the top button on the grip frame. The board comes to life with the top light flashing blue if you have no balls in your marker or solid blue if the eyes detect a ball. Please note that the marker is now ready to fire as there is no “safety” feature on power up. When not using your marker be sure to power it down by holding the top button for a few seconds. It is nice to know that just in case you forget to power the marker off the Tadao board has an auto shut down feature and will power off your marker after 15 minutes of no activity. No more coming back to a dead battery! I do want to say also that I recommend that you re-chrono your marker after installing the Tadao board. The manual that I received said that the default dwell setting of the board was at 25 ms since that is the factory setting. However, I discovered that the setting was on 18 or 23 ms (since it is adjustable from 5 to 35 ms. I confirmed with Cookie Roberson at Tadao that Will had changed the default setting (which I think was a good move since it will make the marker more efficient.) If you have trouble with your marker cycling correctly you may need to adjust the dwell back to 25 ms, especially if your marker is new and your regulator is not broken in yet, otherwise the default setting will be fine.

The programming menu is simple to use and straightforward. To enter the programming menu you simply hold down the trigger and power on the marker using the top button. You release the trigger and you are now in programming mode. One pull of the trigger cycles through the different options. The programming mode you are in is indicated by the color assigned to that option. Pull the trigger to get to the programming menu you want, say “white” for firing mode. You then hold down the trigger for a second and the light will flash a certain number of times to indicate the setting. In this example, if it flashes 8 times then the marker is in “auto response” mode. This mode means that the marker will fire when you pull the trigger and will fire again when you release the trigger. Very cool! (The default firing mode setting for the board is number 1, semi-auto, one pull, one shot). To change the firing mode, after the lights flash to indicate which mode you are in pull the trigger the number of times to get to the mode you desire. If you want full auto pull the trigger 12 times. The light will flash to verify your setting. You then power off the marker, turn it back on and it is ready to fire.

I recommend leaving all of the settings at their default until you fully understand what they do. It is nice to know that if you do get the settings too far off from where they need to be you can easily restore them all to the default settings. I also recommend that you check the rules of the field where you play before using any of the modes as some fields only allow the use of semi-auto. There also may be a balls per second restriction on the field where you play and this can easily be set by using firing mode 2 and setting the max rate of fire setting to whatever you desire. (I leave mine on 17 most of the time anyway). The board also has a tournament lock feature for those in competitions that require it and is fully legal with the new PSP rate of fire rules and all other major tournament rules.

The eye logic is very good and I have not experienced any problems. In fact, I have about 10,000 balls through my PMR and have yet to have a single break. The board offers you four different eye mode settings with the default at the second setting which is the force shot mode. The marker will only fire if the eyes detect a ball in the breach but holding the trigger down for 1/2 second will cause it to fire which is helpful in shooting through breaks. You have four options for eye modes which are described in the manual like this:

1. Delayed – If the eye system does not detect a ball in the breech for 1/2 second, the marker automatically fires. This is useful for sound activated loaders because it ensures that a shot is fired, even without paint, so the loader will continue to feed.
2. Forced with force shot – The marker only fires if paint is seen in the breech or the user pulls and holds the trigger for 1/2 second, thereby initiating a force shot.
3. Test – This mode is specifically for seeing how fast the user can fire the marker, or how fast the pneumatics can actually cycle. The eyes work to prevent firing if they are blocked. This mode is only for dry firing. The LED is used to show the fastest achieved rate of fire:
4. Training – This mode works just like the test eye mode, but features an adjustable dwell setting independent of the normal dwell, which makes it easy for users to adjust their trigger settings and try them out with much less noise and air consumption. The training mode dwell setting corresponds with this eye mode.


My personal favorite is the training mode. The lights actually change based on how fast you pull the trigger. This helped to greatly improve my trigger walking speed and it uses very little air. This is a nice feature that can keep you happy especially on days when you can’t make it to a field. Even my wife likes to try and see if she can keep up with me! The dwell time on the training mode is fully adjustable via the programming menu.

All in all the Tadao Musashi 7 board for the Proto Matrix Rail/PM7 is a great upgrade option for those who do not have or desire to install an Ultra Light trigger frame on their PMR. It offers tons of firing modes and more control and features for fine tuning your marker than any board out there. Couple this with Tadao’s excellent customer support and reputation and you have a guaranteed winner.

Here are the firing modes explained from the manual:

Setting 1 is normal semi-automatic with an unlimited rate of fire while the eyes are enabled. When the eyes are turned off, the max rate of fire is set to 20 balls per second.

Setting 2 is semi-automatic with an adjustable rate of fire. It limits the maximum balls per second that can be fired. The cap is set by the max rate of fire setting.

Setting 3 is the PSP auto-response fire mode that works as follows:
• The first 3 shots of a string are semi-automatic
• After the 4th shot the marker will fire on the pull and release in auto-response mode
• If the user stops firing for more than 1 second, the 3-shot semi-automatic count starts over.

Setting 4 is the PSP 50% ramping fire mode that works as follows:
• The first 3 shots of a string are semi-automatic
• After the 4th shot the marker will ramp, adding 1 additional shot for every 2 pulled by the user, as long as the user pulls the trigger faster than the ramp start setting
• If the user stops firing for more than 1 second, the 3-shot semi-automatic count starts over

Setting 5 is the PSP 100% ramping fire mode that works as follows:
• The first 3 shots of a string are semi-automatic
• After the 4th shot the marker will ramp up to the loader’s maximum speed or the maximum rate of fire, as long as the user pulls the trigger faster than the ramp start setting
• If the user stops firing for more than 1 second, the 3-shot semi-automatic count starts over

Setting 6 is the PSP burst fire mode that works as follows:
• The first 3 shots of a string are semi-automatic
• After the 4th shot the marker will burst fire 3 shots per pull
• If the user stops firing for more than 1 second, the 3-shot semi-automatic count starts over

Setting 7 is the NXL full-automatic fire mode. It functions similarly to the PSP fire modes except, after the 3rd semi-automatic shot, the user may pull and hold the trigger for the marker to fire in full-automatic.

Setting 8 is the normal auto-response fire mode. The marker will fire on each pull and release of the trigger, generating 2 shots per full pull cycle.

Setting 9 is the normal 50% ramping fire mode. The marker will fire in semi-automatic unless the user pulls the trigger faster than the ramp start setting. Once the ramp start setting has been achieved, the marker will 50% ramp, adding 1 additional shot for every 2 trigger pulls.
Setting 10 is the normal 100% ramping fire mode. The marker will fire in semi-automatic unless the user pulls the trigger faster than the ramp start setting. Once the ramp start setting has been achieved, the marker will ramp up to the maximum feed rate of the loader or the maximum rate of fire setting, whichever is lower.

Setting 11 is the normal 3 round burst fire mode. The marker will burst fire 3 times for every pull and release of the trigger.

Setting 12 is the normal full-automatic fire mode. As long as the trigger is depressed the marker will fire in full-automatic.
Conclusion: This is an excellent upgrade for anyone with a PMR.
Rating:
10 out of 10
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Street_Balla_21 Thursday, June 14th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month4 of 4 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 years
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Rail Board
Stock PM6 Board
Stock Promaster Board
NOX Cyborg Board
E-Blade
Timmy LCD SOB Board
Frenzy 127.4 LCD Board
Ion Stock Board
Marker Setup: Dust Black Proto Matrix Rail
Evil Pipe Kit (All 5 Backs, 16in Gloss Black Ultra Tip)
NDZ Dust Black Clamping Feedneck Collar
NDZ Dust Black Backcap
NDZ Dust Black Roller Trigger
NDZ Dust Black NDZ Logo Eye Covers
NDZ Dust Black Pro-Lite Frame
NDZ Spring Detents
Gloss Black Hybrid Push Button On/Off
07 Hybrid Gunslinger Leather Grips
Green Virtue Laser Eyes
Tadao M7 Board
Draxxus Pulse RF Chip
Tadao Draxxus Pulse RF Chip Transmitter Wire

Black Draxxus Pulse
Black Speedfeed V2

Carleton 68ci 4500psi Carbon Fibre Tank
Pure Energy 4500psi Preset Regulator
06 Yellow Empire Tank Cover 68ci
Strengths: -VERY FAST
-Bright Multicolour LED
-User Friendly
-Fully Adjustable
-Tourny Lock
-Modes and options
Weaknesses: Zero
Review: Alright when i first got the board i was like sweet but i wondered how easy it was to install and guess what it was very easy.

This board makes you shoot faster ive hit 20+bps on SEMI!! and yes it has a ROF test mode where it turns off the eyes and lets you play with the noid and it will tell you how fast you shoot by colour and blue is 20+ and ive hit blue:D

Everything is easy to program as the manual is very well done and the colours aare so bright and distinct.


Unlike Virtue which still ahs that damn dipswitch with this board u press a button and thats just so u can turn on and off the tourny lock like theres nothign wrong with leaving it off jsut dunt hold the trigger when u turn on the gun lol.
Conclusion: Buy this over the Virture Board...

10/10

This is the nicest board out....
Rating:
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