01. Accuracy at its finest, the standard Ultralite™ 14" barrel.
02. The DM5's integrated on/off air supply allows you to de-gas your marker at any time.
03. Consistent air plow through the Hyper2 in-line air regulator.
04. Internal anti-chop eye sensing system, provides trouble free high rate of fire.
05. The low 170psi operating pressure provides smooth operating performance with less shot bounce
06. Continuous three dimensional contoured body design boasts the elegant look of the DM5.
07. Completely adjustable trigger design allows you to customize your trigger position and refraction point. Trigger rolling bearing inserts give trigger stability and smooth swing return.
08. Light weight compact body, length reduced by 1/2 inch
09. DM5 Sticky3 grip is standard and provides an anatomically correct fit for your hand.
10. High intensity LED provides identification to program functions.
11. Ergonomic 45 frame provides the correct fit angle for trigger pull ease. Additional integrated dovetail and rear hook allows for easy carrying on and off the field.
12. Removable one-piece Fuse™ bolt system provides easy internal access and maintenance.
13. The modular internal LPR provides shot consistency and quality.
14. Low profile feed port with adjustable clamp neck allows you to use your hopper of choice.
The Dye DM5 is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Dm6, Dmc, Dm4, Vintage trix's, Proto's, Other spool valves.
Too many ups to list
Dye Peanut 71/45
Ul frame if you want
Bolt system if you want (I like stock just fine)
Stock setting efficiency
Sort of heavy for this day and age
Well just because I am typing this as "only tested" doesn't mean I am only getting first impressions. I have used NUMEROUS Dm5's. Some UL'd, some stock framed, some sith framed.
Efficiency like most spool valves stock leaves a little to be desired.
Shoots insanely smooth (when properly kept up with).
Easy to use.
Accurate as hell with stock UL barrell.
Over the chrono with a good paint to barrel match is roughly up or down 2 or 3 fps.
Stock stuff is good stuff (UL barrell, hyper 2, Fuse bolt system etc.)
Nothing,havent ever used the other dm's but i hear there alike but lighter
cp drop and asa
So i went and got this off a dude mid summer after selling my stupid ion.I went to play with my DM about 3 weks later and it didnt work(thank god there was a dude there that let me use his ego).So i took it in to badlands calgary and they held it overnight and found the problem was the previous owner had managed to cross a couple wires or something really stupid like that,so ok 15 bucks and it was working flawlessly.I had heard from the guy that lent me the ego that his dm5 was crazy smooth but i didnt think he meant as smooth as it was when i tried mine.WOW,he wasnt kidding it shot sooooo nice it wasnt even funny,and im extremely happy with my purchase.
Dont get egos they rip but dms shoot so smooth youd never wanna use an ego again.
Blue Dye DM5 with Tadao M5 chip, CP on/off, Ultralite barrel, 114/3000 tank
None really needed, I got mine already upgraded
Dye name and warrranty
Flawless milling and anodizing
Quiet and smooth
A little bit burly
Not a real fan of membranes
Overall, I loved using this gun. I came back after two years of not playing paintball and got this gun for a great price. By just looking at the gun, you can tell the power and the name that Dye carries behind their guns. The trigger is very smooth and the gun itself is crazy efficient. I get a halo hopper and 4-5 pods from a 114/3000 tank...I couldn't believe it myself until I got onto the field. The only problem I had is the on/off coming loose. They should've made it a little easier to access the port and not have to make the user take out the board to get to it. Another problem I had (since this is my first matrix) is my hand accidentally turning off the gun, but that wasn't a huge issue, just something to get used to. The gun shot very smooth and fast, the trigger walks easily and is hard to put down. I find myself walking the trigger at home every day I'm not using it. Good job Dye!!
If you can find a used Dye DM5 for a crazy good price, I suggest you buy it rather than the "newest technology." This gun is all you need for tournament paintball or even rec ball.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, August 3rd, 2007 at 3:14 pm PST
05 EGO - Ego was better. But the DM5 held up and was right up on the list by the ego.
07 EGO - 07 ego was alot mroe efficient.
A new board (Tadao)
Get a parts kit. Its worth it.
Not much kick
Kinda hard to maintain.
ALOT of orings.
Not too efficient.
This was a very good gun for the time I had it. It broke down on me once. But the Dye service was helpful. If it breaks down on you, DYE will replace the parts for free. And most of the time, you can fix it yourself. I would definently reccommend this gun to anyone who loves the sport of paintball. In conclusion, this gun is very quiet, little kick, and very accurate.
In conclusion, this gun is very quiet, little kick, and very accurate. Recommend this to anyone who loves the sport of paintball.
8 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, July 13th, 2007 at 9:23 pm PST
2004bko with hybrid grips and everything else stock
ul frame bolt
I traded my shocker for one and i thinck its amazin i used it three times so far and it hasent had any probs the only prob i have is that its old tech but idc it is really sexy and efficiant i get about a hopper and 4 maybe five pods out of it. i wouldnt get this anymore becuse its older tech like i said b4 but if your short on cash get one u can get 1 for like 400 and its great but soon the dm6 will be araound the same area so i would wait.
Great marker get it if u dont care for size and you will be happy.
trauma dm6 and other dm's prodebly every proto ever made shockers ions and
2007 shocker nxt silver and black w/ a cp reg w/ empire reloader b and a 68/3000 tank
blue and black ans razor ion with cp reg w/ empire reloader b and a 68/3000 tank
black dusted dye dm5 with a Musashi board
a new feed neck, Musashi board or get the ul frame that's what i will end up doing, if u dont like the ul then a new trigger and a new asa enery thing is great thow
Fast as hell light accurate sexy as hell
Gas hog thats all and most filds have all day air so that solves that
so i went to a paintball shop yesterday and sold my ion for $240 and baught a dm5 used for 440 great deal well i played today and when i first aired up the gun it was leaking from the back of the bolt but that was my falt at the field i play at we are alowed to ramp and man it shoots fast. i have a Musashi board so that helps i will end up getting a ul frame that will be nice. this is the 2nd best gun i own the first best is my 2007 shocker nxt it has a v board in it but i love my dm 2. it is damn sexy and it light fast fast fast.
Well i reconmend this gun to every one i is fast light and sexy
Dm4, DMC, DM6, Dm7, PM6, Evil Minion, They are all very similar other then weight and size, and they're a few more markers out there that are very similar, so pick and chose.
FBM Wave Ball Bearing Trigger
Contrack Killer Grips and Halo Button Pad
Evil Pipe Kit
Hybrid shell Halo B
Any Board that can Ramp if you like ramping
Cost, can't say I regret buying it
Ok the be honest I bought this gun b/c my buddy had a DM and he showed me the finger test (where take a gassed up DM and you adjust your lpr and stick your finger in the breach and pull the trigger) The Matrix Is a great marker in my book, I use it in the SCPFOA and CFOA events, they are reliable and in the end that's what counts. The day I received My Dm5 I couldn't wait to tinker with it. Out the box, it's set up for you to play with just add air, in the box you get a repair kit allen tools and dye grease, and a handy dandy manual with it, The Dye manuals is probably one of the best manuals I've seen. ok field test.... this gun rips like no other, the efficiency of the marker is all in how you have your marker set up. I get about 500 ball shots give or take out of 1000 psi give or take, and distance shooting wise I can hit died box to died box on a standard size field give or take, The Matrix is a very accurate gun with no kick, I have very little ball breaks in my barrel and can shoot any paint, I'm am very happy with my marker, I even bought and tried out aftermarket parts and played doctor on my gun (bolts and bolt guides, top hat mods, regulators) and in the end my marker is back stock pretty much other then the Virtue Board. I've tested different similar Matrix's out there I have to say you pay for what you get, but to each their own
The Matrix family is getting bigger and bigger and they are great markers and they are all similar so pick out one that's for you .
-DM5 w/Ultralite Frame & Orange Bolt w/tophat mod
-'06 Ion Pro w/ ups
-Easy to Maintain
-Amazingly milling and design
-Lack of a better on/off system (explained below)
-TOO MANY ORINGS!!!
The first thing that I noticed about the DM5 was how amazing it looks! I know this review is a little behind the times, but I have been spending the last couple of years with 'cockers...this is my first foray into the matrix realm. So bear with me, and believe me when I say, pictures do not do this marker justice. It is so damn amazing when you can hold it, and rotate it around in your hands to see every last detail that Dye has so lovingly crafted into this marker.
After the initial shock of the asthetics, I took the trigger for a dry-fire spin. There is absolutly little to no pull in the stock ultralite trigger. Sorry for all of you reading this that want to know how the stock frame is...I had the luxery of getting mine with the ultralite frame installed. You'll have to look elsewhere for that review. The ultralite frame is amazing. I've held DM6's in proshops before, and fell madly in love with the frame...Actually getting to spend as much time with it as possible now, is a benefit beyond words...It's just that amazing. My only real complaint with the frame is the buttons on the back. Yes they're better then the old membranes, but they're hard to push. I guess if you have gloves on, the material might cram into them hard enough to turn them on, but I found myself using the tip of my fingernail to switch them effeciently. But really, they look better then the cheap membranes...so I can't hold that much against it.
Onto the internals. When I first got my DM5, I decided to turn my hyper 2 all the way down to keep from blowing stuff up. When I attached my air source I had a major leak on my fuse bolt. So I started troubleshooting my orings. I ended up replacing every single on, and getting VERY familiar with the internal workings of the fusebolt design...then I moved onto my LPR. Which I also removed and replaced many of the orings. Lastly, I took on my solenoid. I cleaned and regreased things, then put it all together...and it still leaked! So, at my wits end, I reattached my air source, and slowly turned up the pressure...the leak finally stopped...and after a few minor tweaks of my LPR, I managed to get it cycing consistantly. After that, it began to operate like a dream...the entire point of this little story though is to point out that I found it VERY easy to disassemble and maintain every aspect of the internal workings of my DM5. This is a VERY easy marker to maintain. I will say in rebutle however, that the fuse bolt is LITTERED with orings. I can't remember how many exactly, but it's a ridiculous amount. Just make sure if you decide to purchase a matrix, that you have plenty of extras on hand, not because the go bad, but because there are so many of them. But if you keep up with regular maintenence, you'll be just fine. Just take out the fuse bolt after play, clean it off, clean your breech, relube the bolt, clean your eyes and detents, and reinstall the bolt. That's about it.
I cannot comment on the air effeciency because I haven't had the chance to really play to much with this gun. I purchased it back in November, and haven't been since to play with it. I had the chance to shoot of a few hoppers full though. I will say this: it is dead accurate, with absolutly little to no kick, and very little sound. That's why I purchased this marker in the first place. Because of how amazing it shoots, and with such little noise and movement. There's not many guns that can compare. Plus the breakbeam eyes and ball detents worked masterfully! Not a single chop, and not a single ball off cue. This gun puts paint out of the barrel faster and more effeciently then most guns can when fully upgraded. Granted I was shooting with the ultralite and orange bolt, but everything else was stock. That's pretty damn amazing.
On the downside, I was really put off by the size. I know it's not that big of a deal, but it's a little on the tall side for my tastes. Other then the height, it's a damn small, lean marker. When you look down the sides, it's milled down to, next to nothing.
Another problem I had with the gun was the lack of a bottomline ASA. I REALLY like the integrated on/off on the body of the gun. It does it's job wonderfully, but when it comes time to take off your tank, there's still air built up in the vertical reg and bottomline. If there was an on/off on the bottomline with a purge, there wouldn't be nearly as much pressure, if any. I was blowing orings on my tank left and right. I did figure out how to remedy this problem though: back your tank out slowly. If you do it slow enough, the pressure bleeds off not quite as erratically.
Also I must comment on the feedneck and stock barrel. The ultralite is without peer. I'm sure the stiffi's are wonderful, as are the SP barrels, but dye has such a keen eye for perfection and design, that the ultralite barrel fees and looks leagues beyond it's nearest competition. Some may agree, others may not, but I stand by my declaration that the ultralite is amazing. Included with my gun was a 14"...although it's of a single caliber (.689) it still does it's job with style and grace.
The feedneck, although simple, gripped my Empire B, tightly. I was very impressed and happy with this simple little addition. The only downside, was that you need an allen wrench to tighten it...but you should have plenty of time between games to ensure your loaders security...I would imagine it would only become a problem in the most rare of circumstances.
So all in all, if you decide to make a DM5 your own there's not much to go wrong. It's gorgeous, fast, consistant, loaded with advantageous features, and pretty much does what it's supposed to do and what many markers fail at: puts lots of paint where you want it, and keeps the owner happy by keeping things simple.
I would recommend this gun to anyone that wants a quality paintball product. Dye worked it's ass off on the design and function of this marker, and it shows. Aside from a few minor hiccups, there's not much competition out there for a marker of this caliber. I HIGHLY recommend this gun!
None, worked and tested lots of other high-ends, but this is my first high-end
Femme Fatales Dm5
A bit of a gas hog, but not too bad
I got my Dye Dm5 Femme Fatale off eBay abouta month ago. I open the box and i'm shocked by how awesome this gun looks. The Femme Fatale Dm5 has a Black/yellow gloss fade that looks really nice. Mine came with the Ultralite and a Halo b for $550, which is a pretty good price. I screwed my tank and hopper and unloaded on a tree. WOW! Out of the box it was amazing! Light, fast, and accurate as hell! After fiddling around with it, I finally played at a local field. It was more than enough to intimidate, and even when we didn't win, i gave 'em hell! You need to see it to believe it, and if you can get a decent deal, go for it.
Get it if you can find an OK deal, do it.Works great as a back-up or a main gun. With the Ultralite, it rocks.