Originally Posted by SDpballer47
I have the virtue board. And I believe is set on the stock setting which is 9
The stock dwell for a Ego 8 is 12.5. I've been running my 06 Dark at 11.5 for the colder weather with great results, no breaks consistent, and fairly quiet. My 06 Dark isn't exactly quiet, but its not ear shattering. I've found that on the 05/06 Egos that the newer bolts such as the Cure3+ are louder due to the rammer being more exposed when its in the forward firing position. A good paint to bore match will help with sound noticeably and the hush also lowers the sound a few decibels too.
Here are some pictures of a Cure1 and Cure3+ in the forward firing position in my 06 Dark, notice how the Cure1 covers almost all of the rammer slot versus the C3+.
Originally Posted by p8ntshoota
Sound signature can also be attributed to too "Low" a dwell as well...
Too low a dwell value will short the cycle time of the solenoid...leading to low velocity. People compensate for this lower velocity by raising the inline reg pressure...thus...more pressure to the ball...thus...louder and more recoil...
Making sure everything is balanced well...and a proper paint to barrel match up should help to some degree...but remember...it is a few years old...and things ain't what they used to be....
This is true, but my 06 Dark is still holding up strong. I fixed the leak on my 06 Nexus and its shooting nicely now, but I still need to see it over a chrono to judge it accurately.
To the OP you could try to increase your dwell to 12.5, use a new name brand battery, and try to sweet spot your HPR and LPR regs. Be sure to do so over the chrono and in small increments. Here is a link to a tuning guide that should help.