I won the first Vanquish that was given away by PBN in the ASM giveaway back in November.
Due to work and personal things, I wasn't able to play with it until this past weekend and I have to say that I'm quite impressed.
The marker is quiet. Noticeably quiet! I should say that I'm using a Luxe barrel front and the 1.5 red bolt w/spring. I'm coming from a G6R, Vice, and Angel A1 Fly (Primary and backups). I thought all of those markers were quiet until now!
The marker shoots great! Very accurate, with a smooth and consistent shot. It doesn't kick like my Vice does!
My favorite feature by far is the pressure read out on the OLED display! So awesome not needing a pressure gauge to tune the marker!
I'm usually one to really jack with marker settings and tweak it to my liking, but after installing the 1.5 upgrades, and updating the board to the latest version, I tuned the pressure for velocity (running about 165 psi) and have left the stock settings. So far, it shoots so well that I don't feel the need to mess with any settings! Also, for not being broken in, it was very consistent over the chrono at +/- 2 or 3!
The only complaint I have about the marker is the stock trigger. I've never been a fan of that particular trigger shape. I picked up an Inception Designs Cobra Trigger. I much prefer the "Scythe" shape of the Cobra trigger. The included shims with it allowed me to reduce ALL side to side play in the trigger. It's a high quality trigger!
This is my first high end spool (other than an 07 PMR I use as a loaner, I've avoided spools), and so far I'm very impressed!
The one last thing I have to mention, I'm very please with Kee/Empire's support. While I haven't had any problems with the marker, obtaining the 1.5 update was easy, and it was free! Other companies have charged for much smaller updates in the past. Kudos to Empire for their excellent customer service!