^^ I hear you. I'm keeping my SL, because every spool I've ever owned was allergic to winter in the midwest.
Luxe VS Nt11. Sound signature test. I had to cut the Nt11 stream short due to the abnormally high volume of traffic on my street today.
A video of the droid (sadly no longer mine.
) for comparison.
My preliminary impressions are:
2) Luxe (Barely. It is only a 2oz heavier than the nt.)
3) Nt11 (In third place by a wide margin. It's noisy!)
Ease of Maintenance:
1) Luxe (stupid easy to clean. <3 the snap grips and battery charger.)
2) Nt11 (snap grips are more cumbersome than the luxe, but also more sturdy.)
3) Droid (it's Achilles heel)
I really am happy thus far with the luxe. I've tuned the VP trigger to my liking (it now reminds me of my beloved techna's <3). The quick bolt release, and lack of macro are also big wins. I hate to say it, but I am beginning to really dig the impulse threads on the barrel too. The long length makes the marker feel "right" in the hand.
It seems reasonably efficient for a spool. I shot 3 full hoppers out of it, and used about 1k. My dwell is at 12ms.
At that rate, 8 pods should be doable with the stock bolt on a 68/45.
I have a high efficiency "efrod" that I will try out later this weekend.
Also, for kicks and giggles, I've purchase a NDZ can & sprung bolt guide from pooty, plus a flat face bolt from ultimaniac. I'm going to tinker for fun. The beauty of it is that I can remove the bolt and swap the stock one back in seconds, should problems arise.
I feel underwhelmed with the Dye NT11. It feels like a PMR to me. Lots of plastic/ polymer parts. I hate the asa. It pops loose when you fire if you don't make sure the lever is snapped all the way up. It also vibrates when shot. It is the antithesis of the matrix "feel" to me. It feels very un-smooth when shot, and flimsy in the hand. Yuck.
Rounding out my day, I scored this little beauty for $20.
And today's Nppl scores: