If you're worried about the shot quality on the luxe, don't you worry about it. The luxe is one of the quietest and smoothest guns on the market. They're both fantastic markers and you won't be upset with either.
The lv1 has godlike ergos. It feels incredible in the hands and the air pipe does not feel like its in the way at all. By eclipse putting the lpr inside the gun, it feels more like a single tube marker.
The luxe has pretty damn good freaking ergos. I still think the lv1 feels better in the hands, but the luxe has a very nice macro less, stretched reach feel to it that is great.
The lv1 is an EXTREMELY quiet shot for stacked tube poppit marker. It is quieter than some high end spool valve markers when tuned properly.
The luxe is one of the if not the quietest markers on the marker. It sounds like a whisper compared to many other guns.
The lv1 for a poppit marker is crazy smooth. I can't say it's the smoothest gun on the market but its definitely up there somewhere. For a poppet marker, it is insanely smooth.
The luxe is definately one of the smoothest guns on the market right now. It is smooth as butter and it leaves many markers in the dust when it comes to smoothness.
The lv1 is pretty efficient, yet there are definately more efficients markers on the market. You will probably get around 10-12 pods off a 68/4500 tank with the lv1.
The luxe is a spool valve marker so naturally it will not be outstandingly efficient. Off of a 68/4500 tank, you will probably be able to get around 7-9 pods.
The lv1 is a planet eclipse marker so it will pretty much be a tank when it comes to reliability. The lv1 just like every other marker must be taken care of, but it will behave much better if abused then most other guns out today.
The luxe is a very reliable marker. It is not a planet eclipse marker, so it will not be a bulletproof gun, but it will still be very reliable.
The lv1 comes with a shaft 4 14.5" reverse threaded barrel. It comes with a .689 bore. It is a very nice 2 piece barrel.
The luxe comes stock with a freak barrel along with 2 inserts. I prefer the freak barrel because you could have every size back you will ever need for the same price as 2 extra barrel backs for the shaft 4 barrel.
The lv1 comes with a very nice LCD board. It is great and changing modes is quick and easy.
The luxe comes with a talking board. Yes a talking board. I think that is enough said.
The lv1 is a planet eclipse marker so it comes with fantastic packaging. It comes with a nice zipper case along with a TON of spare parts, lube, a barrel sock, allen keys, and a full color manual.
The luxe comes with great packaging. It comes with a very nice metal, briefcase style box with nice latches. Inside, it comes with spare parts, a charger, tools an extra insert, and lube.
The lv1 has great resale value right now. The problem is that when the next generation ego comes out, the resale value of the lv1 will drop like a stone.
The luxe has and will have great resale value. When the next generation luxe comes out, the luxe 2.0 will still have great resale value.
As you could see, it really comes down to what you what you are looking for in a marker. If you want a gun with good efficiency and that feels like sex in the hands, get the lv1. If you want a super smooth and quiet gun, get the luxe. Think about what's more important to you in a marker and go from there.
I hope this helps and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask
Edited by Pvlacrosse14, 28 July 2013 - 08:21 PM.