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ESU LokSound 5 Blank Decoder - 8 Pin

$155.00 $177.95

NEW JUNE 2019 Release

NOTE : This decoder does NOT include a speaker. Please visit our Speaker Section for a speaker suitable for all decoder brands that will best fit your installation.

This ESU LokSound 5 DCC Sound decoder is supplied blank and contains NO SOUND FILE.

You will need access to an ESU LokProgrammer to program the decoder with an ESU downloadable sound file from their website.

ESU is proud to present the brand-new LokSound 5 sound decoder and it is the most important member of the LokSound family. Due to the combination of the digital decoder and the sound module on one circuit board we achieve the smallest possible dimensions of 30 mm x 15.5 mm. Therefore, it fits into almost any H0 or 0 gauge locomotive.

The LokSound 5 DCC decoder has a DCC & DC “Dual Mode” Operation, 2 or 4 Digit DCC Addressing, 14-28-128 Speed Steps, Locomotive Consisting and up to 32 Functions. It supports all DCC programming modes including POM (Programming on the Main) and also supports RailComPlus® that allows the decoders to register themselves automatically on suitable command stations.It also allows updating the internal firmware making it future-proof. This means, the internal software on the decoder‘s memory can be replaced by new versions supplied by ESU when new features, improvements or bug fixes are released.

You would expect excellent motor control from a LokSound Decoder and deservedly so! It would have to have the best motor control of any decoder as the motor control of the LokSound 5 has been further improved. A variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10 kHz to 50 kHz assures perfect silent operation, particularly for coreless motors. Thus the typical hum is a thing of the past. Load control can now be adjusted with up to 10 separate CVs and thus will manage even the most difficult cases. The unique “Auto Tune” function facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to perfectly match the motor. The LokSound 5 decoder supplies up to 1.5A motor current, which is sufficient even for older motor types

The LokSound 5 decoder can reproduce up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel offers up to 16 Bit / 31250 kHz and thus we have finally achieved hi-fi sound quality on your layout. A class D audio power amplifier with up to 3W output power feeds the speakers with a permitted impedance of 4 – 32 Ohms. The huge 128 MBit sound memory assures sufficient storage capacity.

Subject to the type of interface every LokSound 5 has at least 10 amplified outputs. The decoders with PluX22 or 21MTC interface have an additional 4 outputs for controlling servos or as logic outputs. Of course, all important lighting functions are supported. The brightness of each output may be adjusted separately.

We also stock a great range of speakers including our own range of High Performance Dynamic Speakers for use with this Decoder. If your locomotive does not have a factory speaker installed, don't forget to check out our speaker section to include a speaker. Not sure which speaker is suitable for your locomotive then contact us first before making a decoder purchase.

Decoder Features:

  • Wire harness with 8-pin plug for DCC Ready or Hardwired Installs
  • User is required to self load sound files with the ESU LokProgrammer
  • 1.5 Amp Current Rating
  • Operates on DCC Digital and DC Analog
  • Next Generation BEMF with "Auto Tune"
  • 10 Amplified Function Outputs
  • Special Lighting Effects
  • Supports use of LEDs for Lighting
  • Class D Audio Power Amplifier with up to 3W Output Power
  • 10 Channel Sound offers up to 16 Bit / 31250 kHz Hi-Fi Sound Quality
  • Up to 32 Function Mappings
  • Overload Protection for Motor and Function Outputs
  • Size 30mm x 15.5 mm x 5.5mm (1.18" x 0.61")
  • Uses 4, 8 or 16 Ohm Speakers
  • Speaker Not Included

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