HOW TO ORDER:
Sound Set ID
Please enter the desired Sound Set ID number and Locomotive Type in the Sound File Info Box above. You may view the complete list of available Sound Sets here on the manufacturer`s web site.
FOR EXAMPLE: The sound set list shows an ALCO 244 Prime Mover as Sound Set Number 73401, so you would enter 73401 and the locomotive could be an ALCO FA into the Sound File Info Box above.
- Wire harness with NMRA 8-pin NEM 652 plug
- User selectable prime mover sound sets and horns
- Sound sets may be modified with the LokProgrammer
- 1.1 Amp Current Rating
- Operates on DCC & DC Analog
- Fifth Generation BEMF
- Six (6) 250mA Function Outputs
- Special Lighting Effects
- Supports use of LEDs for lighting
- 8 Channel Sound
- Overload protection for motor and function outputs
- Size 1.18 x 0.61 (30.0mm x 15.5mm x 5.5mm)
- Uses 4 or 8 Ohm Speakers
- Speaker Not Included
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There is a reason that many believe that Loksound ESU decoders are the best in the business. For me, it's the quality, selection, and ability to upgrade or change a sound of the decoder without having to change the decoder out...or even disassemble the engine. Furthermore, the motor control is superior to other makers; even non-sound decoders, IMO. I really like the full throttle features as well...it allows me the luxury to simulate heavy trains moving on my layout...and really enhances switching operations.
The customer service is superb as well. I would rate these as best in the industry as well as my peers do.
Hardwired the decoder into the PA without any hitches. Sound great and runs very smoothly
I have two MTH FA1 locos
I bought two decoders and installed the first one, attached a speaker and it worked beautiful great sound.
I installed the second decoder attached the speaker and the sound was screwed up, came on and off. I changed speakers and no change. Finally I squeezed the speaker leads attachment location on the decoder using my fingers and the sound came on loud and steady and continues to work fine so far. I have MU ed the units and have about 5 hours of running time so far with no problems.
I have to give another 5 stars to Loksound. This decoder even has a random false startup. From time to time when you turn on your system or start up this decoder, it will go through the start up sequence and then shut down. All you have to do is restart the engine again and it will go through the start up sequence again. This is a characteristic of Fairbanks Morse engines. It is kind of neat to hear the start up sequence. I have a number of Loksound sound decoders installed now and every one is great. That isn't to take anything away from Soundtraxx either. Now we have a real choice between two very good manufacturers.
Good morning Gary, I just wanted to let you know that the FM C-liner sound file that you loaded in the Loksound decoder worked out great in my "trainmaster". I couldn't be happier with the sound.
Thanks again Chris
This one is for a 567prime mover for an F7A. Once again I have to give this a high rating. I have not been disappointed yet by ESU Loksound sound decoders. I have several now and all are functioning as they should be. Making minor changes to CV's is not a problem.
I am more and more impressed with ESU's spund decoders. I recently purchased one of these decoders and put it in an old Proto 2000 FA-2 and it really brought the engine to life.
I've been installing decoders for approximately 20 years. I've seen some that should never have been put on the market. This is one that is really great. The sound quality is as good if not better than many others. I was really amazed at the sound when I first tried one out. I've put about six of them in since or bought engines that had this manufacturer's sound decoder all ready in it. Would not hesitate to buy another.
I have Soundtraxx, MRC, Digitrax, and now ESU Loksound sound decoders installed in some of my engines. This one gives the best sound quality, in my opinion. The installation was super easy including the speaker.