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CT Elektronik

DCC Specialties

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ESU-Electronic Solutions

Lenz USA

MRC Corporation

NCE Corporation

QSI Solutions

Soundtraxx

SPROG USA

TCS-Train Control Systems

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SBS4DCC "Sugar Cube" Speakers

 


Finally! A small speaker that will rock your world.  

We pay big bucks for the finest hardware we can to get decent sound from our diminutive locos. Often we are left disappointed and wishing we had just bought another locomotive.

Now you can enjoy all the sound you paid for, and then some...
 
It is called a sugar cube because, well, it's about the same size and color of a cube of sugar.

I just happen to think the sound quality and volume are pretty sweet!

I offer the “Sugar Cube” in four sizes:

  • 8 x 12 mm
  • 9 x 16 mm
  • 11 x 15 mm
  • 13 x 18 mm

If that’s not sweet enough, I also offer fourteen different baffles for each size:

  • Standard
  • Boiler Baffle
  • Long Boiler Baffle
  • Close Coupled Twin
  • Close Coupled Quad
  • Close Coupled 2x2
  • Hyperbaric Coupled
  • Isobaric Coupled
  • Double Deep
  • Side-By-Side Twin
  • Cab Roof
  • Twin Coupled Cab Roof
  • Side-By-Side Twin Coupled Cab Roof
  • Twin Coupled A-frame

      Custom baffles like the Twin, Quad and Hyperbaric models allow you maximize the sound quality of the decoder. 

      Close coupling is a concept that maximizes volume by having multiple speakers wired in phase and spaced as close to each other as possible to move more air and produce less distortion than a single unit.

      Why? 

      More speakers provide more volume.  

      More volume means you can turn the volume down.

      Lower volume means you don't have to drive the amp and speaker at 100% all the time just to hear it.  

      The amp and speakers will produce better quality sound and last longer when they are not maxed out all the time.

      Hyperbaric coupling is a concept baffle where both sound waves are directed into each other resulting in a blending of the sound waves.  The result is nothing short of spectacular.  This configuration does require more space than the others so it cannot be used in all applications.  

      Isobaric coupling is another concept baffle for those who really like to experiment with sound quality.  Here is a link to wikipedia that has a lot of technical background on the design.  The production version of this chamber should be about an inch long to allow the installer to adjust the volume of the inner chamber to achieve the best sound.
      This is another concept baffle for those who really like to experiment with sound quality.
      Here is a link to wikipediathat has a lot of technical background on the design.
      The production version of this chamber should be about an inch long to allow the installer to adjust the volume of the inner chamber to achive the best sound.
      This is another concept baffle for those who really like to experiment with sound quality.
      Here is a link to wikipedia that has a lot of technical background on the design.
      The production version of this chamber should be about an inch long to allow the installer to adjust the volume of the inner chamber to achive the best sound.
      ** Be sure to visit the SBS4DCC.com for Application Notes and Installtion Recommendations for this product.
       

      NOTE:  
      The speaker is suitable for use with most CT Elektronik, ESU LokSound Select, LokSound V4.0, LokSound V4.0 Micro, and LokSound XL decoders, Zimo, QSI Solutions, Soundtraxx, TCS WOW-Sound, Digitrax, and MRC sound decoders.  
      Check the decoder specifications before installation.
      ** Be sure to visit the SBS4DCC.com for Application Notes and Installtion Recommendations for this product.
       

      NOTE:  
      The speaker is suitable for use with most CT Elektronik, ESU LokSound Select, LokSound V4.0, LokSound V4.0 Micro, and LokSound XL decoders, Zimo, QSI Solutions, Soundtraxx, TCS WOW-Sound, Digitrax, and MRC sound decoders.  
      Check the decoder specifications before installation.

      Special application baffles like the Boiler, Cab Roof and A-frame allow the installer to maximize the cubic space available for the install.  If you ever put sound in an N Scale GP7 or HO Scale SW-1... you know every cubic millimeter matters.  These contoured baffles are engineered to fit.


      Baffle Styles
       
      Standard Baffle
      Single speaker
       
       
      Boiler Baffle
      Single speaker with baffle contoured to match the profile of a steam locomotive boiler.
       
       
      L Boiler Baffle
      Single speaker with baffle contoured to match the profile of a steam locomotive boiler.   N scale version with speaker turned 90 degrees so long side runs parallel to the boiler to minimize speaker width.

       
      Close Coupled Twin
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel

       
      Close Coupled Quad
      Four speaker, wired in series-parallel
       
       
      Close Coupled Quad 2x2
      Four speakers, wired in series-parallel

       
      Hyperbaric Coupled
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel 
       
       
      Isobaric Coupled
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel 

       
      Double Deep
      Single speaker with double depth baffle for improved bass response.
       
       
      Side-By-Side Twin
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel.  Arranged SBS-style for a perfect fit when space is at a premium.
         
       
      HO Cab Roof
      Single speaker with baffle contoured to match the profile of a steam or diesel locomotive cab roof.
       
       
      Twin Coupled HO Cab Roof
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel with baffle contoured to match the profile of a steam or diesel locomotive cab roof.
       
       
      Side-By-Side Twin HO Cab Roof
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel with baffle contoured to match the profile of a steam or diesel locomotive cab roof.

      Arranged SBS-style for a perfect fit when space is at a premium.
       
       
      Twin Coupled A-Frame
      Two speakers, wired in series or parallel with an inverted A-frame baffle that nests easily between frame floor or shell roof and motor drive shaft.

       
       

      Specifications (Standard):
       

       

      8x12

      Size (mm - with Sound Chamber)   8x12x6

      Nominal Power Rating                  0.5 W

      Max Power Rating                        0.7 W

      Frequancy Range                         400Hz~20kHz

      Impedance                                 8

      Sound Level (db - w/o Chamber)    68

       

      9x16

      Size (mm - with Sound Chamber)   9x16x8

      Nominal Power Rating                  0.5 W

      Max Power Rating                        0.7 W

      Frequancy Range                         400Hz~20kHz

      Impedance                                 8

      Sound Level (db - w/o Chamber)    70.5

       

      11x15

      Size (mm - with Sound Chamber)   11x15x8

      Nominal Power Rating                  0.5 W

      Max Power Rating                        1.0 W

      Frequancy Range                         300Hz~20kHz

      Impedance                                 8

      Sound Level (db - w/o Chamber)    73

       

      13x18

      Size (mm - with Sound Chamber)   13x18x11

      Nominal Power Rating                  0.7 W

      Max Power Rating                        1.0 W

      Frequancy Range                         300Hz~20kHz

      Impedance                                 8

      Sound Level (db - w/o Chamber)    73


      NOTE: 


      This product ships unassembled.   


      CAUTION: 


      The speaker is suitable for use with most CT Elektronik, ESU LokSound Select, LokSound V4.0, LokSound V4.0 Micro, and LokSound XL decoders, Zimo, QSI Solutions, Soundtraxx, TCS WOW-Sound, Digitrax, and MRC sound decoders.  

       

      Check the decoder specifications before installation.


       

      Application Notes
       
      Be sure to visit SBS4DCC.com for Application Notes and Installtion Recommendations for this product.


      Baffle Assembly Demonstration


      Here is a brief demonstration of how I assemble the sound chamber to the speaker body.


      Demonstrations of "Sugar Cube" Speakers