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ESU 58449 LokSound 5 MKL Standard Multi-protocol (DCC/MM/SX/M4) Sound Decoder - NMRA 21MTC Integral Connector

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  • ESU 58449 LokSound 5 MKL Standard Multi-protocol (DCC/MM/SX/M4) Sound Decoder - NMRA 21MTC Integral Connector
  • ESU 58449 LokSound 5 MKL Standard Multi-protocol (DCC/MM/SX/M4) Sound Decoder - NMRA 21MTC Integral Connector
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ESU 58449 LokSound 5 MKL Standard Multi-protocol (DCC/MM/SX/M4) Sound Decoder - NMRA 21MTC Integral Connector

 


ESU decoder ship to us blank (or mute, or no pre-loaded sound file, or...) unlike other decoder options that we offer.  The ESU Sound File Library offers hundreds of highly detailed and extremely precise sound options for North American and European prototypes for modelers to choose from.  You can also find many OEM-specific Sound File options in the library but please note that some manufacturers choose to maintain their own proprietary files which must be sourced directly from them.

ESU offers the ESU 53452 LokProgrammer Set and ESU 53900 LokTester DCC Decoder Test Station which can be used to load sound files, update decoder firmware, program CV values, test and troubleshoot decoders or installations, and even to create your own custom sound files.  Please note, you must use the ESU LokProgrammer to load sound files or update firmware on the ESU LokSound and ESU LokPilot decoders.  You can program CV's on any ESU decoder in Service or P.O.M. mode using your ESU ECoS or CabControl Command Station, any NMRA-compliant programming device or software such as JMRI/Decoder Pro.

SBS4DCC will preload any sound file from the ESU Sound Library with the initial purchase of an ESU LokSound Decoder for no additional charge upon request.  Please note, SBS4DCC also offers Custom Sound File options but some of these are offered with a surcharge for use.  SBS4DCC will pre-load third party OEM and non-OEM files in most circumstances but a processing fee may apply.  Please CONTACT US to discuss your specific project or needs.

There are two ways to request that SBS4DCC pre-load a sound file when you purchase an ESU decoder from us. 

The preferred way is to enter the Sound File Number (also called the Article Number having the format S0501 or S0851, etc.) in the space above labeled "REQUEST A PRELOADED SOUND FILE (NUMBER OR NAME):".  You can enter a prototype model or prime mover type if you are unsure but using the number guarantees you will get the exact file you want.

The second way is enter the same information noted above in the comments field at checkout but those notes will print on the shipping label so best to use the space provided.

As always, CONTACT US with questions.


 

The LokSound 5 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.

LokSound 5 decoders are available with all popular interface types and are supplied with a sugar cube speaker (11 mm x 15 mm) and a sound enclosure.

The LokSound 5 DCC is made for the North American and Australian markets. It is a pure DCC Decoder, which supports RailComPlus and can also be used on DC layouts. Please note the LokSound 5 DCC decoder does not come with a speaker.

Operating modes

Like all products of the LokSound family the LokSound 5 is a true multi protocol decoder. It supports DCC as well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. Of course it supports 14 through to 128 speed steps as well as 2 and 4 digit addresses in DCC format and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus® the decoders register themselves fully automatically on suitable command stations.

This decoder supports all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® you may read out the CV values on the main, provided you have a command station supporting RailCom®. There are utility registers for command stations that only facilitate programming of CVs ranging from 1 to 255.

Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 speed steps for 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses facilitate triggering of 16 functions. An integral programming mode even allows programming with the good old Central Unit 6021.

The M4 protocol supports the automatic registration on mfx® compatible central units.

The LokSound 5 decoder supports the Märklin® braking sections just as well as the ZIMO® HLU braking commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake generators or with DC is also possible. Furthermore the locomotive with a LokSound will come to a halt when a Selectrix® braking diode is switched into the circuit. The ABC push-pull feature enables the automatic commuting between two stations.

The LokSound 5 decoder is also suitable for analogue DC and AC (!) layouts.

Sound

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. For all practical purposes one cannot detect any difference to the original. 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.

The volume of all individual sound fragments may be adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail vehicles. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control of your vehicles.

Functions

We are quite aware that you want your locomotives to be as realistic as possible. Therefore we have packed many function outputs into it. 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. The decoder supports the automatic push and pull movements – known as the coupler waltz - required for reliable operation of digital couplers such as the ones by ROCO® and Krois® as well as Telex® couplers.

Motor control

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 quite sufficient even for older motor types.

LokSound 5 DCC

The LokSound 5 DCC is made for the North American and Australian markets. It is a pure DCC Decoder, which supports RailComPlus and can also be used on DC layouts. 

Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 30 mm x 15 mm x 6.5 mm  (1.19 in x 0.59 in x 0.26 in)
  • Interface: NEM660 21MTC Integral Connector MKL
  • Motor Rating: 1.5 A Nominal
  • BEMF: Motor control with 50 kHz clock frequency
  • Functions:  Up to 12 amplified outputs for special functions (total: Up to 15 outputs)
  • Sound: 
    • 32-bit processor
    • Digital class "D" amplifier with up to 13 W power
    • 10 sound channels can be played simultaneously
    • Each channel in 16-bit resolution and 31250 kHz sample rate
  • Nominal Speaker Impedance: 4 - 32 Ohm
  • Protocol: DCC with RailComPlus®, M4, Motorola® and Selectrix®
  • Additional Features:
    • Updatable with ESU-LokProgrammer
    • Two-stage heavy load simulation
    • 3 new, individually adjustable brake controllers
    • Connection interface for RC servos and SUSI modules
    • Optional PowerPack storage capacitor connections
  • Includes 11x15 mm "sugar cube" loudspeakers with customizable sound capsule set

Technical specifications

  • Operation under DCC with RailComPlus®, M4, Motorola® and Selectrix®
  • 32 functions switchable (depending on the control panel)
  • 32-bit processor
  • Digital class "D" amplifier with up to 3 W power (LokSound 5 XL: 13 W)
  • 10 sound channels can be played simultaneously
  • Each channel in 16-bit resolution and 31250 kHz sample rate
  • Noise memory with 128 Mbit capacity
  • Motor control with 50 kHz clock frequency
  • RC servos and Susi modules can be controlled
  • 3 new, individually adjustable brake controllers
  • Two-stage heavy load simulation
  • Updateable with ESU-LokProgrammer
 LokSound 5
  • Universal sound decoder for the gauge H0 and track 0
  • Motor current 1.5A
  • Depending on the interface up to 12 amplified function outputs for special functions (total: up to 15 outputs)
  • 10 sound channels can be played simultaneously
  • Ex works with 11x15 mm "sugar cube" loudspeakers with customizable sound capsule set
  • PowerPack storage capacitor optionally connectable
  • Dimensions: 30 mm x 15.5 mm, height depends on interface
Interface
  • NEM652 8-pin Wired Plug
  • NEM658 PluX22 Integral Connector
  • NEM651 6-pin Wired Plug
  • NEM660 21MTC Integral Connector
  • NEM660 21MTC Integral Connector MKL

 

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PRODUCT CLASS :
Standard (HO-S-O*)
DECODER TYPE:
Motor + Sound + Function
DECODER INTERFACE (PRIMARY):
NMRA - Marklin 21MTC
DECODER INTERFACE (SECONDARY):
NA
SIZE-INCH (L x W x H):
1.18 x 0.61 x 0.26 in
SIZE-METRIC (L x W x H):
30 x 15.5 x 6.5 mm
MOTOR CURRENT (CONTINUOUS):
1.5A
MOTOR CURRENT (PEAK):
1.5A
FUNCTION CURRENT (MAX):
250mA each
NORMAL OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
10
LOGIC-LEVEL FUNCTIONS:
4*
SERVO OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
2*
FUNCTION INPUTS:
1*
KEEP-ALIVE INTERFACE:
Hardwire - Solder Pad**
KA INPUT VOLTAGE (MAX):
NA
KA TOTAL CAPACITANCE:
NA
SPEAKER INTERFACE:
On interface connector
SOUND CHANNELS:
12
SOUND PROCESSOR:
32-bit
SAMPLE RATE:
31.25 kHz
SOUND MEMORY:
128 Mbit
AMP POWER (MAX):
1.5W
AMP IMPEDANCE:
4-32 Ohms
CV PROGRAMMING:
Service Mode + P.O.M.
FIRMWARE UPDATE:
Yes - LokProgrammer required
SOUND FILE UPDATE:
Yes - LokProgrammer required
PROTOCOL:
NMRA DCC, M4, Motorola and Selectrix
BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION:
RailCom Plus
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
ESU 50321 Speaker INCLUDED
NOTES (1):
* - Optional configuration - see manual
NOTES (2):
** - Optional 2 or 3 wire KA interface
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