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ESU 58731 LokSound 5 Micro Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - N Drop-in Board for Kato GS-4, Euro, Japan Type and others (s.a. EM13)

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  • ESU 58731 LokSound 5 Micro Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - N Drop-in Board for Kato GS-4, Euro, Japan Type and others (s.a. EM13)
  • ESU 58731 LokSound 5 Micro Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - N Drop-in Board for Kato GS-4, Euro, Japan Type and others (s.a. EM13)
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ESU 58731 LokSound 5 Micro Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - N Drop-in Board for Kato GS-4, Euro, Japan Type and others (s.a. EM13)

 


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 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan has been specially developed for installation in Kato-branded track N vehicles: in many European and Japanese locomotives of this manufacturer, the ser decoder can be installed directly below the engine instead of the analog board installed as standard. Finally, these models can also be easily retrofitted with a LokSound decoder.

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan with its dimensions of 27.6mm x 14.1mm x 3mm is a pure DCC decoder and comes without a loudspeaker.

Modes

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan is a "pure-bred" DCC decoder. 14 to 128 driving steps are as self-evident as 2- and 4-digit addresses. Up to 32 functions can be triggered. Thanks to RailComPlus®, the decoders log in fully to a suitable digital center.It masters all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® the CV values can be read out on the main track with suitable control panels. Auxiliary registers exist for control panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255.

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan Decoder detects the Märklin® brake distances as well as ZIMO® HLU / ZACK commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake blocks or dc voltage is also possible. In addition, it also stops with a Selectrix® brake diode. An AUTOMATIC ABC commuter train allows automatic commuting between two stations.

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan can be used on analog DC webs.The decoder switches "on-the-fly" fully automatically between operating modes. Most of the time, nothing needs to be adjusted.

Sound

The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan Decoder can play up to 12 channels simultaneously. Each channel can be resolved with up to 16 bits / 31250 kHz and offers hi-fi quality on its system. There is virtually no difference to the original audible anymore. A Class-D audio output with up to 3W output power controls the speakers, which can have between 4 ohms and 32 ohms impedance. A 128 Mbit sound memory provides enough capacity.

All individual noises can be adjusted individually in the volume. The super-flexible sound engine without a rigid schedule allows the exemplary simulation of all conceivable rail tracks.

Functions

Although the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan is normally installed in the motor car of a drive car set, three reinforced function outputs for lighting are available at their own discretion. All important lighting functions are available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.

Motor

The motor control of the LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan has a variable PWM clock frequency from 10kHz to 50kHz, which ensures a super-quiet drive, especially for bell anchor motors – the typical "hum" is a thing of the past. The load control can be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs. The unique "Autotune" function allows the decoder to be automatically measured against the motor. The LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato Japan Decoder delivers up to 0.9A motor power.

Protection

Of course, the outputs are protected against overload. We want you to enjoy your decoder for as long as possible.

Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 27.6 mm x 14.1 mm x 3.0 mm  (1.09 in x 0.56 in x 0.12 in)
  • Interface: N Scale Drop-In 
  • Motor Rating: 0.9 A Nominal
  • BEMF: Motor control with 50 kHz clock frequency
  • Functions:  3 amplified outputs for special functions
  • Sound: 
    • 32-bit processor
    • Digital class "D" amplifier with up to 13 W power
    • 12 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®
  • 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
  • Speaker NOT INCLUDED
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)
  • 12 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 Direct Micro
  • Universal sound decoder for the gauge N and H0
  • Motor current 0.9A
  • 3 amplified function outputs for special functions
  • 12 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: 60.0 mm x 10.1 mm, height depends on interface
Interface
  • N Scale Drop-In for Kato Japan and N GS-4 4-8-4 

 

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Additional Information

PRODUCT CLASS :
N Scale - Board Replacement
DECODER TYPE:
Motor + Sound + Function
DECODER INTERFACE (PRIMARY):
Drop-In - Solder Pads
DECODER INTERFACE (SECONDARY):
NA
SIZE-INCH (L x W x H):
1.09 x 0.56 x 0.12 in
SIZE-METRIC (L x W x H):
27.6 x 14.1 x 3 mm
MOTOR CURRENT (CONTINUOUS):
0.9A
MOTOR CURRENT (PEAK):
0.9A
FUNCTION CURRENT (MAX):
180mA each
NORMAL OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
3
LOGIC-LEVEL FUNCTIONS:
0
SERVO OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
0
FUNCTION INPUTS:
0
KEEP-ALIVE INTERFACE:
NA
KA INPUT VOLTAGE (MAX):
NA
KA TOTAL CAPACITANCE:
NA
SPEAKER INTERFACE:
Hardwire - 2 Single Wires w/ Free Ends
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
BI-DIRECTIONAL COMMUNICATION:
RailCom Plus
ADDITIONAL FEATURES:
Speaker NOT INCLUDED
NOTES (1):
NA
NOTES (2):
NA
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