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ESU 58821 LokSound 5 Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - HO Drop-in AT-Style Adapter Board

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  • ESU 58821 LokSound 5 Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - HO Drop-in AT-Style Adapter Board
  • ESU 58821 LokSound 5 Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - HO Drop-in AT-Style Adapter Board
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Description

ESU 58821 LokSound 5 Direct NMRA DCC Sound Decoder - HO Drop-in AT-Style Adapter Board

 


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.


 

With its unique design the LokSound 5 Direct DCC can easily replace boards that provide poor motor control, low volume, or generally inferior sound. Not only will the decoder work fine with most factory installed speakers, but it will sound even better with our new 11x15mm“sugar cube” speaker and sound enclosure kits.

Modes

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. With its size of 0.67x2.72inch/17x69mmThe V5 Direct DCC will fit in almost all of the popular North American and Australian HO manufacutrers locomotives.

In the DCC format, 14 to 128 speed steps are as natural as 2- and4-digit addresses and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus®, thedecoders log on fully automatically to a suitable digital central unit.

It masters all DCC programming modes and, thanks to RailCom®, theCV values on the main track can be read out with suitable controlpanels. For panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255, thereare auxiliary registers.

Braking with DCC brake modules or DC voltage is also possible. Anautomatic ABC shuttle allows automatic commuting between two stations.

The LokSound 5 decoder can also be used on analog DC tracks.

Sound

The LokSound 5 decoder can play up to 10 channels simultaneously.Each channel can be resolved with up to 16 bit / 31250 kHz and finallyoffers hi-fi quality on your system. There is virtually no difference tothe original more audible. A Class D audio power amplifier with upto 3W output powers the speakers, which may have between 4 ohmsand 32 ohms impedance. The huge 128 Mbit sound storage provides enough capacity.

All individual sounds can be individually adjusted in volume. The superflexible Sound engine without rigid schedule allows the prototypical simulation of all imaginable locomotives. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios give you the maximumcontrol over your Locos.

Features

We know that you want your locomotives to be as realistic as possible.That’s why we packed the LokSound 5 with function outputs.Depending on the interface version, each LokSound 5 decoder offersat least 8 amplified function outputs. Of course tons of lighting effectsare also available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.The decoder handles the automatic on and off during uncoupling forROCO®, Krois® and Telex® couplings. In order to keep compatiblewith the thousands of LokSound Selects and LokSound V4 decodersalready on the market we made sure to add many of the most popularfeatures of that Generation! This Includes the Full Throttle features,including the Famous Drive Hold!

Motor Control

The engine control of the LokSound 5 has again been fundamentallyimproved. A variably adjustable PWM clock frequency of 10kHzto 50kHz ensures especially in bell armature motors for a super quietoperation - The typical “humming” is a thing of the past. The load control can now be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs. The unique “Autotune” function allows the automatic decompression of the decoder to the motor.

The LokSound 5 decoder delivers up to 1.5A motor current enoughjuice for older engines.

Decoder Specifications:

  • Size: 69 mm x 17 mm x 6.5 mm (2.72 in x 0.67 in x 0.26 in)
  • Interface: HO Scale Drop-in - NEM662 Next18 Integral Connector to AT-Style Adapter Board
  • Motor Rating: 1.5 A Nominal
  • BEMF: Motor control with 50 kHz clock frequency
  • Functions:  Up to 6 amplified outputs for special functions (total: Up to 9 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®
  • 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®
  • 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 DCC Direct
  • Universal sound decoder for the gauge H0
  • Motor current 1.5A
  • Depending on the interface up to 6 amplified function outputs for special functions (total: 9 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: 69 mm x 17 mm x 6.5 mm
Interface
  • NEM662 Next18 Integral Connector with AT-Style Adapter Board

  

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Additional Information

PRODUCT CLASS :
HO Scale - Board Replacement
DECODER TYPE:
Motor + Sound + Function + Adapter Board
DECODER INTERFACE (PRIMARY):
Drop-In - Solder Pads
DECODER INTERFACE (SECONDARY):
NEM662 - Next18
SIZE-INCH (L x W x H):
2.72 x 0.67 x 0.26 in
SIZE-METRIC (L x W x H):
69 x 17 x 6.5 mm
MOTOR CURRENT (CONTINUOUS):
1.5A
MOTOR CURRENT (PEAK):
1.5A
FUNCTION CURRENT (MAX):
180mA each
NORMAL OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
6*
LOGIC-LEVEL FUNCTIONS:
3*
SERVO OUTPUT FUNCTIONS:
0
FUNCTION INPUTS:
0
KEEP-ALIVE INTERFACE:
Hardwire - Solder Pad**
KA INPUT VOLTAGE (MAX):
NA
KA TOTAL CAPACITANCE:
NA
SPEAKER INTERFACE:
Hardwire - Solder Pad
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):
** - Optional 2 or 3 wire KA interface
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