The LokSound 5 is the most important member of the LokSound family. By combining 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 in almost every locomotive of track H0 or 0. LokSound 5 decoders are available with all common interface types and come with a sugar cube sound module (11 mm x 15 mm) and a sound housing. The LokSound 5 DCC is made for the North American and Australian markets. It is a pure DCC decoder, supports RailComPlus and can also be used on DC tracks. Please note that the LokSound 5 DCC decoder does not come with a speaker.
like all products in the LokSound family, the LokSound 5 is a true multiprotocol decoder. It supports DCC as well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. Naturally, it supports 14 to 128 speed steps, 2- and 4-digit addresses in DCC format and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus®, the decoders register fully automatically with suitable central units. This decoder supports all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® you can read the CV values on the mains, provided you have a central unit that supports RailCom®. There are auxiliary program registers for central units that only facilitate programming CVs from 1 to 255. Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 speed steps for 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses allow activation of 16 functions. An integral programming mode allows even programming with the good old central unit 6021. The M4 protocol supports automatic login to mfx®-compatible central units. The LokSound 5 decoder supports Märklin® brake sections as well as ZIMO® HLU brake commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake generators or with DC is also possible. Moreover, with LokSound, the locomotive comes to a stop when a Selectrix® brake diode is switched in the circuit. The ABC push-pull function enables automatic shunting between two stations. The LokSound 5 decoder is also suitable for analog DC and AC(!) tracks.
The LokSound 5 decoder can output 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 from the original. A Class D audio amplifier with an output power of up to 3 W feeds the speakers with an allowable impedance of 4 32 Ohms. The huge sound memory of 128 MBit provides sufficient storage capacity. The volume of all individual sound fragments can be adjusted individually. The extraordinarily flexible sound engine without rigid flow chart allows prototypical simulation of all conceivable railroad vehicles. Three individually adjustable braking functions and two alternative loading scenarios offer you maximum control over your vehicles.
we are aware that you want your locomotives to be as realistic as possible. Therefore, we have packed many function outputs into them. Depending on the type of interface, each LokSound 5 has at least 10 amplified outputs. The decoders with PluX22 or 21MTC interface have another 4 outputs for controlling servos or as logic outputs. Of course, all major lighting functions are supported. The brightness of each output can be adjusted individually. The decoder supports the automatic push and pull movements also called the dcoupler roll required for reliable operation of digital couplers such as those from ROCO® and Krois®, as well as Telex® couplers.
The motor control of the LokSound 5 has been further improved. A variable PWM pulse frequency from 10 kHz to 50 kHz ensures perfect quiet operation, especially with coreless motors. The typical hum is thus a thing of the past. Load control can now be adjusted with up to 10 individual CVs and can thus handle even the most difficult cases. The unique Auto Tune function facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to perfectly match the engine. The LokSound 5 decoder delivers up to 1.5 A of motor current, which is more than 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, supports RailComPlus and can also be used on DC tracks.