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With the LokSound family decoders we offer all model railroaders who want the utmost of authenticity on their layout, a real highlight. With LokSound , the excellent features of ESU-decoders are even more enhanced by the addition of sound functions. Its sounds simple, but “wow”: In the future, your locos not only run like the prototype, they sound exactly like it! That’s made possible through our award-winning LokSound technology- the reference for good sound on the layout since its introduction in 1999. By the inventor. By ESU. LokSound decoders are available for various applications, depending on gauge or digital system.
The core of all LokSound decoders is an extremely capable processor. This is complemented by a sound storage, which contains the sounds, and an extremely powerful audio amplifier. Lastly, the sound is reproduced through especially developed high-performance speakers. All LokSound decoders are based upon a soundtechnology with exceptional key-values: A 16MBit flash memory records up to 135 seconds of sound data, which is transferred via a polyphonic, four channel mixer with an active filter, to the last stage amplifier. But much more important than the fact that beside the actual prime mover sound, up to three more sounds, such as bell, whistle or brake squeal can be reproduced, is the unique sequence-choice of the sound decoders: Steam engines, Dieselelectrics.- Dieselhydraulics,- Electro-locos, or locos with a transmission (e.g. Rail bus, Doodlebug) can be reproduced. Depending on the type, sound sequences do differ, but are always faithful to the prototype.