LokSound - Digital operation + original sound

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.

  • LokSound Select

    Here you will find the latest sensation of ESU decoders: The new LokSound Select was designed with all our past experience while considering many suggestions of ESU users.

  • LokSound Select Direct

    The Select Direct was designed to fit as a DIRECT replacement for many modern lighting boards including Athearn Genesis, Atlas, Bowser-Stewart, and Intermountain.

  • LokSound Select Micro

    Need a Smaller decoder but only need the options available in the LokSound Select decoder? The NEW 4 output function LokSound Select Micro decoder was designed with this purpose in mind!

  • LokSound V4.0

    Our new LokSound V4.0 decoder for gauge H0 and 0 can be operated with DCC, Motorola® and Selectrix® and shines with a range of new ideas...

  • LokSound micro V4.0

    The LokSound micro V4.0 also speaks DCC, Selectrix® and Motorola®. Due to its small shape it is perfectly suitable for TT and N gauges.

  • LokSound XL V4.0

    The LokSound XL V4.0 for the „big“ gaues G and I speaks DCC, Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4.

  • LokSound V4.0 M4

    The LokSound V4.0 M4 is the world´s first Quad-protocol decoder! Aside from DCC, Motorola® and Selectrix®, all incorporated into the LokSound V4.0, the LokSound V4.0 M4 also speaks the M4 protocol!

What´s behind the sound:

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.