The LokSound 5 is the most important member of the LokSound family. Due to the combination of digital decoder and sound module on a
printed circuit board, the decoder is only 30mm x15.5mm and can be installed in almost any locomotives of in H0, S, or 0 gauges if the max
amperage draw is under 1.5 amp.
Because of different needs in our Global Market we have created 2 different versions of the LokSound V5, LokSound 5 DCC and the Multi Protocol LokSound 5.
LokSound 5 DCC
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.
In addition to be speaking DCC, Motorola, Selectix, and MFX/M4 digital languages, LokSound 5 decoders are offered with all common interfaces and always come with a 11x15mm “sugar cube” speaker and sound enclosure kit.
Like all family members, the LokSound5 is a true multiprotocol decoder. It masters the data format DCC as well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and
M4. In the DCC format, 14 to 128 speed steps are as natural as 2- and 4-digit addresses and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus®, the
decoders log on fully automatically to a suitable digital central unit. It masters all DCC programming modes and, thanks to RailCom®, the
CV values on the main track can be read out with suitable control panels. For panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255, there
are auxiliary registers.
Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 speed steps with 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses enable the triggering of 16
functions. A built-in programming mode also makes reprogramming possible with the venerable Control Unit 6021. The M4 protocol allows
automatic logon to mfx® compatible panels. The LokSound 5 decoder recognizes the Märklin® braking distances as
well as ZIMO® HLU brake commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake modules or DC voltage is also possible. He also stops with a Selectrix® brake diode. An automatic ABC shuttle allows automatic commuting between two stations.
The LokSound 5 decoder can be used on analog DC and AC tracks.
The LokSound 5 decoder can play up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel can be resolved with up to 16 bit / 31250 kHz and finally
offers hi-fi quality on your system. There is virtually no difference to the original more audible. A Class D audio power amplifier with up
to 3W output powers the speakers, which may have between 4 ohms and 32 ohms impedance. The huge 128 Mbit sound storage provides
All individual sounds can be individually adjusted in volume. The super flexible 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 maximum control over your Locos.
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 offers at least 10 amplified function outputs. For versions with PluX22 or 21MTC interface, 4 outputs are added to control servos or logic level outputs. Of course tons of lighting effects are also available. The brightness of each
output can be set separately. The decoder handles the automatic on and off during uncoupling for ROCO®, Krois® and Telex® couplings.
In order to keep compatible with the thousands of LokSound Selects and LokSound V4 decoders already on the market we made sure to
add many of the most popular features of that Generation! This Includes the Full Throttle features, including the Famous Drive Hold!
The engine control of the LokSound 5 has again been fundamentally improved. A variably adjustable PWM clock frequency of 10kHz to
50kHz ensures especially in bell armature motors for a super quiet operation – 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 enough juice for older engines.