The LokSound V4.0 recognises DCC, Selectrix® and the
Motorola® protocol. It can be operated with 14, 28 or 128 drive steps
or on analogue DC layouts in DCC mode.You can assign the decoders to
2-digit, 3-digit (1-127) or 4-digit (1-9999) addresses as well as a
The Motorola®-protocol provides the operation of the
LokSound V4.0 decoders with Märklin® control stations 6020®, 6021®,
delta®, mobile station® and central station®. The decoders can be used
with the addresses 01 – 255 on this mode. A second address provides the
possibility to use the function keys F5 to F8.
The Selectrix® protocol provides the possibility to
use LokSound V4.0 decoders with this also established system. All
established DCC brake systems like the well-known Lenz LG100, but also
the new Lenz® ABC brake units with asymmetrical DCC signal are
recognised as well as the braking on DC (with switched polarity) or on
Selectrix® diode brake systems. You can also use the well-known Märklin®
brake system in DCC-mode.
Of course, our top decoder is able to determine a
constant braking distance, so that your locos stop in front of the red
signal, no matter what speed your loco is at.
LokSound V4.0 decoders are also able to operate on analogue DC and AC layouts.
The decoders can switch automatically between all
modes (AC, Motorola®, DC, DCC, Selectrix®) during operation. This is
important if some parts of your layout work with analogue control (e.g.
You expect an excellent motor control from a
LokSound Decoder and deservedly so! LokSound V4.0 is equipped with the
further improved 5th generation of load control. You can adjust the
control frequency with a basic frequency of 40kHz adaptively. So many
motors will run even better and softer. The 10 Bit A/D convertor makes
it possible to drive your loco very slow on the tracks.
You can determine a limitation of the load control‘s
influence with the Dynamic Drive Control (DDC) to control very
accurately in station or shunting switch areas. Besides, uphill driving
appears very natural with it.
The decoder‘s load control is suitable for all
common motors, no matter if by ROCO®, Fleischmann®, Brawa®, Mehano®,
Bemo®, Märklin®, Faulhaber® or Maxon®. You can also use all-current
motors as long as you replace the field winding by a HAMO Magnet.
Constant current of 1.1A continuous current are more
than enough for the motors mentioned above and provide enough power
even for long trains.
SoftDrive® Sinus motors, which are often used on Märklin® locos can also be controlled by the LokSound V4.0 decoders.
The new serial communication protocol provides from now on the operation on Trix®-locos.
The most important element of the new LokSound V4.0
decoders is the sound chip. This is why we have equipped the LokSound
V4.0 with an enormous memory of 32 MBit to save up to 276 seconds of
The LokSound V4.0 works with 8 polyphonic channels,
i.e. that the decoder is able to play up to 8 different sounds
simultaneously, using the 16-Bit mixer and the nearly noiseless D/A
So we can provide a much better monitoring of the
original locomotive´s complex elements as it is possible to combine
You‘ll recognise the difference at once! The sounds
will be amplified up to three times louder than before by using a new
digital „class D“ amplifier.
We also changed from the old type of speakers to
speakers with an impedance of 4 Ohms. Use our provided stock of new
All single sounds of the LokSound V4.0 can be mixed in volume individually on nearly every digital control station.
The new super flexible sound engine without static schedule provides a very prototypical simulation of all railroad vehicles.
LokSound V4.0 decoders can be used on DC as well as
on AC layouts. The motor and the synchronisation of all driving-, sound-
and light functions will be controlled in analogue mode, too!
So, model railroaders without digital systems can enjoy the LokSounds, despite the sounds on function keys.
LokSound V4.0 decoders have 4 function outputs with
the possibility of using constant current of 250mA. These outputs can be
assigned individually. Apart from that, there are two more
non-amplified outputs with logic level. You can use those in combination
with fitting adaptor PCBs (e.g. ESU 51968) to control more light or
special physical functions. All important light functions like Flash,
Gyrolight, Mars light, fire box and so
on are provided including the individual adjustment of brightness for each function.
Of course, the decoders provide automatic coupling
and decoupling for couplers by Roco®, Krois® and Telex® and from now on
even a full beaming head light function.
The LED mode controls the right light effects when using LEDs.
If desired it is possible to connect a PowerPack
(ESU Art.No. 54670) to the LokSound V4.0, as to all other ESU decoders
of the 4th generation. This energy storage continues to supply the
decoder with energy if the power consumption is not isn´t optimal due to
A very important function of the LokSound V4.0 decoder is the integrated RailComPlus®
function. Your locos will be recognised automatically by an appropriate
digital command station fast as lightning and will receive, if needed, a
new address. Forget about the cumbersome typing and programming!
Of course, all function outputs and the motor
current output are overload protected. We want you to have fun with your
decoder as long as possible!
You can update the firmware of the LokSound
decoders. This means, the internal software on the decoder‘s memory can
be replaced by new versions if necessary. You‘ll simply need the ESU
LokProgrammer and a PC.
ESU, as the technologic and market leader takes your
requirements for sound very seriously. There are already more than 200
sound variations available for the LokSound V4.0
ESU is extending the sound library all the time and provides all sounds on our homepage for free download.