Do you have DCC sound decoders?

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Sound Decoders

I am located in the USA.
1
1%
I have Digitrax sound recorders
1
1%
I have ESU Loksound sound recorders
21
31%
I have MRC Brilliance sound recorders
0
No votes
I have Soundtraxx LC or Tsunami sound decoders
0
No votes
I have QSI sound recorders
1
1%
I have other sound decoder(s)
26
38%
I do not have any decoders with sound.
18
26%
 
Total votes : 68

Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby Richard-TX » 22.11.2013, 16:08

I was wondering just how popular are DCC decoders with sound.

If you could please answer the poll questions, I will summarize the data in 2 weeks.
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Postby Pirat-Kapitan » 23.11.2013, 01:16

Hi Richard,
You should add
- Zimo Sound Decoder
- Uhlenbrock Sounddecoder / Soundmodules
- Dietz Soundmodules
- Massoth Sounddecoders

Please notice, same us-equis are not very polular in Europe / Germany

best regards
Johannes
Clearasilfahrer auf Spur G, Lenz LZV (3.6), ORD-20, Manhart-Funki und WLM, RS-Bus Rückmelder (Reedkontakte),
Rocrail auf RasPi ("raspiRoc") mit mobilen Geräten (andRoc). Details auf http://wiki.rocrail.net/doku.php?id=use ... at-kapitan.
Pirat-Kapitan
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby rjversluis » 07.12.2013, 13:30

Richard-TX wrote:If you could please answer the poll questions, I will summarize the data in 2 weeks.

...
What is the purpose of this poll?
Best Regards, Rob.
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Postby Richard-TX » 07.12.2013, 19:15

I wanted to make sure that I created decoder xml files for the most popular decoders.
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Postby Richard-TX » 09.12.2013, 13:06

The Tsunami which is highly regarded in the USA is not used at all in our little community.


:!:
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Postby rjversluis » 09.12.2013, 14:21

I think the name does not associate with model railroading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami
Best Regards, Rob.
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Postby Richard-TX » 09.12.2013, 14:44

I agree but that is just yet another gem from marketing.

http://www.dccwiki.com/Proto_2000_with_Tsunami
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Postby rjversluis » 09.12.2013, 14:46

Sound decoders are great for outdoor and exhibitions, but are a "no go" in hobby rooms. 8)
Best Regards, Rob.
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Postby Richard-TX » 09.12.2013, 16:22

rjversluis wrote:Sound decoders are great for outdoor and exhibitions, but are a "no go" in hobby rooms. 8)


I do agree but others might not. I consider sounds to be a bit too much. Kids like sounds but I am going to use a Rpi or some other external computer for that. Why play back sounds through a tiny speaker inside the loco when much larger speakers would sound so much better.

I have tried using a RPI for sound but servos cause a fair amount of noise in the audio circuit. I have not tried adding a capacitor to the Servo controller. That might reduce the noise to acceptable levels.

I have had excellent results with the Behringer UCA202 ($30) as a high quality DAC for home stereo. The UCA-202 costs about $30 here in the USA. http://www.parts-express.com/behringer- ... t--248-599 That should reduce the servo noise to zero.

Using a separate Rpi just for sound is another option. However sound is the last thing on my to-do list.

Richard
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby John Hoek » 13.09.2014, 20:18

I use MRC sounddecoders.
John Hoek
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby smitt48 » 13.09.2014, 22:08

Hi,

I have sound decoders ESU + other (Maerklin), I also live in the USA, which option should I choose?

Thanks,
Kind regards,
Tom Smit
Kralendijk, Bonaire - Dutch Caribbean

Märklin M & K-rails with ECoS2 (4.2.0) - WinXP as server, 10
RoSoft: S88n & WDD switch & SDD signal decoders
Display: Tri-ang from 1950's, Märklin from early 1960's
In build phase
smitt48
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby Richard-TX » 13.09.2014, 23:52

Tom,

That survey is a little dated. What I found was that there were more people out there with sound decoders than I had expected.

One more item of info. I am an ESU dealer.

Richard
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby smitt48 » 14.09.2014, 00:29

Hi Richard,

Do you have a good ESU contact in Germany?

I have a class 77, bought in Germany in August 2013, found out they have a problem with the slider pick-up (Maerklin). They advised in the forum (tips and tricks) to add some solder to the slider. I asked them once in Feb and again in Jul, if they had a some new parts for it. I really do not want to solder on something that I spent about $600 on. Did send another e-mail in August, but still no answer! The ESU contact in the US told me to contact Germany as the class 77 is not sold in the US.

Thanks,
Kind regards,
Tom Smit
Kralendijk, Bonaire - Dutch Caribbean

Märklin M & K-rails with ECoS2 (4.2.0) - WinXP as server, 10
RoSoft: S88n & WDD switch & SDD signal decoders
Display: Tri-ang from 1950's, Märklin from early 1960's
In build phase
smitt48
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby Richard-TX » 14.09.2014, 09:34

Sorry, I have no contacts for ESU in Germany. I mentioned it because if you need some ESU (USA) stuff, I can save you some money.
Richard
Dallas/Fort Worth
Texas USA
Richard-TX
 

Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Postby smitt48 » 14.09.2014, 12:30

Hi Richard,

Can you give me a quote on a booster? ESU 50010.
I have a 50200, running Maerklin.

Have you a contact in the US who would give me a contact in Germany?? :beer:

Thanks,
Ps where in Texas?
Kind regards,
Tom Smit
Kralendijk, Bonaire - Dutch Caribbean

Märklin M & K-rails with ECoS2 (4.2.0) - WinXP as server, 10
RoSoft: S88n & WDD switch & SDD signal decoders
Display: Tri-ang from 1950's, Märklin from early 1960's
In build phase
smitt48
 

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