Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Sound Decoders

I am located in the USA.
1
1%
I have Digitrax sound recorders
1
1%
I have ESU Loksound sound recorders
21
30%
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.
19
28%
 
Total votes: 69

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Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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.

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Post by 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

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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?

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Post by Richard-TX » 07.12.2013, 19:15

I wanted to make sure that I created decoder xml files for the most popular decoders.

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Post by 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.


:!:

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Post by rjversluis » 09.12.2013, 14:21

I think the name does not associate with model railroading:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsunami

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Post by 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

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Post by rjversluis » 09.12.2013, 14:46

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

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Post by 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

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by John Hoek » 13.09.2014, 20:18

I use MRC sounddecoders.

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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,

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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,

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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.

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Re: Do you have DCC sound decoders?

Post by 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?

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