The LokSound 5 Fx is a special
feature of the LokSound family: it
has no output and is specially
designed for use in control cars or
drive heads, which require a sound
but do not have a model drive
themselves. By omitting the engine
part, it can still offer all the
sound features of the other LokSound
5 members on a size of only 21.5mm x
LokSound 5 Fx decoders are offered
with an 8-pole interface according
to NEM652 or a 21MTC cutting point
and always come with an 11 x 15 mm
"sugar cube" loudspeaker and sound
Like all family members, the
LokSound 5 Fx is a true
multi-protocol decoder. It masters
the DCC data format as well as
Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. In DCC
format, 14 to 128 driving steps are
as self-evident as 2- and 4-digit
addresses and up to 32 functions.
With the help of RailComPlus®
technology, the decoders register
fully automatically at a suitable
It masters all DCC programming modes
and can be both driven and
programmed with compatible digital
centers: Thanks to RailCom®, it is
possible to read out the CV values
on the main track with suitable
control panels. Auxiliary registers
exist for control panels that can
only program the CVs from 1-255.
Motorola® users benefit from up to
28 driving steps at 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 login to mfx®-compatible
The LokSound 5 Fx Decoder detects
the Märklin® brake distances as well
as ZIMO® HLU brake commands or the
Lenz® ABC system. Also the "brakes"
with DCC brake blocks or with DC
voltageis possible. It also stops
with a Selectrix® brake diode. An
ABC commuter train system allows
automatic commuting between two
The LokSound 5 decoder can be used
on analog DC and AC webs.
The decoder switches "on-the-fly"
fully automatically between
operating modes. Most of the time,
nothing needs to be adjusted.
The LokSound 5 Fx decoder can play
up to 12 channels simultaneously.
Each channel can be resolved with up
to 16 bits / 31250 kHz and offers
hi-fi quality on your system. There
is virtually no difference to the
original audible anymore. A Class-D
audio output stage with up to 3W
output controls the speakers, which
may have between 4 ohms and 32 ohms
impedance. A 128 Mbit sound memory
provides enough capacity.
All individual noises can be
adjusted individually in the volume.
The super-flexible sound gine
without a rigid schedule allows the
exemplary simulation of all
conceivable rail vehicles.
There are also some lights to turn
on in the control car or drive head.
That's why we have equipped the
LokSound 5 Fx with 6 reinforced
function outputs. In the version
with 21MTC interface, 6 outputs are
added for controlling servos or
logic level outputs. All important
lighting functions are available.
The brightness of each output can be
Although the LokSound 5 Fx itself
does not have an engine output, it
still "simulates" one. This is used
for synchronization with the motor
car, where ideally a "full-fledged"
LokSound 5 decoder performs its
service. In the train bandage, this
ensures that the brake squeak takes
place at the same time or that the
lamps also switch the direction of
travel at the same time.
A PowerPack can be connected to the
LokSound 5 micro DCC Direct Kato USA
on request to bridge dirty rail
Of course, the outputs are protected
against overload. We want you to
enjoy your decoder for as long as