With the LokSound 5 Nano DCC, ESU
has succeeded in developing an even
smaller LokSound decoder: With only
19.6 mm x 8.5 mm x 3.2 mm, it is the
smallest LokSound decoder we have
ever built. Thus, it should really
be used in all vehicles of nominal
sizes N and TT.
The LokSound 5 Nano DCC decoder is a
pure DCC decoder with open cable
ends for free wiring and comes with
an 11 x 15 mm "sugar cube" speaker
along with sound capsule kit.
The LokSound 5 Nano is a "pure-bred"
DCC decoder. 14 to 128 driving steps
are as self-evident as 2- and
4-digit addresses. Up to 32
functions can be triggered. Thanks
to RailComPlus®, the decoders
register fully automatically at a
suitable digital center.It masters
all DCC programming modes and thanks
to RailCom® the CV values can be
read out on the main track with
suitable control panels. Auxiliary
registers exist for control panels
that can only program the CVs from
The LokSound 5 Nano Decoder detects
the Märklin® brake distances as well
as ZIMO® HLU / ZACK commands or the
Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC
brake blocks or with equal voltage
is also possible. In addition, it
also stops with a Selectrix® brake
diode. An automatic ABC pen train
allows automatic commuting between
The LokSound 5 Nano can be used on
analog DC webs.
The decoder switches "on-the-fly"
fully automatically between
operating modes. Most of the time,
nothing needs to be adjusted.
The LokSound 5 Nano 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 with up to 3W output
power 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 engine without
a rigid schedule allows the
exemplary simulation of all
conceivable rail tracks.
Despite its small size, the LokSound
5 Nano has 6 reinforced function
outputs as well as a logic level
output as a solder pad. All
important lighting functions are
available. The brightness of each
output can be set separately. The
decoder controls the automatic
start-up and disconnection when
uncoupling for ROCO®, Krois® and
Märklin telex ® couplings.
The motor control of the LokSound 5
Nano has a variable PWM clock
frequency from 10kHz to 50kHz, which
ensures super-quiet operation,
especially for bell anchor motors –
the typical "hum" is a thing of the
past. The load control can be
adapted to difficult cases with up
to 10 CVs. The unique "Autotune"
function allows the decoder to be
automatically measured against the
motor. The LokSound 5 micro DCC
Direct Decoder delivers up to 0.75A
On request, a PowerPack can be
connected to the LokSound 5 Nano to
bridge dirty rail sections.
Of course, the outputs are protected
against overload. We want you to
enjoy your decoder for as long as