LokSound 5 XL decoder is quite a big piece of equipment.
It has to be, because it is intended for use in large
scale model railways, e.g. garden railways and 1 gauge
models. Its integral PowerPack matching the increased
motor power assures reliable operation even on dirty
The LokSound 5 XL measures 51 mm x 40 mm and is
available in two different types: Besides the type with
robust screw type terminals for installation in older
models without an interface socket, there is a version
with multi-pin connectors. This version fits into all
locomotives where an older type LokSound XL decoder has
been installed previously.
Like all products of the LokSound family the LokSound 5
XL is a true multi protocol decoder. It supports DCC as
well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. Of course it
supports 14 through to 128 speed steps as well as 2 and
4 digit addresses in DCC format and up to 32 functions.
Thanks to RailComPlus® the decoders register themselves
fully automatically on suitable command stations. The
LGB® chain control is capable of handling functions and
their respective buttons with older LGB® control
This decoder supports all DCC programming modes and
thanks to RailCom® you may read out the CV values on the
main, provided you have a command station supporting
RailCom®. There are utility registers for command
stations that only facilitate programming of CVs ranging
from 1 to 255.
Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 speed steps and
255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses
facilitate triggering of 16 functions. An integral
programming mode even allows programming with the good
old Central Unit 6021.
The M4 protocol supports the automatic registration on
mfx® compatible central units.
The LokSound 5 XL decoder supports Märklin® braking
sections just as well as the ZIMO® HLU braking commands
or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake
generators or with DC is also possible. Furthermore the
locomotive with a LokSound 5 XL will come to a halt when
a Selectrix® braking diode is connected to the circuit.
The ABC push-pull feature enables the automatic
commuting between two stations.
The LokSound 5 XL decoder is also suitable for analogue
DC and AC train sets.
The LokSound 5 XL decoder can reproduce up to 10
channels simultaneously. Each channel offers up to 16
Bit / 31250 kHz and thus we have finally achieved hi-fi
sound quality on your layout. For all practical purposes
one cannot detect any difference to the original. A dual
class D audio power amplifier with up to 2 x 6W output
power feeds the speakers with a permitted impedance of 4
– 32 Ohms. The sound volume can be controlled by means
of two separate potentiometers. The huge 128 MBit sound
memory assures sufficient storage capacity.
The volume of all individual sound fragments may be
adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound
engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a
prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail
vehicles. Three separately adjustable braking functions
and two alternative load scenarios provide you with
maximum control of your vehicles
Every LokSound 5 XL decoder has 12 amplified function
outputs. On top of that there are another 7 logic
outputs, which can, if so desired, control four RC
servos or SUSI extension modules. Of course, all
important lighting functions are supported. The
brightness of each output may be adjusted separately.
The decoder supports the automatic push and pull
movements – known as the coupler waltz - required for
reliable operation of digital couplers such as the ones
by ROCO® and Krois® as well as Telex® couplers. 3 sensor
inputs may be employed in order to trigger functions.
Motor control of the LokSound 5 XL has been further
improved. A variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10
kHz to 50 kHz assures perfect silent operation,
particularly for coreless motors. Thus the typical hum
is a thing of the past. Load control can now be adjusted
with up to 10 separate CVs and thus will manage even the
most difficult cases. The unique “Auto Tune” function
facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to
perfectly match the motor. The LokSound 5 XL decoder
supplies ample current for the motor, namely up to 5.0 A
(4.0 A continuous). Thus the decoder can also handle G
gauge locomotives by PIKO® as well as locomotives with
two Bühler® or Mabuchi® motors.
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