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Sound decoders by ESU and Doehler & Haass

ESU Sound decoders

ESU kicked off the sound decoder revolution. They are famous for their high tech decoders and large choice of international sounds. 

FAQ

58923 Loksound 5 Nano

0.75A With 10 wires + 2 speaker wires

You would choose this because:

Very small and complete solution.

Large choice of sounds.

Their smallest

Specifications:

Dimensions (with connector): 25.0 x 8.4 x 3.9 mm

Compatible with systems: DCC, MM, DC-analog

Max. motor current: 0.75 A

Max. driving voltage: 18 V

Nominal Speaker Impedance: 4 - 32 Ohm

With SUSI interface


Important notes: the connector plug should NOT be turned 180 degrees. This will not work.

Also, the ESU 2021 brochures claims it has a Powerpack connection. We have not found this on the decoder and suspect this is a copy and paste error in their documentation.

Sound characteristic values
Sampling rate: 22 kHz/16 Bits

Independent sound channels: 12

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760 s

Maximum output rating: 3 W (4-32 Ω)


Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: An 11 x 15 mm speaker is included. Buy an alternative sized speaker here.

Doehler & Haass Sound decoders

The German brand Doehler & Haass is well known for their quality sound decoders. There is something special about the way their decoders bring the sounds to you. Anyone can make the sound of a steam train huffin’ and puffin’, but it’s in the fine details where you hear the difference. It all feels more natural. The sound projects for these decoders are mainly from the German speaking countries and (curiously enough) Spain and can be listened to here. To upload the sounds to the decoder, you would need the Doehler & Haass programmer. The project file can be downloaded from within the programmer software. But when ordering your sound decoder, we are happy to install the desired sound project for you.

SD05A-1 Sound decoder

0.5A NEM 651 (With 6 pins + 2 speaker wires)

You would choose this because:

Very narrow and complete solution

Their smallest

Specifications:

Dimensions: 20.0 x 7.6 x 3.0 mm

Compatible with systems: DCC, SX1, SX2, MM, DC-analog

Total load: 0.5 A

Max. motor current: 0.5 A

Max. driving voltage:18 V

LV, LR (dimmable): each 150 mA

AUX1, AUX2 (dimmable): each 300 mA

AUX3, AUX4: unamplified 

AUX5, AUX6: unamplified

With SUSI interface (when AUX3/AUX4 de-activated)

FAQ

Sound characteristic values
Sampling rate: 22 kHz/16 Bits

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760 s

Maximum output rating: 1.6 W (8 Ω)


Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

SD05A-3 Sound decoder

0.5A NEM 651 (With 6 wires + 2 speaker wires)

You would choose this because:

Very narrow and complete solution

Specifications:

Dimensions: 20.0 x 7.6 x 3.0 mm

Compatible with systems: DCC, SX1, SX2, MM, DC-analog

Total load: 0.5 A

Max. motor current: 0.5 A

Max. driving voltage:18 V

LV, LR (dimmable): each 150 mA

AUX1, AUX2 (dimmable): each 300 mA

AUX3, AUX4: unamplified 

AUX5, AUX6: unamplified

With SUSI interface (when AUX3/AUX4 de-activated)

Sound characteristic values
Sampling rate: 22 kHz/16 Bits

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760 s

Maximum output rating: 1.6 W (8 Ω)


Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

SD10A-3 Sound decoder

With 6 wires + 2 speaker wires

You would choose this because:

…its total load of 1 Ampère

All- rounder

Specifications:

Dimensions: 21.2 x 9.1 x 3.4 mm

Compatible with systems: DCC, SX1, SX2, MM, DC-analog

Total load: 1 A

Max. motor current: 1 A

Max. driving voltage: 30 V

LV, LR (dimmable) each 150 mA

AUX1, AUX2 (dimmable): each 300 mA

AUX3, AUX4: unamplified 

AUX5, AUX6: unamplified

With SUSI interface (when AUX3/AUX4 de-activated)

Sound characteristic values
Sampling rate: 22 kHz/16 Bits

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760 s

Max. output rating: 2.6/1.6 W (4/8 Ω)


Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

SD18A Sound decoder

Next18 connection

You would choose this because:

…its Next18 connection

Easy plug into Next18 socket

Specifications:

Dimensions: 21.4 x 9.0 x 3.2 mm

Compatible with systems: DCC, SX1, SX2, MM, DC-analog

Total load: 1 A

Max. motor current: 1 A

Max. driving voltage: 30 V

LV, LR (dimmable)    each 150 mA

AUX1, AUX2 (dimmable): each 300 mA

AUX3, AUX4: unamplified 

AUX5, AUX6: unamplified

With SUSI interface (when AUX3/AUX4 de-activated)


Sound characteristic values
Sampling rate: 22 kHz/16 Bits

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760 s

Max. output rating: 2.6/1.6 W (4/8 Ω)


Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

SD21A Sound decoder

21MTC pin connection

You would choose this because:

…its 21 PIN connection

Easy plug into Next18 socket

Specifications:

Dimensions: 26.6 x 15.8 x 4 mm

Compatible with systems: DCC, SX1, SX2, MM, DC-analog

Total load: 2 A

Max. motor current: 2 A

Max. driving voltage: 30 V

LV, LR (dimmable) each 150 mA

AUX1, AUX2 (dimmable): each 300 mA

AUX3, AUX4: each 1.0A / Unamplified 

AUX5, AUX6: each 1.0A / Unamplified

With SUSI interface

Sound characteristic values
Sampling rate: 22 kHz/16 Bits

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760 s

Maximum output rating: 2.6/1,6 W (4/8 Ω)


Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

SUSI sound module to connect to decoders

The SUSI system is a way to add extra functions to a normal train decoder. Any Train-O-Matic decoder has four SUSI solder pads. When this sound module is connected, it will be controlled by the train decoder and sound will be added to the existing setup. This is therefor not a full decoder, but a module to connect to a decoder that has SUSI connectors. 

SH05A Sound module

SUSI connection

You would choose this because:

A price worthy solution to add sound to a locomotive or function decoder with a SUSI connection.

Leaves possibility to connect Powerpack to our tOm decoders

Smallest SUSI sound module

Specifications:

Dimensions: 14.3 x 9.3 x 2.9 mm

Sampling rate: 22 kHz

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 760s

Max. output rating: 1.6 W (8 Ω)

Max. operating voltage 30 V

Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

SH10A Sound module

SUSI connection

You would choose this because:

A price worthy solution to add sound to a locomotive or function decoder with a SUSI connection.

Leaves possibility to connect Powerpack to our tOm decoders

Thinnest SUSI sound module

Specifications:

Dimensions: 20,0 x 12,0 x 1,9 mm

Sampling rate: 22 kHz

Independent sound channels: 8

Memory size: 128 Megabits

Memory period: 720s

Max. output rating: 2.6/1.6W W (4/8 Ω)

Max. operating voltage 30 V

Download user manual (EN/DE)


Please note: A speaker is not included. Choose your speaker here.

Doehler & Haass Sound programmer

To program any brand decoder and upload sounds to Doehler & Haass sound decoders


Current Supply

7-18 Volt AC or 10-25 Volt DC.

The programmer works with every model railroad transformer, yet we recommend a notebook-power supply, because it is stabilized and supplies sufficient power (max. 4.75 A).


Output Current

Continuous output track (electronic short circuit protection) about 1 A Continuous output SUSI (electronic short circuit protection) about 1 A

Connections


- Power Screw terminal for AC (both left respectively right clips are each interconnected), Socket for DC


- SX-BUS Presently without function

- USB For USB-2 (USB-cable A/B required) Track With connections 1 – GND – 2

- Track will be connected to clips 1 und 2. Clip GND serves for tapping of the internal ground voltage (0 Volt), e.g. for metering.

- SUSI With connections GND – ZDAT – ZCLK – VS (from left to right)

For connecting SUSI by flexible wires (e.g. SH10A-3) a 4-pole pin strip is included in delivery.

For connecting SUSI by the usual SUSI-receptacle connector (e.g. SH10A-2) an adapter (SUSI- pin strip) is optional.


Download manual and software