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Big Windy

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Sound decoder suggestions Kato F3?
« on: June 19, 2016, 11:14:26 AM »
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I am looking to put sound in  Kato's F7 A and B units. Besides Digitrax and MRC anybody cram anything in? I can put a 16mm speaker facing rearward with the help of Aztec . This project is a gift and I want it to be the best you can get. Any of the new decoders have a chance to fit? Thanks.

jdcolombo

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Re: Sound decoder suggestions Kato F3?
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2016, 08:02:09 PM »
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If you really want the best sound possible, use an ESU LokSound micro with a "sugar cube"-type speaker (11x15mm or 9x16mm).  I haven't done any cab-unit sound installs, but several other members of TRW have done so (including, I think, in Kato F units) - you might get more specific opinions by posting your question in the DCC area.

Here's a video of a Top Hobby Trains ESU LokSound install in a Kato F7:

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Big Windy

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Re: Sound decoder suggestions Kato F3?
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2016, 01:44:54 PM »
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Thanks John, I'm steering towards Loksound Micro w/8×12 sugar cube speaker so far. Pretty pricey, get what you pay for I guess.

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Re: Sound decoder suggestions Kato F3?
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2016, 02:18:27 PM »
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 Here is a way to do a ABBA set with only 2 sound decoders and have 4 prime movers. They sound great.


Here is a video of the set on my layout.
Shane (thebrakeman17 on youtube) did a awesome job

« Last Edit: June 23, 2016, 02:47:21 PM by rodsup9000 »
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