ESU LokSound 5 Micro DCC



The LokSound 5 micro is the smaller cousin to the most important and advanced member of the LokSound family, boasting a huge 128Mbit of sound memory, with a class D audio amplifier outputting 3W, 16 Bit, 31.25kHz Hi-Fi quality sound. Speakers with an impedance between 4-32 Ohms may be used. With an overall size of 25.5 x 10.6 x 4mm (21 x 10.6 x 4mm for Next18 version) the LokSound 5 micro will fit into almost any N or HO scale locomotive.

Available in hardwire and Next18 configurations.

This decoder can be loaded with any ESU sound project of your choosing for a small extra cost, select the appropriate drop down menu option for this option. Click this link to access the ESU sound file database.

58823 – Hardwire LokSound 5 micro DCC

58828 – Next18 LokSound 5 micro DCC

Note these LokSound decoders are the LokSound DCC only (ESU LCC) versions imported from the US.

  • NRMA DCC data format with function mapping
  • 25.5 x 10.6 x 4mm (21 x 10.6 x 4mm for Next18 version)
  • Up to 16 bit audio at 31.25kHz
  • 128Mbit of sound memory
  • 3W 4-32Ohm speaker output – (e.g. at least 2 standard sugar cubes)
  • Track voltage: Unspecified, assumed to work on all standard track voltages
  • Motor max continuous current: 0.75A
  • Motor peak current (~20 sec): Unspecified in manual
  • Functions max total current: Each output may draw up to 180mA
  • 4 amplified function outputs on wires, 2 amplified function outputs on solder pads (6 total)
  • 1 logic level output (functions/servos/SUSI), 2 additional on Next18 version
  • Stay alive capacitor connection pads
  • Shunting mode
  • Support for automatic uncoupling
  • Addresses 1-10239
  • Lighting effects: flashing, dimming, soft start, American lighting effects, etc.
  • Advanced momentum features
  • 12 sound channels with simultaneous playback
  • 8 random sound generators
  • Railcom
  • Operable on DC and AC

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Additional information

Weight 100 kg
Decoder Type

Hardwire, 8 Pin, Next18

Sound Choice

Blank, ESU file (make note at checkout of which file to be loaded), BMT file

ESU 15x11 Speaker + Enclosure

Yes, No


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