ESU LokSound 5 Micro DCC



The ESU LokSound 5 micro DCC 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. A wide range of sound files from North America/Australia and Europe are available.

Alternatively you can purchase an ESU LokProgrammer to load your own sound files and make adjustments to your decoder, however please note that CV changes can still be done with all good DCC systems. Contact us if you are interested in purchasing a LokProgrammer.

58823 – Hardwire ESU 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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