ESU 58821 LokSound 5 Direct DCC "generic", Retail

ESU 58821

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With its unique design the LokSound 5 Direct DCC can easily replaceboards that provide poor motor control, low volume, or generally inferiorsound. Not only will the decoder work fine with most factory installedspeakers, but it will sound even better with our new 11x15mm“sugar cube” speaker and sound enclosure kits.


The LokSound 5 DCC is made for the North American and Australianmarkets. It is a pure DCC Decoder, which supports RailComPlus and canalso be used on DC layouts. With its size of 0.67x2.72inch/17x69mmThe V5 Direct DCC will fit in almost all of the popular North Americanand Australian HO manufacutrers locomotives.

In the DCC format, 14 to 128 speed steps are as natural as 2- and4-digit addresses and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus®, thedecoders log on fully automatically to a suitable digital central unit.

It masters all DCC programming modes and, thanks to RailCom®, theCV values on the main track can be read out with suitable controlpanels. For panels that can only program the CVs from 1-255, thereare auxiliary registers.

Braking with DCC brake modules or DC voltage is also possible. Anautomatic ABC shuttle allows automatic commuting between two stations.

The LokSound 5 decoder can also be used on analog DC tracks.


The LokSound 5 decoder can play up to 10 channels simultaneously.Each channel can be resolved with up to 16 bit / 31250 kHz and finallyoffers hi-fi quality on your system. There is virtually no difference tothe original more audible. A Class D audio power amplifier with upto 3W output powers the speakers, which may have between 4 ohmsand 32 ohms impedance. The huge 128 Mbit sound storage providesenough capacity.

All individual sounds can be individually adjusted in volume. The superflexible Sound engine without rigid schedule allows the prototypicalsimulation of all imaginable locomotives. Three separately adjustablebraking functions and two alternative load scenarios give you the maximumcontrol over your Locos.


We know that you want your locomotives to be as realistic as possible.That’s why we packed the LokSound 5 with function outputs.Depending on the interface version, each LokSound 5 decoder offersat least 8 amplified function outputs. Of course tons of lighting effectsare also available. The brightness of each output can be set separately.The decoder handles the automatic on and off during uncoupling forROCO®, Krois® and Telex® couplings. In order to keep compatiblewith the thousands of LokSound Selects and LokSound V4 decodersalready on the market we made sure to add many of the most popularfeatures of that Generation! This Includes the Full Throttle features,including the Famous Drive Hold!

Motor Control

The engine control of the LokSound 5 has again been fundamentallyimproved. A variably adjustable PWM clock frequency of 10kHzto 50kHz ensures especially in bell armature motors for a super quietoperation - The typical “humming” is a thing of the past. The loadcontrol can now be adapted to difficult cases with up to 10 CVs. Theunique “Autotune” function allows the automatic decompression ofthe decoder to the motor.

The LokSound 5 decoder delivers up to 1.5A motor current enough juice for older engines.

Please Note: By default, LokSound decoders come with no specific sound file on them. Purchase any ESU LokSound V5 decoder and we will pre-load the sound project of your choice onto the decoder before pick-up/shipping free of charge.

Simply choose the ESU LokSound V5 sound project from the wide variety of ESU North American and European sound projects available at and let us know the project name in the 'comments' section during checkout or send us an email after you place your order.

We will also program your decoder to your preferred DCC address and make simple CV changes at no charge*. Once programmed with your choice of sound project, you can easily customize many LokSound options yourself using your digital command station to set CVs or the LokProgrammer.

To access Loksound decoders more conveniently, load sound files onto the decoder yourself or to change sound files, we recommend the ESU LokProgrammer.

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