figured out how to make MRC decoders work

Discussion in 'DCC & Electronics' started by lester perry, Nov 12, 2008.

  1. lester perry

    lester perry Guest

    The mrc problems are very easily solved. All you have to do is unplug the speaker, it works real good now. Next I think I am going to get a sound only decoder. Any suggestions out there?
    Les
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    Soundtraxx DSX. Very good sound, some of the best I've heard.

    I haven't heard the Digitrax sound-only units yet (at least not in person... there's a couple on Youtube, but one of them is a custom sound-file job).
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    I was looking at DSX at their web site. They sound good but rather pricey, I can get LC decoders for less.
    Les
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    The LC stands for "Low Cost". There's a reason. They skimp on the sounds, especially the background sounds like compressors and dynamics. The sound quality of the DSX's is much better than the LC's.

    Also, the LC is a mostly-full-function controller, like your MRC. Although it doesn't have a decent motor-drive circuit. You can adjust pulse-width to quiet some motors, but there's no back-EMF or anything fancy like that.