Analog Sound Box has been developed as a joint effort between engineers
at Kato and Soundtraxx to craft a simple, versatile, and powerful
sound system for use on non-DCC layouts. Completely self-contained,
the ASB has a built in speaker and will allow modelers to enjoy
an In-Cab experience while operating their favorite
plug-in sound containers, cartridges each with their
own individual sound and programming sets (even including things
like momentum!), the ASB is a smart device, not just
making sounds but reacting appropriately to the actions of your
locomotives by reading back-EMF from the motors. Steam locomotive
chuffs will speed up and slow down according to the speed of the
locomotive itself; not just the position of the throttle, making
the sound a properly interactive experience!
The new Analog
Sound Box will ship with an included EMD 1st Generation Diesel
sound container, appropriate for E and F-units or other older
diesel locomotives! Other sound containers will be available around
the time of release
For HO and N
with both HO and N track - The modular pass-through design of
the Analog Sound Box means that it can easily be used for both
N and HO scale!
your sounds - The Analog Sound Box will ship with an included
Early EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound chip, but additional diesel,
steam and electric sound sets will be available (sold separately)
that will allow you to bring nearly any sounds that you desire
to your non-DCC layout!
Back-EMF reading - The sound box doesn't just make noise - it
will read the strain on the motor in your engines and know how
fast they're moving and how hard they're working. Certain sound
schemes (like steam where the chuff is directly linked to the
visual movement of the side rods) will self-adjust the sound
based on the speed of the locomotive so what you hear will match
what you see, all without the need for DCC!
- As loud
(or as quiet) as you want it - Have a powerful home stereo system?
Or maybe you'd prefer headphones so that you don't wake the
neighbors- unlike sound systems that are tied to a locomotive,
the Analog Sound Box has a stereo out port so you can connect
headphones or speakers of your choice!
Analog Sound Box
Sound Container: EMD 1st Generation Diesel (EMD 567 Prime Mover)
click here for details on how to install the Kato Sound Box
non-Kato Power system and track system