LokSound 5 XL DCC/MM/SX/M4 (58513)

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Electronic Solutions Ulm: LokSound 5 XL DCC/MM/SX/M4 (58513)

Summary: The LokSound 5 XL decoder is quite a big piece of equipment. It has to be, because it is intended for use in large scale model railways, such as garden railways and 1 Gauge models. Its integral PowerPack matching the increased motor power assures reliable operation even on dirty tracks.

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General information
Manufacturer Electronic Solutions Ulm
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Product information
Part Number

Common Name LokSound 5 XL DCC/MM/SX/M4
Decoder Core Features Motor, Functions, Lights, Sound

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Hardware Information
Scales G
Connection Method Vendor Connector
Length 51 mm5.1 cm <br />0.051 m <br />2.008 in <br />0.167 ft <br />
Width 40 mm4 cm <br />0.04 m <br />1.575 in <br />0.131 ft <br />
Continuous Amps 4
Max Amps 5
Voltage Range
General DCC Information
Extended Addressing Yes
AnalogConversion Yes
Speed Steps 14, 28/128
User Loadable Speed Table Yes
Back EMF Yes
Programming Modes Ops, Address, Direct, Paged, Register
Decoder Assisted Consists Yes
CV Readback Yes
Silent Running (HF) Yes
Dither Yes
Kick Start Yes
Momentum Yes
Function Information
# of Functions 12
Function Amps
# of Lighting Effects
# of Sound Effects
Programming Information
Programming Lock Yes
Decoder Programming Modes
Misc Items
SUSI Interface Yes
RailCom Yes
Has computer interface
Firmware Upgrade Possible Yes
UPC Number


Like all products of the LokSound family the LokSound 5 XL is a true multi protocol decoder. It supports DCC as well as Motorola®, Selectrix® and M4. Fourteen through to 128 speed steps as well as 2- and 4-digit addresses in DCC format and up to 32 functions. Thanks to RailComPlus the decoders register themselves fully automatically on suitable command stations. The LGB® chain control is capable of handling functions and their respective buttons with older LGB® control systems.

This decoder supports all DCC programming modes and thanks to RailCom® you may read out the CV values on the main, provided you have a command station supporting RailCom®. There are utility registers for command stations that only facilitate programming of CVs ranging from 1 to 255.

Motorola® users benefit from up to 28 speed steps and 255 addresses. Three additional Motorola® addresses facilitate triggering of 16 functions. An integral programming mode even allows programming with the good old Central Unit 6021.

The M4 protocol supports the automatic registration on mfx® compatible central units.

The LokSound 5 XL decoder supports Märklin® braking sections just as well as the ZIMO® HLU braking commands or the Lenz® ABC system. Braking with DCC brake generators or with DC is also possible. Furthermore the locomotive with a LokSound 5 XL will come to a halt when a Selectrix® braking diode is connected to the circuit. The ABC push-pull feature enables the automatic commuting between two stations.

The LokSound 5 XL decoder is also suitable for analogue DC and AC train sets.


The LokSound 5 XL decoder can reproduce up to 10 channels simultaneously. Each channel offers up to 16 Bit / 31250 kHz. A dual class D audio power amplifier with up to 2 x 6W output power feeds the speakers. The sound volume can be controlled by means of two separate potentiometers. The huge 128 MBit sound memory assures sufficient storage capacity.

The volume of all individual sound fragments may be adjusted separately. The outstandingly flexible sound engine without a rigid flow chart facilitates a prototypical simulation of all conceivable rail vehicles. Three separately adjustable braking functions and two alternative load scenarios provide you with maximum control of your vehicles.


Every LokSound 5 XL decoder has 12 amplified function outputs.

There are another 7 logic outputs, which can control four RC servos or SUSI extension modules.

Of course, all important lighting functions are supported. The brightness of each output may be adjusted separately.

Motor Control

Motor control of the LokSound 5 XL has been further improved with a variable PWM pulse frequency ranging from 10 kHz to 50 kHz assuring perfect silent operation, particularly for coreless motors.

Load control can now be adjusted with up to 10 separate CVs and thus will manage even the most difficult cases. The unique Auto Tune function facilitates the automatic calibration of the decoder to perfectly match the motor.

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