Digital Sound Decoder

Your train is no longer limited to locomotive sounds! This 16-bit, universal-style Digital Sound Decoder is the only DCC decoder to replicate railcar sounds and lighting effects. It includes selections for livestock sounds, airhorns, whistles, bells, and interior and exterior lighting effects for passenger cars, cab cars, and cabooses.

Dimensions: 48 x 13.5 x 9mm CurrentKeeper Plug Yes
Max. Function Current: 100mA (each output) Function Outputs: 4
Audio Amplifier: 1 Watt, 8-Ohm Load DCC Track Voltage: 7.5V – 27V

These decoders are easy to install in N to G scales. For the optimal experience, use a SoundCar decoder in every third or fourth car in a consist.

The SoundCar also includes a 2-pin plug for optionally using the SoundTraxx CurrentKeeper™ to maintain sounds and lights during momentary power losses due to finicky wheel pickups and not-so-perfect track.

SoundCar Features
New! 11 Airhorns & Whistles Intelligent Consisting
New! BeastBanter w/ "Spook the Livestock" Hand brake tie down & untie
New! 5 Bells Coupler clank & pin drop
Clickety-clack: Coupler release w/ glad hand separation
    Adjustable for 2-, 4- & 6-axle cars Retainer bleed-off
Emergency brake valve (“big hole”): Brake cylinders
   Activated on press of emergency stop button Brake squeal
Generators: Flange squeal
  Adjustable for reefers and passenger cars Flat spots

Airhorns & Whistles Bells
Nathan K5LA Modern Cast
Nathan K5LA Amtrak Version Bronze Cast
Nathan K3L Cast
Nathan K3LA Electronic bell
Nathan P3 Gong bell
Wabco AA2 BeastBanter
Leslie S2B Cattle
Wabco E2 Sheep
Hancock Air Whistle  
Caboose Whistle (1)  
Caboose Whistle (2)  

SoundCar MSRP
P.N. Description MSRP
829100 Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder $59.95
810141 SoundTraxx IC Wand- For use with Intelligent Consisting $8.95


It is important to choose a capable speaker to use with these decoders. Below you will find a list of speakers that are compatible with the Tsunami SoundCar Digital Sound Decoder.

P.N. Description P.N. Description
810053 20mm Round Speaker 810113 35 x 16mm Oval Speaker
810054 28mm Round Speaker 810115 35 x 20mm Oval Speaker
810089 15mm Round Speaker 810154 15 x 12 x 11.5mm Mini Cube
810114 30mm Round Speaker 810155 *13 x 9 x 8.5mm Mini Cube2
810153 28mm Round Speaker 810129 23mm Square Mega Bass Speaker
810078 40 x 28.5mm Oval Speaker 810130 27mm Round Mega Bass Speaker
810103 40 x 20mm Oval Speaker 810131 28mm Square Mega Bass Speaker
810112 25 x 14mm Oval Speaker    

* Note:

When wiring multiple Mini Cube 2 speakers, P.N. 810155, use parallel format to decrease impedance and increase overall volume.

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