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Unitrack Analog Sound Box


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In-Cab Sound from the comfort of your home

The 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 trains!

Using separate 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 ships with an included EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound container, appropriate for E and F-units or other older diesel locomotives! Other sound containers are coming soon!.

You can download a copy of the instruction sheet that is included with the Soundbox by clicking here (PDF, 3MB download): LINK

Instruction Guides:

Supplemental Set up Guide for hooking up the Sound box to non-Kato systems.

This guide goes over the basics of how to connect and power your new Sound box if you're using something other than Unitrack or a Kato Power Pack. The Soundbox is compatible with any two rail 12V DC Model Train operating system!

Feature videos:

Final Product Unboxing + Setup: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to see the final Sound Box in-and-out of the box!

This video will not only show the basic package as you will receive it from your local hobby shop, but it will also show how to set it up - both with and without a Kato power pack - and how the basic operation works!

FEF-3/GS-4 Combination Sound Card Overview: Watch this video (also accessible by clicking the image to the left) to get a product preview of first individual Sound card release for North America - an FEF-3/GS-4 Combination "Heavy Steam" sound set!

This video will cover the basics of the ways the programming on the steam sound cards differs from that of diesels, as well as covers the different horns and whistles available that allow you to switch the card between FEF-3 and GS-4 sound modes.

Product Features:

  • Works 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!
  • Choo-choo-choose 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!
  • Smart 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!

Sound Card Information (click the links below to change card specifications):

   EMD 1st Gen Diesel | EMD 3rd Gen Diesel | GE 3rd Gen Diesel | FEF-3/GS-4 Heavy Steam | US Light Steam |
   EMD 1st Gen Diesel w/ Turbocharger | EMD 2nd Gen Diesel w/ Turbocharger | ACS-64 Electric Locomotive |
More Coming soon...

Sound Box and Related Items
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Item # Description MSRP
22-101-1 Analog Sound Box (US Market Version)
    Includes:
  • Analog Sound Box
  • Sound Container: EMD 1st Generation Diesel (EMD 567 Prime Mover)
  • Download instruction booklet: PDF LINK
  • Download 1st Gen EMD Diesel Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$279.99
22-202-1 FEF-3 and GS-4 Heavy Steam Sound card
Selectable sounds appropriate for both the UP FEF-3 and SP GS-4 heavy steam locomotives
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
  • Download FEF-3/GS-4 Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$29.99
22-202-2 EMD 3rd Generation Diesel Sound Card
Appropriate for multiple modern EMD Diesels, such as the SD80MAC, SD90/43MAC, and SD70ACe.
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
  • Download 3rd Gen EMD Diesel Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$29.99
22-202-3 GE 3rd Generation Diesel Sound Card
Appropriate for multiple modern GE Diesels, such as the P42, C44-9W, and AC4400CW.
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
  • Download 3rd Gen GE Diesel Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$29.99
22-202-4 US Light Steam Sound Card
Appropriate for small-to-medium sized steam locomotives, such as the USRA 2-8-2 Heavy Mikado.
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
  • Download US Light Steam Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$29.99

22-203-1
EMD 1st Generation Diesel with Turbocharger Sound Card
Appropriate for multiple EMD Diesels, such as the GP35.
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
  • Download 1st Gen EMD Diesel + Turbo Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$29.99

22-203-2
EMD 2nd Generation Diesel with Turbocharger Sound Card
Appropriate for multiple Diesels, such as the SD40-2, SDP40F, MP36PH and more!
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
  • Download 2nd Gen EMD Diesel + Turbo Overview sheet: PDF LINK
$29.99

22-203-3
ACS-64 Electric Locomotive Sound Card
For use with the Siemens ACS-64.
    Listen to it on the Kato Youtube channel here: VIDEO LINK
    More info coming soon...
$29.99

Where to buy:

Looking for these items? Please visit your local retail hobby shop to purchase our products.

 

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