In-Cab Sound from the comfort of your home!
The Kato 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 Soundbox 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 Soundbox 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!
- Works with both HO and N track
- Includes an EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound chip
- Additional diesel, steam and electric sound sets to be made 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!
The US Market version of the Soundbox includes an EMD 1st Generation Diesel sound chip with EMD 567 Prime Mover sounds
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 19 February, 2015.