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hi

 

I have an ho scale piko bb 60000 (an sncf diesel loco) which came sound fitted. it has piko's own make of decoder in it - a 4.1 smart decoder. 

 

the sound is far too quiet. I have used function 24 to adjust the volume up and down as it is listed in the instructions but the loudest it goes is still far too quit. 

 

I emailed piko but they failed to respond. 

 

does anyone have any ideas? 

 

many thanks

 

 

tim

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Probably seal/change the speaker. I’ve no idea how much space you have so I can’t recommend anything

 

Richard 

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Piko changed from ESU to Uhlenbrock decoders.

They only play in the second league and have weak amplifiers.

So it is important to optimize the speaker as Richard mentioned.

 

Wolf

 

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ah ok... that's a real shame as its a nice model but I won't buy any others which have piko uhlenbrock speakers in again

 

I will look into changing speakers then and hope that improves the volume

 

many thanks 

 

 

tim

 

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I've noticed that some Piko sound fitted locos have conventional sound decoders and others have a separate sound only decoder that plugs into the SUSI connector of the main decoder. Is one or other of these the Uhlenbrock one or could they be either? I ask because sound for the diesel Stadler GTW only appears to be available from Piko as the SUSI type, I haven't found the sound file available anywhere else.

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no idea giz but maybe try some dutch model shops that specialise in dcc sound to see if they have alternative stadler gtw sound decoders as a lot of these units seem to run in the Netherlands. 

 

Tim 

 

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Uhlenbrock = Dietz.

Compare the item #s.

 

Piko sound modules = Uhlenbrock/Dietz.

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