This month, SoundTraxx will release Econami, a new line of digital sound decoders for budget-conscious customers who don’t want to sacrifice quality for cost.
Starting at $79.95, Econami is a full-featured sound decoder designed with value in mind to complement SoundTraxx’s top-of-the-line Tsunami Digital Sound Decoders.
Available in three formats to suit a variety of steam, diesel and electric locomotives, Econami provides high-quality 16-bit sound, Hyperlight lighting effects, and Hyperdrive2 advanced motor control for enhanced realism. New features include 34-function support and Flex-Map technology, an intuitive, math-free method for assigning any function to any function key.
The Econami line includes SoundTraxx’s smallest sound decoder, the ECO-100, measuring just 27mm x 10.5mm x 5mm, as well as the ECO-400 4-amp version for models requiring a little more “beef.” The 21-pin ECO-21P mates nicely to any model with the NMRA-supported 21-pin socket.
Steam and diesel versions include a selection of exhaust chuffs or prime movers, along with 16 whistles or airhorns to suit the most popular models. In addition, each decoder features multiple options for airpumps or compressors, bells, and couplers for even more customization. And finally, SoundTraxx is releasing its first aftermarket electric sound decoder that includes a trolley bell, air whistles, generator, pantograph, pneumatic doors, and more.