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    Quote Originally Posted by gamitzu View Post
    Another important issue wit it. Remove the original 32ohm speaker, buy a sugar cube 8 ohm, and enjoy the sound. Original crap sound like crap. It will work, i replace more than 40 and no one decoder was burnt. If you still want this one. Personally, if i go back in time and i found Zimo at that period , i go with them.
    https://store.sbs4dcc.com/ZIMOMX660M...irewithLa.aspx
    But you decide what you want to do. Hard wire or drop-in decoder.
    Yes I agree with you! the 32 ohm speaker will not produce quality sound. Sugar cube 8 ohm will be suffice plus its a lot cheaper than the ESU. If you are looking to cut cost. If the MRC 1812 is anything like the older 1955 this shouldn't be a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
    Stay away from MRC. Total crap.
    I just realised I pulled the quote from you off another forum. Sorry to do so. Its obvious that you had problems with this later on no? What was the end result mind I ask?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
    ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro now fits a lot of Atlas diesel engines. That's what I did for my GP-15-1.
    Which one from ESU is it ? Once I finish moving, I am planning to up graded all of my Atlas locomotives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
    Stay away from MRC. Total crap.
    What problems did you have with MRC? I see the you successfully added the 1812 into the GP15-1 years ago and then you were happy. Besides the speaker quality even with the up grade sugar cube. Was there any problems with the decoder? I have three GP15-1 in Missouri Pacific one has custom numbers. Right now they have digitrax decoders. I see that the ESU decoder is great for the job. What size sugar cube and resistor would I need to add?

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    The ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro. It's on a printed-circuit board DCC sound decoder. You just need a speaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatrhumpy View Post
    The ESU LokSound Select Direct Micro. It's on a printed-circuit board DCC sound decoder. You just need a speaker.
    With the speaker do you need to solder it or does it have contact strips? I will need to learn how to solder it, if thats the case. In the past with non sound decoders it was fairly easy to drop them in.

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