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 Posted: Sun Nov 23rd, 2014 07:31 am
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Found this youtube video of a comparison between the two sound systems. Interesting, to say the least...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfgL3Pe_ciM

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For the price, I'd be quite happy to have two TTS fitted locos for relatively little more than than one DS.



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My experience of Hornby sound on the class 08 diesel is that it is basically rubbish compared to other offerings.

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That P2 sounds impressive for the price. :thumbs:thumbs  I presume you can turn the volume down a bit using the CV's - or is that the snag - you can't access the CV's beyond the address ? ...............:roll::roll::roll:

If you can, then I think the "proper" chip manufacturers have some stiff competition on their hands .................:hmm



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I have quite a number of sound fitted locos using Loksound decoders, both diesels and steam.  They are very nice to have but awfully expensive.  TTS looks to be a good alternative and the sounds seem OK.  They can get annoying after a while too.  For the locos I'm doing now, I won't use sound.

My question is whether this TTS system can be used by systems other than Hornby.

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I too have a few sound locos John - and I love them.  As you say, running several for long periods of time may become a bit too much .........................:roll::roll:

It hadn't occurred to me that TTS may be Hornby dedicated ...............:roll::roll::roll:  That would be a stupid thing for Hornby to do (IMHO) because it would severely limit their market.

I'm quite concerned about the ability to change the CV's.  From the sound point of view, they seem to be pretty good against something costing nearly double the price.  There must be a compromise somewhere - either that or the likes of Loksound have been taking us for a very expensive ride .................:hmm



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I just don't trust Hornby on things like this Peter, although I'm probably wrong with TTS.  I recall that when they did their first "Digital" system they didn't want it to be NMRA compliant.  It was only kicking and screaming that they were made go NMRA for more advanced systems, although I think the very basic system is still not there.  Their instinct seems to be to make their stuff exclusive - remember Zero1?

I have their "sound on board" Black 5 - one of my favourites:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rO_oikjhhes

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I have the Duke of Gloustester with TTS sound and have altered the sound CV's without a problem. For the money they are a really good addition to any layout. Hope the Class 40 due out in March is as good!
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I had a reply soe time back regarding whether their TTS sound locos are compaitable with other makes of DCC  controllers. Their answer was 'yes it does'. So, it isn't a 'just Hornby only' gimmick. As Ron has already mentioned (above), the changing of the settings seem to be quite easy.

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And I use a Digitrax controller with no problem!
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