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Zimo sound decoders are the industry leaders in terms of features, performance and reliability. All Zimo sound decoders provide the same set of features varying onlyin their physical attributes such as size, motor power output, and number of function outputs.

Which decoder should I choose? Well, this depends on the scale and model you are installing into, how much space you have, and if there are any specific features you need. Contact YouChoos if you need help.

Prices listed below are for factory-default decoders (for no extra cost, choose any YouChoos sound project to have loaded - browse from the sound list rather than here to do this). Speaker is not included.

MS450 30x15x4mm
1.2A continuous / 2.5A peak
16V direct stay-alive (unlimited) with smart-stop
8pin on wired harness or PluX22 direct plug-in
3W audio at 4 ohm or 8 ohm
10 Functions
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MS450Wires only
- may be supplied as R version anyway
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£119

MS450R'R' version 8pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120

MS450P22PluX22 direct plug-in versionAdd to basket
£115

MS440 30x15x4mm
1.2A continuous / 2.5A peak
16V direct stay-alive
21pin direct plug-in
3W audio at 4 or 8 ohm
8 Functions
With native 16V stay-alive
supplied with example capacitor (normally 1000uF 16V)
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MS440C'C' Version (FA3,4,5,6 outputs are logic-level)Add to basket
£115

MS440D'D' Version (All 8 full-power AUX outputs) - will be supplied as 'C' but re-configured to suit 'D' optionsAdd to basket
£115

MS480 19x11x3.1mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
16V direct stay-alive (up to 1000uF) or more via LifeLink or STAC01
8pin on wired harness, 6pin on wired harness or PluX16 direct plug-in
1W audio at 8 ohm
6 Functions
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MS480Wires only
- may be supplied as R or F version anyway
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£119

MS480R'R' version 8pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120

MS480F'F' version 6pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120
low stock

MS480P16PluX16 direct plug-inAdd to basket
£115
limited stock

MS491 19x7.8x2.8mm
0.7A continuous / 1.5A peak
16V direct stay-alive (up to 1000uF) or more via LifeLink or STACO
8pin on wired harness, 6pin on wired harness or 6pin direct plug-in
1W audio at 8 ohm
5 full-power functions
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MS491Wires only
- may be supplied as R or F version anyway
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£119

MS491R'R' version 8pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120

MS491F'F' version 6pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120

MS491N6pin direct plug-inAdd to basket
£115

MS500 14x10x3mm
0.7A continuous / 1.5A peak
16V direct stay-alive (up to 1000uF) or more via LifeLink or STAC01
wires-only, or 6pin direct plug-in
1W audio at 8 ohm
4 Functions
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MS500Wires only
- may be supplied as R or F version anyway
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£119
low stock

MS500R'R' version 8pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120
low stock

MS500F'F' version 6pin on wired harnessAdd to basket
£120

MS500N6pin direct plug-inAdd to basket
£115
low stock

MS581 24.9x10x4mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Tantalums on board + 5V direct stay-alive (unlimited), or up to 1000uF/16V via direct solder pads, or unlimited 16V via LifeLink or STAC0
Next18 direct plug-in
3W audio at 4 ohm
6 full power Functions plus 2 logic level
Replaces MS580
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MS581N18Next18 with onboard Tantalums for stay-aliveAdd to basket
£115

MS581N18GNext18 with wires for external stay-alive
Includes 2x mini GoldCaps
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£115

MS540 19x8.7x2.8mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Up to 1000uF/16V via direct solder pads, or unlimited 16V via LifeLink or STAC0 through pads
Next28/E24 direct plug-in
1W audio at 8 ohm
8 full power Functions plus 4 logic level
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MS540E24E24/Next28
£tbc

coming soon

MS590 15x10x3mm
0.7A continuous / 1.5A peak
16V stay-alive possible via SACC16/LifeLink
Next18 direct plug-in
1W audio at 8 ohm
4 Functions
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MS590N18Micro Next18Add to basket
£120

MS950 50x23x15mm
4A continuous / 10A peak
Big stay-alive on-board
Pins to plug into 'L' type interface
2x 3W audio at 4 or 8 ohms
11 Function Outputs
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MS950Large scale sound decoder
Pins for 'L' type socket
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£165

LOK950P'L' type adapter plate to take MS950 decoder
61x25x10mm
Solder pads
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£15

LOK950K'L' type adapter plate to take MS950 decoder
75x25x10mm
Screw Terminals
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£25

MS950LOKPLarge scale sound decoder
Pins for 'L' type socket
Combi-package supplied with LOK950P adapter plate
61x25x15mm (combined height)
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£180

MS950LOKKLarge scale sound decoder
Pins for 'L' type socket
Combi-package supplied with LOK950K (screw terminal) adapter plate
75x25x10mm (combined height)
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£190

MS990 50x40x13mm
6A continuous / 10A peak
Big stay-alive on-board
Pins to plug into 'XL' type interface or screw terminal version
2x 10W audio at 4 or 8 ohms
15 Function Outputs (2A total max)
6 servo connections
additional low voltage outputs for 1.5A, 0.5A and 2A
4 switch inputs
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MS990KLarge scale sound decoder
Screw terminals
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£210
temp out of stock

MS990LLarge scale sound decoder
Pins for 'XL' type socket
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£200
low stock

LOK990P'XL' type adapter plate to take MS990L decoder
62x45x10mm
Solder pads for all connections
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£15
temp out of stock

MS990LOKPLarge scale sound decoder
Pins for 'XL' type socket
Combi-package supplied with LOK990P adapter plate
Total height plugged in is 18mm
Add to basket
£215
temp out of stock

MX645
30x15x4mm
1.2A continuous / 2.5A peak
16V direct stay-alive
3W audio / 10 Functions
With native stay-alive
supplied with example capacitor
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MX645wires only (no plug)Add to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX645R8pin version on wired harnessAdd to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX645P22PluX22 direct plug-in versionAdd to basket
£99
last few

MX644
30x15x4mm
1.2A continuous / 2.5A peak
25V direct stay-alive (16V via LifeLink/SACC16)
21pin direct plug-in
3W audio / 8 Functions
With native 25V stay-alive
supplied with example capacitor
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MX644D'D' Version (All 8 full-power AUX outputs)Add to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX644C'C' Version (5th+6th AUX outputs are logic-level)
obsolete

MX648
20x11x4mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Stay-Alive via LifeLink/SACC16
1W audio / 6 Functions
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MX648wires only (no plug)Add to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX648R8pin on wired harness versionAdd to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX648F6pin on wired harness version
obsolete

MX648P16PluX16 direct plug-in versionAdd to basket
£99
one available, no packet

MX649
23x9x4mm
0.7A continuous / 1.5A peak
Stay-Alive via LifeLink/SACC16
1W audio / 4 Functions
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MX649wires only (no plug)Add to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX649R8pin on wired harness version
obsolete

MX649F6pin on wired harness version
obsolete

MX649N6pin direct plug-in versionAdd to basket
£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX658N18MX658N1825x10.5x4mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Stay-Alive via LifeLink/SACC16 if model provides connections
Next18 direct plug-in
1W audio / 4 Functions
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£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX659N18MX659N1820x9.5x3mm
0.7A continuous / 1.5A peak
Stay-Alive via LifeLink/SACC16 if model provides connections
Next18 direct plug-in
1W audio / 4 Functions
Slightly less stay-alive on board than then 658 but very very small!
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£90
no packet, repaired, fully working

MX660MX66042x9x2.5mm
0.8A continuous / 1.5A peak
Extra Stay-Alive via LifeLink/SACC16
Drop-in replacement board to suit many N gauge diesel models (and others)
1W audio / 6 Functions
Solder pad connections
Built-in resistors for LED lighting
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£99
last few

MX696KS
69x29x19mm
4A continuous / 10A peak
16V direct stay-alive
10W audio / 8 Functions
With stay-alive connections
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obsolete

MX699K
50x40x14mm
6A continuous / 10A peak
Stay-Alive Built In
10W audio
With native stay-alive
onboard 3F SuperCap stay-alive
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MX699KS8 AUX functions version
na

obsolete

MX699KVFull 14 AUX functions version
na

obsolete

Replacement Zimo N/OO MX6*/MS4*/5* series Sound Decoder (small)Replacement Zimo N/OO MX6*/MS4*/5* series Sound Decoder (small)Send back your damaged Zimo sound decoder for immediate replacement
Contact YouChoos with required project and details
Like-for-like.
Small scale decoders
Includes re-load (YouChoos or free projects) and new doc pack.
Add to basket
£30

Replacement Zimo N/OO MX69*/MS9* series Sound Decoder (large)Replacement Zimo N/OO MX69*/MS9* series Sound Decoder (large)Send back your damaged Zimo sound decoder for immediate replacement
Contact YouChoos with required project and details
Like-for-like.
Large scale decoders
Includes re-load (YouChoos or free projects) and new doc pack.
Add to basket
£40


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