Loudspeakers for ZIMO sound decoders

All ZIMO decoders have the capacities to use 8 ohm speakers, most of them (except the miniature types such as MX648, MX649 and MX658) can use 4 ohm speakers or 2 * 8 ohm speakers connected in parallel.

The sound decoder for "small scales" (MX645, MX644, MX648, MX658N18, ...and MS450, MS440, MS480...) work with a 5 V supply for the sound amplifier (miniature types create 1W audio power, the others 3W audio power); large scale sound decoders (MX696, MX697, MX699 and MS990), work with 10 V supply (and 10 W audio power at 4 ohms), whereby the speaker has a much higher load.

Therefore ZIMO large scale decoders (10 V) should ONLY use Speakers > 3 W, NOT, however, the typical N- and 00/H0 speakers which are 0.5 W to 2 W.

ZIMO special types (marked in red): these are the miniature rectangular speakers and "Dumbo" speaker with special resonance bodies and are produced in cooperation with ZIMO business partners (with these resonator bodies normally not commercially available); they offer excellent sound quality, considering the size.

The other listed speakers (Round Speakers and VISATON speakers) are standard types: in the relevant market, there are many other types that can be used.

ZIMO Special  - the "Sugar cubes"

  LS8x12        ls10x15     LS13x18    

LS8X12

Miniature rectangular speaker with integrated resonator body, 8 x 12 x 8 mm, 8 Ohm / 0,5 W.

       CAUTION: At full power in decoders with 3 W - speaker can be overloaded by the amplifier.

LS10X15

Miniature rectangular speaker with integrated resonator body, 11 x 15 x 9 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS10X15H11

Miniature rectangular speaker with integrated resonator body, 11 x 15 x 12 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS10X15H7

Miniature rectangular speaker with integrated resonator body, 11 x 15 x 7 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS13X18

"Dumbo" with integrated resonator body 18 x 13 x 13 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W

LS15X25

Rectangular speaker 25 x 15 mm, WITHOUT resonator body, 8 Ohm / 1 W.

Round speakers


LS20RU   LS23RU   LS28RU  

LS20RU

Round speaker 20mm x 6mm, with intergrated resonator body 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS23RU

Round speaker 23mm x 6mm, with intergrated resonator body 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS28RU

Round speaker 28mm x 6mm, with intergrated resonator body 8 Ohm / 1 W.


LS23R   LS28R      

LS23R

Round speaker 23 mm, preferably to be used in locomotives, which are intended for the installation of such a speaker, so the resonator body is integrated in the loco body, 8 Ohm / 0,5 W.

LS28R

Round speaker 28 mm, preferably to be used in locomotives, which are intended for the installation of such a speaker, so the resonator body is integrated in the loco body,  8 Ohm / 1 W.

ZIMO Special - the "Dumbo" - Variations

resonator body by MARYSCHKA

LS26X20X08     LS40X20X09LS40X22X09 LS50X15X14 

LS26X20X08

""Dumbo" small lateral resonator body, therefore flatter than the "Dumbo" LS13X18 (see above), allthough it sounds similar to it.       26 x 20 x 8 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS40X20X09

"Dumbo" with a longer (but still flat) resonator body to ensure a perfect reproduction of bass tones
40 x 20 x 9 mm, 8 Ohm / 1 W.

LS40X22X09

Two Dumbos in a box, higher volume (only for 3 Watt sound decoder), but relatively little resonance volume, thus slightly weaker bass reproduction.      40 x 22 x 9 mm, 4 Ohm / 2 W

LS55X22X09
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Two Dumbos,  with high volume and good bass reproduction.     55 x 22 x 9 mm, 4 Ohm / 2 W

LS50X15X14

Two Dumbos, narrower but higher than the type above, high volume and good bass response (similar to the type above).     50 x 15 x 14 mm, 4 Ohm / 2 W.

LSG50X15X14
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Two Dumbos,  same as the type above, but the two Dumbo's connected in series, therefore suitable for ZIMO large scale sound decoders (which the speakers operating at 10 V instead of 5V), especially useful when there is not enough space for a larger size VISATON speaker.     50 x 15 x 14 mm, 16 Ohm / 2 W.

Broad range speakers (shown in a smaller scale)

LSK50WP   LSK64WP       

LSK50WP

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker 5 cm , low installation depth (2 cm), waterproof, 170 Hz - 17 kHz    8 Ohm / 3 W.

Used with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . (10 V / 6 W - amplifier) at full volume, could lead to speaker overload; Can be used with 00/H0-sound decoders (5 V / 3 W - amplifier).

LSK64WP

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker 6 cm, low installation depth (2 cm), waterproof, 170 Hz - 15 kHz,   8 Ohm / 3 W.

Used with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . (10 V / 6 W - amplifier) at full volume, could lead to speaker overload; Can be used with 00/H0-sound decoders (5 V / 3 W - amplifier).

LSFRS5 LSFRS7 LSFRS8

 LSFRS5

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker 5 cm, 150 Hz - 20 kHz, 8 Ohm / 5 W (rated power), installation depth 31,5 mm

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . Decoders with 5 V amplifiers (H0 sound decoders) may only partially exploit the power of the loudspeaker.

LSFRWS5

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON
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Broad range speaker 5 cm, 200 Hz - 20 kHz,   8 Ohm / 4 W (rated power), small installation depth (23 mm).

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . Decoders with 5 V amplifiers (H0 sound decoders) may only partially exploit the power of the loudspeaker. 

LSFRWS5R

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON
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Broad range speaker 5 cm, 150 Hz - 10 kHz,   8 Ohm / 4 W, small installation depth (21 mm), without lugs.

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . Decoders with 5 V amplifiers (H0 sound decoders) may only partially exploit the power of the loudspeaker. 

LSFRS7

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker 7 cm, 200 Hz - 20 kHz,   8 Ohm / 8 W (rated power).

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . Decoders with 5 V amplifiers (H0 sound decoders) may only partially exploit the power of the loudspeaker.  

LSFRS8

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker 8 cm, 100 Hz - 20 kHz,   4 Ohm / 30 W (rated power).

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699, ...,MS990, ... .
Not suitable for decoders with 5 V amplifiers (00/H0 decoders, ..).

LSSC49   LSSC59  

LSSC49

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker, 90 x 40 x 14 mm, 12020 kHz, 8 Ohm, 4 W (rated power), wooden cone

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699,...,MS990,... . Decoders with 5 V amplifiers (H0 sound decoders) may only partially exploit the power of the loudspeaker. 

LSSC59

ein Produkt der
Fa. VISATON

Broad range speaker, 90 x 50 x 35 mm, 8 Ohm, 10 W (rated power)

Optimal for use with MX696, MX699, ...,MS990, ... .
Not suitable for decoders with 5 V amplifiers (00/H0 decoders, ..).
 

status: 2020-07-07