Econami Digital Sound Decoders

Now the biggest name in sound is also the biggest name in value! Econami is a full-featured line of Digital Sound Decoders designed with value in mind.

Available in two formats to suit a variety of steam and diesel locomotives, Econami provides high-quality, 16-bit sound, Hyperlight lighting effects, and Hyperdrive2 advanced motor control for enhanced realism. New features include Flex-Map technology, an easy-to-use method for assigning any function to any function key.

The 2-amp ECO-PNP decoder will easily replace the manufacturer-installed light board for a variety of diesel models. Rounding out the line, the ECO-21PNEM mates nicely to models with a NEM-supported 21-pin socket and is available in steam and diesel versions.

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.

ECO-21PNEM

ECO-PNP

ECO-21PNEM

ECO-PNP

Econami Features

Econami Digital Sound Decoders have selectable sound effects to fit most operating preferences. Select from popular prime movers and exhaust chuffs, 16 airhorns or whistles, and up to 7 bells. Econami also includes multiple selections for air compressors or airpumps, dynamos, and couplers.

  • High-quality 16-bit sound
  • 40+ sound effects and 12 polyphonic sound channels
  • 7-Band Equalizer
  • Function-activated brake with synchronized sound effects
  • Updated, easy-to-use CV roster for customizing motor, lighting, and sound settings
  • Up to six lighting outputs, allowing a selection from 20 Hyperlight lighting effects
  • Back-EMF Hyperdrive2 advanced motor control
  • Standard, 3-point, and user-adjustable speed curves
  • 28-function support, plus directional and E-Stop functions
  • Flex-Map function mapping technology: Allows you to map any of Econami’s effects to any F0-F28 function key, control directionality of lighting outputs, configure any effect to respond automatically to changes in direction and movement, and ability to map an effect to the emergency stop button if desired.
  • Function-activated grade-crossing signal
  • Function to improve switching operations: Activating Switching Mode will reduce throttle by 50% and inactivate all momentum CV settings, allowing the decoder to respond instantly to throttle changes.
  • Support for easy CurrentKeeper installation to prevent momentary power losses during operation
  • Compatible with NMRA DCC Standards & Recommended Practices

HYPERDRIVE2 - Slow Speed Operation:

  • STEAM FEATURES
  • DIESEL FEATURES
  • HYPERLIGHT EFFECTS

The Econami line of Digital Sound Decoders provides one steam decoder, the ECO-21PNEM, for steam models.  

This decoder offers many selectable sounds and realistic features for your steam models.

  • Motor-load synced Auto-Exhaust chuff: The chuff rate will automatically respond in-time according to motor speed during operation.
  • Drifting Mode: Simulate the locomotive drifting while descending grades by turning on the Drifting Mode function; the exhaust volume will be reduced and side rod clank will play at an elevated level.
  • Function-activated cylinder cocks sound effect at any speed step
  • Exhaust selections include light, medium, heavy, and geared, 2-cylinder, 3-cylinder, or articulated (with wheel-slip settings)

The Econami line of Digital Sound Decoders provides two diesel decoders, the ECO-21PNEM and the ECO-PNP, for diesel models.

These decoders offer many selectable sounds and realistic features for your diesel models.

  • Auto-manual RPM-notching mode: Default settings support auto-notching and function-activated manual notching simultaneously; control the engine-RPM sound effect across eight notches (idle speed to notch 8) with the RPM+ and RPM- function keys and allow the decoder to automatically regulate RPM notching in response to throttle changes.
  • Enable manual notching with engine interlock
  • Five popular prime mover selections to accommodate numerous models
  • Dynamic braking mode selections: Select dynamic braking modes to alter the engine-RPM notch setting when the dynamic brake function is turned on.

Econami includes up to six 12V, 100mA lighting outputs that can be configured for the following effects:

  • On/Off Headlight/Backup Light
  • Dimmable On/Off Headlight/Backup Light
  • Auto Dim Forward/Reverse
  • Dyno-Light
  • Brake Light
  • Mars Light
  • Gyralite
  • Emergency Gyralite
  • Oscillating Headlight
  • Strobe, Single-Pulse 1
  • Strobe, Single-Pulse 2
  • Strobe, Double-Pulse
  • Western-Cullen D312 Rotary Beacon
  • Prime Stratolight
  • Ditch Light I
  • Ditch Light II
  • FRED
  • Exhaust Flicker
  • Ash Pan Flicker
  • Smart Firebox and Firebox Flicker

STEAM FEATURES

The Econami line of Digital Sound Decoders provides one steam decoder, the ECO-21PNEM, for steam models. This decoder offers many selectable sounds and realistic features for your steam models.

  • Motor-load synced Auto-Exhaust chuff: The chuff rate will automatically respond in-time according to motor speed during operation.
  • Drifting Mode: Simulate the locomotive drifting while descending grades by turning on the Drifting Mode function; the exhaust volume will be reduced and side rod clank will play at an elevated level.
  • Function-activated cylinder cocks sound effect at any speed step
  • Exhaust selections include light, medium, heavy, and geared, 2-cylinder, 3-cylinder, or articulated (with wheel-slip settings)

DIESEL FEATURES

The Econami line of Digital Sound Decoders provides two diesel decoders, the ECO-21PNEM and the ECO-PNP, for diesel models. These decoders offer many selectable sounds and realistic features for your diesel models.

  • Auto-manual RPM-notching mode: Default settings support auto-notching and function-activated manual notching simultaneously; control the engine-RPM sound effect across eight notches (idle speed to notch 8) with the RPM+ and RPM- function keys and allow the decoder to automatically regulate RPM notching in response to throttle changes.
  • Enable manual notching with engine interlock
  • Five popular prime mover selections to accommodate numerous models
  • Dynamic braking mode selections: Select dynamic braking modes to alter the engine-RPM notch setting when the dynamic brake function is turned on.

HYPERLIGHT EFFECTS

Econami includes up to six 12V, 100mA lighting outputs that can be configured for the following effects:

  • On/Off Headlight/Backup Light
  • Dimmable On/Off Headlight/Backup Light
  • Auto Dim Forward/Reverse
  • Dyno-Light
  • Brake Light
  • Mars Light
  • Gyralite
  • Emergency Gyralite
  • Oscillating Headlight
  • Strobe, Single-Pulse 1
  • Strobe, Single-Pulse 2
  • Strobe, Double-Pulse
  • Western-Cullen D312 Rotary Beacon
  • Prime Stratolight
  • Ditch Light I
  • Ditch Light II
  • FRED
  • Exhaust Flicker
  • Ash Pan Flicker
  • Smart Firebox and Firebox Flicker

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