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Old 02-12-2017, 11:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Airwire G3 with Soundtraxx Econami?

Hey everyone,

I recently purchased an Aristo SD45 from eBay and wanted to give it the whole overhaul (Sound, Battery, etc) and was feeling to trying something other than Phoenix. I liked the samples from Soundtraxx and wanted to see if anyone had experience with Airwire, Soundtraxx, and Aristocraft products all mixed together. I also saw the CONVERTR series from Airwire but wasn't sure how they've would be compatible with Aristo. I know Airwire has the ADAPTA board for an Aristo/G3 combo.

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The AW Converters are a RC device that is designed to drive a DCC decoder with battery power. They are very simple to hook up, two wires from the battery, two wires to the decoder. They have up to 6A output.
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Yeah, a Convrtr that plugged into the Aristo socket might not be a bad product.

Or maybe they will offer the Adapta boards with a Convrtr built in.

With the costs of quality DCC motor and sound decoders coming down, paying for an "extra" motor control circuit seems to be an unnecessary cost.

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Yes, the best application for them is to power a sound, motor decoder like Zimo.
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Thanks for the info guys! Looks like I'll just stick with a G3 and Phoenix. But dang does that soundtraxx sound good...
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Woah! You asked about G3 and Soundtraxx instead of G3 & Phoenix.

Some discussion on going Convrtr and an even better sound card (full decoder, not sound only)

So sorry, maybe we did you a disservice by suggesting an alternative that was different from the 2 choices you asked about.

Have you compared the soundtraxx to the Phoenix directly, in person?

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