PR3 SoundFX USB Decoder Programmer

This product has been replaced by the SoundFX USB Decoder Programmer (PR3XTRA) and is no longer available. Click here to view the PR3XTRA.

The PR3 lets SoundFX users download new Project sound files and even reflash the sound decoder's firmware for latest updates. 

It also acts as a computer interface and LocoNet Translator for your PC.

The PR3 is the most economical computer Interface we offer, it has all the functionality of a PR2 and a MS100 combined in one. 

Finally it functions on the more modern USB 2.0 interface making it easier to connect and more friendly to newer PCs. 

PR3 Features

  • Multifunction USB 2.0 PC connectivity for your railroad (Yay!)

  • Digitrax “SoundLoader” compatible. Programs Digitrax sound projects to SFX decoders

  • Programs CV’s for most DCC decoders

  • LocoNet MS100 mode with Fully Buffered Input and Output data

  • Runs on Windows XP, Vista, 2000, 7, 8, and 10.

  • Runs on Mac OS 10.4/10.5 with JMRI.

  • No external power needed for MS100 mode.

  • Automatic configuration. No jumpers or switches required. Configurations can be set by software or manually.

  • Selectable LocoNet termination. For standalone operation without needing a Command Station.

  • LED state indicator lights.

  • Small, convenient package

  • Firmware updates available from Digitrax Web site.

  • Meets FCC Class B requirements.

Using the PR3 Programmer and SoundLoader software:

  • You can substitute different .wav files into a sound project file (.spj) or you can start from scratch and build your own sound project.

  • You can download sound projects from the Digitrax Sound Depot web site

  • You can upload sound projects you have created to share with others, too!

  • We encourage sound project file sharing among hobbyists.

  • You can download a sound project into your Digitrax SoundFX decoder equipped locomotive.

  • You can try out sound projects downloaded to your locomotives on the programming track without having to run it around the layout

Digitrax PR3 Programmer comes with:

  • PR3

  • SoundLoader Software

  • Installation CD and instructions

  • USB Cable needed to hook up your PC's USB port.

In addition, you’ll need:

  • A 12-15V DC Power Supply - Digitrax recommends the PS14 (Power supply not needed for MS100 operation)

  • A Computer running Windows/MAC OS with SoundLoader or equivalent program running

  • An isolated programming track section (You won't need a power booster” to increase programming track voltage.)


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