Not to argue Jon, but I find the QSI Q3 Emulator comparable to the LokSound in both running characteristics and sound sets. It may require some CV adjustment to achieve perfection, but I've handled that with ease.
My only concern with QSI is the time it will take QS Industries to get up to speed replacing QSI Solutions for customer service.
I also own several units with LokSound. They are stellar performers, and I will use more of them.
You and Jon both know what a HUGE QSI devote' and cheerleader I was a few years ago, but not so much anymore.
Back then, the market was virtually WIDE OPEN, QSI could have totally dominated, but no one in the Oregon or Vermont locations wanted to do the leg work or spend the $$$ to make that happen.
The Titan is a superb decoder in every respect. The only thing I take slight issue with is your statement about sound sets. QSI has 12...ESU has over 100. I pinged QSI repeatedly about the need to expand on what they had, by going on new recording trips, but that fell on deaf ears.
The EMD 645 comes in 6, 8, 12,16, & 20 cylinder configurations; ESU offers them all. QSI offers a single file; the 16 cylinder version. That prime mover is wrong for a 20 cylinder SD45, just like it's wrong for an 8 cylinder SW1000. So even though it's a superb decoder, the current (and probably future) lack of appropriate sound files for various locos, and the difficulty in obtaining the Titan hardware is going to continue to relegate it to secondary status...
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