Originally posted by railroad-guy:
From what I seen, and heard, in the Atlas forum the new Titan has the same crappy sound. But in stereo!!!!
I can't speak to what Atlas is doing, but I just installed a new QSI Titan U (with dual high-bass speakers, one in the smokebox, one in the tender) in a 3Rd Rail SP M-9, 2-6-0 that I converted to P48. I also replaced that poor belt drive.
My first impression is SUPERB!!
The sounds are excellent, the sync is great, and the motor control top-notch. I especially like the built in doppler effects.
Each independent sound has its own balance control, and using the stereo feature, can be "spotted" along the length of the loco. When you ring the bell, that sound comes from the bell on the top of the boiler, NOT the bottom of the tender, same with the whistle, chuff, etc.
I have a couple of vids I made of the loco in motion with the Titan. I would be happy to e-share with anyone that's interested. They are large files (9 and 11Mb each), so be sure you can receive a file that large before asking.
They were made with an older digital camera, and the audio and video are NOT optimal, to help keep the file size manageable. Even then, the Titan sounds are very nice, and impressive in person.
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Matt ForsythForsyth Rail Services