By the end of the year Phoenix will replace the 2k2 with pb9
It will be smaller in size but have more power. Same for the battery it will be smaller but have more power.
Price will also be reduced
Jim I talked to Phoenix today since I am a dealer and wanted to know all about it. They will be sending all info soon. It will still work the same as the 2k2 as far as all features. The addition is that it will hold more memory,3 watts of power, smaller size, smaller size battery with increased mah.
The price has not yet been confirmed but it should be MSRP of $245 So you see that all the info on it is smaller for less money and more for the bucks
That would be good. I am becoming more intrigued with sound and I use track power and would like to try it in one of my locos and see how it goes. Thie new PB9 sounds (pardon the pun) like it would be a good start for me.
See what happens when one is not paying attention? I ordered sound for my mallet last Friday, a 2K2 card. That's OK, I'll use it in the mallet until I can get a PB9 then put the 2K2 in one of the three other locomotives that needs sound (4-4-0, RS-3 or LGB mogul).
Street prices of these things are around that $200 range.
I have one Phoenix card and 4 QSI cards. The Phoenix sounds are maybe a little better, and their quality control and customer service is great, but it's really pricey and I can't see how they can compete. With QSI I get excellent sound, and remote control of direction, speed, sound, and lights in one card. And it's under $140. I can't see why I'd pay sixty dollars more for a card that does much less. I was hoping Phoenix would price this new card to be competitive, but it doesn't look like they did. But maybe it has features I haven't seen yet