Not sure where the English version is, this came up via google.
Anyway, not that a bit more or less of storage will make or break a sound decoder, the weakest link for the sound is still the speaker.
Just one example where the published QSI specs need some more work.
I think the whole purpose of this QSI update was simply to tell the Large Scale community - Hey, we're still in the running, just be a bit more patient.
Yep, that is true. From what I understand, and I also need to call in today, got a call last night, that there are 3 classes of sound file, and all will run on the Titan. The newer, "higher resolution" ones are not all rolled out yet, but of course, since the HO version is released, the pressure is there to complete the job on that library. There's also a class that allows the newer Titan features, but has the same "resolution" as the current sound files.
I'm getting "downloaded" today, so I may have to correct some of these statements, but bottom line, the wealth of the American sound files is there.
Posted By Greg Elmassian on 23 May 2012 07:22 AM
Yep, that is true. From what I understand, and I also need to call in today, got a call last night, that there are 3 classes of sound file, and all will run on the Titan. The newer, "higher resolution" ones are not all rolled out yet.........
By "higher resolution" I assume you mean a higher sample rate, do you know what the various actual sample rates are that are used by QSI?
QSI must have been taking lessons from Aristo because it seems like most of what they say is Polkspeak--at best they are just catching up to what everyone else can already do. They have done a great job of stringing everyone along though. If Greg, as one of their inside beta testers is just getting final prototypes now (from Greg's statement in the other thread), then don't they have to run the actual production etc? I would think they are still a few months away yet in that case.
Thanks Greg. It's a tough position to be in as a manufacturer--I understand that. You see a similar phenomenon in the r/c plane hobby, where the manufacturers are trying to out-guess and out-promise each other with new products, trying to hook people on them long before they are made. Then as soon as one is actually made the competition rushes to pirate copy them and they all probably end up getting made in the same Chinese factory anyway! What is interesting is that the ones that rely heavily on Chinese production or outsourcing of parts (and hence have the least control) are the worst at keeping deadlines. It's much the same here comparing say Aristo/QSI to Maerklin/LGB. Maerklin has been very good at keeping their production schedule online, up to date, and hitting their deadlines because they control much more of the process in-house.
Tony got dealer prices to us today. Shipping in two weeks. We will list on our store today. An adapter for USA locomotives will follow later. At least 4 different versions. Aristo 2 amperage's, Bachman, and a non plug and play with wire terminals. Sounds like all will ship with small steam loco sound. The computer interface should be popular.