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The Dream Player MK2

Premium-Quality Solid-State WAV file Audio Player adds Lush Sounds to your project!

Use up to 4 Trigger inputs and control 4 outputs

Many Sound Scene files available by Free Download from this web site!

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Have you ever wanted to expand past onboard sound? Sure a decoder inside a loco adds realism to your loco, but what about the rest of the layout? Birds singing, dogs barking, a sawmill running, men working in the shed, how about a logging operation? These are just some of the possibilities with adding sound to your model railroad with Layout Sound. You can add an amusement park, a zoo, a city, all kinds of fun and interesting variety to your layout, and it can be done with Sound. The Dream Player can help you accomplish all this, and much more! Our customers have also installed the Dream Player as an audio playback device for museum display sounds, zoo exhibits, theme park announcements, information kiosks, and Christmas lights.

The Dream Player can be loaded with any WAV format audio file, create your own sound, or use one of our FREE sound files available on our web site! Sound is the perfectly elegant and simple way to add realism to your Project. Not just 'silly' sound effects, these are full fledged High-Quality Stereo Sound Tracks! Now you can have the Lush CD Stereo Sound that your project deserves, and a Solid-State device to play it. If you are looking for a ready-to-run solution, professional quality Scale Magic™ Sound from Fantasonics Engineering is also available for your Dream Player.

Interested in automation or animation? The Dream Player includes four separate trigger inputs to individually select the sound track that will play at any point in time. Each of the trigger inputs is opto-isolated and can be connected to buttons, switches, sensors, block-occupancy detectors, or even a DCC Decoder. A visitor can push a button to start a scene, or simply walk-up, and a motion sensor can trigger any suitable sound track. A random mode allows the Dream Player to select the track to play, making the scene sounds have more variety. One Dream Player can also trigger another, making the possibilities endless!

The Dream Player uses readily available micro SD Flash cards (the same as most digital cameras). You can load your own sounds from a computer (wave files) onto the SD Card, then insert the card into a Dream Player and you have your own custom sound track. No need to have the manufacturer load the sounds, or send it off to someone with a expensive fancy programmer, load the sounds yourself! If you have a card reader for a digital camera, you are already equipped to load the Dream Player. The Dream Player has been tested with micro SD Cards ranging from 1 Megabyte up to 16 Gigabytes, which allows up to 25 hours of Stereo CD Files to be loaded onto your Dream Player using the 16GB card. You can place four different files on the SD Card to allow more variety in your sounds and let the Trigger Inputs select the tracks.

Also included on the SD Card is a "CONFIG" file that allows you to completely customize the behaviour of the Dream Player. With this file you may change the characteristics of the Player. Things such as how long a fade out can be? Should it be 5 seconds? 1 second? None at all? Would you like the sound file to play only while you hold a button? How about starting the track when the button is released and stop playing when pressed again? These are just a handful of configurations that you may have, the beauty of it all is that you may change it at anytime and to your exact situation. If you do not have access to a computer readily availble many of these features may also be set using the onboard DIP switch.

But wait that's not all! We also include four Control Outputs to allow the control of any accessory you wish. Let the Dream Player control lights, motors, crossing gates, carnival rides, cranes, you name it. Each audio track on the SD Card has its own Control Output. That means you could have a 'Day' track with one set of lighting, and a 'Night' track with another set of lighting. The possibilities are endless, let your imagination go wild. The Dream Player was designed to be flexible so that you can be creative.

This solution is perfect for Portable Modules, Portable Layouts, Replacing a CD Player, Adding Triggerable Sound to your Layout, Controlling Automated Characters, Controlling Lights, or anything you can imagine with Layout Sound! No compromise in quality, this little guy packs a punch! 44.1KHz at 16-bit Stereo (same as a CD), no quality compromising MP3's here, no noisy or bad sound, this thing sounds as good as a real CD player! But with no moving parts! Externally controllable, and will 'loop' any sound forever without missing a beat, and never wear out!

Take the ultimate high-quality Dream Player, add your own sounds, or ours and you can have Stunning high-quality sound running in your project in no time at all .

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The Dream Player MK2 (without SD Flash Card) (DP-MK2)

You supply SD Flash Card, Power Supply, and Media Speakers.



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Complete Dream Player Plug and Play Starter Package (DP-START)

This is everything you need to get sounds up and running on your creation in the fastest amount of time. All you have to do is take your unit out of the box, plug in your speakers, insert the SD Card, and power it on. It can not get much easier then that.

You receive;

1 Dream Player

1 ULN 2803 Replacement Output Chip

1 500Ma Power Supply

Complete Digital Users Manual

and best of all you get an SD card pre-loaded with our most popular sounds files to ensure that your set-up works right out of the box.

The only thing you have to supply are the speakers and you are ready to go.



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ULN2803 Control Output Driver Chip (ULN2803)

Replacement driver chip used for control outputs. 18pin DIP package, and is socketed on the Dream Player. Keep a couple around to protect against wiring mishaps!



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9VDC 700MA Wall Transformer (TXW-9V.7A)

This is a tried and true power supply, guaranteed to work with your Dream Players.



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Use this SD card audio player for your Home Layout, Club Layout, Display Layout, or even adding sound to Museum Displays with this audio player, plus sound effects, in Dioramas, Station Announcements, Information Booth Audio Player, and even for artwork audio sound. Voice Announcements, Crossing Sounds, Theme Park Sounds, Zoo Sounds, Background Music, Model Railroad Layout Sound, Audio player for christmas lights displays, push buttons, or any other application where you need a high-quality and stable solid-state audio player that sounds as good as a CD Player. Perfectly portable, mount it anywhere and forget about it. Edit your own content and put WAV files on the SD FLASH card to customize the sounds. Plays most formats of WAV file directly from the SD Card. Not MP3's so there is absolutely no compromise in the Audio Quality. Plays 16-bit 44.1KHz Stereo Audio WAV files using a super high-quality Burr-Brown Digital to Analog Converter (DAC).

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