REVO USB with new sound fles

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REVO USB with new sound fles

Post by Jim Miller » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:25 pm

Wonder when we will see the USB R/C for sale to download new sound files for the REVO receivers. I have installed 6 diesel revo's with sound and now my RS3, FA's and U25B all sound the same. My consi, c16's and pacific sound the same. Need some verity ............Jim

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Post by Paul Norton » Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:16 am

Last week when testing a new Revolution receiver with diesel sounds, I noticed it did not sound the horn and bell when the locomotive reached 20 percent power. Has anyone else noticed this?

I compared the receiver to the ones that I have, and it appears that chip labeled U5 on the bottom of the board may be different as it has a small red dot on it.

I tried to e-mail Navin at the Crest Electronics web site. But after typing all the information in the required fields, I could not find a send button.
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Post by T L Hutchins » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:53 am

Neither of my installed nor neither of my uninstalled but tested diesel sound Revolutions automatically do any sounds. The sounds must be triggered from the transmitter. I need to get those last 2 installed before they spoil.

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Steam Sounds

Post by MParsons » Sat Feb 01, 2014 6:48 pm

The Steam version does a nice sequence of sounds (as long as sounds are enabled, F1) when starting up, stopping (stop button) and standing - as well as the chuffs. Much more impressive than the diesel version.
And the only sounds that get triggered are the bell and whistle - the rest are "autonomous" but they are there.

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2014 eclsts

Post by Jim Miller » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:01 pm

Talked to Navin and he expects the down loadable sound files will be available in 2 months..............Jim

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Post by Bill C » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:39 pm

Wow That will be great!! Anyone know what the sound files will be?? Are the USB interfaces finally in stock? My dealer shows them out of stock. I hope we will see a good sound file for the RS3.

This is one of the smartest things Crest ever did. I personally feel that if the sound files are decent quality this product will sweep the market. No one will top it for the price of sound & receiver all in one!
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Post by Jim Miller » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:00 pm

I heard that the USB interface is in stock but will not go on sale until the web site is set up to download files.............Jim

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Post by Alan Lott » Mon Mar 24, 2014 8:49 pm


As the REVO is a product, which I believe now comes under Navin's Crest Electronics oversight, I am puzzled about the web site comment.

Of course Scott maybe is also marketing them as well so that could be the answer.
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Post by Chris_Haon » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:08 pm

The files would be on the crest website so why the confusion ?

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Post by Ed Headington » Mon Mar 24, 2014 10:57 pm

All I have to say is, that is really exciting news!!! And I agree, if they can produce these for the same price as the current receiver, they will eat the market up!!!