Being new to this, I'm about to embark on my first DC to DCC conversion. It is a Kato N F3A. I don't have the tools or the skills to attempt anything more complicated than a drop-in decoder. But I would like to have sound - even so-so sound is better than none I would say. From searching around it appears that the MRC 1957 is my only option - did I get that right? There seem to be mixed feelings about MRC decoders, doubtlessly with good reason. What I'd like to learn from those with more experience is are any of you (still) using this decoder? Are you satisfied with how they perfom and have they held up over time? Thanks, Willem Riede.