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SprachBox is the German translated version of Voice Box II by the AlienGroup, a programmable speech synthesizer for Atari 400/ 800 computers.
The voicebox is the same as in the US but without the game / demo floppy.
Inside it uses a SC-01-A speech synthesizer chip (see picture) to speak and sing.
On a 800XL, it needs an external +9V – 100mA (at least) power adapter (ie works with any 2600 power adapter).
Status : Tested and working. The power adapter is not in the picture but is provided. The top of the cardboard box is missing.
Last seen on ebay (2019): +300 €.
…I’m looking for an XF551 😉
Now let’s see what it can do : When you think about voice synthesizer, you obviously think to « Joshua » in Wargames (1983). According to Imsai.net the voice in the movie was the voice of John Wood (Falken). Just for fun, I wanted to see if the VoiceBox was able to talk almost the same way and…well, it’s not perfect but rather interesting 🙂
Any volunteer to do the same with Knight Rider ? 😀
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