Votrax Type N Talk or PSS, Intextalker, Microvox

Robert Stek robert.stek at gmail.com
Tue Dec 1 20:01:45 CST 2020

I was fascinated with the early TTS units - had both a Votrax and a
Microvox from Micromint.  I am re-creating my original 1980 setup with a
Sol and a NorthStar Horizon, though I think I'll skip my NEC Spinwriter.

On Tue, Dec 1, 2020, 8:28 PM Tony Aiuto <tony.aiuto at gmail.com> wrote:

> Oh.. That brings back memories. We had a Votrax with a serial interface in
> the computer room.
> I configured it as a printer so I could yell into the room..
> echo Hey Alan. Look at the console and change the tape to the one
> requested | lpr -Pvotrax
> On Tue, Dec 1, 2020 at 8:24 PM Robert Stek via cctalk <
> cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> If anyone knows of an available unit (at considerably less than the $500
>> one on eBay), please let me know.  I actually have one SC-01-A and would
>> even take a unit missing the Votrax chip - I understand some units were
>> scavenged for the chip for several video arcade machines which used them.

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