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monahan_z
September 5th, 2009, 07:20 AM
Does anybody have a decent image of the Computalker CT-1 speech synthesizer board they could share. Even a scan form a good picture would help.

John Monahan
www.S100Computers.com

Securix
October 14th, 2009, 03:12 PM
Does anybody have a decent image of the Computalker CT-1 speech synthesizer board they could share. Even a scan form a good picture would help.

John Monahan
www.S100Computers.com

I believe my Altair 8800bt has a CT-1 in it, and I think I might have documentation that came with it. Give me a couple of days to get the machine down from my closet. I need to open it up anyway to get a look at the disk controller board.

monahan_z
October 15th, 2009, 12:41 PM
That would be great! I actully had one of the boards at the time, but unfortunately did not keep a copy of the documentation. A raw picture is fine I will clean it up. Could you scan the docs (fairly large if I remember correctly) to a .pdf file. If you like I can do it if you send me a hard copy by mail. Details are at the bottom of the S100Computers Home page.
Your work will be appreciated by others in the future!

Securix
October 19th, 2009, 06:15 PM
Here ya go. I took some 10MP hi-res photos of the CompuTalker board. Notice it's hardwired (soldered) into some jacks mounted to the back of the Altair, presumably the inputs used to modify the formants and carrier (I believe this thing could also be used as a makeshift Vocoder.) There is a dedicated RCA output jack in the center that is also hardwired to an RCA output in the back via removable cable.

http://home.prog.fm/CT-1a.jpg

http://home.prog.fm/CT-1b.jpg

http://home.prog.fm/CT-1c.jpg

http://home.prog.fm/CT-1d.jpg

http://home.prog.fm/CT-1e.jpg (best one I think)

Hard to take good pix with the flash so let me know if you want them from another angle, etc.

For good measure, here's the inside of my 8800bt. If there's any boards in there that you need pix of, let me know.
http://home.prog.fm/a8800bt-a.jpg

Next I need to find the CT-1 docs. That's next :)

monahan_z
October 21st, 2009, 08:48 AM
Thanks Securix. I updated the site. See:-
http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware%20Folder/Computalker/CT1/CT1.htm

Picture came out great. Please see if you can find the manual. This was an exceptional board, unfortunately now rare. Also if you would like an acknowledgement please send me your name via e-mail (bottom of site home page). Thanks again. John