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DECtalk USB

DECtalk USB Hardware

General Information:

The DECtalk USB is a compliant full-speed USB device that starts and stops quickly and can meet the demands of any screen access program.


The DECtalk USB is a fully programmable device that may receive firmware updates while in the field.

The DECtalk USB is fully configurable to meet your listening needs including:

  • 9 predefined voices
  • 140 volume levels
  • 75-650 words per minute
  • Numerous unique pitches

In addition, parameters such as tone, punctuation filtering, and intonation are also adjustable. Note that these settings may be limited by certain software packages such as screen access programs.

The DECtalk USB comes equipped with a standard serial port. If the synthesizer is operated solely on the serial port, the unit may be powered via the supplied DC adapter or by connecting the unit to a computer via the supplied USB cable.

DECtalk USB Top

DECtalk USB Top


System Requirements:

The DECtalk USB is designed to operate with an IBM or compatible micro computer with a USB or standard RS232 serial port.

Currently the DECtalk USB functions with Windows 98/ME/2K/XP Home/Pro/Vista/Windows 7 using the USB port. The DECtalk USB functions with DOS/DOS boxes/Linux/Windows 3x/9X/ME/NT4/2K/XP Home/Pro using the RS232 port.

Audio Output:

The DECtalk USB is equipped with an internal 2½" 0.5 watt speaker for delivering its excellent synthesized speech output. Volume levels are adjustable via a side mount rotary thumb wheel. In addition, a 1/8" stereo jack is located on the side of the unit for use with headphones. The DECtalk USB weighs 9 ounces and is 5½"x3.6x"1.1" in size.

The DECtalk USB currently retails for $695.00 U.S.

Package Contents:


DECtalk Contents
  • 1 DECtalk USB
  • 1 DECtalk USB installation CD with documentation
  • 1 6 Volt DC adapter
  • 1 Full-Speed USB cable
  • 1 Standard straight-through serial cable
  • 1 1/8" stereo earphones
  • 1 Quick install reference sheet

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