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Amstrad Speech Synthesiser SSA-1

From the manual. 

The Amstrad SSA1 combined speech synthesiser and amplifier represents the latest state of the art in speech synthesis for the home micro. 

Until recently most speech synthesisers could only manage a limited range of words, decided on during manufacture. This was fine if the word you wanted to say what was available. In contrast, the SSA1 can say any word or sentence in the English language. It does this by using a combination of descrete speech sounds called allophones. By combining allophones together intelligible speech is produced. 

The SSA1 also incorporates a sophisticated Text to Speech conversion system that allows most arbitrary English text to be spoken automatically. A stereo amplifier ensures crisp speech whilst allowing full use to be made of the CPC464's audio sound. 

Date : 1985

Manufacturer : Amstrad

Physical Description : Speakers. Interface. User Instruction Manual. Box. Protective Packaging.

This exhibit has a reference ID of CH50117. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

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