[DECtalk] Questions regarding Dectalk USB purchase

Alex H. linuxx64.bashsh at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 11:56:05 EDT 2011

sort of a hybrid between 4.64 and 4.3, they didn't do too bad on it 
really, I'd pay the money if I didn't need a Braille display and a mac 

Is it true Access Solutions is trying to get 4.3 or 4.2CD back for the 
USB product?

I had a dream about getting a dECtalk USB last night, funnily enough, I 
turned it on and it said, "Dectalk USB version 4.2 ready. Connected to 
USB power." Is that what it says?


On 10/11/2011 7:30 AM, Brandon Misch wrote:
> actually the usb sounds more like the sapi ductal that was put on the 
> list a few months ago. it is worth it if you want ductal but can't 
> find the older solutions. It works on my windows 7 machine and Michael 
> helped me out and communicated with me through the entire purchase.
> On Oct 10, 2011, at 7:36 PM, Alex H. wrote:
>> oh darn! Was looking forward to some more demos, maybe a couple songs 
>> with the USB taking center stage. Ah well.
>> Alex
>> On 10/10/2011 7:34 PM, Blake Roberts wrote:
>>> After further consideration, I have decided not to purchase a 
>>> Dectalk USB. However, I appreciate Darrin and Hart's feedback. 
>>> Perhaps I might buy a Dectalk USB someday in the distant future.
>>> Blake
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> *From:* dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com 
>>> [mailto:dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com] *On Behalf Of *Darrin Porter
>>> *Sent:* Monday, October 10, 2011 4:03 PM
>>> *To:* DECtalk Discussions
>>> *Subject:* Re: [DECtalk] Questions regarding Dectalk USB purchase
>>> It's been several years ago, but I purchased a DecTalk USB from 
>>> Access Solutions using a credit card over the phone.  I had no 
>>> problems with this purchase.  Several dayslater, I think less than a 
>>> week, after making the call, the unit arrived via UPS.
>>> As for the unit itself, don't buy it expecting for it to sound like 
>>> either the DecTalk PC or Express.  It does not!  As a matter of 
>>> fact, I don't think it sounds anywhere close to as good as those 
>>> older synths--but that's just my personal opinion.  Not surprising, 
>>> really since I've been using DecTalk PCs and Expresses since the 
>>> early '90s and am very used to them.
>>> Darrin
>>> Darrin Porter
>>> Senior Technical Engineer
>>> United Ocean Services, L.L.C.
>>> 601 South Harbour Island Boulevard, Suite 230
>>> Tampa, Florida  33602
>>> (813) 209-4247 (office)
>>> (813) 744-0011 (cellular phone)
>>> (813) 242-4849 (fax)
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> *From:* dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com 
>>> <mailto:dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com> 
>>> [mailto:dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com 
>>> <mailto:dectalk-bounces at bluegrasspals.com>] *On Behalf Of *Blake Roberts
>>> *Sent:* Monday, October 10, 2011 1:55 PM
>>> *To:* 'DECtalk Discussions'
>>> *Subject:* [DECtalk] Questions regarding Dectalk USB purchase
>>> Hi all,
>>> This email is intended primarily for list members who have purchased 
>>> a Dectalk USB. I recently decided that I want to buy one. My first 
>>> thought was access Solutions, the manufacturer. I was told 
>>> that Access Solutions  accepts credit card orders by phone, not the 
>>> Internet. I initially agreed to this. However, prior to making a 
>>> purchase, I realized giving my credit card info via phone to a 
>>> company with whom I have not done business with previously is a very 
>>> bad idea.
>>> A few questions:
>>> 1. What vendor did you purchase Dectalk USB from?
>>> 2. What is your opinion of the vendor in terms of trustworthiness?
>>> 3. Were you satisfied with the product you received?
>>> Feedback from Dectalk USB purchasers regarding my questions would 
>>> be appreciated as it might help me make a Dectalk USB purchase decision.
>>> Blake
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