White Echo is a hardware unit based on the ZX Spectrum version of the Echo Amplifier made by Stonechip Electronics
This accessory amplifies the audio signal produced by the Jupiter ACE and plays it through a speaker. Saving and loading to cassette can be accomplished without switching leads due to the save/load/beep switch. An audible cue facility allows recorded tapes to be quickly searched.
White Echo cost was listed at £19.95 White Echo not only enables the Jupiter Ace sound output to be brought into
audible range, but eases the tedium of saving or loading of tapes and enlarges the range of tape recorder
compatibility with the computer by means of internal fitters. The amplifier has volume control over a
range adequate for most uses, and a tone control for harsh or mellow sounds.
The Jupiter ACE instructions are missing, but the ZX-Spectrum's can be found at the World of Spectrum site. We would like to see some more photos or images for the archive, if you can help please get in touch.
A switched interface
removes the need to swap leads during
'SAVE'ing or 'LOAD'ing. Leads are left
connected all the time and the desired function
is selected on the three positron switch by the
user. Use of the 'CUE' facility enables an audio
cue to precede the program being 'SAVE'd on
tape, a decided advantage when searching
through a multi program tape. The Echo simply
plugs into the Ear, Mic and Power sockets of the
computer and does not require an addition
The expansion port at the rear of
the computer is left free for use with other
peripherals and the unit is housed in an
attractive case custom designed to complement
the Jupiter Ace. White Echo has all the
features of the ZX-Spectrum Echo, but is
adapted for use with Jupiter ACE. Supplied
compete with free 'Frogger' type game.