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9 pin D-SUB male connector layout
9 pin D-SUB male connector
Alesis ADAT synchronization cable

This pinout is for a sony type 422 control of an alesis box, in addition to the ADAT SYNC.
The source ADAT SYNC is straight through, but it is not a 422 pinout. There are four pairs of diffrering signals. Word clock, time code, control data, response data. pin 1-shields, pins 2&6 paired, pins 3&7 paired, pins 4&8 paired, pins 5&9 paired.

The interface connector is a 9-pin D-subminiature female connector. The pin assignment for the CONTROLLER and DEVICE is as shown in the following table.

Pin name
Direction Device
Pin name
Ground 1 1 Ground  
Receive A 2 2 Transmit A  
Transmit B 3 3 Receive B  
Transmit Common 4 4 Receive Common  
Spare 5 5 Spare  
Receive Common 6 6 Transmit Common  
Receive B 7 7 Transmit B  
Transmit A 8 8 Receive A  
Ground 9 9 Ground  
According to 5 reports in our database (3 positive and 1 negative) the RS-422 ADAT sync cable pinout should be correct.

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RS-422 ADAT sync cable visual pinout:click to enlarge
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