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9-pin - TRS ? Possible?

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by andrewcubbie, Jul 11, 2005.

  1. andrewcubbie

    andrewcubbie Active Member

    Hello! I've seen many cables these days that have 25-Pin to 1/4" TRS 8 channel snake. (Picture here --- http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DTP803/ ---) I have a Presonus Firestation, which only has a nine pin. So my question is do they manufacture cords which are 9-pin to TRS just as the picture shows in the aforementioned link. (Again, it has to be 9 pin not 25-pin)
  2. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    the 9 pin conection is not analog it is a digital interface.
  3. AudioGaff

    AudioGaff Well-Known Member

    Consult the manual for the Firestation, which should clearly state what the connector is used for and how it is wired.

    Isn't the 9-pin for the optional remote?
  4. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    on the back panel acourding to the website it is a midi - spdif interface. it would seem that this is the digital output for chanels 7 and 8 in SPDIF format.
  5. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    this is what im talking about.
  6. soundfarm

    soundfarm Guest

    On the firestation, (which is dis-continued), the 9 pin plug requires a break-out cable that converts the 9 pin D- connector into two 5-pin MIDI connectors and two co-ax SPDIF connectors. If you don't have this cable, I would look around on e-bay or contact pre-sonus to see if they have any more available. On the firepod, they decided to not use the break-out option and build the 5PIN MIDI DINs and SPDIF RCA connectors directly into the rear of the unit. Hope this helps (if you have not found this our already :D )
  7. andrewcubbie

    andrewcubbie Active Member


    Thanks you guys!

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