The new Sound Devices A20-Mini can be synced from one of the Tentacle timecode generators SYNC E & ORIGINAL. There is no custom cable for the USB-C to 3.5mm jack connection, but there is a workaround.
Proceed as follows:
- Set Tentacle device and A20 transmitters to the same frame rate
- Sync your Tentacle devices, so it's outputting timecode (Green Mode)
- Connect both devices via this combination of cables & adapters:
You can use your audio recorder with built-in timecode to send timecode to the A20-Mini as well. Just synchronize your audio recorder with a Tentacle device and use this 5-pin LEMO to USB-C or BNC to USB-C timecode input cable to go from the TC out of the audio recorder to your A20-Mini.