Aaton Cantar X3 Mini

Portable 16 track recorder with embedded mixer

Prezzo: € 6.950,00 + IVA

Analog and Digital Inputs:

- 4 low noise mic inputs, preamps with very high quality transformer. 48V Phantom, limiters, filters and EQ

- 2 balanced line inputs

- AES digital inputs include 2 AES42 (mode 2) / AES3 pairs (4 mono channels)

- Built-In Slate Mic with External Slate Mic Input on 3.5mm connector


- 8 Analog line level outputs

- 4 AES3 Digital outputs on SubD HD 15

4 Recording Media

- Simultaneous recording to internal mSATA 256 GB SSD drive, two SD cards and USB external drive

Metering and Controls

- Ultra bright large swiveling display panel, visibility optimized for shoulder work or cart, auto adjust brigthness

- One large rotary selector for easy operations in any situations

- On board ten channel sliders plate with magnetic linear assignable sliders

- Direct access to monitoring and set-up functions through dedicated buttons


- Two identical on board quick release Lithium smart batteries ensure seamless switchover during recording

Up to 11 hours autonomy when using “stand by” mode

- One XLR4 DC 13-17 Volts input for extra power when working on cart

Main features

- All inputs can be routed to any of the 16 tracks, linear control sliders addressable to any inputs and output

- All tracks and inputs can be routed to 8 analog auxiliary outputs and /or 4 digital outputs

- Native Monophonic BWF recording with optional Polyphonic real-time mirroring to removable media

- USB keyboard inputs for easy metadata editing and routing control

- Enhanced Playback Monitoring with Waveform Display on front panel

- Self-Generated PDF,CSV and ALE Sound Reports embedded with deliverable media

- Compatible with Cantarem2

General Specifications:

- Open mechanical structure with independent Analog, Digital and Display modules for easy

maintenance and - ‘anti-obsolescence’ - upgrades.

- Housing made of machined avionic aluminum. Water and dust resistant

- Dimensions: 259 X 234 X 90 mm – 10,2 x 9,2 x 3,5 inches

- Weight: 2,8 Kg with two batteries

Connectivity Inputs & outputs

- 4 Balanced Analog TA3M Mic/Line

- 1 SubDHD15 (2 pair AES42 inputs / AES3 input & output)

- 1 Gigabit Ethernet (1 PC Connect)

- 2 USB2 (Keyboard, external devices)

- 1 6.35mm (Headphone output)

- 1 3.5mm (Headphone output/ External slate mic input)

- 1 XLR4 (DC Input)

- 1 Hirose 4 pins (DC Output 500mA)

- 1 Lemo 5 (Timecode)

- 1 SubD25 (Balanced Analog Out )

- Wi-Fi (Web app based communication)

Additional Features

- mixdown can be assigned to any tracks

- Simultaneous recording to multiple media, or backup copying of recorded tracks post-record

- New improved interface menu accessible through buttons and jog wheel. All inputs and outputs

monitoring and routing accessible through comprehensive and intuitive menus

- 16 or 24-bit Broadcast Wave File recording at sample rates from 44.1kHz~192kHz with support

for pull-up/down recording rates

- Sample Rate Converters on all Digital Inputs

- Variable Delays on all analog Inputs

- 30 Second Pre-Record Buffer

- Generous 48V Phantom supply guarantees 8mA to each of the 4 Mics inputs

- High-Pass filters before the preamp stage, LFA and EQ

- Metadata entry of Scene, Take, Notes, Track Names, Roll and more with support for US

and Euro-centric metadata templates

- Aaton AutoSlate automatic slate clap detection and logging

- M/S Recorded Tracks automatically decoded to L/R for Mixdown and/or monitoring

- Cantar Mini reads and displays battery metadata

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