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Aaton Cantar Mini, Portable 16-Track Recorder/Mixer w/ Audinate 16x16 Dante Board

Aaton Cantar Mini, Portable 16-Track Recorder/Mixer w/ Audinate 16x16 Dante Board Aaton Cantar Mini, Portable 16-Track Recorder/Mixer w/ Audinate 16x16 Dante Board Aaton Cantar Mini, Portable 16-Track Recorder/Mixer w/ Audinate 16x16 Dante Board Aaton Cantar Mini, Portable 16-Track Recorder/Mixer w/ Audinate 16x16 Dante Board
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Product Code: Cantar Mini Dante

NOTE: This Cantar Mini version comes with the Audinate 16x16 Dante board installed. Due to supply chain issues, units are back-ordered until Q2 2023. Aaton products are not available for export outside the US.

The intention behind the Aaton Cantar Mini's design was to have a small Cantar X3 with half of the inputs, half of the weight and half of the price but with same quality of microphone preamplifiers, same functionalities, same graphic interface and the same software richness.

Like the X3, the Cantar Mini also has the indispensable tilting display, uses the same batteries, and is compatible with Cantarem2, the add-on mixer panel. Recording is done simultaneously on an internal M2-Sata SSD and two SD cards. It works with two pluggable batteries using smart battery technology. Of course, most of the software comes across also from the well-developed CantarX3 software.

The Cantar Mini is ideal for shoulder work. With four microphone inputs, two line inputs, and two AES42 pairs, the mixer-recorder is considerably smaller in volume and more lightweight. At just 2.8 kg with 2 batteries on board, the Cantar Mini is almost half the weight of the X3.

Cantar Mini Features:

  • Mixdown can be assigned to any tracks
  • Simultaneous recording to multiple media, or backup copying of recorded tracks post-record
  • 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 input
  • Variable delays on all analog Inputs
  • 30-second pre-record buffer
  • Generous 48V Phantom supply guarantees 8mA to each of the four mic 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

Analog & 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

Recording Media:

  • (1) 256 GB SSD drive
  • (2) SD cards
  • (2) USB2 slots (keyboard, external device)

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 (Time Code)
  • (1) SubD25 (Balanced Analog Out )
  • Wi-Fi (Web app-based communication)


  • All inputs can be routed to any of the 16 tracks
  • Linear control sliders addressable to any inputs and output
  • Linear control faders assignable to Mixdown of 10 isolated tracks to either 1 or 2 mixdown tracks
  • Mixdown can be assigned to any tracks


  • (2) smart Lithium Ion battery 15V-3.2Ah or XLR4 12 to 17V DC


  • Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (APP based communication)

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: 10.2 x 9.2 x 3.5 in | 259 x 234 x 90 mm
  • Weight:
    • 7.2 lb | 3.3 kg, with two batteries
    • 6.2 lb | 2.8 kg, without batteries

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